Friday, 24 June 2011

Review: Hunt the Moon [Cassandra Palmer #5] by Karen Chance


Title: Hunt the Moon
Author: Karen Chance
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Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Cassandra Palmer #5
Source: Purchased by myself
Publisher: Signet Select
Publication Date: 7th June 2011
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you'd think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn't work that way when your job description is Pythia-the world's chief clairvoyant.
Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea.

But someone doesn't want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens- including attacking her mother before Cassie is even born.
Review
I love Karen Chance and have all her books in my bookcases, I have been waiting for ages for this book to be released, even going as far as getting it straight from USA rather than waiting for it to be released in the UK.

We follow Cassie on her journey to learn more about being Pythia and jump straight into a training day with herself and Pritkin.  He is trying to get her to utilise her powers, she just thinks he is trying to torture her.

From the very start of the book its action, adventure with some romance and some funny lines thrown in and I could not stop reading. We get to see more into how Cassie grew up in Tony's court and learnt how to deal with her visions. Reading these books and looking at what Cassie has had to deal with in a short space of time you think she is past everything that has happened. But reading Hunt The Moon, we see how being at Tony's court affected her emotionally, and how although she puts on a brave face, she hasn't completely recovered from it yet.

We see how her relationship with Mircea is affecting her political standing as a Pythia, and how others see her, as a slave, someone who is Mirceas' puppet to control.  We get a look into the workings of a vampire's mind as Cassie sees it, and how they have no equals, so Cassie feels like she has to fight this, and prove a point that she is no-ones slave, servant or puppet to be controlled, but a Pythia, who is to be respected and listened to.

Her relationship with Pritkin is also looked at closer.  The readers and Cassie, both get a better look into his history and why he is the way he is now, his past relationships with partners and his Father.

We see her powers in action in this book, travelling through time following her Mother and trying to save her from an attempt on her life, to practicing them on a smaller scale and making small time shields.

Without spoiling anything for readers who have not had the joys of reading Hunt The Moon yet, I wont say too much.  But the ending was OMG
The twist in the story and a main point in Cassie's history makes me want to have the next book in my hands right this moment to read it and find out more.

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2 comments:

  1. I also loved this book. I was lucky enough to get a copy for review and was so excited! It definitely didn't disappoint and I can't wait for the next one. The wait is going to be torture!

    I found your blog through your email sent through Book Blogs.

    You can find my review of Hunt the Moon here: http://www.candacesbookblog.com/2011/06/book-review-hunt-moon-cassie-palmer-5.html

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  2. @Candace I am so jealous you got a review copy, i entered the competitions whenever i saw them but didnt win :(

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