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Book Review: Evil’s Ultimate Huntress (An Alexis Black Novel: Book Two) by Jenn Windrow

Evil’s Ultimate Huntress (An Alexis Black Novel: Book Two)
by Jenn Windrow
November 5, 2018
284 pages
Vampire Alexis Black just wanted to be human again. Now she just wants to stay alive… and undead.

After Alexis tried and failed to kill Delano Melazi, an ancient bloodsucker hell-bent on revenge, he’s been trying to repay the favor one pointy-toothed minion at a time. An army of undead intent on stalking and staking her.

She spends every night with her rag-tag duo trying to send those monsters to an ashy grave. The only positive—their deaths fulfill the kill-or-end-up-dead contract she’s still stuck in.

But Delano is small veins compared to the latest complication in her life…her twin brother Andre. A Brother who now leads her enemy’s army.

Now Alexis has a new mission—save Andre by finding his last spark of humanity or follow orders and do what she does best…kill vampires.

Evil’s Ultimate Huntress is the thrilling follow up to the series starter, Evil’s Unlikely Assassin. I love this series and its kick ass vampire heroine Alexis Black. The series is an urban fantasy set in Chicago. Alexis is a vampire attempting to buy back her humanity by dispatching evil-doers. As per an angelic contract, Alexis must kill one monstrous creature per night for the duration of her term. In the end, she will be granted her humanity; a precious commodity stolen from Alexis without her consent. And so, the formidable vampire slashes her way through Chicago on a heavenly mission.

In this installment of the series, Alexi’s sire has returned to Chicago to collect his progeny. Alexis, however, detests her maker and has no intention of doing his bidding. But when she discovers her sire has her twin brother Andre in tow, the stakes are insurmountably raised. What unfolds is an action-packed suspenseful ride into the seedy underbelly of vampire politics.

Part of what makes this series such a winner is the cast of characters along for the ride. The soul of Vlad Tepes, the father of all vampires, has been implanted into Alexis. While she needs to share her body with Vlad, she also benefits from the centuries-old power within. Alexis also has a human partner, Reaper, a military-trained, hard-nosed guy with whom she’s formed an uneasy bond. There’s also Alexis’s love interest, scientist/shifter Julian who adds a steamy romantic element to the story. My favourite character, though, is Alexis’s vampire best friend turned ghost, Nathan. I love his quirky personality and childish sense of humour. Together, the group forms a tight-knit force to be reckoned with.

I highly recommend Alexis Black to urban fantasy fans. The series is well-crafted and highly entertaining. Spend some time with Alexis and her crew, you won’t be disappointed.

Review: Evil’s Unlikely Assassin (Alexis Black #1)

Five Sheep

Bianca Greenwood

About the Author:
Jenn Windrow loves characters that have a pinch of spunk, a dash of attitude, and a large dollop of sex appeal. Top it all off with a huge heaping helping of snark, and you've got the ingredients for the kind of fast-paced stories she loves to read and write. Home is a suburb of it's-so-hot-my-shoes-have-melted-to-the-pavement Phoenix. Where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and a slew of animals that seem to keep following her home, at least that's what she claims.

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