Feb 022015
 
Review: Edged BladeEdged Blade (Colbana Files #4) by J.C. Daniels
Published by Self published on Feb 3, 2015
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC from Netgalley
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Rating: three-stars

In the year since her life was torn apart, Kit Colbana has slowly rebuilt herself. There’s a promise of hope in the relationship with the alpha of the local shapeshifters and she no longer comes screaming into wakefulness. Life’s not perfect but then again, when was it ever?

When her best friend Justin comes to her for help, there’s little question as to what her answer will be. Witches are disappearing and Justin won’t rest until he has answers. Soon, they learn that it’s not just witches who’ve gone missing, but vampires and shifters, too.

Unlikely alliances are forged as Kit and Justin found themselves drawn into a twisted web of lies and betrayal. As the clock counts down and the culprit behind recent disappearances is revealed, those Kit loves the most become the target of somebody who will kill to protect an ugly secret.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

One of the things I worry about when I read a series is what if I don’t love the next book? This is especially true in cases where I love the first few books, because then I start to develop a connection, and want to really love each book.

This book is one of those instances where I’m fairly torn as I liked the book, but didn’t love it. The last book had me a little wishy-washy too, but it did recover nicely. This book did start to recover and pick up in the later half, but the for the first few chapters I found Kit so whiny that it really stuck with me.

Kit works closely with Justin in this book, and made me realize that I really enjoy his character. He’s a little bit of a lovable jerk and likes to push Damon’s buttons, which is pretty amusing to read.

I was impressed with the new vampire character that appeared in the story. Abraham seemed very different from the other vampires that Kit has met (and been tortured by), and I really enjoyed the interplay between he and Kit.

Overall, when I dissect how I feel about the book, it’s the characters that stand out to me. They are all distinct personalities and they interact very realistically. With the exception of Kit’s whining in the beginning, she is quite strong and makes a great heroine. While I maybe didn’t love this particular installment, I am excited to see what happens next.

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