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  1. says:

    I have loved everything by Faith Hunter and this book is no exception It is a bit different from previous books in that it is a littlecentered on Jane and what is going on internally than outside forces We do get to see some of the other main characters but not too much about them I don t want to spoil too much but by the end Jane seems to be going in a new and different direction.I feel like this book needed to happen so that all the gang can continue to grow and not become stale I ca I have loved everything by Faith Hunter and this book is no exception It is a bit different from previous books in that it is a littlecentered on Jane and what is going on internally than outside forces We do get to see some of the other main characters but not too much about them I don t want to spoil too much but by the end Jane seems to be going in a new and different direction.I feel like this book needed to happen so that all the gang can continue to grow and not become stale I can t wait to see were these new developments take us.I received this arc from netgalley in exchange for an honest review


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    4.5 starsI used to read a lot of urban fantasy but sort of drifted away for some reason This is one series I continue to read because of the great characters who stalk, stake chomp their way through a New Orleans full of vamps, grindylows skinwalkers And if the human residents seem a tad nervous.well, perhaps that s down to being viewed as potential snack food.At the heart of it all is Jane Yellowrock, a shape shifting skinwalker who made her name as a vamp killer She s usually a force t 4.5 starsI used to read a lot of urban fantasy but sort of drifted away for some reason This is one series I continue to read because of the great characters who stalk, stake chomp their way through a New Orleans full of vamps, grindylows skinwalkers And if the human residents seem a tad nervous.well, perhaps that s down to being viewed as potential snack food.At the heart of it all is Jane Yellowrock, a shape shifting skinwalker who made her name as a vamp killer She s usually a force to be reckoned with but after events in the last book, Jane is now a shadow of her former kickass self A hard won battle weird magic left her fatally ill To buy herself time, Jane packed up her crew moved to a large estate in the Appalachian Mountains Unfortunately it might not be far enough as there are those who ld prefer she died sooner rather than later.You know what it s like when you re sick you just wish people would leave you alone Whereas we might deal with demanding kids or an impatient boss, Jane is being pestered by an ancient vamp affectionately known as the Son of Darkness SOD When the former Master of the City died, Jane inherited control of New Orleans all who live there She sent in a polite Thanks, but no thanks but it seems SOD didn t get the memo Now he s on his way with a horde of undead to seize power chow down on anyone who gets in his way.This can only be described as epic The battle scenes political machinations will have fans nervously chewing their nails to the quick The story is given depth by the inclusion of European history, First Nations folklore ancient religions It goes without saying not everyone will survive frequent injections of humour give you a moment to catch your breath It s a world that jumps off the page in full colour the author provides some answers to long running subplots Characters are diverse fully developed whether they be furry, fanged or human It s an entertaining spin on the classic tale of good vs evil that s hard to put down Just a heads up if you haven t read this series before, don t begin here This is book 13 there is a complex story arc jam packed with story lines that lead to events in this instalment Whatever Jane faces next, it won t be boring Here s hoping she gets a well earned nap first


  3. says:

    That was effing brutal but damn good Mel That was effing brutal but damn good Mel


  4. says:

