Review: Blood on the Bayou by Stacey Jay

Title: Blood on the Bayou
Author: Stacey Jay
Series:Annabelle Lee Series #2
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Publisher:Pocket Books
Genre:Urban Fantasy
Rating: 2 HOOTS
Reviewer: Dori
Buy From: Amazon / B&N

Sum It Up! Blood on the Bayou has well intentions and starts strong.
The second book in a new urban fantasy series featuring mosquito-sized fairies with poisonous bites that drive humans insane.

It's only been three weeks since Annabelle helped solve the murder of Grace Beauchamp, and in the process, she discovered a secret world of invisible, magic-working people who have decided she might have what it takes to join their ranks.

As best as she can determine, Annabelle’s attack by a group of fairies has infected her with paranormal ability she did not previously possess, including being able to mentally move objects and heal wounds. Her new abilities appear to have few negative side effects, aside from creepy dreams. But would that change if she stopped injecting herself with the mystery drug delivered to her by the even more mysterious Tucker, one of the Invisibles? Leery of trusting criminals with her health, Annabelle wishes she had someone she could talk to about the changes in her life. Enter Hitch, FBI agent and Annabelle's ex, who's back in Donaldsonville on an off-the-books investigation. Hitch suspects that there's a government-funded illegal lab that’s developing a controversial fairy-killing spray that could adversely affect the existence of every living thing in the delta—including humans. And Hitch and Annabelle will have to find a way to work together if they're going to find a way to shut it down. (Goodreads)
Picking up where Dead on the Delta ended, Annabelle treks in uncharted territory. She finds herself currently suspended from the Fairy policing agency, helping her ex-boyfriend solve the murder of an FBI agent, taking a hiatus from her current boyfriend Cane, and coming to terms with her newfound powers. Yet, that does not seem to stop Annabelle’s libido from going into overdrive.  Her strong condemnation for cheating while she cheats makes her a walking contradiction.
Blood on the Bayou has well intentions and starts strong. However, our heroine becomes a person most people would hate. Annabelle’s lack of maturity grates on the readers nerves just enough to want to put her out of her misery.  Although the new take on fey is enough to keep you interested, nevertheless the character flaws, slow build up, and horrid last chapter is not enough to keep you reading.

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