Monday, 13 June 2011

Review- Blood Law by Karin Tabke

Blood Law
Karin Tabke
Berkley Trade
Publication date: 3rd May
My rating: 2.5 out of 5

For all eternity, only one thing shall separate them—until the Blood Law is avenged…
The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.
One woman stands at the center of it all…

As undisputed Alpha, Rafael must choose a life mate to preserve the dominance of his Lycan pack. He never suspected, his mate would be a human, the same wounded, girl-woman he seduces from the brink of death. Falon is a dangerous combination of Lycan and Slayer—beings bred to destroy his kind. Even more, she’s a mesmerizing beauty whose sensuality tempts the seasoned warrior to take unnecessary risks. The primal heat between them is irresistible, yet surrendering to it could destroy them both…for a vengeful foe stands ready in the shadows to fulfill what is rightfully his by Blood Law.

I was really looking forward to Blood Law, I saw the cover and though it looked pretty hot and right up my street. I thought it had loads of potential with two Lycan alpha brothers Rafael and Lucien, both of which came across as quite yummy. Years before Rafael was forced to kill Lucien's mate as she was a slayer (the Lycan's mortal enemy) in disguise. Lucien pledges he will avenge her death and is supported by the Lycan Blood Law which states when Rafael takes a mate Lucien can rightfully kill her. Sounds good huh?

Basically Rafael rescues Fallon (who unknown to everyone is part Lycan part Slayer) and seduces her but she ends up falling in love with him and gets all protective of him, and he's all typical alpha male standoffish and demanding but eventually realises he loves her (you know the usual stuff). I didn't exactly dislike Fallon in the end, I just thought she was a bit boring and thought her uniqueness could have been explored a bit more.

My attention started to officially wander about half way through. I didn't struggle to finish it as such, but just wanted to get it over and done with so that I could read something else. It picked up again at the end with more of Lucien and there was a huge cliffhanger which is obviously the hook to get the reader to buy the next book in the series. Can I just say, I hate that! I'm not going to forget that at least half was the book was dull, dull, dull.  Anyway, it wasn't a DNF, it just got a bit predictable and boring which was a shame as it did have potential.


  1. :( That is sad to hear it was that predictable. It is better to cut ties with a book than just hang on for the sake of it.

    The cover is hot though!

  2. I had the exact same problem with this book!

    HOT COVER - check

    ... And then everything falls apart. The romance was rushed and hollow. The brother's rivalry was barely discussed beyond bad verbal sparring.

    The cliff-hanger ending hints at potential... but then, so did the cover + blurb for this book! A poor first-in-the-series outing.


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