The Crimson Hunt (Eldaen Light Chronicles, #1)
by Victoria H. Smith
Publishing date: November 8th 2012
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College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.
Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.
So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.
Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.
That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.
Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.
I am always intrigued by reading books that feature aliens, and so far, I haven't read a book I did not like. There is so much to aliens and every author has their own vision of "the little green ones" that makes those books so interesting. The Crimson Hunt itself has a very unique storyline with a lot of twists that will keep you wanting more.
In the beginning of this book we meet Ariel and her best friend Piper. They live a normal life, go to college, have trouble in some classes, have boy problems, the normal stuff. But things start getting exciting when Ariel meets Luca and she can't seem to get him out of her head. Also his hot'n'cold act doesn't help a bit. While it's pretty obvious Luca is hiding something big, all the twists and turns in this novel will leave you surprised.
The characters in this novel are well developed and I pretty much liked them all. Ariel is a strong heroine. I admired her for her strength for being able to continue when she was left all alone, with no one to trust but Luca who had secrets himself. Piper was quirky and bubbly and I liked her a lot. I whish there was more of her though. She would have made a great addition later in the series. As for Luca, you all know that I have a soft spot for bad boys who act like they have bipolar disorder. Even though I did like him from the beginning, I really started to like him after we learn about his secrets.
The romance was sweet sometimes and sometimes intense. Just the way I like it! With The Crimson Hunt being a New Adul novel it also has some steamy and sexy parts.
Victoria H. Smith has been a great discovery for me, and I look forward to reading her other works aswell as countinuing this series. I'd reccomend The Crimson Hunt to lovers of paranormal books with Sci-Fi elements and of course to those who like aliens.
Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.
In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes. Her new adult science fiction romance, The Crimson Hunt, will be published November 2012.
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