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{December 13, 2011}   {Review} Cold Blood by Heather Hildenbrand (AND GIVEAWAY)

From Goodreads: Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they’re kicking your butt in the process. Which happens more often than not for the freshman. Lucky for them, my presence has just stolen the spotlight, and they get a break from the daily joys of hazing. At least I’ve got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De’Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he’s destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn’t going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point’s evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?


Hildenbrand has done it again with this intense sequel to her novel Dirty Blood.  I really enjoyed this novel; it’s a bit more spicy than the first, with a love triangle developing (and I’m siding with Alex, sorry Wes), even more action and fights, and a mystery that will have the reader wondering what Miles is really up to.  This was a great read, and I’m already jonesing for the next installment!

Hildenbrand is a phenomenal writer and she just keeps getting more refined as she writes her  novels.  I highly enjoyed Dirty Blood, but I really feel like Tara, and all the characters, really, is even more fleshed out in this novel, with more depth and realism.  It’s no small feat to write a sequel that is just as good as the first, but Hildenbrand has done it and, though this novel is a long, she’s able to keep the reader glued to the pages. 

The story picks up where the original, Dirty Blood, left off, re-introducing the reader to our old friends, while also introducing us to new ones as well.  I absolutely loved Cambria and Logan—these new side-kicks are funny and realistic at the same time.  And Alex… he’s to die for.  Usually my allegiances never change, so imagine my surprise when I no longer cared what Wes was doing and wanted everything to be Alex related.  Yes, readers, you will have to choose a side… but in all reality, Alex is the better candidate (I’m biased).

This is a great read, and I highly suggest reading both Dirty Blood and Cold Blood.  You won’t be disappointed!  Four stars!

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.


And now for the GIVEAWAY!!!!

Heather Hildenbrand is giving away an Ebook of her novel, Cold Blood!

To read an excerpt from the novel, click HERE.


All you have to do is enter your name and email to win, but there are extra entries options if you’re interested!

To enter you must:

-Be 13 years or older (or have parent/guardian permission)
-Fill in the form with your name and email (extra entries optional)

Click this ENTRY FORM to enter!

This contest is open internationally and will end at 11:59pm EST on December 27th. Please only enter once. The winner will be announced on the 28th of December, and will receive email notification! Please read my giveaway policy and leave a comment!!



Vivien says:

Thanks for the great giveaway! I’m really looking forward to this one :)

Sophia Rose says:

So glad to see the good review. Looking forward to my turn to read the book.

Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway opportunity.

Thanks for the great giveaway. The first time I tried to submit my form it got stuck so I didn’t know if it went through. If there is 2 from me I didn’t do it intentionally. I entered under Amy @ Book Loving Mom.

Your not alone! I loved Alex too:)

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