Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock #1) Guest Review & Series Read Along!

This Blog and others will be doing a series read along of the Jane Yellowrock Series by Faith Hunter. There will be a new review/spot light on the next book in the series every Tuesday. Ending on April 2 with the release of the latest book in the series. Blood Trade.

Today’s book is Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock #1) with a review written by Mud. Visit her blog Muddy Meanderings!

Skinwalker  Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock #1) by Faith Hunter
Pages: 340
Publisher: ROC
Reviewed by Mud
Mud’s Rating: 5/5


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. But now she’s been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie’s Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who’s killing other vamps…

Mud’s Thoughts:

I am a sucker for science-based urban fantasy. When the story is firmly grounded in physics but takes it one step further to develop a complex world I am hooked.

Faith has managed to explain the great mystery as to where mass goes during a shape shift and other mysteries. She brings the typical cast of supernatural characters to her story, but they are dark creatures, no sparkling vampires.

Jane Yellowrock is maybe the last of her kind, a shapeshifting Cherokee skinwalker who uses her abilities to bounty hunt vampires.

I was pulled into the story and enjoyed the character development and attention to detail.

Faith Hunter Author of the Best Selling Jane Yellowrock Series Bio:


Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. The Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock is taking off like a rocket with Skinwalker, Blood Cross, Mercy Blade, Raven Cursed, and Death’s Rival. Her Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban fantasy series—Bloodring, Seraphs, and Host—feature Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality, urban fantasy world. These novels are the basis for the role playing game, Rogue Mage (2012).

Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 20+ books in print in 28 countries.

Hunter fell in love with reading in fifth grade, and best loved SiFi, fantasy, and gothic. She decided to become a writer in high school, when a teacher told her she had talent. Now, she writes full-time and works full-time in a hospital lab, (for the benefits) tries to keep house, and is a workaholic with a passion for travel, jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and writing. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their dogs to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.

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 Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock #1) on Amazon!

Future dates for read along

Feb. 26th Skinwalker @ Drey’s Library

March 5th Blood Cross @ Drey’s Library

March 12 Mercy Blade @ Drey’s Library

March 19th Raven Cursed @  Drey’s Library

March 26 Death’s Rival @ Drey’s Library

April 2 Blood Trade @Drey’s Library
& Darker Passions with review by Christa

13 thoughts on “Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock #1) Guest Review & Series Read Along!

  1. carolyne01 says:

    Totally agree with this review. Faith Hunter has Jane Yellowrock pegged but outside forces can still lead the story and characters on side trips that are so completely unexpected. That’s what keeps this series exciting and keeps the reader coming back for more

  2. Koren C says:

    This really is a wonderful book one. I love the setting. Of course I love anything set in New Orleans. Faith’s characters are my favorite part though.

  3. Diana says:

    Great review! This is one of those books that I wish I could read again for the first time.

  4. cbowdish says:

    Such a novel spin on shifting and other supernatural workings – it’s not just “magic,” it’s science! It really spurs one’s imagination.

  5. Angela Outland says:

    I agree with this review. I am a huge fan of Faith Hunter, and I love the Jane Yellowrock series. I am highly anticipating the release of Blood Trade in April! I am re-reading Skinwalker, Blood Cross, Mercy Blade, Raven Cursed, and Death’s Rival!

  6. Linda Pierce says:

    I like that this is not an either or universe….magic vs technology. Jane is so real. I would expect to see her or Bruiser on the streets of NO. Faith is great!

  7. Jenster says:

    Awesome review. I think I want to be Jane Yellowrock.

  8. Jaymie says:

    I just can’t put these books down! I love the action, deep characters, and (being a connoisseur of snark myself) JY’s smart mouth and attitude. Great review…thumbs up!

  9. Jo Good says:

    Great review…as always!! 🙂

  10. Kristina P says:

    Great review! Jane is one of my”go-to” heroines. I find myself reading the series over and over

  11. Judit says:

    Really great review! An awesome series and a just as awesome writer, who really appreciates her fans 🙂

  12. Liesa says:

    Love the review and Love these books!!

  13. Cheryl says:

    I agree – in prep for Blood Trade I just re-read Skinwalker and got sucked in all over again!

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