Taste by Claire Farrell

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Someone is hunting down the people she’s promised to protect, but Ava’s taste for battle is slowly disappearing. She’s losing the people in her life, one by one, and without them, her inner light can only weaken. But the British Vampire Association has decided to take over Ireland, too, and to give the entire country a fighting chance, Ava must work with the Council and their secret weapons, and let the world see her true face. A sea of blood can’t wash away the deaths that will come, but Ava will make sure everyone gets what they deserve…

I am in love with this series. Taste is book 5 of the Ava Delaney Series.  Ava is a hybrid vampire who just wants to be normal. She wants to be left alone to enjoy her life. But supernatural politics don’t let that happen. Just when she thinks she can take a breather she gets sucked right back in.

With this series it truly is impossible to write a good review without spoiling everything. It had that much going on. But what I can say was that this one started off a bit slow and bizarre for me. For the first 30% of the book I felt that Ava was running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off. The writing seemed to be almost rambling (?) if that makes sense. I’m not sure if this was done on purpose so we, the readers, can see how distraught Ava was. How she felt to be floundering not knowing what was truly going on, when the big bad was coming for them or who the big bad truly was.  At about 30% Ava pulled it together. She pulled up those big girl panties and started kicking ass. Now HERE is the Ava that I have come to love. Because you simply can not fall in love with her. She is the perfect heroine. She has flaws, she messes up, she fumbles along, she has OCD tendencies…how can you not love that?!

Book 6 comes out in June and I wish it was June already so we could see how this series ends.  I do hope that after all she has lost that she gets her happily ever after.

4.5 stars out of 5 from me. Even with the bizarre rambling beginning. 🙂

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