Saturday, July 9, 2011

Review: Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Palmer #5) by Karen Chance

Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Palmer #5) 
by Karen Chance
Published by Signet Select 
June 7th 2011
The story (from Goodreads): 
Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you'd think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn't work that way when your job description is Pythia-the world's chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea.

But someone doesn't want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens- including attacking her mother before Cassie is even born.
My review: I actually finished reading this book before it came out, May 25th to be exact. Which makes me feel horrible that I am just now getting my review posted. Especially since I had been in contact with Karen Chance about this book. Unfortunately, real life got in the way of my blogging and I am just now getting this posted. 
I was actually in the middle of reading another book when I received this one in the mail. I had been going through a book slump at the time, by no fault of the books I was reading. They were good, and were books I really wanted to read. But I just couldn't seem to get into them. And when I received this one, I put down the book I was struggling through, and dived right into this one. I knew that it would be my redeeming book to get me back on track, and I was right. I couldn't get enough. 
 I absolutely love Karen Chance. I can't say that enough. Whenever people ask me for something to read, she is one of the few authors I always start out with, every time. 
Chance's books are full of action, drama, comedy, romance... everything you could want. As well as a plethora of paranormal/magical beings. And not just a select few here and there, and what may be popular at the moment. There is just about every beast/creature/being you can think of. And she keeps track of them beautifully. There is always so much going on, I am amazed that everything flows so perfectly from book to book.
Hunt the Moon is no exception. The fifth book in the Cassandra Palmer series has Cassie just coming off of the killing of a god. Yes, a god. A bona fide, honest to... well... god, god. One would think that she is deserving of some R&R, and spending time with possible (although in his world they are already married) beau, Mircea. Of course that doesn't happen. It is Cassie after all. Pythia by circumstance, and untrained, she is trying to figure out her powers as well as trying to convince the naysayers that she is indeed worth the title. Aided by caffeine fiend, war mage, Pritkin (who has secrets of his own, that not many besides Cassie know about... and can I just say... LOVE Pritkin. Definitely one of my book boyfriends, although a big unconventional), Cassie trains her butt off, but doesn't seem to be getting anywhere. Which is not a good thing, seeing as there is now someone else after her to make sure she doesn't take the role of Pythia. 
Poor girl just can't catch a break.
There are a lot of twists and turns and I really didn't see that coming moments all throughout this book... especially the ending. And there were also a lot of touching, tear up, hold my breath moments too. This book was a ley line ride from beginning to end. 

And keep an eye out in the near future. Karen Chance has agreed to an interview which we will be posting along with a giveaway. 

(and then some!)

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