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Urban Fantasy Review: Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews

 

Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews (Aurelia Ryder #1)

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Synopsis from Goodreads

From Ilona Andrews, an all-new novel set in the Kate Daniels World and featuring Julie Lennart-Olsen, Kate and Curran's ward.


Atlanta was always a dangerous city. Now, as waves of magic and technology compete for supremacy, it’s a place caught in a slow apocalypse, where monsters spawn among the crumbling skyscrapers and supernatural factions struggle for power and survival.


Eight years ago, Julie Lennart left Atlanta to find out who she was. Now she’s back with a new face, a new magic, and a new name—Aurelia Ryder—drawn by the urgent need to protect the family she left behind. An ancient power is stalking her adopted mother, Kate Daniels, an enemy unlike any other, and a string of horrifying murders is its opening gambit.


If Aurelia’s true identity is discovered, those closest to her will die. So her plan is simple: get in, solve the murders, prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled, and get out without being recognized. She expected danger, but she never anticipated that the only man she'd ever loved could threaten everything.


One small misstep could lead to disaster. But for Aurelia, facing disaster is easy; it’s relationships that are hard.

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                                              9/10


Aaah, this is what I call a good start of the year! I've been waiting for this book for so long. And why is it that every time I read anything by Ilona Andrews I want to re-read everything else by this duo of pure awesomeness?!!


Julie and her mini me Kate persona made me so nostalgic. I also loved the chemistry between her and Derek. I had expected her to say "here kitty, kitty" to him apart from that he is a wolf.


Derek was a major surprise, he is so different, full of secrets and larger than life. 


The plot is excellent as usual, action packed, and with the fight scenes flawlessly executed.


There were plenty of interesting secondary characters, like Marten. She seems like she has an important hidden identity to be revealed later. Julie's Grand-Uncle was absolutely delightful as well. From the snippets of it, I'd have loved to read about her daily life in New Shinar because it sounds like a riot.


Nick surprised me with his choice of partners, Ascânio disappointed me with his bullheadedness. I hope he'll redeem himself in the next book. And I hope there'll be a next book, because the story arch with Moloch is nowhere near finished.


Overall, absolutely fabulous! As much as I've been struggling with reading books for the last year, I went through Blood Heir effortlessly. Very much recommended.

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Какое замечательное начало года! Я так долго ждала эту книгу... И почему вот так всегда случается, что после каждой книги Илоны Эндрюс мне хочется перечитать все предыдущие этой мега авторской пары?!


Джули ака Орелия и ее мини Кейт характер ввели меня в ностальгический настрой. Добавьте к этому ее шикарную химию чувств с Дереком, и я чуть ли не ждала от нее слов "сюда, котенок" как у Кейт с Курраном. 😂


Дерек меня удивил. Так он вырос и заострился как персонаж. У него много тайн и истории, раскрытия которых я понемногу ожидаю в продолжении серии. Сама Орелия хорошо передает безапелляционный тон Кейт, и ее схватки в Атланте описаны просто шикарно, в обычном безупречном для четы Эндрюс стиле.

Удивили меня изменившийся Ник и разочаровал Асканио, от которого я ожидала большего. Очень интересными оказались уличная девочка Мартен, которая мне кажется окажется следующей Джули, полной сюрпризов и сильной воли духа, а также Почтенный Дядя Джули из Нового Шинара. Столько в нем было сумасшедшего юмора и драйва!

Молох и его жрецы были достойными злодеями и я знаю, что Эндрюсы к ним вернутся в следующей книге серии.

Вот сколько я в прошлом году замучалась читать книги долго, эту я проглотила на одном дыху. Вот что значит, прекрасные авторы и динамичный, лёгкий, меткий сюжет. Очень рекомендую. Классная книга!

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