Today I’m combining two things – my From the ARC-ives feature where I try to bang out some of my older Netgalley reviews and my Devil’s Isle series (re)read. The Hunt is actually the first book in this series that I hadn’t had a chance to read, and it’s what prompted me to pick this series up again. I knew I needed to brush up on the world, and I also knew that The Sight ended with a pretty big cliffhanger that left my jaw on the floor. I wanted to have that ‘OHMYGOD’ feeling again when when I picked up The Hunt, and this reread has definitely done the trick!
The Hunt by Chloe Neill
Series: Devil’s Isle
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
ARC from the publisher
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The Hunt is the third book in Chloe Neill’s Devil’s Isle series, and after the cliffhanger ending of The Sight, I was so excited to get to it. This is one of the first Urban Fantasy series where I was on board from the very beginning, and I remember being so excited about that! Unfortunately, this book left me so confused. It was clear from the get-go that this was simply a filler book. Nothing of consequence happens until the very end, and honestly, another 50 or so pages tacked on to the previous book could have gotten us there in a more plot-driven manner.
The most frustrating part of this book for me was Claire. I’m not saying that what Liam did at the end of the last book was a good choice, but it was his choice. But Claire makes such a pest of herself in this book demanding answers she’s not entitled to. She was way too pushy, and the fact that everyone was on ‘her’ side was just too much for me. Especially the people Liam had known for much longer. For me, the chemistry Claire and Liam had in previous books was lost here, and I hope it’s found again in the next book. I also felt like the jokes in this book fell flat and were ill-timed, and it made for a long read. Especially for a book that already felt like filler.
I still liked some of the other characters in this book, especially Gavin, Malachai and Moses. The rapport between them is getting stronger, and I like seeing it build. There are times it still feels uneasy, but it keeps things real. I will say that the most interesting thing about this book is that the further I read, the easier it is to see how both sides of ‘The Veil,’ can be seen as extremists, and I didn’t see that at the beginning. It’s intriguing the way things are evolving.
While The Hunt was a miss for me, I am interested in reading the last book in the series. As it’s titled The Beyond, I’m hoping it takes place behind the veil.
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