Precious Blood (House of Driscoll #2)

Review by Serena Yates, Rainbow Book Reviews

This book is an eagerly awaited sequelfor me, not as long this second time around but still, and I must say, it didn’t disappoint. As with the first volume, this sequel is full of mysteries, and while some of the ones that had “left me hanging” were solved, others appeared in their place. I liked the fact that more of the vampire world emerged, even if I hated what I saw, that the characters’ history became a little clearer, and that Blue (one of the bigger riddles in book one) was beginning to come into his own.

Max, I admit, wasn’t my favorite person in the first book despite the fact that he was fascinating in his own right. There is just something about the mix of “bad boy” and “lonely warrior” that gets to me. I am sure A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly fully intended it to be this way! Anyway, the closer of a look I got at Max and his history in the second book more my fascination increased. It added a few careful tendrils of “I really like what I see” to the mix of emotions.

Blue begins to remember his past, but all that emerges is more confusion, which is both wonderful – because it keeps the tension up and horrible – because I am still not sure what is going on with him. Galien continues to be annoying, Katherine has her own problems, which deepen, and the religious fanatic from book one turns out to be – well, evil.

Now it looks like I’ll have to wait for the third book… and I sure hope it will be published soon!

If you like vampires of the unusual kind, if some mystery and lots of hints without a solution are your thing, and if you’re looking for a read that is as full of secrets as it is intriguing, then you will probably like this novella.