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Review: Silver & Bone by Claudia Cain

Silver & Bone by Claudia Cain
Series: Silver and Bone #1
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Vampires
Length: 486 pages
Published on 31st October 2016 by Claudia Cain
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Claudia Cain: Website | Instagram | Goodreads
eCopy recieved for review from the author

Synopsis:
Jennifer Jones is trying to be a better person.
It’s not easy. She has a lot to make up for, considering that she’s an immortal blood-sucker with a history of serial killing. But at least she probably can’t get worse.And for the last seventy years, things have been going well. She’s got a job, friends she cares about, a steady relationship, and she hasn’t killed a single human.

But something dark is on the horizon. A body appears in an alley, bringing up unsettling memories. A Necromancer warns of an approaching menace, and as more and more bodies begin to appear, repeating a very familiar pattern, Jennifer finds herself being framed for murder.

Someone is out for revenge, and they’re willing to kill to get it.

You might be able to ignore your past, but you can’t outrun it, and Jennifer’s has just caught up to her.

I’m super thankful that Claudia reached out to me to offer me a review copy of Silver & Bone. She reached out just before I went to Ohio in March and I was like hell yeah this will be the perfect book to read on the plane.

Then do you know what happened? I got accepted for The Heart Forger book tour which I 100% didn’t think I’d be selected for and had to rejuggle my reading plan.

Anyway I’m here now. I’ve read the book. And omg I am in love.

Silver & Bone took me a tiny bit of time to get into cause I suddenly got very anxious over the page count but man once things started going I was hooked.

The story follows Jennifer Jones who is not only a detective, but also a vampire. The only vampire hired in the Bureau of Supernatural Crime.

and y’all know I’m a sucker for vampires so of course we were gonna hit things off

I really liked how we’re introduced to Jennifer (omg I keep almost writing Jessica I’m sorry) because it starts with her finishing up a case in true Vampire fashion; a good ol fight.

The next case that lands at her feet is a gruesome murder, a cryptic warning from a Necromancer, and seems somewhat familiar…

It doesn’t take long for it to be clear that Jennifer is being framed for the murder and the ones that follow. Her bloody past has returned to bite her back.

The journey she takes to find the killer is intense, dark, and a wild ride.

I really enjoyed how the story unravelled because it introduced the other characters well, we got flashback scenes that added extra background information when nescesary, and the mystery wasn’t stupidly obvious.

I loved every character (and creature) introduced and just wanted to know more about them.

Jennifer also has a werewolf boyfriend and I love that this relationship already existed prior to the start of the book because it means we skip out on all that romance taking over the plot thing that happens a lot. Paul is such a great person and I loved his scenes so much. He’s the leader of the local Wolf Pack and cares about Jennifer so much. He plays an important role in the story too!

There is a coven of Vampires and how they exist and follow a “Queen” was interesting to learn about and I can’t wait to see what role the coven plays in the second book because of events that happen at the end of this one.

There are others I wanna talk about but also … spoilers? So just know that I love pretty much every character in Jennifers immediate friendship/work circle.

I will happily recommend this book to anyone who needs more vampires in their lives, who needs a good crime, who needs an action packed read. The writing was amazing okay.

Go buy a copy now!

Update: I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT JENNIFER IS ALSO BI AND ADDRESS’ THIS MATTER AMAZINGLY TO A VAMPIRE WHO IS NOT UP TO DATE ON HOW THIS IS OK IN SOCIETY NOW AND IDK IT WAS V HEARTWARMING OK

5 stars / 5 stars

I’m super excited to keep reading this series.

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