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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And it keeps looking for Adrian’s sister. I’m not chedie Ian, still. Was excited to learn a sequel was due out months later, one that I read recently.

Complicating matters, the patriarch from Ian’s vampire house is murdered, making Ian next in line to become head of the house, something he can’t do since he would get killed himself because of his current handicap. Apr 06, Suz rated it really liked it Shelves: Sadly, this may be the last of the Cheshire Red books, since they don’t seem to have found the big readership numbers the publisher was hoping for.

Hellbent by Cherie Priest

Awesome hellbenh here, and cheris done without being at hwllbent expense of a rather diverse group of characters. This is another fun read interspersed with intensity, rapid fire insults delivered with the utmost goodwill and action that will cause whiplash if one is not hellbenh in the reading.

It was fun, fast moving, and some good action. That Raylene, she’s such a kick and let me tell you, she gets off some snarky zingers. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.

She was fired for lying about her mental health and is now out to kill her ex-boss with a tornado while he is inside a building with hundreds of other people.

It was still a pretty enjoyable read and I think I might even read the next book. Creating an urban fantasy novel that features vampires isn’t exactly original, if anything it’s a stifled market however Priest manages to project a clear and unique voice that still feels fresh and original, unrestrained by genre.


Seriously, you heellbent hear her when she talks about the people she meets. Retrieved Dec 7, View all 8 comments. Of course, it is entirely possible this novel is a setup for Bad Things to Come in future books, but on its own, things seemed… easy.

Hellbent, a book by Cherie Priest | Book review

Possibly relating to her OCD, but I’m not familiar enough with that disorder to really know. I love Cherie Priest’s stuff, but ain’t a big fan of vampires. A good portion of the book is simply repeating the following facts ad nasuem 1 Raylene has OCD 2 Adrian is a good drag queen who has a really big piece of equipment that he tuck away 3 plot points that you just saw played out. Hellbent is certainly not short of adventure,and when Raylene asks Adrian,ex-Navy SEAL and fabulous drag queen extraordinaire,to accompany her to Atlanta,to act as her ghoul and confront Barrington House one of the most dangerous Houses in existence ,things really get tense.

Her Seattle home is already chrie by a band of misfits, including Ian Stott, a blind vampi After my failed attempt to read the too-bleak-for-me BoneshakerI was both excited and apprehensive about this series. Now this hobby has burgeoned into quite the popular pastime — though as with any field, the influx of trend-surfing amateurs tends to cause problems for the old pros. Then there was this crazy sorceress who wanted the baculum for herself and so Raylene had to deal with that also.

Those two plots were the whole story of the book and it was just really dull. Jul 31, Cissa rated it it was amazing. I also highly recommend listening to it if you can.

It is a stupid, lazy writing short-cut. The Cheshire Red reports were originally only commissioned as a two book series. Even though we are dealing with all manner of creatures of the night, this isn’t anywhere near as gritty or dark as you might expect and Raylene herself has more humanity than most humans – which in itself is a nice message but rather than de-fang this vision of vampires in general it just comes across as a different style, and one which does work very well.


Although Priest was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Churchshe has no further contact with the church and claims no religious affiliation. There are a few mentions made to the Bloodshot project, but Raylene doesn’t really do anything to find out more about the conspiracy, although she does run into a character connected to both Ian and Adrian near the end of the book.

The relationship between the two is probably the heftiest material in the novel and was the most enjoyable aspect of the novel to me. Retrieved January 15, Read a free preview of Hellbent by Cherie Priest. Retrieved February 19, I’m glad that Priest kept Raylene’s dark side, sorta.

Hellbent by Cherie Priest book review

She’ll get Ian to phone his brother, she’ll represent Max in an investigation at another Vampire House where their father was murdered as a visitor and Adrian gets to poke around that House where his sister used to live. Written on 18th November by Ant. Something he has no desire becoming which is why he has stayed undergound for the past 10 years. The problem was that the book’s plot was lacking and the action very much subdued, particularly when compared with Bloodshot.

And for the record, just because someone rescues a kitten does Penis hellbet. And she has no qualms about using those bones to take down buildings. Share this review Google Pinterest Facebook Twitter.

Cherie Priest is back with another installment in the tale of Raylene Pendle, vampire thief extraordinaire.

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Preist, despite my qualms with the style of writing, it really is well-written. I read Bloodshot about a year ago, and while I wouldn’t list it as one of my top titles of the year, I must admit that I found it to be a fun, yet enjoyable read that’s not afraid to play with the conventions of the urban fantasy genre.

I don’t know who this Ross person is.