Blood Jewel ( Vampire Agape 2) by Georgia Cates-Paranormal Romance
Kindle format given by author for review/blog tour
With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought...When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most?
As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgeling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And is so, how could they possibly do it successfully?Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.
I really enjoy Georgia Cates' writing style, so I was excited to read this series. I've been pretty picky about paranormals lately, but I really enjoyed this new perspective on vampires living in the south. This is the second book in the series and I enjoyed it even more than the first.
I really enjoyed seeing more of Chansey's personality in this book. In the first book, I felt like I didn't really know her well. In this book, Chansey is portrayed as a confident, assertive woman, who knows how to handle tough situations. She's embraced her role as Curry's Agape and has developed solid relationships with others in the coven. We also learn more about her appeal to vampires outside their coven. I loved seeing her relationship with Curry move forward. Even though they have a predestined relationship, you can clearly see that they truly love each other.
Curry was more likable for me in this book. Not that I disliked him before, but he was a bit too passive for me. I mean, he's a vampire. He's got to have some fire right? Well, in this book I felt like he showed that even though he wants to suppress his vampire behaviors, he understands that he may HAVE to use them in order to keep Chansey safe.
One thing I would have liked to see more of in this story, was Marsala's history. The book starts out giving the reader a bit of Marsala's past. I really enjoyed that and was a bit disappointed we didn't get to see more of that further into the book.
As for the story, I'm really enjoying the direction this story is taking. I felt more involved with the characters and feel like I've developed a stronger attachment to them. I look forward to seeing how the story moves forward from here.
See my review of Blood of Anteros.