Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Review: Hunter by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Book 2 in the Demons of Oblivion series
Author: Skyla Dawn Cameron
Publisher: Mundania Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: August 30, 2011
Author's website: Skyla Dawn Cameron
Predators beware.

Sometimes natural predators need to be kept in check, and for that, there's Ryann David. Orphaned as an infant and raised by an exiled branch of the church to become a warrior for God, she and her fellow members of Venatores Daemonum have trained all their lives with only one purpose: destroy all vampires and demons in the mortal realm.

But when Ryann and her team are sent on a mission--to find and capture a vampire who's killed one of their own--she learns that perhaps not all is as it seems. Aligned with an irreverent psychic detective, a pair of vampires, and her own determination to do what’s right, Ryann seeks out the truth as the black and white world she knew turns a murky shade of grey.
This awesome new series continues with a group of people dedicating their lives to the slaying of vampires.  Ryann Davis is a member of the group Venatores Daemonum and has passed all the necessary tests to make her an official Hunter. This is when the book gets really good as Ryann and the group of hunters are given their assignment to hunt down and kill a vampire that has killed one of their own.  When I realized who that vampire was, I had the biggest smile on my face.  Now you're probably wondering why I would be happy about a blood thirsty vamp that has been out killing humans.  Well this vamp is no ordinary vamp as it is the awesome Zara Lain that readers were introduced to in book 1 in the series Bloodlines.  I loved that the author included her character in this book and being that it's Zara, all kinds of drama surround her.   At the same time, something just isn't right about the whole situation and Ryann's got to get to the bottom of it.

I like the new character Ryann in this book because she has conflicted feelings about nearly everything throughout the book.  Since she is an orphan she doesn't really know anything about her parents or how she came to be at the church.  The church has told her bits and pieces but not enough to stop the questions about her past that begin to form in her mind.   She also realizes  that the church that has raised her is surrounded in mystery and by the end of the book she realizes that her faith is the only thing that she can trust.

I'm giving Hunter a rating of:

Hunter has many exciting moments, but I have to say that my favorite part of the book was when Zara Lain appeared on the page.  Her character is extremely intriguing and whenever she's around there is chaos and mayhem.  I love it!  She's obviously still emotionally damaged from the events that happened in Bloodlines and I think that it adds some humanity to her character.  She's always evolving and that is a trait that I enjoy when it comes to character development throughout a series.  I'm anxiously awaiting the next book in the series so that I can read what Zara is going to have to deal with next. 

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  1. So glad to see you loved this one as well. :) It is a great read from a different view. And I liked how Ryann was conflicted yet kept going on what she felt was the right thing to do. She is a rather strong character, in a different strong way. :) And Ellie! I loved him! :)

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  3. I have this series on my kindle-I must get to it!

  4. I have this one on my TBR. I think it's #2 or 3. I SWEAR I'm getting to it soon! I have 3 more tests and I'll have a little bit more free time to read!

    Great review PIC! You've officially tempted me into wanting to ignore the studying. I won't, cause I can't, but I really want to. Brat! ;)