Hellbent by Cherie Priest
Author: Cherie Priest
Series: Cheshire Red Reports #2
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Dates Read: December 29-January 1, 2012
BAD TO THE BONE
Vampire thief Raylene Pendle doesn’t need more complications in her life. Her Seattle home is already overrun by a band of misfits, including Ian Stott, a blind vampire, and Adrian deJesus, an ex-Navy SEAL/drag queen. But Raylene still can’t resist an old pal’s request: seek out and steal a bizarre set of artifacts. Also on the hunt is a brilliant but certifiably crazy sorceress determined to stomp anyone who gets in her way. But Raylene’s biggest problem is that the death of Ian’s vaunted patriarch appears to have made him the next target of some blood-sucking sociopaths. Now Raylene must snatch up the potent relics, solve a murder, and keep Ian safe—all while fending off a psychotic sorceress. But at least she won’t be alone. A girl could do a lot worse for a partner than an ass-kicking drag queen—right?
Hellbent is another fun, witty joyride from Cherie Priest. Raylene Pendle makes a massively entertaining vampiric narrator with sticky-fingered tendencies. If you like a good urban fantasy adventure with some different vampires than you’re used to and a healthy dose of sarcasm and humor, this is right up your alley. However, if your sense of humor doesn’t match up with Priest’s writing, you will probably want to skip this one. Pendle’s personality stays consistent through the book. If you enjoyed the first novel and its narration, then you won’t want to miss this one.