Monday, August 3, 2015

Review: Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand

Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand 
Dirty Blood Series 
Book 1


I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.

And even now there are two thoughts that are so clear, they feel branded into my mind: One, Werewolves do exist, and two, I was born to kill them.


I really loved the idea of Werewolves and Hunters! It was different from the usual Vampires and Hunters.

As soon as you pick up the book, you are thrown into some pretty intense action! Tara is on a date with her longtime boyfriend, George, who turns up late as usual. Tara breaks up with him because not only has he changed, but they have changed as a couple. She makes George leave and ends up with no one to give her a ride home so she walks through an ally to get to the bus station. Next thing Tara knows is there is a girl who turned into a wolf right before her eyes and is charging at her. Tara is stunned with what she is witnessing but her body takes over and kills the wolf by picking up a pipe. She then went into shock and they guy shows up to help her and take her home.

I really loved this book especially Tara and Wes! The pull between the two of them makes the story really interesting. The fact that Wes tries to deny his feelings for Tara and is so hot and cold to her that it makes Tara wonder if he truly likes her, but it also makes the reader question his actions. Wes is a very complex and dense character who has been through so much. It makes it hard for him to be able to trust anyone along with this girl he is drawn to and doesn’t know why. Tara, is also drawn to Wes and is very confused as her whole world changes and she finds out she is a Hunter and has never known. The hardest part for Tara is finding her place in this world, but the more she learns, the more complicated this world becomes!

This book is defiantly jaw dropping with everything Tara goes through and comes to know about this mystery life.

This book is action packed with adventure, humor, and romance and never lets up. The ending of this book leaves you ready to pick up the next book and never stop reading until you read the entire series! I can’t wait to see where Tara and Wes’ journey will take them!

Rating: 5/5

~~About the Author~~

Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. Since 2011, she’s published more than eight YA & NA novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. She splits her time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two places. 

Heather is also a publishing and success coach bent on equipping and educating artists who call themselves authors. She loves teaching fellow writers how to create the same freedom-based lifestyle she enjoys. For more information visit and find out how to create your own OutRAGEous Life. 

To have Heather speak at your event, please email her at

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