Wicked Blood by Margot de Klerk
Wicked Blood is book #2 of The Vampires Of Oxford urban fantasy series. This second story is set in Berlin and features shapeshifter Cynthia. She has finished school and gone travelling to Berlin where she hopes to meet up with her elusive father. She is surprised to discover that the paranormal community in Berlin is unusually quiet; so quiet that her friend and paranormal hunter, Nathan asks her to see if she can find out why.
Once she starts investigating, Cynthia hears of missing shapeshifters, sick vampires and feuding witches—in fact her nosiness stirs up far too much trouble, and soon Cynthia is in danger.
Once again the author has done a good job with this paranormal world. Some of the teenage angst and attitude got a little waring towards the end and a couple of times the ‘venturing into danger while disobeying good advice’ scenario veered towards the cliché as opposed to the trope. However, the plot was well thought out and it left plenty of room for more adventures in this series.
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Cynthia has never met her father. She only knows one thing about him: he’s a dangerous mage with a track record of killing shapeshifters like her.
Finished with school and struggling to figure out what to do next, Cynthia boards a plane to Berlin following a mysterious postcard from her father. She hopes to find him and finally solve the mystery of her origins. But then Nathan, her vampire hunter ex-boyfriend, asks for a favour. Look up the hunters in Berlin and find out why there’s been radio silence from the supernatural community of Berlin for the last eight months.
What should have been a simple request leads to unimaginable danger.
The more Cynthia digs into the whereabouts of Berlin’s supernatural community, the more she uncovers secrets that threaten her life. Something is going down in Berlin, but who is behind it? She finds herself torn in two directions: should she be loyal to her people, the shapeshifters? Or should she follow her heart? Which choice will keep her safe, when everyone seems to be out for her blood?
It’s a dangerous time to be in Berlin… and the answers to Cynthia’s questions might just strike closer to home than she realises.