Monday, 9 January 2012

Hunt the Moon - Karen Chance

Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Palmer #5) - Karen Chance
Grade: Adult - PNR
Rating: 5/5 stars

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. (Description from Goodreads)

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Poor Cassie! There's always someone or something trying to kill her. The girl needs a holiday- stat! With that said, what an amazing book. I think Karen Chance's writing gets better and better with every book. She invites you into her crazy world and you just don't want to leave. Hunt the Moon has it all; plenty of 'hold on tight' action sequences, 'laugh out loud' moments, 'swoon-worthy' romance and revelations you never saw coming.

The writing flows effortlessly and is so witty that I was laughing out loud many times. I also found it hilarious how Cassie always seems to find herself in dangerous situations butt naked. I know the girl has clothes (she's always putting them on), but she seems to have trouble keeping them on. It makes for some really funny and embarrassing moments.

Now, what can I say about this love triangle Cassie finds herself in? I can count on one hand (with fingers to spare) how many love triangles where I've liked both guys. This series has been added to that very short list. Don't get me wrong- I am most definitely a Mircea girl, but this book focuses largely on Pritkin and Cassie's relationship, with Mircea only making brief appearances (but, oh what good appearances they are). And the thing is...Pritkin and Cassie have a beautiful relationship. If Mircea never existed, then I'd be all for Pritkin and Cassie. They have a rather real relationship. They care for each other, they piss each other off and they protect each other. As I said, I'd be all for them if it weren't for that sexy vamp.

I fell for Mircea when I first read Midnight's Daughter and I just want him to be happy. Mircea and Cassie's relationship is intense and passionate. I love this quote from him:
"It's beautiful, dulceata," he said, his tone awed. "Do you see? Beautiful".
"What is?"
"The snow. The night." His arms tightened. "You."

He is completely swoon-worthy. I think to be fair the next book needs to be Mircea's. I really missed him when he disappeared. Unfortunately, with the way this book ended (yes it end on a cliffy), well I don't think it will - but I can hope.

Not looking forward to the wait for the next book, but I can't wait to see what crazy situation Cassie finds herself in next. The girl has more lives than cats.

5/5 stars

(Originally posted on Goodreads)


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