Author: Victoria H. Smith
Release Date: November 8th 2012
Read in: 3 days
The Crimson Hunt was a thrilling read that'll take readers on a ride they'll never be prepared for, with its wild plot twists, turns, and twirls, The Crimson Hunt proved to be one of the most promising reads I've had in a long time.
The Crimson Hunt is centered around the life of a girl named Ariel and her best friend Piper. When she was young, her life and family had been destroyed in catastrophic fire. Now, Ariel is a junior in college with problems that any normal college-enrolled student can expect. Hard classes, bad grades, tardiness, and relationship issues (if in one). This all changes when Luca comes into the picture, a mysterious, utterly frustrating, HOT, closed-off, intelligent, stoic,
HOT guy. From his arrival to the last page, Ariel's life is turned upside down and chucked out of this world!
The plot twists! Ermagherd. I wasn't expecting any of what took place in this book to happen! Judging from the cover, and the overview I was expecting some paranormal like things to pop up and stay, but Sci-fi?! I just wasn't expecting it. If there's one thing I can say about this book - it's that it was not under any circumstances a predictable read. The characters in this book were beautifully developed from their individual insecurities, treasures, and deepest desires to their hilarious sarcasm, threats, and comebacks. (Piper was my favorite!)
First things first, I didn't enjoy Ariel's character and personality as much as I would've liked too. I wanted to see more backbone and sass like her best friend, Piper. I felt her personality was all over the place, and I just wanted one solid reason to hold on, to explain why I should love her character, unfortunately, I didn't. I would've loved to learn some more about Ariel in between the huge leap that took place between the childhood fire that had occurred and preparing for her next semester classes as a junior in college. I thought the book started off really slow, at some points I found myself struggling to keep up with the characters, and events that were going on, but like I said before, Luca *swoon* gave the book a kick-start and got it running.
Isn't that right Luca? ;)
To sum it all up, The Crimson Hunt was a heart-racing, jaw-dropping, check-my temperature kind of read, that started off a bit slow, but in the end, made up for the wait. If you're looking for a revolutionary read that'll make you rethink what a paranormal romance should read like, read The Crimson Hunt.