Sara's Review: Replica (The Blood Borne #2) by Shannon Mayer & Denise Grover Swank
Publisher: Hijinks Ink Publishing
Released: April 5, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 175 pages
From NYT and USAT bestselling authors Denise Grover Swank and Shannon Mayer comes the thrilling sequel to “Recombinant” . . . When the sun rises, the nightmares are supposed to fade . . .this time, they don’t. An expose on the dangerous experiments Rachel and Lea uncovered with the Asclepius project turns the world against them. Except for a single man who claims he knows about a hidden plan to complete what was started with Asclepius. Faced with complications they could never have foreseen, and hunted by new and terrifying factions, once more they are in a race against time. With a new set of clues to decipher. A werewolf who claims he’s their friend. And a Cazador . . . that isn’t supposed to exist. This time either the two strong willed women will finally learn to trust one another . . . or end up watching one another die.
Four Boundless Stars
I was provided an ARC of Replica (The Blood Borne #2) in exchange for an honest review.
Replica picks up where Recombinant leaves off; Rachel is doing a live broadcast exposing the huge government conspiracy her and Lea uncovered, Lea is off to track down Stravinsky, the evil vampire who is responsible for the monstrous experiments. That’s just the beginning; the story quickly turns into a nonstop action packed, thrilling adventure, doesn’t slow, and goes from one twist to the next.
The girls “collect” some new possible allies along the way; yet it is never quite clear where everyone’s alliances lie, and who can be trusted. Hell, Rachel still isn’t sure if she can fully trust Lea, after being burned so thoroughly she has her guard pretty solid, especially against the new comers.
“You think you’re the first pretty face attached to a beef stack to tell me that? Please…. You have to earn my respect and trust, and I’ve been burned so many times, I suspect you’ll never make the cut.”
Rachel, Lea, and their new companions are on a quest to track down and destroy Stravinsky. However, they are following sketchy information at best, and not sure what they’re getting themselves into.
“Life is a trap, my friend. It’s how you handle the snap of the killing blow that determines if you are the prey or the predator.”
Overall; Replica is an extremely exciting, fast paced ride, and will keep you reading late into the night. I really enjoyed it, and giving it 4 Boundless Stars, I can’t wait to see where we go from here.