Thursday, May 24, 2012
Early Review: Bleeding Out by Jes Battis
Bleeding Out is the fifth book in the OSI series by Jes Battis and an ACE Urban Fantasy.
Though she’s on leave from the Occult Special Investigations squad, Tess Corday is still grappling with her own personal mysteries. But finding out the truth about her demonic heritage has been more difficult than she expected - especially since her mother isn’t talking.
Plus, Tess’s unauthorized investigation into an addictive new street drug that’s irresistible to vampires is driving a stake between her and her undead boyfriend, Lucian Agrado.
Then Vancouver’s premier necromancer turns up dead. Tess suspects that the cases are related. And her suspicions will lead her into a paranormal showdown that can - and will - change the course of her life forever.
Tess Corday has a great deal on her plate. Her father is death, her sister is a demonic entity that could rip her apart with a thought - and her mother is hiding something from her.
If that weren’t enough, she’s on leave from work in order to get herself together after surviving a nasty demon attack - and the vampire’s in Vancouver are acting funny.
Top all that off with the death of the necromancer that was responsible for brokering peace with the vampires in the first place.
Tess is following leads that take her down a path she’s not ready to travel - but travel she must - and she may never be the same again.
Bleeding Out is an enjoyable read. Tess is one independent lady - more than capable of taking care of herself.
I give Bleeding Out 3 out of 5 stars.
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Ace (May 29, 2012)