Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review: Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger

After Dark
by Gena Showalter , Kait Ballenger
(Execution Underground, #0.5)

Shadow Hunter

Vampire hunter Damon Brock's first assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York, a city crawling with the undead. But he isn't the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is fierce and ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family-and she works solo. But being alone is no longer so desirable when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. As they work to massacre the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they are forced to decide between their lifelong beliefs... and their newfound hearts.

I only read Shadow Hunter by Kati Ballenger.

Set Up: Supes are unknown by humans with the exception of the Execution Underground, think special ops warriors that hunt all kinds of supes.

Hero: Damon is a member of the Execution Underground and it specializes in hunting vampires. And he is Über sexy! He is looking for one bloodsucker that killed his partner. When he finds where the vamp is, he hopes to not run into her.

Heroine: The her being, Tiffany. Tiffany is the little sister of Damon's dead partner. The two wrote letters to each other for years as part of a program the EU forces on their warriors when they are in need of making a personal connection so that they don't go all killer. Damon chooses Tiffany as his "pen pal" since she is the little sister of his partner, thinking she will be a safe choice since she was only 16 at the time.

I also like that the heroine is no whiny chick. After the death of her brother she starts hunting vamps in hope of killing the bloodsucker that caused her brother's death.

What I liked: I liked that Damon and Tiffany had a connection that was built over a few years. So it's believable that they are in love with each other. We don't get that instant-a-love thing. We do get instant-a-lust the first time they meet face to face.

What I wasn't too crazy about: Another 22 year old virgin. (eye roll) After reading Tiffany and Damon's story I guess it's plausible that she could still be a virgin at 22 when you see that she is in love with Damon before she even meets him. No other man peaks her interest so it' could be that she is subconsciously saving herself for Damon.

Will I read this author again? Yeah. I'm looking forward to reading Twilight Hunter and I hope we get answers to the cliffhanger we're left with at the end of Shadow Hunter.


  1. It took me a bit to get into this one. Even with their connection, it was way too fast for them to jump into bed together after all of Damon's "I can't sleep with her blah blah". The Cliffhanger was just mean and cruel! I need to read the first book to find out more about Tiffany!

  2. The ending of this was just cruel. I agree with Ning.


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