ARC Review: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

25712879Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

Expected publication: September 1st 2015

Centuries ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were slashed open allowing hideous fantastical monsters to wreak havoc; destroying entire cities in their wake. Now, people must live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the evil creatures constantly trying to break in. Only the corps of teen Hunters with lightning reflexes and magical abilities can protect the populace from the daily attacks.

Joyeaux Charmand is a mountain girl from a close knit village who comes to the big city to join the Hunters. Joy thinks she is only there to perform her civic duty and protect the capitol Cits, or civilians, but as cameras follow her every move, she soon learns that the more successful she is in her hunts, the more famous she becomes.

With millions of fans watching her on reality TV, Joy begins to realize that Apex is not all it seems. She is forced to question everything she grew up believing about the legendary Hunters and the very world she lives in. Soon she finds that her fame may be part of a deep conspiracy that threatens to upend the protective structure built to keep dark magic out. The monsters are getting in and it is up to Joy to find out why.

I love the cover and I loved the synopsis but once I started this book, I realized that Hunter is pretty much every YA book ever. Unlikely hero from humble origin is “different”, “special” and is the only one who can save the world. I started this book two weeks ago and I just couldn’t get into it and I just didn’t want to finish it. That being said, I have pre-ordered this book. The cover is amazing and I want to own it. I didn’t finish this book now but I’ll start it once I have a hardcover. I have high hopes that I’ll love this book when I pick it up again but as of right now, it’s just not for me.

One thought on “ARC Review: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

  1. Josephine says:

    This book, reading from the synopsis, sounds like something similar to the Hunger Games to me! But nonetheless it sounds really good and I saw it on Netgalley, bit was sadly not approved for it. xoxo

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