But when the call comes she is awakened out of her sleep. She must find the ones who called her and why. She is the hunter but that don't stop others from hunting her as well. So Aya is unsure if this hunting call is a setup from the ones she was hunting before her sleep. She must decide if Zac is worth saving or if she should leave him to his own demise. The writing is unique and very well written. It flowed from chapter to chapter was ease and understanding.
Everything fit well in the story and was very believable. I really liked the characters. I especially like Zac and Aya. They were my favorite. Zac was the arrogant, know it all type of guy, but it fit well with who he was! And Aya was just amazing! She was the harcore type of chic that could overcome just about anything. While being the strong tough girl that she is, she also has a very large heart that she just learns how to use when she meets her new friends!
Great book to a new series! We have a serious cliffhanger that will have you wanting to scream! But will have you longing for more! Overall its worth 4 Solid stars, maybe even more! I am Eager to see what Nicole has in-store for the coming series. I know it's going to be great, like this one! I would like to thank the author for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review. The blurb for this book made it sound really exciting. Vampires, witches, a curse, what more could you want.
Sam and Zac have been vampires since the Civil War, and the last few years they have returned to their original home in Ashburton. Zac is very impulsive and arrogant, while Sam is kind and rational. So it makes sense that Zac is the one finding and causing trouble. After a run in with an old vampire I would like to thank the author for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review.
After a run in with an old vampire named Alistair, the trouble just keeps on coming. Zac finds himself cursed by a witch caught in the inbetween named Katrin. Now with the help of their witch friend, Gabby, they must try calling the witch hunter, Aya. This leads to more adventures with werewolves, more vampires, and even a few more witches. And a lot of blood: I found this story to be full of action. There was a little romance. And a lot of swearing. I consider this one more of an adult novel. I also found it to be a lot like Vampire Diaries. Maybe too much like it, which makes it perfect for fans of the books and show.
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Most of the story I could predict where it was going and wasn't surprised at anything, until the very end. The last page gives a big surprise that does have me wanting to read the next book to see if it is what we are led to believe or not. Overall I think this was a good first start to a series, and the author holds a lot of promise for the future.
Review can be found at www. Around chapter 5 I realized this book was the vampire diaries with bill from true blood's origin story. It's not terrible but it suffers from a few lazy writer problems. A that thing where a character will be described as having a trait but all their actions disprove it.
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Then the whole story is him becoming fast friends with everyone. Or saying that the witch could barely light a candle with magic but can summon a powerful creature by gathering a couple Around chapter 5 I realized this book was the vampire diaries with bill from true blood's origin story. Or saying that the witch could barely light a candle with magic but can summon a powerful creature by gathering a couple things lying around and reading the spell out loud.
B an abruptness of acceptance. Specific example from this book: And the guy is just, crap, gotta find a spell to defeat that ghost. Does this kinda thing happen often, guy? Overall, a quick read but I will not be worrying about sequels even with the weird cliffhanger ending that is told twice from different pov's for no apparent reason.
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I gave up less than halfway through. Enter the "witch hunter. I mean this witch shows up and goes to Zac, 'you killed my child. You are soooo dead, you and your little friends! A bunch of scenes where the characters hang out?
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Zac argues with Aya, Zac's friends apologize for him and try to act like her new girlfriends. I just thought, how nice of this pissed off witch ghost to wait until Aya settles in before making good on her threat. I was bored, I moved on. I really wanna read the second one. Recommended for vampire lovers. Feb 06, Ray Campbell rated it liked it Shelves: Zachary Degaud is an angry vampire who lives with his brother in his family's mansion somewhere in Louisiana I think. Apparently, they both died fighting for the confederacy years ago.
In a somewhat anime-esque scene, Zac kills an old vampire because he was "in his town" and no one can challenge Zac in his town. Regardless, Zac has managed to draw the anger of a very old witch. To defend himself, he gets his friend Gabby, a young witch, to summon another old vampire who might help them.
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The rest is magical hi-jinx with lots of mystery and angst. This is clearly a YA Urban Fiction tour de force. Taylor appears to have been creating a series and this was an intriguing start. The characters are well developed and likable, though Zac was so full of angst it became exhausting to read his part of the story. Some of these books are well crafted mysteries, light entertainment despite the magical trappings. This one is over the line into juvenile. I didn't hate it, but I won't read anymore in the series.
Parents checking reviews before allowing younger readers to read should know that this book has no sex scenes and minimal profanity. There is some strong violence. Zac and Sam are the two original vampires in this group who later come across Liz dead and already t I got through a little over a quarter of this book, but I just couldn't do it. We know that she's a witch and how she came about her powers and met Sam, Gabby and Liz, but according to the book there seems to be a hatred between witches and vampires, but her only explanation about how she became friends with them is: She quickly came to realize that they were different, despite all their faults.
