Official Review: Hunted

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Official Review: Hunted

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Hunted" by W.J. May and Natasha Brown and Chrissy Peebles and Trina M. Lee and Kristen Middleton and Kaitlyn Da.]
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Hunted, by Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk, is a fantasy romance story centered around a vampire and a vampire hunter. Even after fighting for vampire rights through the Vampire Human Alliance, vampires are still regarded as second-class citizens or worse, as monsters. Thanks to the Red Cross Blood Assistance program, it’s easy for vampires to obtain blood legally and live more peaceful lives.

On the day of her 100th anniversary as a vampire, Edith Dorset is in charge of running a recruitment table to recruit humans to a 3-day live action role play (LARP) event where the vampires of the Heartsong clan show them what it’s like to be a vampire. During the sign-up event, Edith is shocked when one of the recruits has the exact name as her dead fiance. When a vampire hunter named Darren Paxton infiltrates the LARP event to look out for his younger brother Daniel, things go awry. A murder of a vampire lands Daniel in hot water when he is accused of the murder. With the clock ticking, Edith and Darren race against time to clear Daniel’s name. However, as tension and emotions steam up between Edith and Darren, Darren is forced to reevaluate his thoughts and opinions about vampires.

For the most part, I enjoyed reading this book. It read like a murder mystery novel mixed with romance. I thought that the plot was simple, but there was enough suspense to keep me engaged. The writing was clear and simple, and the book was well-written. I would say that this book is more character-driven than plot-driven. The ending concluded in a cliffhanger which left me wanting more and wondering about what is going to happen next.

What I liked the most about this book were the characters because they were relatable. I think the character that showed the most growth was Darren. Darren is very protective of his younger brother. He is also strong and stubborn, but he has a good heart. I wasn’t very fond of Edith’s character because she seems fragile and meek. Luckily, her character grows to become stronger towards the end.

While the target audience is for teens and young adults, I think older readers can also enjoy reading this book. There were a few grammatical errors, but they did not detract from the book. There were also a few sexually explicit scenes, so I would not recommend this book for younger readers.

Overall, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. The suspense and tension kept me engaged throughout the book. I recommend this book for anyone who likes murder mystery stories mixed with romance and vampires.

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This book seems to bring a different approach to the theme of vampires. It sounds very gripping. I love suspense books with fantasy and romance. Also, it's always great to read stories with great development like this one. Thanks for the insightful review!

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I haven't read a vampire book before, but I might try this one. Thanks for the insightful review. Good job!
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This sounds like a book perfect for a cold day under a warm blanket. This is a familiar storyline that I like.
Thanks for an enlightening review.

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I'm not exactly interested in books with vampires as its central characters, but this seems really interesting. Great review!
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I don't roll much with vampires not because it's a myth, but it's just off.

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I enjoy reading books about vampires and this sounds like a good one. I'm definitely adding it to my list. Great review.

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I'm generally not a vampire book type of person, but this review makes it seem like a good read. Thanks for the great review.

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Post by Faresnassour »

This book sounds so interesting. I love a good thriller, and this seems like it fits the bill! I love the idea of his memory coming back slowly. That must add a level of intrigue to the story

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This is my kind of read! I love supernatural books (Vamps are my favorite). Some can get very complicated, so it's nice to have a simple read every now and then.

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Post by wiltifah2 »

It was a nice book although it sounded alot like twilight with the love and romance why do people always make romance and vampire stories it's not as eye catching to me

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I really love to read books based on vampire fantasies. Really enjoyed reading your review.

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Post by Adekye3 »

Really enjoyed your review, I think am developing some love for vampires fantasies

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Post by Valkyrie9 »

What an interesting and novel take on the vampire scene! I love the idea of the LARP. Thanks for the informative review.
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This book has a very different side from the normal vampire stories we read about,the tension,expense and the emotions that I felt reading this was amazing plus it was easy to understand hence keeping me thirsty for more......ofcourse edith was that annoying girl that we love to hate ,after sometime I understood her but most of all I love that she grew into a strong being.

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