Review: Blood of Dawn by Tami Dane

Posted January 2, 2013 by Gikany-Una in 4 stars, Rating A, Urban Fantasy Tags: , , ,

Blood of Dawn
Author: Tami Dane 
Release Date: Dec. 4, 2012
Publisher: Kensington
Sloan Skye #3
ISBN: #978-0758267115 
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format(s): Paperback (352 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
About the book:
Being a skeptic is somehow making Sloan Skye one of the best profilers in the FBI’s new Paranormal Behavioural Analysis Unit. True, her so-called love life isn’t any less tangled, but she’s beginning to believe she’s found a place where her uber-geek smarts and her more out-there methods fit perfectly. Unfortunately, all the incredible things she’s seen can’t prepare Sloan for the ultimate horror show …returning to her old high school. Someone – or some thing – is draining blood out of local teenage girls while they sleep. And the only way Sloan can solve the case is to push past her training and surrender to powers beyond her formidable logic to root out one very elusive killer…
What G & U are talking about:
Blood of Dawn is the third book in the Sloan Skye series.  Gikany started from the beginning of the series while Una jumped in on Blood of Dawn.  Considering the references to previous events in the preceding novels, and that all three novels take place with in a three week period, we strongly recommend that you start the Sloan Skye series from the beginning. 
Blood of Dawn is a quick read. Gikany and Una both unsuccessfully tried to slow down the pace of our reading so we would be better able to retain the story and its nuances for our review.  We found it impossible to do so due to the nature of the writing.  The novel flows very well, and it is easy to get completely caught up in both the FBI investigation and Sloan’s personal life.
Sloan is working as a summer intern for the FBI in their new Paranormal Behavioral Analysis Unit, and the Sloan Skye series chronicles her professional and personal development as she learns more about the unseen world.  For an extremely intelligent woman, she is easily blindsided by interpersonal interactions.  However it is these interactions that humanize Sloan.  The witty banter and remarks that are littered through the novel help to lighten what is a fairly dark career path.  To be a profiler seems to be a hard emotional road to traverse.
Although the overall plot and identity of the culprit was fairly easy to surmise, Blood of Dawn was still an enjoyable read.  Considering the resolution of the case and how Sloan was left, Gikany and Una would like to read about Sloan’s next case.

Their Rating:
Enjoyed – strongly recommend (A-)

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