Book Review → Hunt

huntTitle: Hunt
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Stray, Wildcats
Publication Date: October 20th, 2014

Synopsis: It’s been more than four years since Abby Wade survived capture and torture by a quartet of rogue shifters. Back then she was a scared kid, just trying to survive.

Now Abby is all grown up, and if she’s learned anything from training with Faythe Sanders, the world’s first female Alpha, it’s that she can take care of herself—and anyone else who comes along. So when her college roommate is abducted from a campsite deep in the Appalachian woods, Abby knows exactly how to get her back…

The rules of the hunt are simple. Kill or be killed.

Abby Wade is not ready to die.

Review: Hunt is the bridge between the Stray series and the new Wildcats series. In Stray Faythe was the main female character, and Marc and Jace were two of the main male characters. In the Wildcats series, Abby Wade, Faythe’s cousin, is the main female, and Jace is the main male character. So while we know a lot about Jace from the previous series, we know little about Abby as she was barely in the Stray series.

Normally I am not a fan of novellas, I tend to find they’re too short to be really of any help to the actual main series but this one is different. It actually helps set up Lion’s Share and while you could read that without this, I really think you would greatly benefit from reading this one first. It’s only 30 pages, GR says 49 but those other pages are the first chapter of Lion’s Share. I read this first then jumped right into Lion’s Share. It worked really well because the events in Hunt, go directly hand in hand with what is going on with Lion’s Share and are the catalyst for most of what is going on.

Do you need to read Hunt first to know what is going in Lion’s Share? No. Should you read it first? Yes.

Fair warning, because I went into this blind and had to put it down for a while, the first few pages of the incident at the campsite are a little graphic and can be triggering if that is something you have a problem with. There are graphic death details and blatant references to rape, though that doesn’t happen.

Stars:★★★★
Recommendation: Yes

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