Early Review: Blood Kin by M. J. Scott

June 2, 2012 Review 3

*This title will be released on June 5, 2012*

Blood Kin (The Half-Light City, #2)

Cover Art: Julia Rohwedder



(The Half-Light City, #2) 
by M.J. Scott

Genre: Paranormal Romance | Excerpt: Yes
Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: Publisher

  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Roc (June 5, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0451464583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451464583


Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

Two moderately graphic sex scenes


Imagine a city divided. A city where human and Fae magic rests uneasily next to the vampire Blood and the shapeshifting Beasts. A city where a fragile peace is brokered by a treaty that set the laws for all four races… a treaty that is faltering day by day.

I didn’t plan on becoming a thief and a spy. But options are limited for the half-breed daughter of a Fae lord. My father abandoned me but at least I inherited some of his magic, and my skills with charms and glamours mean that few are as good at uncovering secrets others wish to hide. Right now the city has many secrets. And those who seek them pay so well…

I never expected to stumble across a Templar Knight in my part of the city. Guy DuCaine is sworn to duty and honor and loyalty — all the things I’m not. I may have aroused more than his suspicion but he belongs to the Order and the human world. So when treachery and violence spill threaten both our kind, learning to trust each other might be the only thing that saves us.

But even if a spy and a holy knight can work together, finding the key to peace is never going to be easy…

Book Trailer



BLOOD KIN was one of those books that I really didn’t want to put down as it hit all of my buttons for an entertaining story. It had the intrigue and danger of a spy novel, intense action scenes, and a romance that evolved organically over the course of the story.  One of the most exciting scenes for me was actually not very big on action as it took place in a opera hall where people went to watch and be watched. It felt intense and scary as every action was noticed and being analyzed. The wrong actions could spell failure in Holly and Guy DuCaine’s mission. This scene expertly shows how Holly’s spy world has just as much danger and nuance as Guy violent Templar knight world.

One of the many highlights in BLOOD KIN was the relationship between Holly and Guy DuCaine. Not only did they have smoking physical chemistry but also wonderfully witty banter with each other. In a lot of ways, Guy DuCaine was like the classic knights in literature who are extremely loyal, honorable, and valiantly saving the damsel in distress. Pairing him with Holly, a highly crafty and intelligent spy who is herself very brave and equally dedicated to protecting those she loves made for an unpredictable but exciting romance, especially considering that they were on seemingly opposite sides of the law.

Whether this is your first visit to Half-Light City or you’re already a fan, BLOOD KIN expertly weaves the events from SHADOW KIN throughout this sequel in a way that entices new readers without boring old ones.  I am really looking forward continuing this enthralling ride in IRON KIN, the next book in the Half-Light City series which will be released in 2013.

Titles in Series

  1. Shadow Kin

3 Responses to “Early Review: Blood Kin by M. J. Scott”

  1. Elin

    Love books with beautiful cover, this have that:) Never heard about it before, thanks for teeling me about this one:)

  2. Melliane

    It was a nice book, I still need to post my review as well. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think it was very interesting to have this couple, Holly as an amazing character.