    The Son of Darkness is coming for Jane He wants something she has and he won t stop at anything until he gets it Dejavu Not so much This is the younger Son of Darkness There were always two Yet, he seems to be evenpowerful the other SOD Usually, this is when Jane gets herself ready to go into battle and helps prepare everyone for it This time, she s the one that needs help Jane is dying from magical cancer A tumor is growing inside of her and nothing seems to be stopping it She The Son of Darkness is coming for Jane He wants something she has and he won t stop at anything until he gets it Dejavu Not so much This is the younger Son of Darkness There were always two Yet, he seems to be evenpowerful the other SOD Usually, this is when Jane gets herself ready to go into battle and helps prepare everyone for it This time, she s the one that needs help Jane is dying from magical cancer A tumor is growing inside of her and nothing seems to be stopping it She has moved away from the city of NOLA and into the mountains Her brothers, Alex and Eli as well as Bruiser, her lover are with her and of course, Beast is never too far.When Jane discovers that people she cared about are being taken, that a circle of witches might be being used for nefarious purposes and that her good friend and primo, Edmund is being tortured, she knows she can continue to hide any longer She needs to assume her power as the Dark Queen for better or worse The Dark Queen has been silent Of course, she will need all the help she can get from her new in between shape, a new Elder of The People named Savannah Walkingstick of Long Hair Clan, her estranged brother Ayatas , Soul, Lincoln Shaddock the MOC of Asheville , the Everhart Truebloods family, Eli, Alex, Bruiser and of course Beast.I love Shattered Bonds Jane and Beast were fantastic in this one A true item They have both accepted each other completely.After the great ending Faith Hunter delivers, this series has so much new potential I can t wait to see where this author decides to take the Yellowrock Clan next.Cliffhanger No5 5 FangsA complimentary copy was provided by Ace Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.MrsLeif s Two Fangs About It Facebook Twitter Instagram


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    Thanks to Berkley and Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.Faith, you ve done it again A culmination of so many storylines, this book might have become my favorite in the series It s got depth and darkness and light and hope and grief and connection It s got a big bad that s actually pretty damn terrifying It s got lots of twists and turns It s got lots of emotion and heart Most of all, it s got Jane truly recognizing, on a deep soulful level, w Thanks to Berkley and Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.Faith, you ve done it again A culmination of so many storylines, this book might have become my favorite in the series It s got depth and darkness and light and hope and grief and connection It s got a big bad that s actually pretty damn terrifying It s got lots of twists and turns It s got lots of emotion and heart Most of all, it s got Jane truly recognizing, on a deep soulful level, what s most important the bonds she has forged with the people and creatures that have become her Clan, and similarly, accepting who she is , every single aspect.While the title of this book is Shattered Bonds, don t let that fool you into thinking that Legs will be alone Change, reforging, making something stronger is the name of the game.There were quite a few emotional moments, but one that really stood out to me was a moment between Jane and Beast It hit me really hard, and was absolutely mesmerizing and beautiful Might have been my favorite moment of the series.I really adore this series and its spinoff, Soulwood but if you ve not read it, please start at the beginning with Skinwalker Trying to jump in on this one will just spoil things and devalue the emotional payoff that comes with the events of a long term series HIGHLY recommended ALL THE STARS


