The Beladors are a race of supernatural warriors whose oath of honour means they stand vigilant, fierce and lethal in the war between humans and demons. Working with the governing body of supernatural races, the coalition called VIPER, Evalle Kinkaid is part Belador, part something else. Not knowing her history isn’t as frustrating to her as knowing her mere existence could mean she is imprisoned, not for something she did, but for something that she might become. As Atlanta is chosen as the latest battleground in the war, she has to constantly prove to herself and her superiors that she is as much Belador as her brothers in arms and holds to her oath with everything she has. Even if it means it will be the end of her.
I liked the premise of Blood Trinity and the Beladors but it took me a while to warm up to to it. I found it a bit confusing at first as there was no explanation as to who or what the Belador race and their enemies are. It didn’t need to be much but I did feel it needed it rather than launching straight into the story. Once I understood how they fit into everything, I did like their power system and ability to be stronger together than alone.
The story didn’t flow as smoothly as previous books by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love which was a shame, as it is definitely something I’ve come to expect from the pair in previous collaborations. Maybe it’s because the background to the B.A.D. Agency books are much simpler and you could assume a lot of what was happening that didn’t need to be explained.
The plot felt jerky and at times a little contrived. I also felt there were too many things in play – the VIPER organisation itself was multifaceted and sometimes had me reading back to understand something. The Deities, several bad guys, and supporting characters just felt a bit too much at times.
Having said that, once I’d gotten past those issues, the things I really enjoyed about the book are as usual, the characters. The main character of Evalle has all the things I love about a female lead; attitude, strength, kick ass abilities and sarcastic wit. The male characters of Tzader and Quinn I particularly liked, powerful, strong and lethal but with no romantic link to Evalle. They played a brotherly and protective role to her which I thought was a nice touch. The characters that could be romantic interests were just as exciting and lethal but had that edge of sensual interest which made them very hot.
All in all, not an easy read but enjoyable enough with loveable characters. I will definitely be reading the second book, but I hope it flows more easily than the first.