Bad Blood by L.A Banks (VO)

Crimson Moon, Book 1

Synopsis: Sasha Trudeau knows all about working beneath the shadows, back-alley deals, and things that go bump in the night. She also knows that the world is unaware of the existence of the paranormal—and that the government would like to keep it that way.

As a highly trained Special Ops soldier, Sasha and her team are an elite group of individuals who are survivors of werewolf attacks, now trained to be loyal to only to each other and their government. But when she returns from a solo mission, she finds that her team has mysteriously gone missing. Shocking government conspiracies, double-dealing vampires, and a host of stunning revelations about who—and what—she really is are only just the beginning…
Review: I was very curious to start this new series and I think I expected a lot from the start. Well, maybe a little too much… I have to say I was attracted by the French cover that I really liked.
Sasha is a member of a very special unit, who controls the were wolves activity. She even has the virus herself but her meds allow her to stay normal and to prevent her transformation. Her superiors send her everywhere in the world to settle all the troubles they can meet. These missions always bring her in some atypical places and of course put her life in danger each time. But when a day, she goes back from one of her mission solo, she discovers that her Alpha and mentor Rod has become rogue. She now has only one choice, to take care of him. Like that, she will meet Max Hunter, this alpha so enigmatic but who would be very happy to be part of the life of our heroine. He will make her discover the world of the shadows, his world. Like that we will understand this new universe where the characters evolve. It’s fascinating to discover this environment, L.A Banks had some great ideas in this book and it was a pleasure to discover more about it.
Max is a character we’re very curious about since the beginning, maybe because of his fantastic capacities. But as the story progresses, we understand that the only thing that matters for him is to have Sasha for mate. Our heroine, is more independent, and everything happens really too fast for her. Something I perfectly understand, but well we don’t feel a great resistant from her either.
I think I wasn’t thrilled by the characters. Of course, they are intriguing, but they’re also quite empty. Some parts of the book also annoyed me, it’s not a problem, no, but I didn’t like the book as I thought I would.
I think Shogun, this character we meet at the beginning of the book, was far more interesting than Max and I hope we will learn more about him in the second novel because we don’t have a lot of information and I think a bigger development would be perfect. There weren’t a lot of events in this book but we have many discoveries. After that, you could say that it’s a first book and so we need some basis and like that it also presents us the characters. I think I need to read the second novel to know if it’s interesting to continue the series.

4 thoughts on “Bad Blood by L.A Banks (VO)

  1. Too bad this one ended up being disappointing 🙁 ..The blurb sounds prett good but I don’t think I’ll read it though… Thanks for the honest review Melliane 🙂

  2. It’s especially frustrating when the characters are intriguing but empty. You want to know more about them…what makes them tick. If there’s no depth to them you questions will stay unanswered. Whenever I see a cover like that I hope the book / series will be as good as Estep’s work: Gin the assassin. No luck so far lol.

    • I agree, it was pretty my problem here… lol I need someone to read the second one for me to know how it really is. Yeah I thought it was an amazing UF, it finally wasn’t for me.

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