Sometimes a book comes into your hands at just the right time. That is the case with me and Hunted by, Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk. I devoured this book and just could not get enough. Will you love it too? Take a look and let me know!
In order to save his younger brother from a vampire recruitment weekend disguised as a live action role-playing game, Vampire Hunter Darren Paxton must team up with Vampire Edith Dorset and things get…complicated.
On the hundredth anniversary of being turned into a vampire, Edith joins her adopted daughters and their friends at the Heartsong Clan’s annual “vampires vs humans” LARP recruitment event where she meets an eager Dan Paxton. Dan’s older brother and vampire hunter, Darren, thinks he is merely chaperoning a trip to a nerd convention, but when Darren discovers Dan missing, he follows the only lead he has to the Heartsong Clan’s residence on Tombstone Row. He’s determined to keep his Hunter instincts in check, rescue his brother, and make a clean escape. When an impromptu late-night encounter leads Darren and Edith to be honest with each other about who and what each of them are, Edith longs to keep Darren and his brother close, even though it goes against Clan rules. The two start to grow closer as they seek out the truth from Edith’s Sire, Mr. Heartsong, and soon Darren is finding it harder than he thought to snuff out Edith and her family.
With diverse characters, and tons of action and twists, readers won’t want to miss the first in the HUNTED trilogy releasing November 17, 2020, by USA Today bestselling authors Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk.
This is a really hard review for me to write – not because there is something wrong with Hunted, but because I love it so much I don’t want to say too much and give anything away!
These days, it takes a lot to reimagine vampires and the world they live in. Hunted does just that, and does it really well. Biglow and Zenk have created a world where vampires walk among us and hold secret recruiting events to increase their numbers. This world feels very real and relatable which enhances the story line.
I especially love that this story starts at a fantasy convention. I grew up in a house of Dungeons and Dragons players who would hold late night games. That eventually transferred to live action role playing complete with costumes and weekend getaways. While I never participated, I can really imagine people who enjoy those activities heading to a convention and signing up for something like a Vampires vs. Humans game. It makes me want to go to a convention (when the world opens up again) and take a closer look at some of the booths…
Then there are the characters – a diverse set of humans and vampires who the reader gets to know just well enough to care about them but not well enough to know all their secrets just yet. By the end of Hunted, you care about them and what happens to them. It’s hard to let them go as you wait for the sequel.
When I first picked up Hunted, I didn’t know that I was going to love it quite as much as I thought I would. Always drawn to books about vampires and other supernatural beings, this was always going to be a book that I would at least pick up. I was very pleasantly surprised to find a book that I really enjoyed and now am not so patiently waiting for the sequel. I will be stalking the authors for news until it is released!