BAD TO THE BONE Vampire thief Raylene Pendle doesn’t need more complications in her life. Her Seattle home is already overrun by a band of. Cherie Priest (born July 30, ) is an American novelist and blogger living in Seattle, Cherie Priest . Hellbent, September 6, , Bantam Spectra. Hellbent sees the return of the sassy super thief Raylene – also known as Cheshire Red – who is back to her usual tricks, hired to retrieve a.

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Now I understand that Priest has some great stuff going on with her Steampunk books, but with the way that things ended, there is clearly a door left open for book three.

One served as the humor in the story while the other was more serious, though never too serious as Raylene’s sense of humor always comes through. The pacing also throws me off in this novel. Retrieved Dec 7, Drag queen drama My favorite aspect of this novel is easily the drag queen sidekick, Adrian.

Throwing Adrian into the mix helps with the stakes, as Raylene is suddenly looking out for more than herself. The relationship between the two is probably the heftiest material in the novel and was the most enjoyable aspect of the novel to me. I mean, I missed any progress in Soo I really liked the first book in this series, and enjoyed a lot of things about this followup.


I was not greatly amused by the constant ‘funny’ quips about dick sticks and other ridiculous combinations. May 28, Nikki rated it really liked it Shelves: Retrieved February 23, Hellbent is one hell of a fun read, and I recommend it to any urban fantasy enthusiast. He’s blind, not incapable! Raylene decides to steal the bones, let Elizabeth kill everyone and then helps her to escape.

Having loved book one I was so much looking forward to reading, what is at the moment, the final book in the series but I was very disappointed with it on all levels.

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Also living with Raylene is Ian Stott a cheie vampire for whom Raylene has a friend with benefits relationship with. Retrieved February 19, Preview — Hellbent by Cherie Priest.

These separate plots are handled with a great degree of skill but never really converge, I was half expecting to see at least two of them join hellbfnt and feel it would have strengthened the story.

That’s how this book starts. I am also enjoying the way she is embracing what is often a problem with on-going series: If you need a distraction, this is a good one.

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How can she care for helllbent people prisst then care nothing about others? And the fast paced action is reduced to a limp road trip that does little to excite or interest. The book has some good humor, but it becomes a bit repetitive after a while so it got old for me fairly quickly.


This duology is about a female vampire thief. She is often mistaken for a man since international intelligence officials who have been hunted her for years; find it hard to believe that a woman could actually be such an accomplished thief, or as she calls herself–acquisitions specialist.

On the road trip they visit Max to make a deal. Lists with This Book. I had a blast reading Hellbent.

Hellbent by Cherie Priest

Bacula, or penis bones, from supernatural beings magnify power for witches and fetch serious money. Raylene also has to find a way to keep Ian away from his former House in San Francisco where he was once a major player before he was captured, blinded permanently, and experimented upon by the government gellbent Jeffrey Sykes. You do not wear anything you love and Raylene does love the Chanel. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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