Broken Blood (Dirty Blood Book 5) - Heather Hildenbrand

Tara Godfrey is being held captive by Gordon Steppe who is trying to use her blood to form a werewolf army.

 

Broken Blood, the last book in the Dirty Blood series, was full of action and unexpected surprises.

 

My heart went out to poor Tara. The things the girl had to go through are crazy. Most people would not have the strength to endure her path. Gordon was really messing with her head – literally. I love that the story is told from Tara’s perspective. It makes you feel really connected to her. She showed tremendous growth throughout this series.

 

Tara’s great-uncle, Astor De’Luca cracks me up. He reminds me of Myrnin from Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires. I’m pretty sure it’s the whole mad scientist/bunny slipper thing.

 

Gordon Steppe is the poster child for evil mastermind. He definitely has lying and manipulation down. We learn an interesting Steppe family secrete in this book that becomes crucial to the story.

 

There was a ton of stuff going on in the plot that made the novel difficult to put down. The story was well-written and the perfect length and pace. Heather Hildenbrand did a fantastic job with all the details that went into this series. The story has a solid ending that I enjoyed.

 

I always find it sad when a series I like ends. It does make it easier knowing that there will be a spin off series featuring Sam coming out in 2016.

 

Complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.