"What a way to end the series!"
Now with 562—the origin of all were-creatures and vampires
and other supernaturnal beings—mentally broken after he/she
went on a rampage, emotions are running pretty strong in
GBVille. Other asylums have also fallen. The day might
actually come when monsters no longer have to hide. With
Mariah having exchanged blood with 562, the other monsters
in GBVille are treating her almost like a god. After all,
she takes on the same appearance during the full moon. The
vampires and were-creatures took 562 away from GBVille to a
safe location to keep her/him safe from the civils. For a
time, everything is going smoothly. Then the vampires
decide to have a party and Mariah is drawn to the music and
dancing. When the Oldster sees what's about to happen—the
vampires are all calling for Mariah's blood—he spirits her
away. Now that the younger vampires are all amped up,
there's bound to be trouble and sure enough, they end up
killing a civil. With Gabriel being the prime suspect, he
decides to run and takes Mariah with him.
Once again, Mariah is running away. This time, she's
running to deal with her past as they head to Dallas. Not
surprisingly, they go to Mariah's old home and she ends up
confronting the very werewolf who made her what she is.
What will happen when Mariah confronts her maker? How will
she deal with all the feelings brought on by her attack?
Will Mariah and Gabriel be able to go back to GBVille? Will
they be welcome if they do? What will happen to 562? And
most importantly, what will happen to the bond between
Gabriel and Mariah when Gabriel matures as a vampire? Will
Chaplin ever forgive Mariah? And don't forget Stamp. What
will happen with him?
IN BLOOD WE TRUST (A NOVEL OF THE BLOODLANDS) gives us a
satisfying conclusion to the BLOODLANDS novels. Christine
Cody seamlessly wisks us right back into Mariah's world and
the asylum. This story is action packed from the very first
page until the very last. While the ending may not have
been everything I hoped for, it was the only way the story
could have ended between Mariah and Gabriel. Very sad and
yes, I did shed some tears. All in all, this is a great
series with a bit of everything from romance to action and
all kinds of different were-creatures. I very highly
recommend this entire series of books.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 20, 2011