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Monday, April 30, 2012

Review: I Hunt Killers

Title: I Hunt Killers
Series: Jasper Dent # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Thriller/Mystery
Author: Barry Lyga
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Book: FC sent by publisher

"What if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad?

Jasper (Jazz) Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.

But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could--from the criminal's point of view.

And now bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod.

In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret--could he be more like his father than anyone knows?"

After reading this book I could not go to sleep! The whisper words of Billy's crazed murders flowed through my mind! Literally. This book is so creepily fantastic!

What blew my mind about this book is the great plot line. I love the idea of serial murder child. We have Jasper the son of a serial killer named Billy Dent. Jasper has a hard back round filled with blood, murders, and lies. Jasper is doing his best not to be like his father. Instead, he using what his father taught him about murder to catch killers. This folks kept me reading well into the night.

The characters of the book Jasper, his best friend Howie, his gf Connie and his father are all written so well! I mean OMG! I can't begin to tell you how  each character is so fresh! His friend Howie and Connie are minor characters but play a big role in keeping Jasper sane. They give him courage, strength, and lots of wisdom for the inner demons he is fighting.

The best part of this book is the inner demons Jasper faces. Poor kid has been through so much that he blames himself for everything. He blames himself for not speaking out about his father, his mother disappearance, the mind games that his father played on him. My goodness! Some parts of the book gave me fearful chills down my spine. The fear in Jasper and the fear that Billy gives us literally froze me in my seat.

Take it from me when I say that I want everyone to read this book. There are some parts in the book that are explicit and I feel because of certain parts that this should be read by mature teens. Preferably 18+. Heck, I'm old and this book gave me the hibbie jibbies! This book is similar to Silence of the Lambs but for teens. Really gave me the creeps. *shudders* But would I read it again, HECK YEAH!

With that said, I Hunt Killers is one amazing book! The hideous thoughts of Billy, the flashback of Jasper's life, the hurt and blame, all make for a fantastic read!  If you want to know what it is like to be in the mind of a crazed serial killer read this book. I Hunt Killers will slice you open till your speechless!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I'm so glad you liked this. I've been hearing great things about it. I'm up for a good scare.

  2. Oh wow, now I'm even more excited to read the copy I won from you, this sounds awesome!:)

  3. This sounds insanely creepy! I'd most likely have to read during the day and sleep with both dogs in the bed at night:) Can't wait to get my hands on a copy, really nice review Savy!

  4. I'm really excited--but yet, scared--to read this one! I've head nothing but awesome things. Thanks for the review, Savy!

  5. Amazing review! Now that you put the book like that, I definitley want to read this!

  6. Oh man! I don't go for scary, but I do like creepy. Don't ask. LOL

    I never thought I'd read horror, but you have me real curious about this one. I think I may have to pick it up and try it!


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