Saturday, June 15, 2013

Giveaway & Tour Review: Shadow Hunter By Kait Ballenger

After Dark: Shadow Hunter (Execution Underground #0.5)

*Reviewed as part of Tour*

Genre: Paranormal Romance


Vampire hunter Damon Brock's first assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York, a city crawling with the undead. But he isn't the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is fierce and ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family-and she works solo. But being alone is no longer so desirable when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. As they work to massacre the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they are forced to decide between their lifelong beliefs... and their newfound hearts.


A little slow to start but once the story picked up I found myself quite intrigued with where the plot was going. The vampire angle in terms of the serum was interesting and the twist about Caius not being the end of it all I didn’t see coming.

As for the characters, I really enjoyed Tiffany, she was sassy and smart and she could hold her own but also had vulnerability about her. Her and Damon work perfectly not only as a team but also as a couple. I felt for her when she discovered his special connection to her but I was glad when she was able to overcome that.

I was keen on the whole “virgin” thing with Tiffany, I never do care for it in books for the way the taking is written most of the time, but I will give the author props for the way it was handled in a more realistic way. Damon not shying away from the fact and not deciding to stay away from her to preserve her “innocence” or not feeling worthy of it, unlike in some reads.

The ending! What a massive cliff-hanger! I don’t know what will happen in the next book but I am dying to find out, was one hell of a turn of events. With a prelude this good, you know the official first book in the series is going to be a knock out. I'd give this a high three and a half stars, bordering on four stars.

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`~ Giveaway~`
Thanks to the generosity of Kait Ballenger. I have a signed copy of After Dark to give away! Just fill out the rafflecopter to enter!

Open to US and Canada ONLY!


lindalou said...

Hi Kait! I'm on your EU Team and I'm so excited about this! I love Gena's books and am looking forward to reading yours! It sounds to be awesome!

Kait Ballenger said...

Hi Linda! Thanks for commenting! I hope you enjoy the books! Good luck in the giveaway!

bn100 said...

Very nice review

Stephanie Fredrick said...

I can't wait to read Kait's new series it sounds great and of course Ms. Showalter is amazing as always.

Kait Ballenger said...

Thanks so much, Stephanie! I hope you enjoy it! =D

Tracy Kilgore said...

Kait thanks for another chance to win your book. Also for lallowing me to be part of your EU team!

Kait Ballenger said...

Glad to have you, Tracy! =D