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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Review: The Crimson Hunt

Title: The Crimson Hunt
Series: Eldean Hunt # 1
Genre: New Adult-Paranormal
Author: Victoria H. Smith
Publisher: Self-Pub
Release Date: November 8, 2012
Book: Sent by author

"College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.
Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.
So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.
Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.
That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.
Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.
The Crimson Hunt is a New Adult Science Fiction Romance."

I have got to stop associating moon titles with wolves. Every time I read something with hunt, moon, or blood I think werewolves. Anyways, this book is quite different and so not what I thought.

The plot of the book is good. I like that once your in the story, you can't help but follow along. The reader is intrigued right away by the mysterious Luca and his appearing/disappearing act. After a few chapters in, all I was thinking was, what is up with this dude! I knew he was hiding something. The kept secrets is was mostly what kept me in the story cause I am the type of person that NEEDS TO KNOW! I want every character to spill their guts to me, telling me everything they hold in.

Now, the love interest I felt lacked a little. Yes, they learned to love each other but with all the secrets between them it's hard to trust. I found myself going back and forth liking Luca then being skeptical of him. Still, in the end his intentions were honorable. 

The big plot twist/secret in the end took me away. I wasn't one to piece things together until Luca spelled it out for me. And once it is said, it all made sense.

Overall, I like this book. It had it moments where it capture me completely making me want to read faster. Despite the lack in romance, The Crimson Hunt takes the reader for a nice surprise. 

I give it 3 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. It's nice the twist really surprised you Savy, I like when I'm completely clueless and need everything spelled out for me, I much prefer that to figuring things out way in advance:) Too bad on the romance though, Luca sounds like he's a bit of a challenge.

  2. So this is not about werewolves? I would have though so too. Still sounds pretty good though and I love this cover!

  3. This sounds interesting. I think that Luca would bug me a little. I don't like being confused when I am reading. It still sounds like a book I would enjoy, but with not really knowing whether to trust Luca I might be a bit put off. I do really like plot twists though. Fab review.

  4. I would have though weres too. I also love the sound of the twist and the guy. I like that he is honorable. Perhaps the love will develop better as the series goes on.

  5. I am still stuck on the "not about werewolves" revelation, hah. How could I possibly handle another twist?! I'm glad you liked this overall, Savy.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  6. This review sounds a bit similar to my review today. At least in some ways. I do love a twisty book as long as we get a few bones thrown so we can at least try to figure it out, even if we're wrong. I hadn't heard of this one before now.


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