When bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered that Claire Connolly was a Sensitive and infected with magic, he should have turned her in to be locked up in the prison district known as Devil's Isle. Instead, he helped her learn to control her power and introduced her to an underground group of Paranormals and humans who know the truth about the war and those who fought it.
Now the weight of Liam's own secrets has forced him into hiding. When a government agent is killed and Claire discovers that Liam is the prime suspect, she races to find him before the government can. But she'll discover proving his innocence is no simple matter. Their enemies are drawing closer, and time is running out.... Paperback, 311 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by Berkley Books
Four stars: This book gets the story back on track. The relationship matures, and things are going in the right direction.
Claire Connolly is still licking her wounds after the last dramatic battle. Things are still uneasy between the Containment Agents and the paranormals. Worse, Claire hasn’t seen or heard from Liam since he fled after the battle. She feels alone and betrayed. Then a big government official is murdered, and Liam is framed for the crime. Claire gathers her friends to track down Liam and warn him before it is too late. How will he respond when he sees her again?
What I Liked:
- I was relieved that this book got the series back on track. I admittedly was not a fan of the second book. I hated the cliffhanger, the turn in the relationship and the backtracking. Thankfully, things move in the right direction with this third installment. The storytelling matures, and things settle out. I was most pleased with his book.
- The relationship between Claire and Liam has been a sticking point for me, especially after what happened in the last book. It takes some time, but things move forward in a positive and hopeful direction. I loved seeing the maturity finally blossom in the romance, and I am hoping things will stay on this path.
- I thought the story line was tighter and more suspenseful this time around. When Claire goes digging to find out who framed Liam, she discovers some mind boggling secrets, ones that involve her directly. I liked the suspense and the new direction of the story.
- I am enjoying seeing the new uneasy alliance between the paranormals and some of the humans. It will be interesting to see how things continue to pay out between them.
- I liked all the comedic relief. Claire hanging out with the two Quinn brothers provides plenty of funny situations. The humor was fun, and it lightened up the tone of the book.
And The Not So Much:
- This book ends with another dramatic cliffhanger. I am finding the cliffhangers a bit frustrating in this series.
- Some of the more interesting paranormal characters like Moses and Elinor had only small parts in this book, I found that I was wanting more magic and mayhem. I was also wishing for more Gunnar.
- I listened to the audiobook version narrated by Amy Landon. Amy did a fine job with Claire, but I have to say, her male voices were not good at all. I was not a fan of her narration for Liam. I would say, this is probably better to read than listen.
The Hunt redeemed the series for me. I was disappointed in the second book, but this third installment takes the book in a more mature direction. I was pleased to see the relationship settle out, and the story shift. This is a series that requires patience, but I am satisfied with the way the story is playing out. I will eagerly be reading the next book.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for this review.