ARC Review: Twilight Hunter by Kait Ballenger

Posted August 25, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Twilight Hunter by Kait Ballenger
Twilight Hunter
by Kait Ballenger

5 Stars


Released: August 27, 2013
Series: Execution Underground #1
Published by HQN Books
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 376
Format: ARC
 

 “Twilight Hunter has a gripping story line with nonstop action, suspenseful twists, and well developed characters. Just like its prequel, Twilight Hunter was an awesome read.”
~ Under the Covers Book Blog

Ms. Ballenger did not disappoint. After reading Shadow Hunter (Execution Underground #0.5), I was anxious and excited to get to this installment. Ms. Ballenger’s introduction to this series was remarkable. Twilight Hunter has a gripping story line with nonstop action, suspenseful twists, and well developed characters. Just like its prequel, Twilight Hunter was an awesome read.

Left with no choice, Jace is forced to work with the very beings he hunts. There is a mystery to be solved , and this seems to be the only solution. Frankie, as the Alpha Female of her pack, agrees to work with the hunters. With Jace being a half breed, they believe he is the only person to beat the perpetrator. Frankie would have to teach him to embrace his shifter side. Wait until you find out what kind of a shifter he really is. Here’s a hint. Ms. Ballenger infused this novel with a bit of Norse mythology which Jace is connected to. Though I’m not too familiar with this Mythos, I did find it very intriguing.

Jace and Frankie’s relationship was a bit complicated. I think Frankie being an alpha female had a lot to prove. She constantly had to prove herself to the pack , and though she didn’t need to prove herself to Jace, she constantly compared herself to him. There was also a lot of misunderstanding and assumptions that could’ve been solved by simply talking it out. It was sometimes annoying , but I guess I could understand her position. Overall, they were sweet , and they were pretty hot together.

If you read Shadow Hunter, you know that Jace was handpicked by Damon Brock to be part of EU. Here’s what threw me off. I really liked Damon from the prequel and Ms. Ballenger really gave his character a different persona. Jace says he has a “stick shoved up his ass” and really, the way he acted, it seemed that way. None of this crew knows exactly what happens to him since Jace, David, Ash and Trent came long after the tragedy that hit him. Shadow Hunter ends in such a cliff hanger that I was hoping we get more of Damon and Tiffany’s story. Alas, no sign of Tiffany. =( The next installment, Immortal Hunter is suppose to be about David and Allysun. I’m hoping we get a glimpse of Damon and Tiffany as they were the first couple I fell in love with.

*ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review

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About Kait Ballenger

Kait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, professional bellydancer, and graduate student living in Central Florida. SHADOW HUNTER, the debut prequel of her sexy paranormal romance series, the Execution Underground, about an international network of supernatural hunters who fight to protect humanity alongside the powerful women they seduce, releases in an anthology titled AFTER DARK along with NYT Bestselling author Gena Showalter's novella THE DARKEST ANGEL in July 2013. TWILIGHT HUNTER, book one of the EU series, debuts Sept 2013.

With a B.A in English from Stetson University, Kait is currently a student in Spalding University’s M.F.A in Writing for Children and Young Adults program, where she studies dual-genre in screenwriting. She writes dark paranormal romance with drool-worthy heroes and kickass heroines as Kait Ballenger, and sassy YA urban fantasy under her maiden name, Kaitlyn Schulz.

When Kait’s not preoccupied with paranormal creepy-crawlies, she can be found slaving over endless amounts of schoolwork or with her nose buried in a book. She lives in Florida with her husband, and doggie-daughter, Sookie (yes, like the heroine in Charlainne Harris’ books), and two mischievous kittens, Elliot and Olivia (yes, like the Law and Order characters), near the love and care of her supportive family. Kait believes anything is possible with hard work and dedication. One day, she will be a bestseller and have people name their pets after her characters too.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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