Series: Jasper Dent #3
Published by Little Brown and Company on September 9, 2014
Genres: Thriller, YA
Source: Owned Audible Book
Jazz Dent has never been closer to catching his father.
Jazz has been shot and left to die in New York. His girlfriend, Connie, is in the clutches of Jazz's monstrous father, Billy--the world's most notorious serial killer. And his best friend, Howie, is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's new home.
Somehow, these three must rise above the horrors and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy.
But then Jazz crosses a line he's never crossed before, and soon the entire country is wondering: "Like father, like son? Who is the true monster?"
From New York City to the small town of Lobo's Nod, the chase is on, and this time, Jazz is the hunted, not the hunter--while Billy Dent lurks in the shadows.
And beyond Billy? Something much, much worse. Prepare to meet...the Crow King.
From acclaimed author Barry Lyga comes the shocking conclusion to the bestselling I Hunt Killer trilogy.
I love audio books. In the author’s notes on the audio version of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, he talks about how the first stories we learn are read to us. I listen to audio books when I’m in the car, shopping, and playing Candy Crush.
In typical book blogger fashion, I already have a tbr shelf just for audio books. Reviewing them is a bit more difficult, because I don’t take notes and I don’t always know how to spell the characters names. So these reviews will be a little different from my book reviews.
I’m a little sad to be saying goodbye to the world of Jasper and Billy Dent. Who knew I could grow to care so much about the son of a serial killer and his friends? Just kidding, because the answer is everyone who knows me at all. But seriously, thanks to my friend and book clubber Steph at The Fake Steph or turning me on to this series!
Gearing up for the third and final book, I read all of the novellas that Barry Lyga released- Career Day, Lucky Day, Blood Boy, and Neutral Mask. I loved getting more insight into Billy and Jasper’s past, and into the characters of G. William, Connie, and most especially, Howie. The novellas also reminded me how very screwed book 2 had left all my favorite characters. There was no guarantee that when this books started all my favorites would still be alive. That’s a hell of cliffhanger, Mr. Lyga.
Blood of My Blood is pretty much non-stop action. And like the first two books, or even more, it’s disturbing as hell. It would be fair to say that Jazz loses his shiz in this book, but I think we all knew that breakdown was a long time coming.
The audiobook held me as captive as a Billy Dent victim, and I can honestly say that this final book surpassed my expectations- and I had a lot of them. Even though I hate saying goodbye to this series, Lyga gave Jazz and his Scooby gang a proper send off.
Charlie Thurston narrated all three books, and I think he did a fantastic job with this last book. He’s really grown as a narrator. I can honestly say that in the first two books I wasn’t enthralled with the sometimes snotty/snide tone of voice he’d use for Jazz, but he toned it down to the perfect level for this last book. I would listen to future narrations by him and I enjoyed listening to this series on audio.