Audiobook Review: Blood Cross by Faith Hunter

Posted January 9, 2014 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 10 Comments

Audiobook Review: Blood Cross by Faith HunterSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

Blood Cross by Faith Hunter
Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins

Date Read: 2013

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Jane Yellowrock is back on the prowl against the children of the night...

The vampire council has hired skinwalker Jane Yellowrock to hunt and kill one of their own who has broken sacred ancient rules β€” but Jane quickly realizes that in a community that is thousands of years old, loyalties run deep...

With the help of her witch best friend and local vigilantes, Jane finds herself caught between bitter rivalries β€” and closer than ever to the secret origin of the entire vampire race. But in a city of old grudges and dark magic, Jane will have to fight to protect both sides, even if no one will protect her.

More Information:
Publisher: Penguin
Series: Jane Yellowrock #2

Also by this author: Skinwalker, Mercy Blade, Raven Cursed
Also in this series: Skinwalker, Mercy Blade, Raven Cursed


Listened for Fun (Audible)
Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.75
Character Rating: 4.25

Audio Rating: 4.50 (Not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Blood Cross sealed the deal: I am totally invested in Jane/Beast (not so much their love life though)!

Overall Thoughts: Oddly enough on paper, I really shouldn’t like this series as much as I do. There is a love triangle. There is a small bit of angst (dual personalities lend to that). Jane at times has a very “young” type of attitude. However, I am really digging the mystery and world building involved with the Jane Yellowrock series. In this particular story, I enjoyed getting to know her best friend and kiddos. Also the rogue storyline was freaking amazing and the end gutted me! I won’t say it caused tears but it did cause me to gasp. Faith knows how to pack a punch and that is why I overlook the elements that drive me crazy.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Khristine Hvam / Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins

Khristine does an amazing job with Jane/Beast. She is one of my favorite narrators but this seems to be her sweet spot. She nails the emotion, pacing, and “bite your nails” moments with such accuracy that you just get swept up into the story. Great job!

Final Thoughts: I have already read book 3 and got my hands on book 4 & 5 (in audio of course)!


FTC Disclosure


Story Rating
5 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
Felicia S
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10 responses to “Audiobook Review: Blood Cross by Faith Hunter

  1. Lee

    Love this series! It’s one of the few UF reads with a romance element that I’m not that into. I was more on Bruiser’s side for a while but you’ll have to read Death’s Rival to understand why that’s no longer the case! Very curious to see how the Jane/Beast voices play out in an audio version.

  2. There is not really a love triangle, and not all that much romance, of course men want Jane but she does not give in so easily, don’t worry about that. I am so happy you loved this one Felicia, this is one of my favourite UF series. I love Beast!

  3. I really do like Faith Hunter – I’ve read her Rogue Mage series and I keep hoping and praying she writes more to it (she has a RPG for it). I keep meaning to read this Jane b/c I did read a SS on Jane and I really liked it! Not sure about the love triangle, tho πŸ™

  4. I agree with this being Hvam’s narration sweet spot. She is Jane/Beast. And yeah I’m not so much in love with Jane’s love life. I was team Bruiser but not anymore and I still can’t get fully on board with Rick.

    I’ll be starting the new release, Black Arts next week.