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Broken Blood Blog Tour (I reviewed book 1 and 2)!

I was invited to review the latest book in Heather Hildenbrand's Dirty Blood book series, but I haven't read the series yet! I have not read the whole series yet but have read the first two books, so for the Broken Blood Review tour I will post my reviews of the first two books below!
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Synopsis:
I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.
Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And Two, I was born to kill them.

My Review:
When I read this book I found a lot of similarities to Twilight. This did not really bother me because the book kept me intrigued and reading also I prefer werewolves. I use to be into the dominant guy trying to protect the female by lying to her and being controlling then I got over it. I still do not think that I can really relate to the main female if she is being controlled/manipulated for her own protection by the hot hunky guy. However I am older now and know that it is just a book and as long as young females do not take this subservient behavior to heart in the real life then it is acceptable to read in a book. In this book too if you think about it from the packs perspective would you tell the main protagonist, aka Tara (Hunter), everything when you do not know her or know where her allegiances could lie?...I could also tell reading this book that Tara would not be subservient and fight to be a stronger female character I like to read through. However this could be my own wishes for character development seeping through....
Now those were the things I did not like about this book. 
Onto the good things....the book gets better the more you read and I like to defend first books in series because it is difficult to build a strong world, characters, and plot when you know there is more to the story. It takes real talent to achieve a perfectly balanced first book in a series and I hope when my first book is done that I am able to do so or if I miss the mark that readers will not be harsh and stick with me. Again the book gets better the more you read the story picks up with more action that will keep you reading. The descriptions and world building was the best part of the first book. I enjoyed the werewolves, dirty blood, hunter premiss. As I stated before I prefer werewolves but it is difficult to find good werewolf books out there.

My Rating:

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COLD BLOOD (Dirty Blood #2)

Synopsis:
Sometimes Family Can be the Death of You
Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected.
For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles.
At least I’ve got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De’Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he’s destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn’t going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point’s evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?

My Review:
I was so happy that my instincts after reading the first book were right! The series gets better in this book; the characters are more well defined and the plot was more engaging from the beginning. There were no balance issues with this book and I did not find it similar to Twilight like the first one! Tara's character is less of a pushover and her role becomes more crucial to the plot of the book in Cold Blood. I enjoyed the distance between Tara and her hot werewolf boyfriend Wes, because I thought their relationship progressed unnaturally fast in the first book. The introduction of the annoying new guy who trains Tara and just happens to be hot was enjoyable. I liked the dynamic of the academy not liking dirty/half bloods and this causing issues for Tara because it made the book plot more layered. The mystery entwined with adventure will have you enjoying this read and wanting the third book in the series.
By the way can I get an e-book copy of the Blood Blond, so I can catch up to everyone else hooked to this series!
My favorite parts of this book is the character development of Tara! I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys paranormal romance!

My Rating:

THE LATEST BOOK IN THE DIRTY BLOOD SERIES:
How do you defeat an enemy that knows your every thought … even as you think it?
Synopsis:
I thought watching my Werewolf boyfriend get arrested for murder was the worst experience of my life. But then I was knocked out and dragged off to a cell of my own by the very people who were supposed to protect me from danger.

I thought being held prisoner in solitary confinement for weeks on end was the worst experience of my life. But then a visitor came, and I realized I’d been wrong all along. There are worse things than torture and death. Much worse.

He wants my blood. More than that, he wants to get into my head. To use my bond to control his army, to wipe the world clean of anything with dirty blood. I can’t let that happen, but if I don’t he’ll kill every single person I’ve ever cared about—beginning with my Werewolf pack.

The prophecy said I would have to make an impossible choice, but I must be doing this wrong—so far every choice I’ve made has only led to more pain and danger and death. Hunters are pitted against Werewolves and I’m alone in my war against Gordon Steppe. I can’t fight him off anymore; all I can do is try to keep him out of the important places. And I’m failing at even that.

I thought the demons were out there, clearly marked and clinging to the shadows. But they’re not. The monsters are within the ranks of those sworn to protect. The enemy is among us.

Broken Blood, book 5 in the Dirty Blood series is out now!!

About this author:
Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was home schooled through high school. Since 2011, she’s published more than eight YA & NA novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. She splits her time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two places. 

Heather is also a publishing and success coach bent on equipping and educating artists who call themselves authors. She loves teaching fellow writers how to create the same freedom-based lifestyle she enjoys. For more information visit www.phoenixauthorink.com and find out how to create your own OutRAGEous Life. 

You can find out more about Heather and her books at www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com

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