I was glad to have the opportunity to review The Burning Bush (Habitat #2) by Kenya Wright after enjoying its predecessor a great deal.
When you’re a mixie, sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands to survive. In Lanore and Zulu’s case, that includes taking down a real mover and shaker, vampire businessman Dante Bottelli. After bombing his production plant, everything goes downhill and Lanore gets roped into a bizarre murder case, the Burning Bush Murders to be exact, involving the bodies of young women being tied to burning bushes. There is undoubtedly magic involved, making this not so cut and dry. Solving a murder and managing a turf war…it’s safe to say our heroine’s got her hands full.
There are some of the usual urban fantasy tropes that aren’t my favorite when it comes to this series, particularly the love triangle, but the actual story is engaging enough for me to deal with it. Their vigilante antics raise the stakes immensely, producing rather unpredictable outcomes. The characters themselves have quite a bit of flaws, but it makes them more relatable because of it. While the series is heavy on the drama and grit, there are quite a few laugh out loud moments as well. I can honestly say that I wasn’t bored for even one page.
Though longer than the first book, the Burning Bush is even better. The world building is as solid as ever and you really feel for the mixies being treated as second class citizens. Lanore, Zulu, and MeShack’s hardships take you on an emotional roller coaster that you feel even until the very last page. My jaw dropped to the floor. I wanted to make sure my file wasn’t corrupted and I somehow didn’t get the rest of the book. Think of the series finale of The Sopranos when it cut off suddenly and you stared at who had the remote. The “ending” if you can call it that was just unbelievable and it left me immediately wanting the next novel.
This series is as good as it gets when it comes to this genre, so I highly recommend it.
*ARC provided by Author.
Vampires introduced me to the paranormal romance genre. Before these fanged creatures, I only read chick lit and serial killer novels. So today, I show my love for all the great vampire romances I’ve encountered. Here’s my top five!
(Warning: Your blood may rush through your veins at a face pace as well as heat with energy. Be very careful when reading these books.)
Oh my god! The Night Huntress series is book crack for the soul! Cat and Bones exemplify a drool-worthy affair! Grab this if you haven’t already.
God! This is a hilarious book with great love scenes between the laughs.
So there you have it, my top five vampire books. If you haven’t read one of these books, I demand you pick it up immediately. I would love to hear what you think! Feel free to drop me a line on goodreads HERE! I’m always on there blabbing about books that I hate or love.
Bestselling dark fantasy author Kenya Wright lives in Miami with her overactive kids, yummy hubby, and three cats that refuse to stop sleeping on her head.