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Review: Hunters by Aoife Marie Sheridan

Summary

Her life so far has been tough. Having witnessed her family’s death and her mother’s suicide, she’s been taken in by a priest, who believes her when she says that she sees ghosts. Father Peter trains her as a demon hunter with three other members, one being Daniel, who isn’t what he seems.

But when a possession goes wrong, and ghosts start to attack Abigail, the tight rope she has on her emotions soon starts to loosen. Abigail draws the unwanted attention of the Reote, and she finds out a lot more than she was willing to learn. Knowledge is power, but for Abigail, it’s her undoing, and the only thing keeping her together is Daniel.

Review

I found Hunters to be mysterious, fascinating and utterly different from anything I have read on the book market today. Abigail is a teenage girl, out in the world alone, well besides for her demon hunting family. Her job is demon hunting, but not, as we see in other novels, in secret. These demons resemble the inner demons of human beings and this group is called by the family to stop them, almost as if the world knows of their existence. 

Through the many twists and turns of the plot, we are brought through so many obstacles Abigail must face, including her not so human semi love interest Daniel. I wouldn’t say that the romance fell flat in this novel, it was clearly set up for the rest of the series. That being said, we did not really get to see the true extent of it.

The ending is mainly where I find most of my issue with the book, or that there is one. At a mere 185 pages, the story went too quickly and ending abruptly. My annoyance stemmed mainly from me not being done with the story, at the point in which it ends is exactly when you want more. Not in a cliff hanger way, but in, the story should have been longer. However I do see what the author did there, reeling the audience in to the next book.

Overall, I loved the authenticity of this book. Just when you could begin to expect something, the whole plot shifts into a different direction making it entertaining and impossible to put down. 

Reviewed by Rachel Keane

Pages: 185 pages
Publisher: Aoife Marie Sheridan (September 14, 2014)

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