Review & Giveaway: Dark Queen by Faith Hunter (Blog Tour)

Posted April 23rd, 2018 in Blog Tour, book review, Giveaway / 18 comments

Review & Giveaway: Dark Queen by Faith Hunter (Blog Tour)

Review & Giveaway: Dark Queen by Faith Hunter (Blog Tour)Dark Queen by Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock #12
Publisher: Ace on May 1, 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Pages: 432
Format: ARC
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon/Barnes & Noble
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-half-stars

Jane Yellowrock used to hunt vampires, but now she must fight--and win--beside them.

As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can't let that happen.

Preparing for the duel requires all of Jane's focus, but with so much supernatural power in play, nothing goes according to plan. She has to rely on herself and the very few people she knows she can trust to stand and fight. Only two things are guaranteed: nothing is sacred, and no one is safe.

At A Glance

So much! So much happens. I can’t even.

The Good

Okay, first. Ayatas FireWind. WTF? Wasn’t expecting that curveball. I am still in shock. I so wish I could tell you what his dealio is but I shan’t. Too much of a spoiler. But it’s awesome, I can tell you that. OMG, and that intro. I still can’t even.

Then we have the shit coming down at vamp central. Infiltrators keep messing with the Jane clan and they keep getting away with it!!!! So frustrating. I just want Jane to kick everybody’s ass so bad, it upsets me when she can’t find the asses to kick.

Oh, how I love all the adorableness between Jane and her peeps. They legit make my black heart feel less black. I could just die over Jane and Bruiser’s relationship. Die from want! I want a Bruisy babe of my own.

Then we have Jane’s memories. Wow! We learn so much about her past. More than ever before. I feel honored.

Then the meat of the book. The last 3rd. Fuck! My brain hurts. I kept going, “Yes! Nooooo! Fuck yeah!! Dear God No!” I was an emotional wreck. Jane pretty much was right there with me. The battle with the European vamps comes and goes. People die. Bad things happen. I am simply devastated by some of it. Then the ending. Faith, you are so mean. Why do you make me cry?!!!!

The Bad

I found myself getting bored in the middle of the book. I just wanted to get to the meat and I kept getting corn and potatoes. Corn and potatoes are fine but they are nothing without the meat.

The Snuggly

Have I mentioned how much I love Bruiser and Jane together? They are sexy as hell but in a refined sort of way. The sex is good, but minimal detail, which, as always, works for the series.

Final Thoughts

This series only gets better. Dark Queen is so emotionally draining! I couldn’t even take another book right now so it’s good I will have to wait for the next one. If you read this series, this is the book you have been waiting for.

About Faith Hunter

New York Times and USAToday bestselling fantasy author Faith Hunter was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. Altogether she has 40+ books in print under the names Gary Hunter, Gwen Hunter, and Faith Hunter. As Faith, she writes two contemporary Urban Fantasy series: the Jane Yellowrock series, featuring a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires, and the Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. Her Rogue Mage novels are a dark, post-apocalyptic, fantasy series featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. The role playing game based on the series, is ROGUE MAGE, RPG.

 

Giveaway

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18 Responses to “Review & Giveaway: Dark Queen by Faith Hunter (Blog Tour)”

  1. Gail Siuba

    I can not wait!! I need to finish a couple of books before my copy of Dark Queen arrives on May 1. I’ll need total emersion for this one. 🙂
    Your review has me all revved up again. 😀

  2. Bookworm Brandee

    I can’t answer the question because I’ve yet to start the series despite owning the first few. Better get on that ASAP, huh? I’m thrilled this was such an exciting installment! I’m eager to get to know Jane. 😉

  3. Nancy C

    I haven’t read this series yet but would really like the chance to because it sounds great!

  4. Beth

    I don’t care what happens, I like it all. I’d like to see more of Angie and Molly. I like the interaction of all the members in Jane’s household. I wish Jane had more self-confidence since she is so bada$$.

  5. Andrea Genovesi

    OMG I love these books. Faith Hunter is a stand out author, writing smart characters with smart stories.

  6. Amber T

    I’ve been reading the series since a year after it started. I’ve falling in love with Faith Hunter books including the very detailed Mage series. But Dark Queen is THE BOOK I’ve been waiting for. I can’t wait to get answers. #faithhunterisbestwriterever

  7. Melissa (My World...in words and pages)

    Oh my. I soooo want to read this series. I loved the anthology story I read, and think I’ll love the series. 🙂

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