Being the first in the series, I was excited to pick this one up. It’s been a while since I’ve read an entire series through!
I enjoyed the plot and Lina’s storytelling but at times it felt a little disjointed and at others, it was too much all at once.
That being said, Lina grabs a hold of your attention and gets you excited to read more. I can’t wait for the next one in the series and am super happy I got to start this from the beginning.
A big thank you to Netgalley, Lina Gardiner, and Bell Bridge Books for the advanced copy!
I want to hear your thoughts, let me know if you’ve read it and what you think! Ready to buy now!
City of Bones Series, Book 1
“Reading a Lina Gardiner book is like riding an out-of-this-world roller coaster with your favorite people in the world.” —Joyce Lamb, USA Today bestselling author
DEATH DEFINES HER . . .
When Jess Vandermire, Captain of New York City’s Vampire Hunting team, learns that her brother, Regent, has been sent to Paris for three months by the Vatican, she’s devastated. Regent’s been too involved with vampires as a priest to go to Paris without fearing vampire retribution. He’ll need backup. Lucky for him, Jess and her partner, John Brittain, have some vacation time coming.
Once Jess and Britt arrive, they know something’s not right in the city. Women are being murdered, and the vampire population is on the edge of revolt. But worst of all, the City of Lights is home to a lot of shadows, ones that move—and kill—of their own accord. But Jess’s existence is rocked to the core when Regent comes across a life-changing, long lost family secret.
It’s starting to look like there’ll be no rest for the wicked.
City of Bones—some secrets don’t stay buried . . .
Lina Gardiner, award-winning author of the Jess Vandermire Vampire Hunter Series, has writing in her blood. Winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Paranormal-Time Travel-Futuristic and winner of the Prism Award in Best First Book from FF&P (Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal Chapter of RWA). Her books have been well received by reviewers such as Kirkus Reviews and USA Today’s HEA blog, including a 4.5-star rating from RT Book Reviews and nomination for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award 2013, finalist in the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards, and 2017 Epic eBooks Awards finalist.
Lina enjoys the daily routines of being an author: from conceiving an idea to writing and revising, from networking with other authors to attending workshops and learning sessions. And, of course, holding that bright and shiny, newly published book in her hands—always the best experience ever.