No explanation for why she trusts them or how they're different? Or Sam and Liz for example, who we pretty much know nothing about other than that Sam is a gardener and how they found Liz, and that Sam and Liz are apparently together. Feb 28, Sharon Mariampillai rated it liked it Shelves: This was a good read. I thought this book had potential, but the execution of the plot was lacking.
I thought the characters were okay. I did not really enjoy them, but I also did not hate them. The story dragged a bit, and was boring at times. I had to put it down a few times because I was starting to lose interest. It was written in third person, and in alternating POVs.
It made the story hard to follow. The ending was a cliffhanger. I will continue the series to find out what happens in the n This was a good read. I will continue the series to find out what happens in the next book. I hope it is better than this book. Overall, an okay read. Feb 27, Crystal Cooper rated it really liked it.
This book reminds me of the vampire dairies. And even the ones to follow have elements that are the same. It was still a good read but I stopped watching Vampire Dairies because of the constant drama and backstabbing. I don't think I'm going to finish this saga. What is a story and characters without a soul? In a nutshell, that is my review of "The Witch Hunter.
I really wanted to like this book but it just didn't do anything for me. Zac is a vampire who has just killed another vamp. His brother is none too pleased especially considering how powerful the vamp was but Zach is arrogant and unapo What is a story and characters without a soul? His brother is none too pleased especially considering how powerful the vamp was but Zach is arrogant and unapologetic.
When he is visited by the ghost of an ancient vampire, Katrin, he is not feeling so confident. So, he enlists the aid of his witch friend and call upon the ancient witch Hunter, Aya, for assistance. When Aya is awakened from her year slumber she chooses not to reveal herself to those who have called upon her until she has had a chance to check them out. Then, st realizes her summoner is an annoying vampire named Zac. Unfortunately, the bland characters and uninspired story that follows just doesn't provide for a good read. How could something with so much promise go so badly wrong?
Clearly this is not a series I will be following and it is a shame. However, in the end I just didn't care about the characters or the story. First off, I'd like to say that the cover totally got to me. It's gorgeous, isn't it? Okay, moving on to the story: The minute I saw this book, I just knew I had to read it. It wasn't just the cover that appealed to me; it was the summary too.
So I went a bit cuckoo for cocoa puffs on my search for this book and then gave up. Then, like maybe a few weeks later, I look back to this and I'm back to my nonstop demand for this book. It's safe to say I literally screamed with joy when First off, I'd like to say that the cover totally got to me. Taylor knows how to write one hell of a story and this was just exotic! Every single part of the story wrapped its way around my heart and I'm captivated with it for life. Now, do I recommend this book?
To anyone and anyone at all? Hell to the yeah. This book should be cased in the finest glass of the finest museum in the finest world. That kinda overdid it, huh? Yeah, I'm kinda borderline obsessing over here. Well, I guess it's time for me to go to sleep I stayed up way too long to finish this mind boggling book. Now I get to go dream about it in my sleep. Thought it was a crazy remix of stephan-elena-damon love story.. I can't just seem to find an available copy online of book 2 which is annoying but I shall try again!
Haha Good luck to me! And hopefully I got to read it soon since I'm really excited to know what happens with Zac and Aya. Hopefully she's still alive.. I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review. I loved the characters, in their own unique way. I think a lot of the time, authors make characters you've seen or read before. Taylor really knows how to make a cast, and damn did she do a good job. The story itself was fun. It was never boring and had just the right amount of action and suspense, mind you, except for the I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
It was never boring and had just the right amount of action and suspense, mind you, except for the ending. A far fetched story but well written. Sep 10, Sarah Jones rated it it was amazing. Really gripping and interesting, full of tense plot twists that had me gasping out loud.
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Oct 27, James D rated it really liked it. Another very good Ian Rankin novel! This one is not about John Rebus or Edinburgh. It focuses on a young woman assassin code name Witch , a retired London detective Dominic Elder who's been after her for years, and some younger police in London Criminal Investigation Division.
CID is competing with Special Branch and some detective work gets done in spite of the politics. Elder is a Rebus-like loner, obsessed with Witch, who might be responsible, a decade or more past, for killing his only da Another very good Ian Rankin novel! Elder is a Rebus-like loner, obsessed with Witch, who might be responsible, a decade or more past, for killing his only daughter and many others in a Paris bombing. She also deeply wounded Elder in a previous meeting, and caused him to retire. Elder is called back to service because he knows Witch better than anyone. He and his small cadre try piecing together all of Witch's devious clues in time to stop her assumed assassination attempt during a summit of world leaders in London.
Witch is brilliant, of course, and a chameleon, with lightning reflexes, a macabre sense of humor, and she's always at least one step ahead of Elder and the CID. Great story, good characters, who are deep and complex and troubled. Well worth a read!
