BEAST OF BURDEN
(Book Two in The Hidden Blood Series)
By A.Z. Green
Pages: 320 pages
Leaders who were allies at the time of the Vikings, had rings made to
remind them of who they were and what they stood for. Weremen of peace,
justice and loyalty. We try to stand by that principle.
attempt on Nik's life, he and Jaz leave Deer Creek to escape the dangers
and judgements on both their heads. But many are determined to find
them and drag them back.
Curs are creeping out of the woodwork
and making themselves known by the increase of deaths, kidnappings and
rapes but it seems the Head Council are looking the other way.
and Nik put their differences aside to begin her training in
self-defence and controlling her ability to Change. Jaz allows herself
to trust him again despite their rocky start, and in doing so, she soon
understands the true reasons behind his past actions.
Things aren't what they seem.
are stirring, enemies are coming out to play, humans will be caught in
the crossfire, hybrid Weres must fight for their survival and sides must
Which side are you on?
Would like to thank the author and Bit'n tours for gifting me this book for a honest review. I had the privilege to read the first book through goodreads and couldn't wait to read this one.
This book picks up right where the first book ended, Jaz and Nic have left Deer Creek, Jaz no longer being safe there especially after she reveals herself as being a hybrid. Jaz struggles to trust Nic and also struggles with her feelings for him.
"Even with her niggling fears about him, he'd never hurt her and she knew he wasn't always what he seemed. Was that a good thing? Something she could trust in? Right now, she saw him as a killer-but was that the whole story? Despite what her mind was telling her"
So this book was jammed pack with shockers and reveals, back to back!!!!
Caution!!!! Spoiler alert people!!!!!
I usually do not like to give important details away but it can not be helped sorry. I'm going to start with that I loved Jaz, she was such a strong woman, so much happened to her, she could not catch a break. On the run, people dying and people who were dead are not!! And what does a girl have to do to take a shower!! Poor Jaz, three different times and three different guys walking in on her in the shower, what the heck. Then the unthinkable happens to her!!!
She is violated so horribly I was shocked, sad, upset, tears. I couldn't believe I was reading this
But after all this has happened to Jaz does she go into depressed mode and stop her, No!!!! oh No!!!!! she got back up brushed herself off and continued on with life. She didn't let the pain consume her. I loved her for that. She kept on fighting and still wants to be with Nic. Then Nic he was there for her and supported her.
This book was action packed, with bloody kills with crazy weres and I liked it!!! :) There was even some funny parts too.
"The muscles around Tyra's eyes tightened. "Smells human. About three weeks old. " "Cause of death?" Tyra turned to her, smirking. "I'm not a forensic officer." She turned faced forward, squinting her eyes. "But from what I can see he looks like he was chewed on. Maybe eaten alive." Jaz grimaced.
(Book One in The Hidden Blood Series)
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
The bloody, raw meat was tantalizing her; calling to her. She hated it and yearned for it all at once.
Stop, she ordered. What are you doing?!
So hungryyyyy, snarled a primal voice deep within her.
Don’t you dare! she screamed back.
But the primal hunger ignored her pleas and took over her body, forcing her rational voice deep within the crevices of her mind.
What would you do if you discovered you weren't human? That you turned into a bloodthirsty monster against your will?
What if your instincts, emotions and desires were torn between your own and the dark, dangerous animal lurking inside of you?
it could make you yearn for someone you shouldn't, make you say and act
in ways you wouldn't and overwhelm your whole existence?
If everything you'd ever known about your life was a lie?
a world where a deeply hidden community is swathed in mystery, deadly
secrets, betrayal and murder, Jaz Barker struggles to fight against the
dangerous Beast within her and the emotions and desires it thrusts her
When tensions ride high and people she cares about are put
in danger, she will have to decide how much of her newly awakened
animal-side she's willing to let in.
And if it is worth the risk…
Top 10 Influential People
If I’m not including religious figures then these are what I’d pick. I don’t idolize popstars or actors unless they do something good or are really good at what they do. These are people that mean something to me.
My family, especially my husband and daughter- without my husband, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thank you, babes. My daughter keeps me strong and happy when I’m sad and weak. I hope she can say the same about me in the future.
William Shakespeare - everyone can appreciate what this guy brought to the world of literature. I’m not an expert of his works, but I know the guy can write. His poetry is beautiful too.
Charlotte Bronte - she brought one of my favourite novels into the world. I can’t thank her enough.
Mary Shelley - in a tough man-dominating world, she brought one of the most influential novels in history, thats genre at the time was dominated by male writers. She kicked them to the kerb, that’s for sure.
Alexander the Great - he did a lot of great things in his time (hence the name) and I have only a small amount of knowledge of his history, but it’s his death that has inspired me. There’s a story that is mentioned even amongst Muslims (many believe that Alexander the Great is mentioned in the Qu’ran). The story gives a beautiful view on his thoughts of death and how even though he was a great king and did so much, when he dies, he will not take his wealth with him. Materialistic things mean nothing. He put things in perspective.
Robin Williams - he’s the comedian I grew up with and I was really sad when I heard he’d died. He reminds me of my childhood so I had to put him in there.
Philomena Lee - she’s a recent discovery so her influence is strong and fresh. You may have seen the film ‘Philomena’ about an Irish woman who is in search of her long lost son, who was given away by the same convent Philomena had to stay in because she’d had sex out of wedlock. This child grows up with an American family, and as she follows the trail, she tragically discovers he died of aids. And that the convent she’d started at, is the place he’s buried. The convent knew and sent both her, and her son around in circles, claiming not to know where the other lived. My point of this summary, is that for me, the greatest trait someone can have is finding forgiveness when they have an opportunity to get revenge. Philomena tells the main sister of the convent who had been there when Philomena was a teen, that she forgives her, despite everything she has done. It’s beautiful.
Pocahontas - no, not the Disney one (though Colours of the Wind is one of my favourite Disney songs) - I’m talking about the real Pocahontas who saved the ungrateful John Smith (not the dreamy one we remember from childhood), moved with the English, converted to Christianity, changed her name to Rebecca, married an Englishman and bore a son, and her marriage is the first recorded interracial marriage in North American history. I don’t know what she was like but I can see she was compassionate and brave. Her story has been romanticized and talked about hundreds of years after her death. Can’t help but admire her.
Ben Affleck - oddly enough. And the only reason I say this is, despite that I like him as an actor, outside of acting he was on a talk show recently and defended Muslims, separating them from the extremists, as they should be. Good for him. And thanks!
Chuck Wendig - an author whose books I’ve never read, though I certainly plan to. It’s his blog that makes me put him on this list. He’s funny, sooooo funny, but he also talks about important things. Things that make us think about the way we think and act. He also talks about writing and things in the news. I haven’t disagreed with him yet. He’s done good. You can find him at terribleminds.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
was born in 1989 and raised in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. She met the
love of her life aged 16 and moved to London, finally settling down near
She has written various novels and short stories in
her lifetime but has only recently decided to publish. She writes a wide
range of genres such as Dark Fantasy, Romance, Thriller, Historical
Fiction, Dystopian, Horror and Paranormal. Her books tend to fit better
into the New Adult genre as they usually have a more mature theme.
Beasthood is her first published novel.
writing she also loves designing blogs, websites, covers for others'
books as well as her own and various graphics. She has four
blogs/websites and counting. Pinterest and Tumblr keep her busy, as does
reading, drawing, painting and watching films. That's if she gets time
to do any of these things with a three-year-old jumping around.
asked in an interview, 'What books have inspired you to write?' she
replied, 'I write books I wish existed, not because I'm inspired by a
book that already exists.'