Author: Tamora Pierce
Published: New York : Random House, c2009
Series: Book 2, Beka Cooper
Snippet:"Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it."
Summary: Having been promoted from "Puppy" to "Dog," Beka, now a full-fledged member of the Provost's Guard, and her former partner head to a neighboring port city to investigate a case of counterfeit coins. (Taken from Christchurch City Libraries Website)
Review: It has been a while since I've read a Tamora Pierce book and when I got hold of Bloodhound I was pretty excited because I do love Tamora Pierce. Compared to all the other books by Tamora Pierce I've read I would say Bloodhound was good but it wasn't one of the best. By itself, I would have to say that it delivered on being awesome.
I really liked Bloodhound. Mostly because it was a bit of a mystery with the counterfeit coins. I did think it didn't have as much of a fantasy atmosphere as I usually like but it was still enjoyable.
Characterwise I think Beka is pretty kick-ass. Same with Goodwin, I love female characters who are strong and independent and the two of them together just make one really great team. One character I didn't particularly like was Dale. I had my own reasons for not liking him which if I said anything would spoil part of the story.
Overall, Bloodhound was a good book, it was a little long though. I think it could've been cut back a little but I still enjoyed it. I definitely look forward to the next book in the trilogy, Mastiff, which will be out next year. If you're a fan of Tamora Pierce and fantasy novels, I think you'll enjoy Bloodhound and the first book Terrier.