Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Review: The Crimson Hunt

The Crimson Hunt by Victoria H. Smith
Title: The Crimson Hunt
Author: Victoria Smith

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.

The Crimson Hunt is a New Adult Science Fiction Romance

So, I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I started reading this book. I mean, you never know just what you will get when you pick up a debut of a self-published author, but I was really pleasantly surprised.

The story is about a college girl, who meets this rude guy, and then basically her life turns to shit. She has a best friend, who has some issues, and a few other friends, but no one else. She has no family because her parents were killed in a fire when she was really young. She has issues trusting boys because of bad past experiences.

Then she meets Luca. Who is breathtakingly gorgeous, of course. He is pretty rude to her at first. And he talks super proper all the time, (his primary language was Italian) which is kinda annoying. But makes sense.

Some crazy bad things happen, that I wont spoil for you. Luca has a lot of secrets… and those secrets can really affect a lot of people’s lives.

The romance was pretty shaky at first. Basically he is rude, but gorgeous, so she likes him. And he is so quiet and reserved (which also makes sense as you figure out his secrets) you have no idea what’s going on with him. It does get a lot better as the book goes on though.

One thing that bothered me was that it took a long time before I figured out the “sci-fi” aspect of the book. It was at least half way through- which is also about where her and luca’s romance starts to blossom. So… the start was a little shaky. I would urge people to continue reading though, because at the end, it was worth it.

Overall, it was a lot better than I expected, and though I had some issues, I still enjoyed it.
3.5 stars (but will round up)

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  1. This book sounds absolutely interesting! I'm really intrigued with Ariel's life and relationship with Luca ;) The cover is gorgeous too!

    Awesome review, Theresa ♥ Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Absolutely love the cover of this novel, although the idea seems all too familiar. I hate it when all science fiction authors try to write about the same things.So I am hoping this is a little different.
    GREAT review, Theresa!
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