I voluntarily received an ARC of Black Bullet by L.D. Rose in exchange for an honest review
Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.
Not even his past life as a former marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle against the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.
After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species. In between bouts of drunken stupor, her only goal is to exterminate all those who’ve wronged her, including every member of Jon’s vampire bloodline. But Jon’s soulful eyes and quick smile crawls under her skin, transforming her black and white world into a hazy shade of gray.
As the days rapidly grow darker, Jon and Lawan turn to one another, but their inner demons threaten to tear them apart. The only way either of them will survive is if they overcome their greatest fear—
I enjoyed reading Releasing the Demons, book 1 in L.D. Rose’s The Order of the Senary series, but I LOVED LOVED LOVED reading Black Bullet! I started reading Black Bullet on Friday night and was sneaking in a few moments of reading any chance I could during my busy busy weekend.
Jon’s character didn’t really stand out to me when I was reading Releasing the Demons. I recognized him as someone from Val’s past, but shrugged him off as a distant and cold character I didn’t care too much about getting to know any further. Unexpectedly, I ended up loving him and craving more of his and Lawan’s stories. Have you ever connected so deeply with a book couple that you feel as if you are an invisible third party in their relationship? Yeah, well that is how invested I became in Jon and Lawan’s relationship. It was intense and extremely frustrating at times, but I enjoyed every single minute of it.
If there is a third Order of the Senary book, I am hoping it will revolve around Shaul. He is such an intriguing character and I would love to find out more about him. Plus, a third book means more of L.D. Rose’s great writing!