- Title: Hunter
- Author: Mercedes Lackey
- ISBN: null
- Page: 181
- Format: Kindle Edition
Centuries ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were slashed open allowing hideous fantastical monsters to wreak havoc destroying entire cities in their wake Now, people must live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the evil creatures constantly trying to break in Only the corps of teen Hunters with lightning reflexes and magiCenturies ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were slashed open allowing hideous fantastical monsters to wreak havoc destroying entire cities in their wake Now, people must live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the evil creatures constantly trying to break in Only the corps of teen Hunters with lightning reflexes and magical abilities can protect the populace from the daily attacks.Joyeaux Charmand is a mountain girl from a close knit village who comes to the big city to join the Hunters Joy thinks she is only there to perform her civic duty and protect the capitol Cits, or civilians, but as cameras follow her every move, she soon learns that the successful she is in her hunts, the famous she becomes.With millions of fans watching her on reality TV, Joy begins to realize that Apex is not all it seems She is forced to question everything she grew up believing about the legendary Hunters and the very world she lives in Soon she finds that her fame may be part of a deep conspiracy that threatens to upend the protective structure built to keep dark magic out The monsters are getting in and it is up to Joy to find out why.
Recent Comments "Hunter"
Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsContrary to my assumption, HUNTER by Mercedes Lackey was not a YA fantasy. If I'd bothered to read the blurb, I would've known that, but what can I say? Old habits die hard.What it is is a paranormal/mythological/post-apocalyptic/dystopian mashup. Sounds cool, right? And a lot of readers, particularly those still in their teens, will probably really like it. Me? No such luck.For starters, I'm not a big fan of the shy, reluctant heroine type. It always rings false to me. L [...]
DNF - 25%I'm so tired of reading this same old recycled story. It's like a The Hunger Games / Divergent mash-up with yet another special girl who saves the world. Starts with many tedious info-dumps and was so easy to put down and forget about.
Review first posted on fantasyliterature:In Mercedes Lackey’s new young adult novel Hunter, post-apocalyptic science fiction mixes with magical fantasy to produce an adventure in the tradition of The Hunger Games and Divergent. A series of catastrophes called the “Diseray” – a corruption of Dies Irae – has hit our world: a nuclear bomb (blamed on Christians) was set off in the near east, the North and South Poles switched, plagues killed countless people, and storms have permanently gr [...]
DNF @25% - I really dislike giving out negative reviews, but this is just not working for me. Just far too much info dumping and not a lot happening. For example, 5 Kindle pages for the origin of breakfast food and a few more on fashion. I get that this is the first book in the series and world building needs to be established, but for goodness' sake we don't need to know about what kind of pig the bacon was from. Even with the prodigious info dumping, the world building is still haphazard at be [...]
I am proud to say I am yet again an oddball I really liked this book!I've never read a book before that started so BAD but ended so GOOD!The Bad (the first 20%) :Okay, so the first 20% I'd only rate a 6/10 and that's being generous. The whole beginning is Joy riding the train to the city. It would've been so much better if it started in the mountains. Then we could've seen what it was like instead of being told about it.It starts with TONS of info dumping! This girl has concentration issues. If [...]
This sounds like Attack on Titan.
Pages read: 21The whole first chapter was infodumping without any personality and some sketchy world building. I'm thrown out of the book at every reference to the Diseray. I know you mean the disarray, so why oh why is it spelled like that?Also, there was some serious comma abuse happening."Two years ago; I was fourteen then. Summer, of course; in winter, all the settlements are relatively safe, protected by snow and cold."THIS. IS. NOT. HOW. SEMICOLONS. WORK.In the middle of the infodump, the [...]
I love the mix of different cultures as well as the world building in this series. The heroine is amazing and I wish I could fight alongside her or see her in action. She's super cool. The spells and the magic are really well imagined. Love the colors of the hunters and the fact that they have channels people follow. It's fantasy but with enough of a real world overlap, it feels like it could happen.
