Title: The Crimson Hunt
Author: Victoria H. Smith
Series: Eldaen Light Chronicles #1
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 eyvICes 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.
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.
What I thought of The Crimson Hunt:
The Crimson Hunt starts off slow but soon turns into a sexy and exciting sci-fi new-adult book. The prologue in this book is one of the most mysterious ones I’ve read. It left me with a ton of questions right from the get go yet it seemed like a lifetime until the mysterious started to be revealed.
Ariel is a college student who was unfortunate to lose her family at a young age. In the beginning of the book she’s living with her best friend Piper and is just trying to make it through the everyday struggles of college (classes, friends, enemies). But then one day she bumps into (literally) Luca. He’s an incredibly good looking stranger who gives Ariel mixed signals.
Ariel and Piper are the best, best friends I’ve read so far. They’re polar opposites. Ariel is more laid back while Piper is a party girl. I loved Piper and how unique & free she is; Piper is my new spirit animal.
Luca… ah what don’t I like about him? He’s tall, dark & handsome with piercing green eyes. He’s very mysterious and we all know that only draws us girls in even more! Even though he was clearly the hottest book character ever I liked the fact that Ariel wasn’t sold on just his looks. I definitely adding him to my book boyfriend list.
One thing I should mention is that even though Crimson Hunt has a slow start it always had my attention. I was always trying to play detective on Luca and figure him out before Ariel did. Once he was figured out I kept trying to guess at what was going to happen next. When the book ended I was left with a lot of unanswered questions which I fully intend to figure out in the next book!
The Crimson Hunt is very much a sci-fi book however in the beginning it felt like it could have been a contemporary but then soon it had a paranormal quality to it. It just seemed like it took too long for the sci-fi aspect to kick in.
I would recommend this book and am planning on reading book two!
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