Review. The Sweet Scent of Blood – Suzanne McLeod

Spellcrackers 1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 363
Published: 2008
Genevieve Taylor is a sidhe – one of the noble fae – and she’s unusual even in a London where celebrity vampires, eccentric goblins and scheming lesser fae mix freely with humanity…

Genny is a rising star at, where she finds the “M” in magic – which can mean anything from mischief to malice to murder. The spellcrackers are run by the Witch Council, whose ancient tenets prohibit any contact with vampires. And that’s just fine with Genny, who wants as little to do with the bloodsuckers as possible.

But when a sinfully sexy vamp is accused of killing his lover, an old debt forces Genny to help prove his innocence, risking her job, her safety – and the exposure of her own dark secrets. Genny soon realizes that she and her client are both unwitting pawns in a centuries-old power struggle. And it’s not just her own neck at stake but the lives of all of London’s supernatural beings.

My thoughts:
I do love Urban Fantasy and this book was also refreshing because of the simple fact that it was set in London. I feel that I can’t give justice to how good the book was. The good ones are always the hardest to write about. But I will try. But honestly I would just like to say...It was great! Read it.

To the story then. Genny is a Fae in a world where supernaturals walk among us. The vampires have gone for fame and “groupies”, but Fae like her have it a bit harder. They never were human at all. There are also trolls, brownies, goblins, witches, and lots more. And they all bring something extra to the book.

Genny was a wonderful character. She was also clouded in mystery and I was dying to find out mor about her. Why she was not happy mixing with vampires, or why she did not let passion take over when Finn, her boss was around. She was an enigma but little by little details came out.

The story was great. She was investigating a vampire that was said to have killed his lover. This brought her to many more vampires, and they all wanted something. On top of that something sinister was in the air.

The enigma, the mystery, loved it. I kept reading and reading, wanting to find out more. Not only about the story but about her too. The end left me wanting to read book 2 at once.

This is a book I would recommend to fans of UF. Great new world, nice setting, heroine with secrets, vampires with secrets, a bit of sexual tension all wrapped into one.
Reason for reading:
I have wanted to start it for some time, and then i read a review and knew I had to buy the book.
Not a fan, but it is somewhat ok.

27 thoughts on “Review. The Sweet Scent of Blood – Suzanne McLeod

  1. pattepoilue says:

    YAY!!I'm so happy you enjoyed it too! I can't for you to read book 2 and 3 *g*Reading these books made me want to go to London againWe learn a lot about Ginny in the next books. =)

  2. Blodeuedd says:

    @MichelleI am reading book 2 this coming week πŸ™‚ I need to know, even if I just saw that book 4 comes out first next year. The Horror@PatHihi, I loved it, and instead of blaming you πŸ˜‰ I thank you :DBook 2 is on this week, and if everything goes well, book 3 the week after@StaciIt's a bit..I mean pretty but I would still walk by it. But it's good, and fun to see a heroine that is not so fierce looking.@AnaI do love UF, so the right genre for me, not like all that lovey-dovey pnr πŸ˜‰

  3. Simcha says:

    This does sound like an interesting book, and now that you mention it, I can't think of any Urban fantasies that I 've read that take place outside of the US. I wonder why that is.

  4. deannalynnc says:

    LOL, "…It was great! Read it!" well OK…I have placed it on my TBR list. :-)I have also found it harder to write reviews on books that you really loved because you want to tell people everything but you know you can't but then it's hard to put the book into words to make people understand just how much you enjoyed it!

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    @MelissaHihi, yay, I do hope you will like it. It is quite addictive@DarleneIt war really good πŸ™‚ The cover is sure a bit more subtle @SimchaI did try to think long and hard but..nope. Not even from those that aren't from the states

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    CarrieI could just go on and on and spoil the whole book, so hard to stop. BuckyLol, yay πŸ˜€ Yes good old England and London so go forth and have a lookTeddyI am very very glad I put this on my birthday wishlist cos I was sure not sorry@MelissaAlready on your shelf, oh then it is good day to start it πŸ˜‰

  7. Blodeuedd says:

    Thanks Marie :DI can say the same to you. And that is why i like it tooCecile*hugs and smooches*I had a great weekend, lots to do, people to see, and yummy things to eatChrisI am happy to have enlightened you :=)LarissaIt was good, I really wanted to start book 2 at once, but had some reviews to get through first

  8. Blodeuedd says:

    @ElysiumI am glad to have brought it to your attention :DDeannaHihi, you know I had to use that ;)I have so much to say, but then when I want to put it to words, nothing comes out. It's always either way, a great review, or I just can't find the words to express why I liked it so muchInkedI hope you do and enjoy it. And the questions, so good.NaidaIt was great, highly recommended

  9. Blodeuedd says:

    @JennyGreat setting, great book, I was sure happy :D@CarolLol, thanks. I liked it too. Sometimes you say so much more when you say hardly anything at all

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