Series: Annabelle Lee #2
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: March 2012
Reviewed by: Amber R.
Blood on the Bayou is the second book in the Annabelle Lee series by Stacey Jay. And word on the street is that there aren't going to be any additional books in the series. The only question I have is, WHY? Why won't there be more? This book was so great. I loved it more than I loved the first one and I loved the first one a lot.
Annabelle is a woman who works for the government in fairy containment. Basically she's a glorified specimen collector because she is immune to fairy venom. Because in this world, fairies aren't friendly awesome beings. They are tiny, poisonous, human attacking creatures. About 20 years ago there was a major attack that changed the way that humans deal with everything. Some humans are immune to fairy venom and Annabelle is one of those people.
Right now she's on suspension from her job after the last fiasco. However, her ex is in town and he's looking for help on a project he's working on. Not only that but she's dealing with other players in the game and no one is laying out all their cards. She finds out that the guy she's in love with is possibly one of the bad guys. Plus Annabelle is being pulled in other directions that she can't get away from.
Reading through this book really had me connecting with Annabelle again. It's been a long time since I read the first book but I had no trouble getting right back into the mix of things. I was just able to delve right back in and I couldn't put the book down until I was finished. The main thing I kept thinking while reading was how messed up all these characters are and even though they're dealing with all of these crazy things, they're so real. You can definitely connect with these books.
And I don't know how Annabelle has 3 hot guys after her but she must have some mad game. haha. I was rooting for her the whole way though and at the end of the book, although we were left on cliffhanger, it seems like she's actually happy. And she so deserves it. Even though there aren't any additional books to this series, you will not regret checking out these two books. They're amazing and such a great story.