Title: Blood Heir
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Aurelia Ryder #1; Kate Daniels #10.5
Eight years ago, Julie Lennart left Atlanta to find herself and get stronger. But time has changed her. She has a new face, new magic and a new name. She is determined to defeat an ancient power that is trying to kill her adopted mother, Kate Daniels, but she can’t let her know otherwise she will die.
I was extremely excited when I saw the announcement that Ilona Andrews was making a new series in the Kate Daniels world. Kate Daniels is one of my favorite series and I knew this one would most likely end up being a favorite as well, and I was right so far. I really enjoyed this book considering I wasn’t a huge fan of Julie in the Kate Daniels series. She was a good side character but I didn’t love her. But Aurelia/Julie was a great character and I really enjoyed her perspective on things. She is more ruthless and diabolical than Kate I feel and I liked that. I liked that she isn’t a copy of Kate and that she has a very unique personality and abilities.
“I have lived through so many versions of me. I don’t even know who I am anymore.” “This is life,” Luther said. “We change, we alter ourselves, we grow or shrink. It’s part of the human condition.
The enemy she faces in this book is very fascinating. I loved how dangerous Aurelia was during battle and how quick on her feet she was. Derek was a surprise in this book. He has changed so much and I can’t wait to learn more about him. Also Conlan was adorable and terrifying for a 9 year old. I can’t wait to see how he will help Auriela in this series.
Overall, this was a great start to a spin-off series and I can’t wait for the next book. Ilona Andrews always creates amazing worlds and characters and I know this one will become a favorite.