Rankin is my favourite crime writer and having read all the Rebus and lately Fox novels set in Edinburgh I'm filling in some of the gaps in my reading of the back catalogue. Rankin wrote what he calls "Airport Thrillers" to keep the money rolling in whilst working on the Rebus series. This stopped when Rebus took off. Witch Hunt was written under the pen name of Jack Harvey and published in ' Whilst there are some differences in style there are plenty of the usual qualities of Rankin here. Th Rankin is my favourite crime writer and having read all the Rebus and lately Fox novels set in Edinburgh I'm filling in some of the gaps in my reading of the back catalogue.
The story is about the hunt for a terrorist with an unlikely bunch of police and agents on the hunt both across Europe and England.
The central hunter is Dominic Elder, brought out of retirement and not entirely playing everything by the book. Great characters and a twisting plot that keeps you going make it a good read. The lack of the backdrop of Edinburgh and Fife means it lacks a little as Rankin doesn't portray London and Paris with the same grit. Jul 14, Kenny rated it it was ok. It pushes along at a reasonable rate, and interplays between the three main characters - two young, and one brought back from retirement, and none feeling particularly original. The plotting is fine enough, but the 'twist' and motivation at the end feels flat and a bit implausible - although a terrorist book with that plot feels bizarrely mundane compared to the real life cases now.
It's not bad, but with the London and southern England setting, it still feels perfunctory, r A passable thriller. It's not bad, but with the London and southern England setting, it still feels perfunctory, rather than the deep, layered and vital Edinburgh he describes in later books. As an early novel, it's fine - I can see why people score it higher. But compared to most nearly all of his Rebus novels, it's just not in the same game. I'm glad he realised this! It started in the Video section of the Library..
Enjoyed the episodes - different than our American detective shows.. Ah yes the videos I had watched now I am a fan Apr 27, Libby rated it really liked it. This was a fast paced read, enjoyable but becoming a little dated as the case might have been solved a lot quicker with the help of mobile phones and the internet!
It was written by a young Rankin who clearly thought anyone over 50 was OLD, I wonder what he would think rereading it in his 50's. Jan 04, Rohit Ranade rated it it was ok. But the book started out really well, but slowly started losing its grip, till at the end, the whole plot seems too improbable.
Jun 27, Caroline Elwood-Stokes rated it really liked it. An absolutely fantastic read. When I read "The Fifth Profession", there was much to be desired in the writing. Here, the writing is definitely a notch or two up. Small nuances, minor characters, that is described with just a few words or two, would come back later in the novel. The writing is also full of detailed descriptions. It takes its time detailing the character, the weekend traveling arrangements of Idres Khan, even though, in the overall scope of th An absolutely fantastic read.
It takes its time detailing the character, the weekend traveling arrangements of Idres Khan, even though, in the overall scope of the novel, he is of a somewhat limited importance. Same goes for George Crane. Interestingly, the character that the least fleshed out is Witch herself, perhaps deliberately. Although her name, some of her childhood background and her real target is revealed, much of her character, her motivations remain something of a mystery. Far more attention is given to her main pursuers - Elder, Barcley, Dominique, Doyle and Greenleaf and to a large extent, these characters themselves evolve over the 2 and half week pursuit of Witch.
I have to say that even before I finished this book, I picked up another Ian Rankin book. I hope to continue reading more from him. Jul 20, Russio rated it liked it. For a while, I was quite content to be lost. The forest can feel equally vast and empty, but it hides plenty of treasures, ruins and abandoned buildings. The dearth of notes and lack messages smeared in blood is a welcome break from the norm, but something needs to tie it together.
Between exploring these places, I killed every ghoul I came across — who all confusingly sound like dinosaurs — but as my box of silver bullets got lighter, I started to spend a lot of time crawling, avoiding confrontation. Every snapping twig and ungodly howl sent me to the ground. I almost died in a stone circle. In this case it was one of the aforementioned cairns and a healing plant. Though lost, the game still guided me towards things of interest with audio cues. In this case, it was also a trap.
If you find a healing plant, you can use that, or you can just jump into some water, washing it off. I never did get around to getting a decent snap of these horrible spectres, but I have attempted to capture their essence for you, myself. Knowing that takes away some of their power to terrify, while the frequency with which they seem to show up in some areas makes them devolve into an infuriating pest. As I spent more time traipsing around the forest, looking for a way out, the tension transformed into tedium. Then, some hope appeared on the horizon in the form of an abandoned farm and, better yet, a fast travel point.
With it, the town would be only seconds away. I rushed to the signpost, ready for a break. Not ready enough, apparently. This extremely petty rule left me with two options: I took one step forward and the screen went red, followed by a rapidly depleting health bar. I swiveled around and it stopped. Turning around again, the red screen and pain returned. Near death, I fled in the other direction.