Title: Blood Legend: Rebirth
Author: Kim Petersen
Genre: Urban fantasy/Dystopian
Rating: Five stars
** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
** Spoilers for books one and two in this series **
“Promises made by the undead remained undead.
A mysterious prophecy has come to pass with the arrival of a newborn baby.
The survival of the vampire clan is now threatened with the rebirth of a long-buried species. The Lygarou have reawakened with an unquenchable thirst for blood.
The next full moon is looming and Jett has no choice but to face the reckoning. He must find and kill the wolf-mother and her baby before his sire destroys the only person remaining in his life worth living for.
But when Jett unearths the truth about the Lygarou bloodlines, he is forced to face a choice that will forever altar the future and question his loyalty toward the clan.
Can Jett risk all that matters to him on a future paved with uncertainty? Or will his loyalty to the clan prevail?“
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A few weeks ago I reviewed a dystopian vampire novella called Blood Legend: Undead and if you recall from the review, I thought it was amazing. Luckily for me, author Kim Petersen asked me to review book two!
This carries on Jett’s story as he transitions from human to vampire and is forced to deal with the consequences of his actions in book one. Now held captive with his daughter and new friend in the vampire clan he betrayed, Jett is tasked with killing a special baby who could bring about the end of the vampires for good.
Blood Legend: Rebirth introduces werewolves to us in the form of the Lygarou, and also a witch named Clio who knows people in high places in the magical world. Jett finds himself turning his back on his vampire kin, even with his daughter’s life at risk, and collaborating with the Lygarou in order to bring about a prophecy that has long been foretold.
This was, as expected, an amazing book! Jett’s struggles to adjust to being a vampire is weirdly realistic and when he finds he still has some love, and therefore humanity, I felt so relieved that we hadn’t lost the beloved character from book one. Even after losing his lover to death and his daughter to the vampires, Jett finds a greater purpose to fight for.
It’s an action-packed story, full of feels and as ever, a real page-turner. This is a short read, not novel length, but actually, reading Jett’s story in bite-sized pieces really works. If nothing else, it makes me want to know what comes next.
Blood Legend: Rebirth is hopefully just the beginning of an epic saga that explores this prophecy and the role that Jett will play in it. I can’t wait to read the next one!
Thanks for reading!