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    Jane s journey has been a long one, she and the Yellowrock Clan have been through some very dangerous and trying times Shattered bonds started off a bit dark, in that Jane is not well, she is a little defeated and not even close to being into true fighting form It seems I d forgotten a lot of the details from the prior book s but Faith Hunter did a great job of peppering in the details I needed to be up to speed.After becoming the Dark Queen in the prior book Jane pretty much gave up all of h Jane s journey has been a long one, she and the Yellowrock Clan have been through some very dangerous and trying times Shattered bonds started off a bit dark, in that Jane is not well, she is a little defeated and not even close to being into true fighting form It seems I d forgotten a lot of the details from the prior book s but Faith Hunter did a great job of peppering in the details I needed to be up to speed.After becoming the Dark Queen in the prior book Jane pretty much gave up all of her claims to lands and titles to go hide outside of Ashville and die She tried to slink away alone so the people she loves don t have he watch her go through this silly Jane but they found her and are trying to figure out how to save her Jane has been spending a lot of time as Beast, since the magical cancer is only affecting her human form It seems like Jane has kinda given up and is just waiting to die, that is until Edmund being kindnapped by the Son of Shadows, calls on her purpose to save her friend and protect the rest of her people.Shattered Bonds is not only about the bonds that Jane has with her people but also the bonds the Son of Darkness SoD has with his Brother the Son of Shadows SoS with the rest of his followers Jane s bonds are built with love and mutual respect for the most part, while the SoS s are built with fear, pain and violence It is interesting to see the contrast between the two.Jane and Beast have some great moments together in Shattered bonds Beast is a cat and has some secrets of her own that she is hiding from Jane but I think that we get to see the mutual respect between them grow all theas they deal with the SoS, Jane s magical cancer and coming to terms with being the Dark Queen There are some moments with the Angel that make me wonder what Jane will be in the next books.This was a heart wrenching and gripping book Edmund is a character I care for a lot and to know the danger he is in and how it is not only affecting Jane but Angie, who made Edmund her Knight and shares a bond with him too I loved seeing the Everharts, Eli, Alex and especially Bruiser surround Jane with there love in this difficult time The kids Angie and EJ are especially cute and add some light to the dark of this.Jane has never really wanted to be in charge and I think that Shattered Bonds did great at showing Jane just how much it costs when you abdicate responsibility It cost her people a lot, especially when they were struggling with losing Leo already, her absence just made everything worse I felt the worst for Bruiser who lost Leo, is trying to be patient and keep Jane alive but feels like he is losing her too and is struggling with where his new place is in the world It was a little heart wrenching to see him put on the brave face when in truth he is a little lost.I love where this ended Let me rephrase that I was ready for , I wanted to see how everyone reacts to the new Jane and I was ready for her to really be the Dark Queen going forward I was also ready to kick European vampire but, because there isto be kicked to consolidate power and bring peace But mostly I just wanted onescene with Bruiser, I love that man and his loyalty and devotion to Jane But alas, I will need to wait another year or so to get there, I will be ready Thank you to Berkley Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC This does not affect my rating or review.


  7. says:

    Thirteen books and I don t even know how many novellas and I am still just as hooked as ever on this world and these characters It was almost 1am when I finished last night, and reading that late when the alarm clock goes off at 4 45am is a bad decision but I couldn t put it down I was literally glued to the ending Also as usual There is nothing I can say about this series and Jane Yellowrock and Clan that I haven t said before Jane is still an absolute badass Cherokee skinwalker with a c Thirteen books and I don t even know how many novellas and I am still just as hooked as ever on this world and these characters It was almost 1am when I finished last night, and reading that late when the alarm clock goes off at 4 45am is a bad decision but I couldn t put it down I was literally glued to the ending Also as usual There is nothing I can say about this series and Jane Yellowrock and Clan that I haven t said before Jane is still an absolute badass Cherokee skinwalker with a completely gooey center for those she loves, and even those she doesn t She unhesitatingly throws herself to all but certain death to protect her people, ever the Dark Queen Who would have thought, way back in Skinwalker that she would be here, now This series is packed with characters that I genuinely love In this story, everybody tugged on the heartstrings, absolutely everybody but man, Bruiser crushed that heart flat Out of all my favorite kickass heroines, with the possible exception of Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels, there is no one in fiction who deserves a peaceful, happy endingthan Jane Beast But as long as Faith Hunter cares to write her, I ll be sitting here, onceglued to her story


  8. says:

    I think this is it for me Hunter s stilted writing style has always been a difficult read for me but the storyline has invariably kept my interest After the disappointment of Dark Queen and the failure of this one to draw me in, though, I ve simply lost interest The magical aspect has gone over the top and the series has moved in a new directionand I believe I m going to have to let this series go.At least there is still Soulwood


