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Review: Battle Lines (Department 19 #3) by Will Hill

It's always darkest before dawn.
Secret government unit Department 19 is recovering from evil vampire Valeri Rusmanov's deadly attack on their base. The Department’s newest member, teenage operator Jamie Carpenter, is tasked with training up a new squad, as his friends and colleagues desperately search for ways to try to stop what is coming.

The timing couldn’t be worse for a coordinated, global attack on a number of maximum security prisons and hospitals—with the already-dangerous inmates now on the loose and turned into vampires. One of the escapees has a deep connection to one of the darkest moments in the history of Department 19 and embarks on a quest that threatens to expose the existence of vampires to the public. And with each day that passes, the regenerated Dracula gets stronger, bringing Zero Hour closer.

In this third installment of the epic Department 19 series, Will Hill delivers higher—and sharper—stakes than ever before.

My Thoughts
This is going to be a short review purely because I don't know how to get my ideas into words without giving spoilers

To put it as shortly as possible I loved it. The action was as awesome as the first two instalments and was as much, if not more, blood thirsty that the previous two instalments. This meant as a reader I was kept on the very edge of my seat from the first page until the last and I struggled to put it down as I needed to know what happened next.

For me this book was about seeing those characters we loved in the first two books grow up that little bit more to become their own person in the fight against the vampires. Yes I still love Jamie completely but I must say I loved Larissa in this book. She kicked ass big time in this book and I loved how she has changed as a character since the first book

Another excellent read from Will Hill and a series I cannot recommend highly enough


Jesse Owen said…
I'm so looking forward to reading this!