7/30/2015: ARC! WOOWOODNF ReviewStopped at: 21%7/31/2015: I am so, SO disappointed. I can't believe a veteran novelist wrote this. It is goofy and derivative, and the infodumping is tedious. If I have to go back and read the same paragraph five times, then maybe it is time to admit that this isn't for me.The worldbuilding was great. It was the characters, and mostly the main character, that killed my interest. The writing is, at best, juvenile and condescending. I don't mind the MC wanting to ge [...]
Originally posted on the blog: What the Cat ReadI’ve always been a fan of Lackey’s novels. She’s been a household favorite since the time I was a tiny little kitten to present day. There has been very little which she has written that I have not loved, so when I heard that she had a new YA novel releasing this year, I pounced on the chance to read it because I knew it was going to be enjoyable. And I can assure you that it did not disappoint. Fans of Lackey’s various series are going to [...]
~Thanks Netgalley for providing a review copy in exchange for my honest review~Actual rating: 2.5 stars, generously rounded upHunter isn’t so bad. It isn’t compelling either.This book places itself in the well-established tradition of dystopian YA, such as The Hunger Games and Prodigy, with a slight touch of fantasy and a bunch of mythological stuff. It mixes up bullets and magic in a post-apocalyptic world threatened by monsters from the Otherworld. Only corps of Hunters with magical skills [...]
DNF at %15I love the cover and I loved the synopsis but once I started this book, I realized that Hunter is pretty much every YA book ever. Unlikely hero from humble origin is "different", "special" and is the only one who can save the world. I started this book two weeks ago and I just couldn't get into it and I just didn't want to finish it. That being said, I have pre-ordered this book. The cover is amazing and I want to own it. I didn't finish this book now but I'll start it once I have a ha [...]
~review copy from NetgalleyHUNTER -- I LOVE this book. It's so much fun and Mercedes Lackey's world building is engaging and her take on magic is believableE BACKDROP-- is an alternative earth where catastrophe has struck. And while the Christers may have been expecting to be gathered up to Heaven, what really happened was that the border between this earth and other worlds was breached, and magic and horrid creatures can spilling in. Hobgoblins, vampires and a host of creatures we know through [...]
OH, so awesome! Really enjoyed this book, and there were a couple of things that were unsolved for the next book, and I can't wait to find out about them!
DNF at 44% I remember having my interest piqued by the unique world introduced by the author but it wasn't enough to keep me reading so I eventually gave up on it.Thank you so much to Disney Book Group, Disney-Hyperion and NetGalley for granting me access to an eARC. (incredibly late, I know)
Maybe I was sufficiently warned from other reviews, or maybe I'm just used to Lackey's style at this point, but I had no trouble getting into this book. The start was slow, but I genuinely enjoyed being slowly introduced to this weird science fiction/fantasy world. It's incredibly complex, with its mythology and politics, and I love that Joy is at the center of it; she's keeping the secrets of the place where she grew up while also playing the game and being a good Hunter for the higher-ups. I l [...]
Whoa, I never thought I'd do this in a review, but I have to. (Giving one star, I mean). I was quite overwhelmed by the amount of words and info contained in this book. I mean, yes, the blurb really got my attention when I first got this, I thought Joyeaux would be the new or next Katniss Everdeen or Tris Prior. Sadly, after a seemingly endless dragging history and innumerable descriptive words, the interest I initially invested slowly faded into oblivion. But I still finished this book because [...]
Man, I wanted to like this one so much more than I did. I tried. I really did. But after putting it down a couple of times and not really caring if I picked it back up, I finally DNF-ed it. This is why:- The writing style is really strange. The MC keeps addressing the reader but you’re never really sure why/who she’s even talking to. Is she telling her story to someone? Breaking the fourth wall only works occasionally and it didn’t here. Plus, wtf is up with the weird combinations of words [...]
DNF at 21%I liked the cover and the synopsis seemed interesting, so I figured why not. Joyeaux could be a very interesting character, but I didn't see any of that in the sections I read. Her inner monologue attempted to be inclusive to the reader with the constant use of "in case you asked" or "if you were wondering"; however, I found it to be repetitive and slightly annoying. The 4 chapters I did get through were one big info dump and yet somehow I'm still not sure what was happening. I'm sure [...]