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    Review originally published at Vampire Book Club and based on a copy provided by the publisher.When we last saw Jane Yellowrock I was kind of pissed at her After defeating the European vampires and suffering significant losses, Jane abandons her found family and the vampires she s supposed to protect so she can die alone in the mountains from magical cancer But now Clan Yellowrock has regrouped, setting up shop in an Appalachian winery while they search for a cure for Jane.But that search gets Review originally published at Vampire Book Club and based on a copy provided by the publisher.When we last saw Jane Yellowrock I was kind of pissed at her After defeating the European vampires and suffering significant losses, Jane abandons her found family and the vampires she s supposed to protect so she can die alone in the mountains from magical cancer But now Clan Yellowrock has regrouped, setting up shop in an Appalachian winery while they search for a cure for Jane.But that search gets put on hold when Edmund, who s watching over Jane s new territory in Europe, goes missing along with some other members of her clan Then Jane learns that the younger Son of Darkness, the brothers who created the vampire race the older of whom Jane killed in Dark Queen is coming for her No matter how much Jane tries to get out of supernatural politics, the vampires keep pulling her back in.Much of the action in Shattered Bonds is magical, taking place inside Jane s head This is the kind of thing that normally drives me crazy, but I ve gotten used to Jane spending time in her Soul Home over the course of the series I ve also grown to love Beast and was struck by how muchsophisticated her voice has gotten Jane and Beast are truly a team at this point and it s fun to see them working together But because Jane s so introspective, I didn t get to see as much of the supporting characters as I would have liked Jane s guys are really my favorite things about the series.Shattered Bonds shows Jane in transition, though even at the end I m not sure what she s going to become She s building a new life in a new location and learning new things about her history and her role as the Dark Queen She even has a new character to help her work through things and I m curious about how that relationship will develop Most of all though, I was happy to see the return of a certain old character who answered some lingering questions about Jane and Beast.One thing Faith Hunter does well in this series is play the long game, bringing back elements from several books earlier to bite Jane in the ass But at the end of Shattered Bonds, I don t feel like there are many loose ends left In fact, I can only think of one I m looking forward to seeing what s next for this much changed Jane


  10. says:

    Fan freakin tastic I can t wait to see where Hunter takes us next but firstThis amazing addition to the Jane Yellowrock series brings Jane face to face with everything she was destined to be while she struggles to survive the havoc time walking has caused on her body.Her friends come to rally around her but an ancient evil, the original most evil that started vampirism has left Europe to take on Jane and her friends.What can I say, this was a single sitting read From the moment I picked u Fan freakin tastic I can t wait to see where Hunter takes us next but firstThis amazing addition to the Jane Yellowrock series brings Jane face to face with everything she was destined to be while she struggles to survive the havoc time walking has caused on her body.Her friends come to rally around her but an ancient evil, the original most evil that started vampirism has left Europe to take on Jane and her friends.What can I say, this was a single sitting read From the moment I picked up a copy of Shattered Bonds I WAS HOOKED Intense, fun, unexpectedly surprised and riveted are just a few words that come to mind to describe Shattered Bonds And, Oh MY, I can t wait to see where Faith Hunter takes us next.I received this ARC paperback copy of Shattered Bonds from Berkley Publishing This is my honest and voluntary review Shattered Bonds is set for publication October 29, 2019.My Rating 5 stars FAVORITEWritten by Faith HunterSeries Jane Yellowrock Book 13 Mass Market Paperback 400 pagesPublisher Ace Reissue edition October 29, 2019 ISBN 10 0399587985ISBN 13 978 0399587986Genre Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance Noble Wantcheck us out on Tome Tender Book Blog or on Facebook


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Shattered Bonds Jane Yellowrock Must Dig Deep And Find Strength Within Herself If She Is To Survive In The Latest Novel In This New York Times Bestselling SeriesJane Yellowrock Is A Shapeshifting Skinwalker, And Vampire Killer For Hire, But Her Last Battle With An Ancient Arcane Enemy Has Brought Her Low She Seeks Retreat In The Appalachian Mountains To Grieve The Loss Of Her Friends, And To Heal Or To Die From The Disease Brought On By Her Magic But Malevolent Elements In The Paranormal Community Still Seek To Destroy Jane, And The Younger Son Of Darkness Stalks Her, Even Into The Safety Of The Hills With Nowhere To Run And Her Body Failing, The Rogue Vampire Hunter And Her Inner Beast Must Discover A Way To Defeat This New Threat, And Find A Form That Gives Her A Chance To Fight Another Day