Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Book Review: The Sweet Scent of Blood

The Sweet Scent of Blood

By:  Suzanne McLeod

Publisher:  Orion Books

Publish Date:  April 2009

Format:  Paperback 363pgs, pocketbook size

Genre:  Fantasy

Series:  1st book in series

Recommendation:  Yes, If you like gritty worlds of magic and fae along with witches and not so pleasant vampires.  Not everything is white or black here, there is loads of gray.

Book Synopsis:
My name is Genny Taylor.  I work for  It's a great job, pays the rent, lets me do the thing I'm good at - finding magic and cracking it - and the bonus is it's run by witches, which stops the vamps from taking a bite out of me.

Not that vampires are the big bad any more, not since they launched a slick PR campaign - oh, and they brought the goblins on board.  Now the vamps are sought-after celebrities, and Getting Fanged and taking the Gift are the new hight of all things cool.  But only if you're human.

And I'm not.

I'm Sidhe fae.

And I know firsthand just how deadly a vampire can be.

First Sentence:
The vampire looked a beautiful, dangerous cliche.

My Thoughts and Summary:
I liked Genny's character as well. She kept me guessing through out the book and wondering about her and what she was going to do. But at the same time she had me a little confused....

Curious about my thoughts and want to read more?  Hop over to WonderBunnys blog Cookies, Books and Bikes as her and I teamed up for our first joint review.   Please jump over there to read our thoughts on the book.  We had a great chat on a few wonderful points of the book.  Hope you enjoy the review!  And feel free to say hello in the comments there.


  1. Enjoyed your dual review. I won this and can't wait for it to come!

  2. Thanks SO MUCH for doing this review with me! I had so much fun! :)


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