This book was sent for free by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.Hunter by Sarai Henderson
Published by Evernight Teen on July 7 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Source: the author
Amazon ♡ TBD
Sixteen-year-old Hunter belongs to the Telepathic Alliance for the Latent or Newly manifested, otherwise known as Talon, a bounty hunter community known for their ruthless tactics. Her latest mission in San Diego was supposed to be a piece of cake, but when the job takes a treacherous and deadly turn, not even her telepathic abilities could have warned her of the dangers lurking around the corner.
There is only one place for Hunter to go, and that is straight into the hands of the government and their Psychic Intelligence Team, but even the “normal” world isn’t safe. With each passing hour throwing her deeper into the game of life and death, Hunter must decide who to trust before this mission becomes her last.
I started to read it but couldn’t bring myself to keep going because, from page 1, all I could think about was THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon. Both books open with the main character in the middle of scanning through people’s minds, with someone waiting around for them to finish up. Except I looooved THE BONE SEASON, so I guess this book had the disadvantage of coming to my attention second. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I’m not sure if I would have been able to give it more of a chance if I wasn’t tired, but honestly, I am busy and have other things to read that don’t automatically make me compare them to another book constantly (that I happened to love enough to even start blogging). So this was a quick DNF for me when the book couldn’t hold my attention.
That being said, at least the writing wasn’t stunted like a lot of other books I’ve had to DNF recently?
I had DNFed our last few Friday books, so I made a promise to myself that I would finish this one no matter what. As a bonus, it was only 155 pages. So that is the 0.5 star I am giving it. Because everything else was shit. For a fun experience, read my status updates on what my thoughts were as I went along and read this one. There are probably some spoilers in there but I do not recommend this book in any way shape or form, so I don’t mind saying read those spoilers.
Man, I had so many issues with this one. They started early and continued the whole way through, but I would say my main issues were all the plot holes. Some things were done Very Conveniently and some things just didn’t make sense. I will just talk about one or two things instead of everything because that would take too much time and I feel like I have already spent too much time on this book.
So one thing: Hunter’s dad. We learn at the beginning of the book that he “left to get a pack of smokes” because that is what her mother thinks about all the time. Also, her mother HATES her so at 13, Hunter runs away from home, but that’s a whole other issue. So her dad is gone, Hunter laments that he never cared about her or loved her, blah blah blah. When she gets captured, the person across from her just HAPPENS to know her father and tells her all about how he was SO AWESOME and loved her SO MUCH and all I could think was how did this dude know who she was because 1. she goes by a call signal, not her real name; 2. would he know her by sight? because EVEN IF her dad carried her picture around, chances are it would be an old one since it has been like 8 years since she’s seen him, and; 3. even if he did know her, why the fuck would he tell her all this stuff? Oh right, plot. It just doesn’t quite make sense to me.
On top of that, it isn’t quite clear to me how these telepaths appeared or where or why or any of that and I just felt like I was running blind the whole time. Things got progressively worse for me, like the fucking safety, and I just couldn’t enjoy it. I really hate when I dislike a book but I cannot in good faith tell people to read this book.