Rating: 3.5 stars
Rayne McDonald thought getting into the Blood Coven was the hard part. But now there’s a new breed of trouble in town…and the former slayer and her vampire boyfriend may be the only ones who can stop it.
Now that she’s an official vampire and full-fledged member of The Blood Coven, Rayne assumes her vampire slaying days are over. Sure, she doesn’t have any vampire powers, thanks to a mutated blood virus, but she and Jareth can go out in the sun, which is a pretty good trade-off.
But just when Rayne’s starting to enjoy her afterlife, she’s contacted by Slayer Inc once again. It seems that a member of her high school’s football team has disappeared—and the powers-that-be think the cheerleaders had something to do with it. Now Rayne has to infiltrate the squad before the cheerleaders have a chance to sink their teeth into someone else…
I really enjoyed this installment in the Blood Coven series more than the last. I found the characters to be more developed and the plot had more of a push to it.
I really found myself enjoying this book a lot more. I felt the plot had a point to reach and a bit more motive behind it than the previous book. There were several sub plots all going at once, and I really liked that.
Rayne was a character I found easier to like. In the last book, I found her underdeveloped and unlikable, but in Girls That Growl she branched out a bit more, and in doing so, became a character I could like to some extent. I still am not crazy about Rayne, and I think her immaturity has a lot of the reason behind that. Jareth was a character that you really get to know in Girls That Growl, and I found to really like him. Before now, I just got the idea that he was the hot, brooding guy, but this book really lets you get to know his character and what makes him tick.
This is a series I would highly suggest. It is unique and off the beaten track of vampire novels. It’s filled with a full spectrum of fun characters and intriguing plots to keep you reading.