Review: Blood Dark (Blackthorn Dark Paranormal Romance #5) by Lindsay J. Pryor

Blood Dark (Blackthorn Dark Paranormal Romance Series Book 5) - Lindsay J. Pryor

Publisher: Bookouture (23 Sept. 2015)


ISBN-13: 978-1910751367


Source: Netgalley


Rating: 4*



Caitlin Parish should have been the last person to fall for a vampire. A member of the Vampire Control Unit, her relationship with master vampire Kane Malloy had explosive consequences. Caitlin’s colleagues count her as the enemy. And now she’s going back.


Kane has made powerful enemies of his own – and is being targeted by the head of the Global Council, Sirius Throme. With the stakes higher than ever before, Kane knows caring for Caitlin makes him vulnerable. Worse, her decision to return to VCU feels like betrayal.


With Throme threatening to tear Blackthorn apart, and the prophesied vampire leader finally revealed, Kane and Caitlin must both fight with everything they have to stop an all out war. But they’re fighting on opposite sides…


Right when she needs him most, Caitlin makes a shocking discovery about Kane. Has he been playing her all along? And can she trust him with her life when he won’t even trust her with the truth?



Despite not having read the previous 4 books in this series, I didn't have any continuity issues and everything was explained really well. All the characters are complex, and add to the story.


Caitlin and Kane, the main characters, are interesting and have a tumultuous relationship that makes for thrilling reading. There is a lot of will they-won't they, which just adds to the tension here.


Aside from the characters and their personal relationships, Blood Dark is fraught with danger and intrigue as battles are fought, won and lost.

I'm looking forward to reading this series from the beginning!