The setting for this book was well thought out and all characters played well together. The bits sets in the past helped to paint a good picture of how each person developed into who they were today. I very much enjoyed this book so big thanks to the author and TBConFB for giving me access in exchange for an honest review.
View 1 comment. Even after reading the whole Harry Potter series , I admit that I'm still hesitant to try other fantasy stories because I tend to get picky in that genre and it might end up a disaster experience for me. When you base it on this book's cover, which I really really love, the encounter with vampires never crossed my mind. When I Even after reading the whole Harry Potter series , I admit that I'm still hesitant to try other fantasy stories because I tend to get picky in that genre and it might end up a disaster experience for me.
When I read the sypnosis, my desire to read this story intensified. This book is about Amanda, who has been befriended by a sister and brother, Hanna and Craig. It was all normal until she turned She had a huge crush to Craig but he never seemed to notice her, until now. Then Hanna and Craig begin to act somewhat strange. Unbeknownst to her, they're Hunters. Ok, before I talk more, let me enumerate first what kind of people or characters you'll expect in this story.
Hunters - a group of individuals who were given immortality and power to destroy and kill monsters, like vampires, werewolves and the likes. They are given those powers to hunt these monsters in order to save mankind. Vampires - the same to what we know of; they can't come out when the sun is out, has pale skin, can't get inside uninvited and the likes. Werewolves - the same of what we know of; has the ability to shapeshift into a wolf on full moon, can turn other people once bitten, etc. Witches - unlike most stories likes to depict, in this story, witches are the one's helping the Hunters by summoning them if there's a monster attacking or if they know something.
They comes in handy too with their spells. There's also some individuals that can teleport other people to different locations. I wasn't able to catch what they were called or maybe it wasn't mentioned? This story started with the present, but it soon split the time between present day and some flashbacks which totally answers all my questions.
During the first chapter, nothing was really explained, like why Hunters were created, what other things they can do, why and how their book was stolen and the likes. That it why I'm so excited if there's some revelations. I'm usually irritated about time shifting but surprisingly for this one, it was great. Well, if you ask me which one I like, it was the flashbacks. Honestly, I'm still in total shock after reading this story that I am still digging what to write and what to say about it.
The suspense and the secrets are killing me. The revelations wasn't introduced in bulk but it still made me having an information overload, like if I move I'll explode. I always love stories about vampires and witches but I have to say that this one is kind of new. I would have like it more if the vampires are the good guys yep, The Vampire Diaries totally corrupted me haha but surprisingly I am still loving it, I really do much to my surprise.
The idea of having a black sheep in the family and becoming the mortal enemy is not new but I still kind of enjoyed it, but sleeping with the vampires knowing you were made to destroy them is kinda creepy lol, unless they're as gorgeous as Nina Dobrev haha sucker. I always love romance, but I'm not sure if I love it in this story. I love Craig's lovestory with Eleanor but all the Hunters well, except Riley having their own lovelife was kind of predictable really, especially Ruben's. I really enjoyed this story, but there were times that it's hard to picture out some scenes.
Like it's a foreign book that were just being translated to English, which also the reason why there's some spelling errors and some naming errors, like instead of Melinda, it becomes Milanda. For the characters, well, all was totally fine with me. They're all convincing especially the good guy turned bad, Fray.
For Craig, well, I haven't recall a time that I squeal because of him, but I don't hate his character. Well, I like all the Hunters, even Fray at first. Then Eleanor, well, at first I was really having any doubts about her character, but as I read more, I learned to really like her. But unlike Eleanor, I really hate Amanda. Prepare yourself because there's a bummer coming, haha. Amanda is Eleanor's reincarnation but I can't see any Eleanor vibe at her. I hated her guts, like she's the stupidest character I've ever known, well, next to Anastasia I guess.
She keeps on making stupid decisions and I just hate it. Luckily in the ending, Eleanor is finally back. Also, the number of characters were minimal and the names were so easy to remember since they're common. Also, on the conflict part at the end sounds pretty easy to me compared to some previous ones this book had, but the revelation of the new bad guy came to me as a surprise.
I always know that there's something fishy about his character but I never thought he could be that bad. Yeah guys, no name dropping this time hehe. At first, I was really convinced that I will be giving this story a 4-star rating, but after all the revelations and the "somewhat" happy ending for Craig and Eleanor, I am giving it a 4. Can't wait for the next book! So if you're an urban fantasy junkie like me, you'll absolutely love this story. Rating: 4. An enjoyable YA fantasy novel featuring vampires, werewolves and immortal and powerful Hunters. I thought that the characters were well-crafted and I thought the plot was excellent, some twists and turns and switching from present to past to reveal the back-stories of the characters and the events that lead to the current situation.
Whilst many of the fantasy creatures, werewolves, vampires, witches etc fit the traditional archetypes, there were enough original aspects to the story and particula An enjoyable YA fantasy novel featuring vampires, werewolves and immortal and powerful Hunters. Whilst many of the fantasy creatures, werewolves, vampires, witches etc fit the traditional archetypes, there were enough original aspects to the story and particularly the Hunters to keep it interesting. The book leans slightly more heavily towards romance, relationships and teenage angst than I would ideally prefer but then I am not exactly the target audience!
