Saturday, 10 October 2015
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Published: 1st September 2015
My Rating: 2/5
They came after the Diseray. Some were terrors ripped from our collective imaginations, remnants of every mythology across the world. And some were like nothing anyone had ever dreamed up, even in their worst nightmares.
Long ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were ripped open, and it’s taken centuries to bring back civilization in the wake of the catastrophe. Now, the luckiest Cits live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the hideous creatures fighting to break through. Others are not so lucky.
To Joyeaux Charmand, who has been a Hunter in her tight-knit mountain community since she was a child, every Cit without magic deserves her protection from dangerous Othersiders. Then she is called to Apex City, where the best Hunters are kept to protect the most important people.
Joy soon realizes that the city’s powerful leaders care more about luring Cits into a false sense of security than protecting them. More and more monsters are getting through the barriers, and the close calls are becoming too frequent to ignore. Yet the Cits have no sense of how much danger they’re in—to them, Joy and her corps of fellow Hunters are just action stars they watch on TV.
When an act of sabotage against Joy takes an unbearable toll, she uncovers a terrifying conspiracy in the city. There is something much worse than the usual monsters infiltrating Apex. And it may be too late to stop them…
I received this book in an exchnage for an honest review, thanks to the Publisher and NetGalley
I honestly don't know what to say about this book, first of all the writing in the book was like squashed together and hurt my eyes, this made it difficult to read. Now, it could have been the format I was reading has some kind of problems with it (I read it on my phone). Either way, it took me a couple of days to read which normally would have taken me a day.
Now to the story...
I honestly think the plot was very good, but to be honest I can't say I really understood what the book was about. It took a while before the story got to the point, I felt like this book was tooo descriptive. I get that the Author needs to add background information to help the reader to understand but I felt this book had too much.
Joy was like a very common heroine with similar qualities that have been explored in this category before, so I cannot state that I was surprised with her heroic qualities.Josh, on the other hand, now he was someone who totally surprised me. I really liked his character alot. Mark was another person who I came to admire as the story progressed.
I honestly thought this book was about hunters hunting dragons and slaying them, I was wrong by a mile!