Graves of Retribution by Lina Gardiner

January 16th, 2020 Kimberly Review 12 Comments

16th Jan
Graves of Retribution by Lina Gardiner
Graves of Retribution
by Lina Gardiner
Series: City of Bones #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon *affiliate
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Death Deceives Her

Jess Vandermire and John (Britt) Brittain have been in Paris for three months now, but they aren’t going home yet. There’s a complicated vampire uprising brewing, and everything they’ve encountered in Paris so far has drawn them deeper into the conspiracy. It’s becoming apparent there are more than just vampires in the mix, but Jess still hasn’t figured out exactly what they’re up against…or who their true enemy is.

Jess and Britt will have to work without a net, covering treacherous terrain to root out just what the threat is. The police are no longer trustworthy--even though someone is definitely doing everything in their power to break the current Pact between vampires and humans. But when Jess and Britt finally unearth the truth, they realize that they’re facing their most dangerous enemy yet.

And it’s not at all who they expected . . .

City of Bones—some secrets don’t stay buried . . .

fangtastic Mythology SUSPENSE urban

And we are back in Paris with Graves of Retribution by Lina Gardiner, the third and final book in the City of Bones spin-off series involving Jess Vandermire, Captain of New York City’s Vampire Hunting team.

*This series is best read in the order of its release and begins with Graves of Wrath.

Jess and her partner, John Brittain, have been in Paris for three months, while Jess’s brother, Regent is on assignment for the Vatican. During their stay, Jess & Regent have met a sister they never knew they had. Britt & Jess and helped with a serial murder case and all have discovered a dark and sinister plot unfolding right in Paris. Ravens, vampire traps, secret societies, strange texts… can they solve it before it’s too late?

It was good to be back in Paris with Jess, Britt and Regent. This was an exciting installment as we learned more about the Raven, the book, Vlad, Jess’s sister and her adopted father. There is a mix of religion and lore weaved into this tale and I loved the good vs evil with a twist that the author delivered.

Another girl is murdered in the tomes, the city police are replaced and Regent soon finds himself in trouble before things come to a head. Gardiner weaved in characters from Jess & Britt’s past, making me wish I had read the Jess Vandermire series, but it was explained and quite clever.

This was a fast-paced, light paranormal/urban fantasy with a nice mystery, plenty of suspense and interesting characters to keep you flipping the pages.

An addictive tale that wrapped up nicely while leaving room for more encounters with Paris friends. It looks like Jess, Britt and Regent are headed back to New York and trouble awaits them.

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About Lina Gardiner

Lina Gardiner was born and raised in New Brunswick. She has a deep appreciation of the beauty and the special attributes of her province. As a test to see if she could make it as a writer, she wrote an article on the Fundy Trail Parkway and got the cover story in the magazine We’re Home New Brunswick. That was her sign to dive into her lifelong dream of writing. After that, she wrote a short story for an anthology entitled New Brunswick Short Stories by Dorothy Dearborn. It took six years of serious writing to finally sell her first novel. Her editor liked the characters so much she offered Lina a series before the novel even hit the shelves. Lina continues to write every day and appreciates every chance she gets to make her writing stronger and better

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw and Howler. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Find @kimbacaffeinate on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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12 Responses to “Graves of Retribution by Lina Gardiner”

  1. Debbie S Haupt

    hmm I don’t think I’m familiar with this author Kim but this trilogy does sound like something I’d enjoy, thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  2. Berls

    I think I said this about a previous review you did on this series… but I’m convinced this is one I’d like! Just to find the time to get to it. Great review as always 🙂