Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Battle Lines by Will Hill

Battle Lines (Department 19, #3)

“The Catastrophic attack on the loop by Valeri and his vampire army had affected them all profoundly; Kate was still struggling to come to terms with the death of Shaun, the young operator who had been her boyfriend, and had made a decision in recent days that Jamie had pleaded with her to reconsider. Matt was buried deep in the bowels of the Loop, spending every waking second staring at a computer screen. And Larissa, the vampire girl who had become the most important thing in the world to Jamie, was gone.” So begins the 3rd installment of Will Hill’s Department 19 series.

In Battle Lines by Will Hill Dracula is rising and while everyone waits for that to happen several maximum jails around the world have been broken into and most, if not all, the inmates have been turned. The team has been split up: Matt is working on the Lazarus Project, Kate is working as internal security investigator for leaks, Jamie is in the Zero Hour team and Larissa has been sent to America for the Blacklight project. Secrets are going to be revealed. A war is about to ensue. Who is Albert Harker, and did he reveal Department 19 secrets? Freaking love triangles in the middle of a vampire war? Really? And is that prisoner someone we should know?

I love this series; I do not completely love this book. First, I thought this was the last book of the series… it seemed that way to me, but by 96% I realized that there had to be another book, there are 45 days until Zero Hour. Too much was going on in this book; it felt as if this book could be broken up into a couple of books. I have never felt this way about the other two books, even though other readers on Goodreads had mentioned it. To top that all off there were some crazy secrets revealed and that was twisted with present actions and secrets. I am going to continue the series, and I recommend this book even with the issues I had. Hill’s world building is crazy amazing, YAY Brits!

3/5 stars.

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