Review: Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock #1) by Faith Hunter

imageTitle: Skinwalker

Series: Jane Yellowrock, Book 1

Author: Faith Hunter

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publication Date: July 7th, 2009

Source: Purchased


A year ago Jane nearly lost her life taking down an entire blood family of deadly rogue vampires that preyed on the helpless local populace of an Appalachian town. Now, after months of recuperation, she’s back and ready to fight again. Except this time, she’s hired by those she’s trained to kill—vampires…

Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind—a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. Back from hiatus, she’s hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katies’s Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who’s killing other vamps.

Amidst a bordello full of real “ladies of the night,” and a hot Cajun biker with a panther tattoo who stirs her carnal desire, Jane must stay focused and complete her mission—or else the next skin she’ll need to save just may be her own…



Jane Yellowrock is hired by Katie Fontaneau, a vampire in New Orleans to track and kill a vampire rogue who is killing humans and vampires. Jane is a Skinwalker as well as a vampire hunter and good at her job. Jane is given 10 tens to kill her bounty to get her bonus, people are not who they seem and Jane is playing a dangerous game.

Skinwalker was different than I expected. I enjoyed reading it from both Janes and Beasts point of view, it was different. Having a dry sense of humour I cracked up a lot, mostly on the grisly parts, weird right? The characters had depth and the story was fun to read.

Jane Yellowrock is a badass, one with a Bitsa, who doesn’t love bikes? I do… After recuperating from a job she’s contracted to take out a rogue, one who’s unique, nothing she’s ever come across before. She takes life by the horns and runs with it. She’s powerful, fast, spunky, flirtatious, dangerous and smart.

The death scenes were graphic and in so much detail I could close my eyes and see them perfectly, with some I’m not sure that was a good thing as they were pretty gruesome but still well done.

I enjoyed reading Skinwalker and look forward to reading book two in the Jane Yellowrock series, Blood Cross.

4 Rating



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