Review first published on my blog The Fictional ReaderThis book. To be honest, as I’m sitting down to write this review, I have no idea where it’s going to go. Because I don’t think I have coherent thoughts on this book at all. I both loved it, and disliked it. And my brain can’t quite figure out which emotion will win/SETTINGSo this book is set in our future, which makes it in my opinion a dystopian novel. In said future, things were going horribly wrong and people thought the Apocalyps [...]
The apocalypse has come! Or is it just a nightmare come to life? Joyeaux Charmand is the main character. She has to protect Apex with her magic, and her hounds. But once she arrives, she discovers things aren't as perfect as they were told about in Apex city, the one safe haven from monsters. An amazing story, with good humor, and interesting plot line, and characters people can learn to love and relate too.
Hunter is a story filled with action, magic, and otherworldly creatures. It fits in a multitude of genres including science fiction, dystopian, and fantasy. At times it feels reminiscent of books likeThe Hunger Games andDivergent. This book is very much it’s own, but I can understand the comparisons being given.The world used to be different, but then the Diserray happened, which is essentially what changed the world. Many things happened like the north and south poles switched, plagues spread [...]
This is a tough one to categorize, in terms of a genre, because it's both science fiction AND fantasy, in a dystopian, post-disaster future. The main character is a teen who was trained in what seems to be a mixture of Tibetan and Native Mexican traditions, in a world where northern European Fair Folk guide creatures from a variety of traditions over the border into the "real" world to do odd things.I have long thought that some of Mercedes Lackey's books were well suited to a teen audience, but [...]
2.5 stars(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney Book Group and NetGalley.)This is going to be a short review, because I don’t have a whole lot to say about this book. Firstly, this book was just about okay. To be honest I felt bored most of the way through, and it was just info dump after info dump, which pretty much put me to sleep. There was a bit of a big-brother feel to things with cameras following Joy around, but what was real [...]
What a fabulous concept! I think that was the driving point of this novel for me. I highly enjoyed the world and all of the monsters. I also loved the Hunters and the fact that they had a celebrity status – all of the costumes and colors reminded me a bit of the way the Jaeger pilots were portrayed in the beginning of Pacific Rim! This book was certainly cinematic - it would be awesome as a movie!There was plenty of action in this book to keep you on your toes. I loved that there was danger an [...]
The first part of the book is a bit hard to get into. I think it is because it is establishing the world and just doesn't quite do it smoothly. I also had a hard time with Joyeaux who starts in this rambling way (we are in her head) but is supposed to be quite zen when it comes to dealing with the "folk" (fae). I see why that it is necessary to calm your mind, but what we got was anything but calm. You can't just say it is one way and then present us with something else. It makes the world more [...]
~ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~Joyeaux (Joy) is a 16 year old Hunter, with a group of seven magical Hounds whose job is hunting and killing dangerous and deadly monsters that slip into our world from the "Otherside,". Joy is required to leave her home in a mountain village to join the Hunters protecting the big city of Apex, where Hunters are celebrities with their own channels and cameras constantly following them and recording their every move.The synopsis is okay [...]
I received this arc copy via Disney Hyperion and netgalley in exchange for an honest review. DNFWhen I got my netgalley account and was exploring the Disney Hyperion section and came across Hunter. I decided to request it because it sounded fairly interesting. Until now I didn't actually understand the term 'info-dumping'. Info-dumping is when rather than the audience feeling the world building behind the book they are told so by the main character(s). The first chapter of this book is dedicated [...]
There is a lot to like about this book, and in a different mood, I may have been less "meh" about it, but it was slow for me to get into and then felt way too Hunger-Games-with-mythical-creatures for me to ever get completely on board. And, quite honestly, I think I'm sick of the Most Specialest World-Saving Girl Asskicker Super Brilliant Amazing Hero. I'm glad these characters are being written, but I'd like for them to be a little less Special from the very start. It's better, in my opinion, t [...]
Well this was a pleasant surprise, since I was legitimately gunning for this to be bad. I thought I would read this, know what it was about, get it over with and won't have to read the whole series. Looks like I would have to after all.It's an interesting book definitely. The concept is fascinating and it gives this anime vibe which is cool. It goes smoothly enough to be deemed a "light" read and there isn't the usual live-or-die YA thing happening even though the characters are constantly in su [...]
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