Review: Blood Assassin by Alexandra Ivy

Review: Blood Assassin by Alexandra IvyBlood Assassin by Alexandra Ivy
Series: The Sentinels #2
Published by Kensington Books Publication Date: December 30th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 432
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Synopsis

Synopsis

They are the outcasts of humanity. Blessed with power. Cursed by fate. Driven by passion. The Sentinels have returned. . .


Out Of The Shadows

At six-foot-three and two-hundred-fifty pounds, Fane is a natural born guardian. A flawless mix of muscled perfection and steely precision, he has devoted years of his life to protecting a beautiful necromancer. But after she found love in the arms of another, Fane has been a warrior adrift. He swears allegiance only to the Sentinels. And no woman will ever rule his heart again. . .

Into The Fire

Not only a powerful psychic, Serra is that rare telepath who can connect to minds through objects. When the daughter of a high-blood businessman is kidnapped, Serra agrees to help. But when she stumbles onto a conspiracy involving secrets sects and ancient relics, her life is in mortal danger--and Fane is her only hope. Is the warrior willing to risk his body, his soul, and his heart, for Serra? Or will one last betrayal destroy them both?

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

Review

I began Blood Assassins having only read one of the previous books in this series. Because of that there were some components and characters in the story to which I was unfamiliar. Alexandra Ivy did a wonderful job in reintroducing these aspects into Blood Assassins allowing me to understand the back story without giving too much detail that would bog down the storyline.

When we enter the story, Fane, a Guardian Sentinel is contemplating a move to Tibet. He has been in love with Serra, a psychic and telepath, for some time, but feels she will be safest without him, an that he will be more effective at doing his job. Serra is equally in love with Fane but not afraid to express her feelings, even at the expense of her heart. Before Fane is to leave, tragedy strikes, and our mystery begins to unfold. Now Fane must face the reality of his existence and the true place of his affections.  Serra is now in a dangerous situation that could end her life. She is forced to be exposed to people and things she’d rather not face.  The most agonizing of these things is allowing her emotional walls to be broken down so that she can give in to her life’s dream.

While these aspects would prove to make a great basis for a love story, we can’t forget the perilous situation the hero and heroin face, thanks to Bas.  Bas, the man with a soft spot for his daughter, but a treacherous and cunning business sense. He will do whatever it takes to keep his heart’s desire safe.

We also have the opportunity to be given insight into Wolfe, a Hunter Sentinel and the Tagos, leader of all Sentinels, and Lana, the Mave, leader of all the high-bloods . Their interactions were so interesting to me because Alexdra Ivy allowed for the male to be in a more vulnerable emotional role than the woman.

Sentinels, necromancers, psychics, witches, and healers walked through the pages of Blood Assassin. Their skills and stories were effortlessly told. It was conceivable to step into the story and be a part of their world.

From the start of the story I was immediately hoping for Fane and Serra to give in to their attraction for one another.  Their connection was very real and tangible. When I finally got to the point in the story where they admitted their feelings, I was dying. Finally!  We all knew it!  What took them so long to figure it out?!? I love that author allowed for Fane to express his deep, intimate desire for Serra. After coming to understand that he was an impenetrable force, and then being allowed insight into his love for Serra, I swooned even harder. I was happy that Serra wasn’t a defenseless heroin. She was strong, sometimes to a fault. As the story progressed though, her walls began to crumble and she softened to what she needed. I always love reading a book with supernatural aspects that stretch my imagination, and allow me to follow where the book will take me.  The “bad guy” in the story truly made me feel like I would never want to be alone in a dark alley with him. And the story ending….wow!!!   This story was definitely an adventure from beginning to end, with plenty of angst and heat.

4 Stars

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