Book Review: Jeaniene Frost’s First Drop of Crimson

Posted May 2, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Jeaniene Frost’s First Drop of Crimson

First Drop of Crimson


Jeaniene Frost

urban fantasy that was published by Avon Publications on February 9, 2010 and has 371 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Halfway to the Grave, Death's Excellent Vacation, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave's End, Jeaniene Frost, Destined for an Early Grave, Unbound, This Side of the Grave, One Grave at a Time, Once Burned, Eternal Kiss of Darkness, Twice Tempted, The Beautiful Ashes, Bound by Flames, Into the Fire

This is the first in a spin-off urban fantasy series, Night Huntress World, from Frost’s Night Huntress series featuring Cat’s best friend, Denise MacGregor, with Bones’ best friend, Spade.

In 2010, First Drop of Crimson was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Romance.

My Take

I enjoyed the history and the characters although the writing itself is not up to the standards Frost set in Halfway to the Grave, 1. I’m rather disappointed here. Oh, there’s plenty of action and Frost has one heck of an imagination. It’s more that the writing feels juvenile in parts; she can do so much better.

The Story

Family is dying all around Denise and no one will believe what she says she saw when Paul is murdered in front of her. She barely believes it until the demon catches her. Threatens her. With what remains of her family. So she turns to the only person who can help her NOW. Spade. With all the horrors of which he reminds her as they set out together on her quest to save her family. As she falls deeper in love with Spade.

The Cover

Oh please. The look on the cover model’s face is just too ick. He’s either about to defend his food from some rash creature or he knows it’s not going to taste very good.