I'd had my eye on this book to buy on Kindle for a while, but I didn't get it until recently. And once I did get it, I realized how FANTASTIC it was! Seriously, this book rocked.
Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand
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.
------Tara was normal. Until she wasn't.
One second she's an average girl, and the next she's thrust into the world of Werewolves and the Hunters who are destined to kill them. Tara is one of those Hunters, and she only discovers that as she makes her first kill.
It isn't long before Tara discovers a group called The Cause: the only group in which Werewolves and Hunters coexist peacefully and work toward unity between the species. And they want her to join them.
And you know that part in the synopsis up there? When "he" shows up? His name is Wes. He's a Werewolf, he's mysterious, he's, um, GORGEOUS, and Tara is drawn to him in a way she can't begin to understand.
As Tara struggles to understand the truth about herself and the people she meets, she also has to worry about keeping the secret of her new double life from her mom and her friends, a friend/newly ex boyfriend who won't take "no" for an answer, and, oh yeah, a crazy psycho who'd love to see her dead.
Dirty Blood was an awesome read, without a doubt. In fact, it's one of those reads where the more I think about it the more I like it. And Wes. Obviously, I love WES. He's fantastic.
I know that werewolves (like vamps and fae) are heading toward the over-used area, but not only have they not reached it yet (in my opinion) this book doesn't make them come off as too cliche or overused. Plus the addition of a race of humans dedicated to killing them is a fun little bonus.
If everything I've just said isn't enough reason for you to go buy this book now, remember that it's only $0.99 for Kindle and that it has Wes in it. And Wes makes eeeeeverything awesome :)
I so can't wait to read Cold Blood.
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