Friday, May 23, 2014

The Hunt by C.J. Ellisson [Review]
The Hunt (The VV Inn #2) by C.J. Ellisson
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: January 25, 2014

The VV Inn
0.1. Death's Servant
1. Vampire Vacation
2. The Hunt - Paperback | Kindle
3. Big Game
3.5. Death Times Two

C.J. Ellisson
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Vivian thinks she can control every aspect of a deadly game with her usual manipulations… but what if she can’t? Journey along, in this next installment of The V V Inn series, for a wild ride as the tale is told through the eyes of all her new seethe members.

Seven vampires and seven werewolves pay to hunt a supernatural criminal across the cold, vast grounds of an Alaskan resort. The one to catch her, and live through the encounter, will increase their power by feasting on hers.

The tiny vampire they track is more than she appears, however. To escape a fate of ten years in silver chains, she'll do anything to survive the weeklong excursion. This time, the darkness holds more than just the stinging bite of the Arctic—it holds death.
Thoughts on The Hunt: Things are getting dangerous up in Alaska and Viv has a lot on her hands as she tries to keep everything under control without revealing her own extraordinary powers. With the Tribunal a bit of a wild card (SERIOUSLY, are they shooting straight or trying to set Viv up), the seethe is working overtime to keep themselves and their human employees safe.

Frankly, I don't blame Viv for being paranoid about keeping her powers hidden. With what she can do, everyone could be a potential enemy out to make a name for themselves.

But let's get back to the story at hand, shall we? Where book 1 was from Viv's perspective, book 2 lets us get into the head of all the vampires (and the werewolf) in the seethe. While it could be confusing if you didn't pay attention to the chapter headers telling you who was narrating, I think I liked seeing things from so many points of view. While I have my favorites (I love me some werewolf!) and am always game for more of them, the lesser members of the seethe lent an interesting tone as they saw (and had to deal with) different, less public aspects of Viv.

I'm excited for book 3 if for no other reason than to see what Jon does about what he saw (or thinks he saw or maybe saw) at the end of this book. Added bonus, Viv looks like she's hunting for answers about who's willing to go the distance to get rid of her. Hunting, of course, being the key part of that sentence.

*rubs hands together* I'm ready.

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