Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Review: First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World #1) by Jeaniene Frost

Published: February 9, 2010
Publisher: Avon
Series: Night Huntress World
Format: Paperback
My rating: 5/5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The night is not safe for mortals.

Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows – her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield – and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family’s dark past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness – and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who craves a taste of her.

He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human – even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the demon nightmare together…

Because once the first drop of crimson falls, they will both be lost.
This book was one I was definitely eager to read, due to my undying love for the Night Huntress series. I have been a serious long-time admirer of Spade--who is featured as a secondary character in the Night Huntress books--and when I learned that he was taking the spotlight as one of the main characters in First Drop of Crimson, I couldn't wait to dig in to this story!
This book is told from the dual perspectives of Spade and Denise, which I quite liked! Denise is Cat's best friend in the Night Huntress series, and she's another favorite of mine. Getting to delve into the minds of these characters was an awesome, entertaining, and romantic experience; and finding out more about them and their past was so much fun, but also a little heartbreaking.
The excitement begins when Spade gets roped into helping Denise combat a demon who is hellbent (pun intended) on murdering Denise's family to get what he so desperately seeks. I must say that the introduction to demons in this book was very fascinating and creepy, and it definitely made the plot more intense! Denise and Spade get caught up in a wild adventure, and Denise goes through a significant physical and personal transformation; gaining powers and strength she never had before. I won't give anything away, but I will say that Denise kicks major ass and I was rooting her on the entire time.
My favorite thing about this book, though, was the romance between Spade and Denise. Spade makes my heart melt with how much he cares for Denise; and though I was yelling at Denise to just hurry up and give into Spade already, the wait and buildup leading to their union was well worth it! These characters also gained some much-needed closure from their haunted pasts, which happens because of their shared bond. I just love these two as a couple!
If you are curious to learn more about Denise and Spade, then definitely pick up this book and be prepared to be swept up in their highly eventful and sexy story! Thank you, Jeaniene Frost, for giving us a more intimate look at Spade!


  1. I love reading reviews for these books, since I read them awhile ago it brings back fun memories! Great review, hun!!

    1. Aw, thanks Lisa! I definitely have some fun memories associated with this series as well! =)


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