Early 5bat! Review: Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance
*This title will be released on June 7, 2011*
Title: Hunt the Moon
Author: Karen Chance
Series: Cassandra Palmer #5
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reviewed by: Julia
- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Signet Select; Original edition (June 7, 2011)
- ISBN-10: 0451413075
- ISBN-13: 978-0451413079
Several sex scenes
Near Perfect – Buy two copies: one for you and one for a friend.
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.
It has been a few years since I followed the Cassie Palmer series closely, somewhere back around book three I lost track of her and the too-smooth Mircea. HUNT THE MOON not only brought me back up to speed with the action and politics of Cassie’s life, but it made me fall in love with these characters in a way none of the other books ever had.
I was charmed by Cassie’s insight into vampire culture, Pritkin’s steadfast support, and even Mircea’s glossy persona took on nuances I had never noticed before. While I fall firmly into Pritkin’s camp romantically, HUNT THE MOON contains moments that show both men to stunning advantage.
As for the action that is so characteristic of this series, Chance does a much better job writing chase scenes than I do at reading them. Though HUNT THE MOON has it’s share of cart, car, and train chases that left me in the dust, Chance also gave me camaraderie, comedy and snappy dialog enough to balance it all out.
Sitting here, having just finished the book, I’m fighting the urge to pick it up and revisit certain scenes all over again. A quiet moments with Marco, or when Pritkin and Cassie sat next to each other on a lounge chair, his hand around her ankle, or the moment when Cassie looks up at the stars, bloody, broken, and for the first time in her life, utterly without doubt… I am as surprised as anyone to have book five of a series stand me on my head and dazzle me, and even more so as I realize I could pick up HUNT THE MOON and these characters would do it again and again and again.