Blood Trinity (Belador #1)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
published by Pocket Books
genre: Adult, UF (Urban Fantasy), Paranormal
Summary (Goodreads): All her life, Evalle has been straddling the line between human and demon. Curious about her origins, but content to live in the shadows, she finds that anonymity threatened by escalating conflicts between species. Accused of a savage murder, she's forced center stage in what seems like the beginning of an Atlanta apocalypse. Before long though, her personal problems will submerge as she learns startling facts about a hoard of supernatural terrorists.
My Thoughts: I went into this only being familiar with one of the authors. I'm a huge fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon but know nothing about Dianna Love. I had glanced at some reviews/opinions of this book and knew going in that this was more on the Urban Fantasy side rather than the Para Romance that I'm used to reading from Kenyon. Knowing this helped a great deal since I also enjoy UF I just had to make sure I was in the right mind set to read it.
Character wise, Evalle was hit and miss with me. I liked her for the most part but there were times that I just wanted to shake her. Parts were intentional, like when she was mouthing off to Sen knowing that he didn't like her and was the one person (?) that could ruin her life. Most of the time though she was the tough heroine that you expect dealing with powers and conditions that make her life more difficult than easy.
Tzader and Quinn, who we meet right away, are the only two real friends Evalle has and the only two people she trusts. I liked both of these guys and cannot wait to find out more about them. There were some things mentioned in this book that I'm sure will be the focus of later stories.
There were potential love interests/relationships. I liked Storm, found him interesting and was intrigued by his back story and look forward to finding out more about it. Isak, not so much. This was someone that just didn't work for me but I know he is going to feature prominently in at least part of Evalle's story going forward.
We are introduced to many more people that play either a part in this book's story or are being set up for later books. The HEA that we got between at the end between two of the side characters fell into the sweet territory for me but I still liked it.
Overall, I thought this was a promising start to a new (for me) series. There was enough action to keep me interested even if I didn't like some people and enough given about others that I want to continue reading to find out more.