Aug 6, 2010



Just ask sixteen-year-old orphan Dru Anderson, a tough girl who has taken her fair share of bad guys. She's armed dangerous, and not going down without a fight. So it's gonna take her a while to figure out who she can trust...

Just when Dru thought she was safe, everything exploded in her face. Her mom and dad are long gone, her protectors Graves and Christophe kinda want to rip each other's throats out, and a four-hundred-year-old nosferat named Sergej won't stop hunting her until his bloodthirsty army of suckers has torn her to shreds.

Dru's finally made it to the Schola Prima--the Real Deal djamphir training facility and home of the Order--and life is about to get even more Real World. There's a brand new svetocha in town--a redheaded vixen named Anna who's got the Order wrapped around her pretty little finger, and who'd rather kill Dru than share the spotlight. Turns out Dru's got something Anna wants. And his name just happens to be Christophe Reynard...

How can Dru trust the Order to protect her, when its leader wants her gone?

Finished Jealousy in just two days! And it was fantastic!

The timespan between getting the books and the timespan between when the books take place are great. For us we wait forever! For Dru and crew (hee-hee, a rhyme!) there's just a few days if even! It's great to pick up where you just left off, but for me I read Betrayals a looong time ago. But still the pickup is pretty smooth and you flow right into it. It was just like taking a quick break and bam, action starts!

Which is pretty much how Jealousy takes off. There's a small episode in the beginning and then the next day Dru is off to meet the Order after being at the new schola for a few weeks or so. Things are weird at first, because the Order just wants to hear Dru's side to the story of what happened at the other schola. And other events.

But that's when the trouble starts to occur, ever so slowly with just a taste here and a taste there. Then the explosion occurs and other events quickly fall into place.

I won't go into what those events were, but for the most part they do involve Anna, and as from the BOC you already know she is a foe, not friend. One all around beetch! Man, that girl is pure wicked. Evil to the core! Lili really makes you hate her and her actions warrant hating!

Then of course there's the love interests yet again, if you are me and still can't decide who you like best, you'll first fall for Graves who's been there for Dru from the first day, the first moment when her life went to crap. He's a constant rock that Dru leans on and they grow even closer in this book.

But then there's Christophe, he eventually pops up slightly past the halfway mark and right away you get sucked back into the intense chemistry between him and Dru. He's got the whole mystery thing down pat, but that's also the problem. He's too mysterious and Dru barely knows him. She learns more and more about him on her own and his connection to her mother and it throws her through a loop. But he too is there for her when Graves isn't around at certain moments.

So again, I am at an impasse. I don't know who I like more for Dru. I want to lean more towards Graves. He has proven himself worthy of friendship and more time and time again. He's the perfect match for Dru in my opinion and I know my friend Cem agrees! ;)

There are definitely a LOT of surprises towards the end. Some that you can kind of see coming in a certain way. They hint at it, by making speculations and then all is revealed at the end. Along with a big, devastating secret. One that you might be able to guess at while reading, I didn't but afterward it became like, "well that explains it" kind of thing.

Let's just say it's going to be a long wait til Defiance which comes out next spring. Hopefully early spring!

Overall I give it 4/5 stars! a GREAT read!

1 comment:

  1. Had to skim this one since I havent read it yet, I do really like this series =)

    I hope ypou love As lie the dead as much as I did!

    Im still waiting for my copy of Total Eclipse! =D


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