The action, when it did happen was engaging and enjoyable. I am looking forward to reading the sequel. Nov 25, Beccy Thompson rated it it was amazing. A genuine recommendation from me! This is the first book of Lana's that I have read and am looking forward to reading the sequel. The book is a brilliant take on the genre, especially with the way it switches between the times and eras. I felt that the plot and characters were all really well developed and kept me wanting to keep reading until the very end.
Dec 28, D. I very much enjoyed this story, it was quite different than anything similar that I had previously read, and very well done! My only downside to this story is that it was a bit on the melodramatic side, but nothing too horrible. I loved the Hunters aspect, and found the Vampires particularly ghoulish though human nature reared its head in both groups! Thank you for the opportunity to review this work.
After having a surreal dream on her 18th birthday in which she is wandering through a desolate house, Amanda wakes up confused and wondering why it all felt so real. To celebrate her birthday, her two best friends take her on a surprise trip to the lake to have a private girly party, however they are not alone as two strangers are watching them from afar, noticed only by Hanna. Something is wrong and Amanda wants answers, but no one seems to want to tell her the truth. Will she every discover what changed on the day of her 18th birthday? Add in the Vampires who need her and a few witches along the way and this is the perfect book for paranormal fans.
I really enjoyed the book up until it started having flashbacks. This kind of information is best left either out completely, or written in a prequel. The main characters all had their own voices and characteristics, and all added depth to the story in their own special way. He thinks that he may have found that perfect person, surprising even himself! Amanda is a strong, sassy young woman, but I struggled to connect with her.
Reviewed by Stacey on www. I really enjoyed this book. The story is fun and imaginative, a new take on the vampire novel. Rather than focusing on vampires or other monsters , this story revolves around a group of people destined to hunt and destroy them. Amanda is special. The mystery revolving around her isn't revealed until the very end- and it's a good one, really making me want the next book, now!!! There are several flashbacks, revealing the backstory of these hunters and at first, they threw me off a little.
They se I really enjoyed this book. They seemed to disrupt the flow. But after several chapters, the story settled into a nice back and forth- present to past. Overall, it was an enjoyable read. There were a few typos, but not enough to detract from the story. I can't wait to see where the story goes next!
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Loved it! Although I believe it is for a younger audience I truly enjoyed reading this story. She will love it just like I did. We have vampires, immortal hunters, witches, trolls, werewolves, etc. The characters are great, you will like all of them, even the bad guys you might like at one point, I did. The story has action, suspense, romance and a little mystery.
There is a twist that some might see co Loved it! I loved the friendships and the group of immortal hunters that was more like a family even if they were not related at all. I have to say Amanda was a little stubborn at times and made me want to ground her for doing reckless stuff but it made the story interesting. I wanted more but I guess I'll need to wait till the next installment. I will definitely recommend this book to my friends. This was a unique, imaginative tale that captivates the reader and keeps you engaged.
The second half is even better than the first half, but you'll have no problem getting into the book from the get-go. Even the prologue I generally hate prologues and wish most authors would omit them entirely is a necessary part to the tale. There is no filler here, which is awesome! My major issue with this book, however, is the lack of a thorough professional edit. There are a good number of typos, and I'm This was a unique, imaginative tale that captivates the reader and keeps you engaged. There are a good number of typos, and I'm afraid the sentence structure itself is a struggle in most of the book.
Simply replacing all the formality would do wonders; for example: Most people don't say "I am" they say "I'm" as a general rule I could look past it though, simply because the story itself was magnificent.
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Amazing unique story Hunters. Immortal, good men and women who exist to protect humans from supernatural horrors. Evil exists in the shadows and it's their job to save as many peek as they can. Amanda is a teenage girl who has strange dreams that feel real. She has friends that protect her from unseen dangers that she is just now starting to notice as she nears her 18th birthday. Secrets, magic, and love are wound about this tale which has surprising twists. An excellent read!
Dec 08, C. A wonderfully refreshing book! I thoroughly enjoyed the mythology and unique storyline. The characters are likable and complex in construction. The story is unpredictable and keeps you on the edge of your seat for what comes next. I especially loved some of the pop culture references! Interesting Vampires, hunters, witches, teens, high school, death, and reincarnation, oh my Some of these fictitious characters had a way of being conveniently positioned very, very close to power; one American is on hand to awaken President Wilson during a nighttime crisis and see him emerge from his bedroom wearing pajamas and a dressing gown.
Throughout the series, real leaders of nations and movements have had an uncanny way of confiding their most personal thoughts to Mr. The first book was the most satisfyingly soap-operatic, with empires at stake and readers close to the action. One of its most indelible scenes involves two Germans, Rebecca, 13, and Carla, a generation older, surrounded by vicious Russian troops. In an act of terrible courage, Carla persuades the soldiers to gang rape her but leave Rebecca alone.
The year is They live in an East Germany that has not yet been walled off from the West. Follett makes him central to truly important historical moments.
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George, later a lawyer, winds up as the obligatory black face or so he sees it in Attorney General Robert F. But it is one of Mr. But he never lets a political discussion bog down for very long. Sometimes that happens. It stings to see a publisher not always seem to care as much as we do.
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