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Dirty Blood [Kindle Edition]

Heather Hildenbrand
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“Heather Hildenbrand is one of my favorite YA paranormal authors. Her Dirty Blood series is a must-read!” -Ella James, author of the Stained series

I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.

Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And two, I was born to kill them.

Product Details

  • File Size: 762 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461065712
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Accendo Press; 2nd edition (April 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004V08RS2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,263 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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94 of 107 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars another one bites the dust October 1, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
On one hand, this book may have everything you are looking for in an easy read... Good looking girl with hidden talent, one mysterious good looking guy who saves her and then takes on the job of protecting her and another guy who wants her as well. On the other hand it may be a symbol of everything you didn't like in all the other YA novels you have read so far. Sub par writing, flat conversations, skin deep character development etc... Once more, it seems like I belong to the minority in here who is giving a bad review to a book that scores 4+ stars in average. I went back and re-read some sections to see if I was missing something but I just came up with the same feeling. This is not a well-written book. I generally give 3 stars to books with writing issues but have original story lines. I can't do that for this book because if you are a fan of this genre, it is possible that every angle of the story will remind you something you have read before. Oh well, if you decide to buy it, hope you will enjoy it more then I did...
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Book from Heather Hildenbrand April 18, 2011
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I recently read another of Heather Hildenbrand's books, Across the Galaxy, and absolutely loved it. So needless to say, I was anticipating this book with very high expectations. Dirty Blood did not disappoint. Dirty Blood offers the much beloved werewolf story, but with a new, cool twist.In Dirty Blood, there are werewolves, and Hunters. Weres and Hunters are natural enemies, their purpose to destroy each other. The main character is Tara, a seemingly typical girl.But, when Tara is pulled into the midst of a supernatural world she never knew about, she must find her place. Who will help her find her way in this new world? Wes,a gorgeous guy who was deep, dark secrets of his own. Dirty Blood has action, adventure, humor and romance. The action begins right away and never lets up. The end leaves you breathless and hungry for more. I have my fingers crossed that Dirty Blood will have a sequel....very soon!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great YA Paranormal Read June 6, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I thought this was a great YA paranormal read. We get everything we want from a book. Supernaturals, mystery, suspense, action and a great romance.

I loved Wes from minute one. He was awesome and amazing and totally hooked you in. There was just this magnetic pool.

Also loved how we jumped right in, within the first chapter we seen where she killed the werewolf. And from there we were totally in the action.

I really could not put the book down. I wanted to see how it all played out. There was a lot of mystery surrounding it and I am way to nosy not to know exactly how it all plays out.

If you are a YA Paranormal Fan then this is a book for you!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Potential June 14, 2011
This was a book with so much potential. While I enjoyed reading it, I couldn't help but roll my eyes a couple of times at the completely typical YA wolf references that, like many people have already pointed out on Goodreads, really reminded me of another popular YA that had wolves in it (guess which one...). We also have a family who lives in the woods, teenagers with fancy cars... There was really no need for the story to have quite so many similarities and it would have been better without them.

Another failing was the insta-bond between our protagonist and her love interest. I really dislike this sort of relationship and while it was explained later in the book, there has to be another way for writers to create a relationship, right?

There were some bits that I did enjoy about the story though. The beginning was fantastic, what a way to start a book! I liked the dramatic style that let the plot shine through, pulling me further into the story than my tired eyes would have liked.

Despite its failings, the characters, plot and wonderful writing style have made a lasting impression and have left me wondering about what will happen next. I would recommend Dirty Blood to fans of paranormal or werewolfy YA books.

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Really Bad April 29, 2012
By In2why
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I am surprised that there are so many good reviews of this book. It wasn't just slow and choppy, it was just plain bad. The lead character was poorly developed and half the time I was rooting for the "bad" guy to kill her. The love angle didn't make much sense, and nothing I read explained why they were attracted to each other, much less give a reason why they were "in love" after about 5 minutes. I usually stop reading a book when it is this bad, but I kept going it would get better. No such luck!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it. YA, but highly readable for adults! August 5, 2014
By Leiah
Format:Kindle Edition
It is funny to consider an urban fantasy to be “charming” but that is just what Dirty Blood is – blood, guts, gore, murder and all. Without looking up how it is placed on the genre ladder, I would say that this qualifies as young adult, or new adult, but I found it extremely readable as an adult urban fantasy novel as well. Tara is 17-years-old, but she seems more mature, while still throwing the occasional temper tantrum. Of course, if I were her, I would have thrown a fit and fallen down in it at the way she is treated by those around her.

You see, Tara thinks that she is just a normal girl, with a normal boyfriend she has been friends with most of her life. Well, until he turned into the football obsessed moron who ditches their dates for recruiters, agents and interviews. But nevertheless, normal school, normal activities, normal life. That is, until a girl turns into a wolf right in front of her and proceeds to try her best to rip Tara’s throat out. From that point on, you can toss ‘normal’ straight out the window and go for spectacularly weird all the way around. For Tara is a Hunter, from a long line of Hunters. Genetic killers, born to kill werewolves.

As Tara’s life becomes more and more surreal, she begins to realize that her whole life has been a lie, and that she has been left open to the perils of her blooming talents and the scent of Hunter that the wolves can sense, with no training to help her survive. While her mother may have been ‘protecting’ her, she has also left her open to attack with no defense.

This is a very fast paced read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!!
I am giving this review for author Heather Hildenbrand and Mark My Words. This is book 1 of the 4 book series by the author. Read more
Published 10 days ago by sheryl
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Favorite Lines “One, Werewolves do exist, and two, I was born to kill them.”

“Then again, there was no question that I’d fallen for him. Hard. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Carrie Book Fairy Fort
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
just as promised.
Published 1 month ago by Joseph E. Ford
4.0 out of 5 stars Good paranormal YA story
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Published 1 month ago by KLV
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Now thís is a werewolf book! Read more
Published 3 months ago by TNT Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
So far as Tara knows, she's a typical teenage girl. Until one night in a dark alley, when she's attacked by a creature straight out of legend. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kyra Dune
If you're a fan of the Twilight series and really into werewolves, Dirty Blood if for you. This isn't a vampire/werewolf sort of love story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jeanette Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Platypire Reviews
I was given a signed copy of this book last year for my birthday. It looked really interesting, but my review schedule makes it hard to read books for fun. Read more
Published 4 months ago by J. Hooligan @ Platypire Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic start to a new series, a page turner, loved it!
It not often i give a complete 5 stars, but this book - and the series - i LOVED it! Devoured all 4 books and am gutted book 5 isn't out until later in the year! Read more
Published 5 months ago by claire
5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Blood
Great read, interesting characters, great plot. Looking forward to reading other material by this author. I would recommend this book to both teens and adults.
Published 5 months ago by Jamila
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More About the Author

Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. (She's only slightly socially awkward as a result.) Since 2011, she's published more than eight YA & NA novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. She splits her time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two places. Her most frequent hobbies are riding motorcycles and avoiding killer slugs.

Heather is also a publishing and success coach bent on equipping and educating artists who call themselves authors. She loves teaching fellow writers how to create the same freedom-based lifestyle she enjoys. For more information visit and find out how to create your own OutRAGEous Life.

She is represented by Rebecca Friedman. You can find out more about Heather and her books at

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