Rating: 4 stars
Sunny McDonald is in the ultimate forbidden relationship. Her boyfriend Magnus is a vampire, and the leader of the Blood Coven. And when the Coven decides that Magnus needs a mate to be his co-ruler, Sunny’s humanity puts her out of the running. The Coven’s chosen candidate is Jane Johnson, a magna cum laude graduate of Oxford University who just happens to look like a vampiric supermodel.
Sunny is suspicious of a Rhodes Scholar who can’t answer the most basic poli-sci questions, but Magnus brushes it off as petty jealousy. Still, when the Blood Coven goes to Las Vegas for a vampire convention, Sunny and her twin sister Rayne secretly tag along. And Sunny’s not going home before she learns the truth about Jane. Because not everything stays in Vegas-especially bad blood.
This may have been my favorite book in the Blood Coven series yet! I absolutely loved it. I thought it was back to the refreshing aspect of Boys That Bite.
I love Sunny as a narrator. I just really like her as a character – and I think that’s one of the biggest reasons I enjoyed this book so much. The last two books were narrated by Rayne, and I was ready for a break. I loved the new characters introduced like Jayden and Stormy. Jayden was such a good hearted guy, and the entire time I was most definitely wishing he was real! Stormy was so fun and she was absolutely hilarious!
I guess my biggest issue with Bad Blood was the situation that is becoming way too common and seems to happen in like every book these days. In the last novel Sunny is having the classic debate of sleeping with Magnus or not. In the beginning of Bad Blood, she decides the time is right and bam, it blows up in her face and enter Jane. This whole set up is the same in so many novels where girl doesn’t know if she wants to sleep with guy. She decides to. Then guy does something horrible or something happens with another girl following.
The conclusion of Bad Blood has me incredibly excited for book 5, Night School. The new twist thrown in sounds absolutely brilliant, and I can’t wait to see where Mancusi takes the story next!
I really would recommend this series. They’re fun, fast reads with a totally new spin on vampires. It’s a refreshing break from everything that has been put into your brain about vampires.