Thursday, May 27, 2021

2 Bloggers 1 Series - Blood Heir


Stormi and I were thrilled when we learned there would be more books in the Kate Daniels world.  Even though Blood Heir was released in January, we knew we'd eventually get to it.  So read on to see what I thought of this spin-off  and then  hop over to Stormi's  at Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! to see what she thought as well.

TITLE: Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder #1)
AUTHOR: Ilona Andrews
PUBLISHING DATE: January 12, 2021
PAGES: 359


Atlanta was always a dangerous city. Now, as waves of magic and technology compete for supremacy, it’s a place caught in a slow apocalypse, where monsters spawn among the crumbling skyscrapers and supernatural factions struggle for power and survival. 
Eight years ago, Julie Lennart left Atlanta to find out who she was. Now she’s back with a new face, a new magic, and a new name—Aurelia Ryder—drawn by the urgent need to protect the family she left behind. An ancient power is stalking her adopted mother, Kate Daniels, an enemy unlike any other, and a string of horrifying murders is its opening gambit.
If Aurelia’s true identity is discovered, those closest to her will die. So her plan is simple: get in, solve the murders, prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled, and get out without being recognized. She expected danger, but she never anticipated that the only man she’d ever loved could threaten everything. 
One small misstep could lead to disaster. But for Aurelia, facing disaster is easy; it’s relationships that are hard.

MY THOUGHTS: It's very hard to give this book a proper review without spoiling almost everything that happened in the Kate Daniels series.  So let's be a tad brief.  Julie has returned to Atlanta but for reasons that happened in the time between books, she is almost completely unrecognizable.  An important clergyman has been killed and Aurelia needs to find the person responsible or the entire future of Atlanta, and her loved ones, is extremely bleak.  And she must go undetected while doing it.

It was so much fun to be back in the Kate Daniels world.  I loved seeing some familiar characters and as always, Andrews packed this novel full of action.  Aurelia has changed so much but deep in her heart she's still the same old Julie and it's hard at times for her to separate her feelings from what she knows she must do.  I also think this book opens up the world for lots of future installments - at least I hope it does.  My only issue is that there were some characters we didn't see at all and I really would have liked to have a least a chapter with them.

So if you love this series, chances are you've already picked this book up.  And if you haven't, there's no time like the present.  I don't think you'll regret it!

RATING: 4 Paws


  1. I love everything from this author and it was great to be back in the KD world! Wonderful review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart