Title: Blood and Rust
Author: Skyla Madi
Limitless Publishing, second print edition, April 2016
I am a big fan of the new cover design, not only is it much clearer that this is part of a series but I also love the new style and suitably hot model on the front 🙂
The story is essentially the same as the original with a few adjustments, it feels to be a bit steadier in pace, although that could just be because I’ve read it before and I am less voraciuos for the words this time.
This is a fabulous novella that leads you very temptingly through in to the next book and is very cleverly written. I love how you can see this is part of a bigger picture now, in the first edition it was less obvious that this little soire was part of something bigger, but that gives it a bit more of an edge than it previuosly had, for me at least.
Jai, of course, is still a force to be reckoned with. A man on a mission, set out with one destination in mind. When he accidentally bumped into Emily he sent them both down an unexpected path. In this book he is quite quiet and it would have been lovely to have a bit of dual POV and see what is working through his mind.
I am a big Emily fan, she see’s the beauty in things that I would have never seen. She is a little niaive and innocent for someone who has been through what she has in her childhood, and I expected a bit more cynicism from her character. She is by no means a pushover though and has the strength of will and determination to make the best of a bad situation. She is one of my favourite female characters – and I’ve read a few 🙂
We’ve now got to wait for the second book in the new series to be released … hopefully soon!