Monday, May 26, 2014

Blood And Fire Book Review

This is the 2nd book in The Talbot Trilogy series called Blood And Fire written by Tori L. Ridgewood. Her first book was Wind And Fire and it started this whole trilogy. If you love YA Fantasy with lots of vampires in it along with some witches, then you will want to read this series of books!
What chance does one witch have against five vampires?  
Alone, not much. But Rayvin's allies are gathering... The battle between good and evil supernatural forces heats up in the long, cold November nights of the former mining town.  
But how will Rayvin's motley crew of spellcasters and shapeshifters cope when they discover the threat they face is even greater than they imagined?
You will absolutely love this book if you read the first one and have been waiting to see what happened to Rayvin after the vampires took over her town and she was defeated.
This 2nd book picks up with Charlotte Fanning, the first witch that the vampire wanted on her way home not knowing that he has come back to claim her and kill her husband. He already has control of her mother and Rayvin who is carrying a child but she doesn't know if it's the evil vampire's or if it is human, from her supposedly dead boyfriend, Grant.
There are a lot of twists and turns in this book and some new characters are introduced into the plot to help Rayvin, Charlotte, her husband and Grant fight back against the vampires. Along the way Rayvin also learns something shocking about one of the new characters but before we can get to know him, tragedy strikes.
Unfortunately, several of the "newer" vampires escape with Charlotte's husband and now the hunt is on. Will they find him in time? What will happen with Rayvin and Grant and the baby? Whose baby is it?
You're going to have to wait for the 3rd book to find out but it should be a doozy because this one was jammed packed with all kinds of excitement, secrets and betrayals that you don't see coming!
Happy Reading! 
About Author: 
After her first heartbreak, Tori found solace in two things: reading romance novels and listening to an after-dark radio program called Lovers and Other Strangers. Throughout the summer and fall of 1990, the new kid in town found reading fiction and writing her own short stories gave her a much needed creative outlet. Determined to become a published author, Tori amassed stacks of notebooks and boxes of filed-away stories, most only half-finished before another idea would overtake her and demand to be written down.

Then, while on parental leave with her second baby, one story formed and refused to be packed away. Between teaching full-time, parenting, and life in general, it would take almost seven years before the first novel in her first trilogy would be completed. In the process, Tori finally found her stride as a writer.

At present, on her off-time, Tori not only enjoys reading, but also listening to an eclectic mix of music as she walks the family dog (Skittles), attempts to turn her thumb green, or makes needlework gifts for her friends and family members. She loves to travel, collect and make miniature furniture, and a good cup of tea during a thunderstorm or a blizzard. Under it all, she is always intrigued by history, the supernatural, vampire and shape-shifter mythology, romance, and other dangers. 
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.