When bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered that Claire Connolly was a Sensitive and infected with magic, he should have turned her in to be locked up in the prison district known as Devil’s Isle. Instead, he helped her learn to control her power and introduced her to an underground group of Paranormals and humans who know the truth about the war and those who fought it.
Now the weight of Liam’s own secrets has forced him into hiding. When a government agent is killed and Claire discovers that Liam is the prime suspect, she races to find him before the government can. But she’ll discover proving his innocence is no simple matter. Their enemies are drawing closer, and time is running out….
Worldbuilding: Post-apocalyptic-like dystopia New Orleans setting, as the South is mostly debris after the Beyond infiltrated the world. Rich paranormal word – angels, demons, fae-like -, plus the sensitives and wraiths. I liked the Delta versus PCC tension.
Characters: Moses is a riot, as always. I love the dude. It was good to reconnect with Claire, and I felt she became more nuanced and easier to empathize with in this novel as she did her thing to help her man out.
And speaking of her man – sigh, Liam. He was so brooding and protective and hot! I so loved how stuck together, a couple dealing with stuff as it happened. There was some insecurity there on both sides, and their time apart only made things hotted and the chemistry more explosive – hurrah!
Another thing I love is the close-knit community building around Claire and how diverse it is. Sidenote: can I pretty please get the story on Malachi and Rachel? Lol!
Plot: The reconciliation, slow burn romance was fraught with tension and delicious. The mystery of what really happened with Brussard and the Icarus project was engaging and entertaining, tense, and full of action.
Writing: First person, past tense narrative, Claire’s POV. I really love her sarcastic and funny voice.
Curb Appeal: Cool cover, hooking blurb – impulsive buy material for my UF with a side of romance moods.
I recommend The Hunt to fans of UF dystopia, snarkalicious voices, and hot romance.
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