{Review+G!veaway} Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand @HeatherHildenbr

August 7, 2012 Giveaways, Reviews 12

Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand
Pages: 288
Publication Date: April 28th 2011 by Accendo Press
Age Group: YA
Source: Author
Series: Dirty Blood #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge,  Dusty Reads Challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.
Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And Two, I was born to kill them.

Dirty Blood is a MUST READ for any fan of YA paranormal. Fully developed, lovable characters, a fantastic romance, and a super awesome plot- Dirty Blood had it all! I am so addicted to this book. I can easily see myself re-reading it and enjoying it over and over again.

This book is action packed, right from the very first chapter where Tara is unexpecdely drawn into a crazy fight. And that is just the beginning. I loved learning about the Hunters and the werewolves. and this dirty blood business is extra fascinating. I can’t wait to see what is in store for us next on that front.

Tara is stubborn and I loved, loved, loved the fact that she never just blindly accepted the fact that Wes kept a lot of secrets and wouldn’t always answer her questions. She continued to get fed up with him when he was being all mysterious. I loved it because I know that I would be the same way. Too often in YA books, a girl meets a hot mysterious guy and as soon as he shows an interest in her, she is willing to accept a lot of half answers and goes on blind faith without any basis for that. Not Tara. She is smart, and shrewd and she demands answers before commiting. Even though there is a very strong magnetic connection between her and Wes.

And Wes is just awesome. I really, really liked him. He was annoyingly mysterious at times but eventually he got the hint that he needed to share things with Tara if he wanted to be with her. I look forward to getting to know Wes even better in the next books. I snuck a peek at the summary for book 2 and i’m nervous to see this new guy Alex pop up. I have read a few reviews (because I became obssessed with the series after reading this book!) and everyone is saying that they LOVE Alex. This makes me scared. I really like Wes and I don’t want some new guy swooping in and stealing the show. I am curious to see how I will like Alex in the second book.

Overall, Dirty Blood is such an epic and wonderful book. The writing is fantastic! The characters are fleshed out and realistic and the plot is so engrossing that you will easily find yourself sucked in. To say that I am excited to read book 2, Cold Blood is the understatement of the year. I need to read it right now! My only warning is to not start this book when you have other things you need to do. Dirty Blood is hard to put down! 

5/5 Gavels

Heather has generously donated one ecopy of Dirty Blood for a lucky follower of mine. 
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12 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand @HeatherHildenbr”

  1. Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings

    I am kicking myself for not reading this sooner. I bought a copy months ago and I think Heather is a fanastic person. I will be reading this soon as I have Heather on my blog! So glad it was an awesome read for you, Michelle!

  2. Lona

    Great review, its always nice to read a book that someone else enjoys. Looking forward to reading about Wes and Tara

  3. Dynie

    I’ve been waiting to read this until I had time to really get into it because it’s gotten such great reviews. Looks like the time is now. Thanks for another great review to go by.

  4. Heather Hildenbrand

    thanks for reading and sharing, michelle! So glad you love it! =) Emily, if you’re looking for a pb, keep an eye on my blog. #Hint I’ll be giving some away for book 3 coming out soon. 😉

  5. crysb0503

    This is on my TBR list but I just never got around to reading it, based on this review it looks like I should start it soon!

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