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Friday, May 27, 2011

ARC Review: The Deadliest Bite by Jennifer Rardin

Release Date: June 2, 2011
Publisher: Orbit
Rated: Adult
The Deadliest Bite (Jaz Parks)
*Book provided by the publisher for review*

I have two choices. Carve Brude's name into Hell's bile-encrusted gates. Or lose my soul.

After an assassination attempt on Vayl, I find myself pulled into a tangled web that takes the gang to Romania. So how will I save a ghost, rescue a demon, and cheat the Great Taker out of a soul he's slavering for while defeating my nastiest foe yet so that Vayl can, at last, cherish a few precious years with his sons? With careful planning, major violence, and one (hopefully) final trip to Hell.

What I thought:

What a great finish for this series! I'm still sad it is the last from Rardin, but I have truly enjoyed this series since I stumbled upon the first book.  I was on edge throughout the novel, wondering if Jaz and Vayl would get their happy ending.  There was so much going on in this novel, but it didn't feel like it was too much, it flowed so well and the writing was fantastic from the first book to the last.

This series had some of my favorite supporting characters as well.  Astral and Jack.  Oh, these two kept me entertained and I just loved the shenanigans they got themselves into.  They gave a little comedic relief when at the right time and never overdoing it or being inappropriate.  They almost steal the show.

I was surprised at a few little twists, particularly towards the end, that I didn't see coming.  While I can't tell you, since it would spoil it, it did answer a lingering question from the very beginning of the novel.  It was one of those "Ah ha!" moments that I won't be forgetting.

Reading the previous book, I felt melancholy at reading the last of the books that Jennifer wrote, and it was the same way with this one.  I love the characters and I'm sad to say goodbye to them, but I'm happy with the idea I can revisit them.  I had hoped to follow Cole more, since his changing in the last book. But, I am really happy I do have the books in this series to look back on.

My Rating:


Jessica said...

Awesome review! I read this one early as well and have my review slated to go up next week before the release! Even bought my preordered my keeper copy and it came early!

Am sad to see the series go and even sadder that we won't have anything from Jen in the future either.

Do wish we could've got more Cole time! He's been one of my faves since the beginning as well!

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Jessica@a GREAT read

Aimee said...

Thanks, Jess! I really wanted a spin off series with Cole! Loved that guy!

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