Review: Blood Kin- M.J. Scott

Title: Blood Kin
Author: MJ Scott
Series: The Half Light City Book 2
Release Date: June 5 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Rating: 4 Hoots
Reviewer: Krystal
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Sum It Up!  The plot was fun and easy to immerse oneself into and the characters were always interesting. 

Imagine a city divided. A city where human and Fae magic rests uneasily next to the vampire Blood and the shapeshifting Beasts. A city where a fragile peace is brokered by a treaty that set the laws for all four races… a treaty that is faltering day by day.

I didn’t plan on becoming a thief and a spy. But options are limited for the half-breed daughter of a Fae lord. My father abandoned me but at least I inherited some of his magic, and my skills with charms and glamours mean that few are as good at uncovering secrets others wish to hide. Right now the city has many secrets. And those who seek them pay so well…

I never expected to stumble across a Templar Knight in my part of the city. Guy DuCaine is sworn to duty and honor and loyalty — all the things I’m not. I may have aroused more than his suspicion but he belongs to the Order and the human world. So when treachery and violence spill threaten both our kind, learning to trust each other might be the only thing that saves us.
But even if a spy and a holy knight can work together, finding the key to peace is never going to be easy…  (Goodreads)

Holly hasn't had the easiest time of it. Her father left her to fend for herself, no one pays too much attention to her, and she hasn't truly lived yet. Guy is a Templar Knight who lives up to the values he stands by. They both live in a world where many creatures reside uneasily next to each other. Throughout the novel, events continue to happen that seem to sabotage the fragile peace between the species. Holly and Guy, thrown together by chance, want to maintain that peace...they work together to find possible solutions.

The characters were nice enough. Holly and Guy were not exactly easy to connect to, but they had their moments when they were more vulnerable and not just "tough." The story is told through their alternating viewpoints and the reader literally listens in on all of their thoughts, decisions, and plans. Holly's character can be shrewd, intelligent, and a little on the sly side. Guy is more transparent, at times, but still has an air of slight mystery around him. The other characters were not as focused upon, but helped to round out the story.

Overall, this book is worth reading, especially if the reader enjoyed the first novel in this series. The plot was fun and easy to immerse oneself into and the characters were always interesting. This book is recommended to adult readers.

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