When I read the first Jane novella (Vampire Assassin), I thought it was a very nice short, and the main character was likeable and made me want to read more. It was a little light on action, being more character set up than anything else. Still, I really liked the character Jane, and as I thought that Warren was a writer worth watching, I promised myself I’d read #2 when it came out.
Boy, am I glad I did. In the second book in the series, New Blood, Warren totally hits her stride. The characters spring to life, the plot, while taking a little bit of time to warm up, definitely delivers some solid punches, and the world of Jane starts to deliver some great twists on the typical vampire metaverse. I read through it in a heart beat, not necessarily because it’s a short (although it is), but because the action kept me riveted. I wanted to know what happened next. And that, for me, is the sign of a good book.
Looking forward to #3, Ms. Warren. Hope I don’t have to wait too long.