Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sniff Them Out

Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce is the second book in the Hunt Records. 

This book finds Beka a proper Dog, although one that can't hold a partner. It's been five months since she became a Dog, and she's gone through three partners. She finds Achoo, a scent hound, being abused by her current handler and finds herself partnered with a scent hound and returned to her former trainers. But after Tunstall's legs are broken at a riot over the rising cost of bread and the presence of false coins in the market, Beka and Goodwin are sent to find the source of the false money.

This book was just as exciting and intriguing as the first book. Beka grows as a character, but still retains the same personality. She has trained herself to speak up when necessary, but she's still the shy girl we met in the first book.

There were a few things I really liked about this book. The first is that, even though I loved the characters from the first and want to hear more about them, it reflects the growing process of life where people go in and out of life. While I am 100% a Beka/Rosto fan, I also really appreciated the new love interest in this book. It isn't presented as a love triangle, which I was psyched about. 

Overall, I think this was an excellent follow-up to Terrier.

Favorite Quotes: Folk caught up in a riot aren't our cousins and sisters, our brothers and uncles. They are part of a big animal with many arms and claws, armed with stones and sticks.

In matters of wooing, men are confusing.

Life is so different if you or your master has deep pockets to pay for it. 

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