Release Day Review: Broken Soul (Jane Yellowrock #8) by Faith Hunter

October 7, 2014 Review 2

Release Day Review: Broken Soul (Jane Yellowrock #8) by Faith HunterBroken Soul by Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock #8
Published by Roc on October 7, 2014
Genres: Adult, Romantic, Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Source: NetGalley
Excerpt: Excerpt
Sexual Content: Non-graphic sex scenes.
Reviewed by: Julia
4 Stars

Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire—but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs....

When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price—and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath. Leo, however, doesn’t mention how this new job will change Jane’s life or the danger it will bring her and her team.

Jane has more to worry about than some greedy vampires. There’s a vicious creature stalking the streets of New Orleans, and its agenda seems to be ripping Leo and her to pieces. Now Jane just has to figure out how to kill something she can’t even see….

A series best, BROKEN SOUL shows Beast and Jane growing ever more united during battle, investigation, and romance. With this new phase of their partnership comes power beyond anything Jane has wielded before, and a price that just might kill her. Not to worry, though, Beast has her back.

Jane's love life has been pretty choppy in the last few books as she tries to get over Ricky Bo. In BROKEN SOUL, she and Beast are united in their attraction, though Jane is still too gun shy to fling herself in whole heartedly. I adored this courtship, it felt like a perfect next step for both Jane and Beast. While supernatural history lessons slowed things down in a few places, and unexpected magical threats just seemed to get in the way of focusing on Jane's growth and love life, there is more than enough romance and chemistry to hold their own. Jane's healing, her newfound synchronicity with Beast, and her intent to embark on a new relationship from a place of almost complete honesty makes BROKEN SOUL my favorite Jane Yellowrock book in a long, long time.

Steamy, violent, and hinting even more great things to come, BROKEN SOUL is a series highlight. Established Jane fans will be delighted, and while new readers could follow along, they won't appreciate how amazingly far Jane and Beast have come. To those just starting out I say treat yourself, start at the beginning and know that BROKEN SOUL is waiting for you at the other end.

Series Titles:
  1. Skinwalker
  2. Blood Cross
  3. Mercy Blade - 4/5
  4. Raven Cursed- 4/5
  5. Death’s Rival - 4/5
  6. Blood Trade - 4/5
  7. Black Arts - 4/5
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  • For another isolated heroine with a complicated love life, try Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine series.
  • For more romance and another two shifters that have a beastly spirit for a roommate, try Patricia Brigg's Alpha & Omega series.

2 Responses to “Release Day Review: Broken Soul (Jane Yellowrock #8) by Faith Hunter”

  1. Kim

    Hmm, I think it is time for me to take up this series again. I kind of forgot it a few books back.

  2. Mina

    Yeah, I’m with Kim. Maybe I will start reading the series again… I quit after “Death’s Rival”, because it depressed me to no end: Leo’s treachery [really, I thought killing him would be a pretty good idea], Bruiser being the miserable puppet and sorry, Ricky always came across as a sleazy man-mattress [I made that word up, all right]. And let’s not forget her witch-friend and husband, who weren’t real friends when it counted. So I stopped reading, being totally frustrated, although I always loved Jane and Beast. But I saw no hope for her to find any decent company. Ever.
    So after you’re review, maybe I’ll rethink and start again…