From the ARC-ives | The Hunt by Chloe Neill

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

When bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered that Claire Connolly was a Sensitive and infected with magic, he should have turned her in to be locked up in the prison district known as Devil’s Isle. Instead, he helped her learn to control her power and introduced her to an underground group of Paranormals and humans who know the truth about the war and those who fought it. 


Now the weight of Liam’s own secrets has forced him into hiding. When a government agent is killed and Claire discovers that Liam is the prime suspect, she races to find him before the government can. But she’ll discover proving his innocence is no simple matter. Their enemies are drawing closer, and time is running out…

| Book Review |

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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3 thoughts on “From the ARC-ives | The Hunt by Chloe Neill

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  1. I haven’t read this series yet but I might one day. Most of the reviews I’ve read for the series have been good. Sorry to hear you didn’t like this one much.

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  2. What a bummer that this book was so confusing and disappointing! I really dislike filler books! Hopefully the last book in the series will be good! Great Review!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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