Book Review: Cold Blood by Heather Hildenbrand

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Amazon Synopis

Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they’re kicking your butt in the process. 

At least I’ve got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De’Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he’s destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn’t going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point’s evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?

Cold Blood is Book 2 in the Dirty Blood series. It is available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble as e-book and coming soon to paperback. To read more about the Dirty Blood series, visit

My Review

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, Dirty Blood, but this book took it to a whole new level. It has a little bit of everything; werewolves, magic, and at times, I even got a Harry Potter feel from it. I was fortunate enough to have a chance to read this book before it’s release, and I really wish the next one was already out. 

Coming from a guy’s perspective, you’re always wary of the romance aspect of these stories. It’s a part of so many of them, but with Cold Blood, it’s very well done. The romance doesn’t rule the story, and we aren’t dealing with a sappy girl who is constantly crying about heartache. No, Tara is a strong, female lead, and this story has a perfect balance between action, suspense, romance, magic, and monsters. 

Hildenbrand has put together a sequel that really steps things up. This book is longer than the first, and action packed. The timeline coincides perfectly from where we left off, and the characters are awesome. One of the new characters, Cambria, is my absolute favorite. She’s witty, funny, sarcastic, and a goth. What more could you want from a supporting character? Did I mention she has some pretty awesome powers? I hope as the series continues, there is more of her. 

The overall story was fantastic. Hildenbrand wraps the story up with a solid ending, and still manages to leave you wanting more. As this series progresses, I’m falling deeper in love with the Tara. Her character, her destiny, and the mystery surrounding just who she is, and what she’ll be capable of, has a solid grip around me. The next book in the series can’t come soon enough. 

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  1. Just taking a stroll through blogger. Thought I would stop by 🙂

    I just added this to my goodreads. I hadn't heard of this one yet.. Ahh the beauty of book bogging, I think my to read list has tripled since I started blogging.

    I love any book that has romance in it… I'm just mushy that what.. however a don't like a pussy bawl bag girl who can't live without a guy. Makes me want to barf. I think that's why New Moon was my least favorite twilight book. I wanted to slap Bella in the face with my non existent male appendage.

    but anyway, I loved your review.. and I'll def be checking this one out.. 🙂

  2. Awesome! thanks for stopping by April.

    The first book is good, but this one definitely stood out for me, even as a guy. haha. Let me know what you think when you get to it! I know all to well about the TBR list…mine is glaring at me with the evil eye right now.

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