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Book Review:





Title: Hunt on Dark Waters

Author: Katee Roberts

Read by: Simone Lewis and Will Watt

Audiobook Length: 9hr. 32 min.






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What's it about?

When Evelyn finds herself sad drunk at her lover's house, a lover who just happens to be a vampire, and said girlfriend tells her to leave before her mother catches Evelyn, Evelyn doesn't do so happily. In fact, she's so not happy about it that she steals some treasure and manages to go through a mirror that just happens to be a portal to another realm. Unfortunately, it's a realm connected to all realms, and one that isn't as excepting of witches as Evelyn's own. Even worse, she's found by band of protectors, sworn to eliminate all monsters in their realm and the ship's telekinetic captain, hot as he is, isn't so sure that Evelyn isn't one of said monsters.


When given the option, Evelyn agrees to join the crew rather than die, but none of them expected that choice to lead to the adventure that lay in front of them now.



Favorites:

Favorites Character: I'm going to have to go with Bowen. I liked Evelyn a lot. I really liked her sassy, strong attitude, but there was just something about Bowen that I really, really liked. And now, it's not just his magic or that he's hot. There's just something about him that had me looking forward to his chapters.


Least Favorites Character: I can't remember his name, but the other ship's captain. There were some of Bowen's team that I wasn't a fan of and I thought might be my least favorite, but ultimately, it's the captain of the other ship. I feel like he was the epitome of toxic masculinity. Strong, unwilling to back down from a fight, won't listen to others and overly connected to his "power", unaccepting of anyone else's ideas or questions. He's right, everyone else is wrong. His way is the only way and if you don't agree, well you will be punished.


Favorites Part: There's a part toward the end in which two characters (one of our main characters and another character) find themselves in an altercation and the other of our main characters is not able to be a part of it, though they see it. I'm not entirely sure why, but I found that part really amusing.


Least Favorites Part: The beginning. Not becuase there was anything wrong with it, I enjoyed it. It even made me laugh some. It's just that I really liked the parts in the other realm a lot.


Other Thoughts:

As soon as I saw that this was written by Katee Robert, I knew I had to read this book. I've really enjoyed the Dark Olympus books I've read so far so I suspected that I'd enjoy this one, too. I have to be honest, it had a very different feel then Dark Olympus. So much so, that at times I forgot that the same author wrote both. But, in truth, that just made me like her more! I really enjoyed both universes she's created so far. I love how she handles mythology in a way that's hot, fun, and feels like something new even when it's not exactly something new. I'd love to see more of this world.


Now, this is the first in a series and the second book in the series will not be about Evelyn and Bowen (which kind of makes me sad because I like them) but will be about one other character we've already met in this book. I feel like reading that will take me a little outside of my comfort zone and, again, I'm not saying that's a bad thing.


WIth all of that said, there are some parts of the story that I wish we could have learned more about then we did, and I'm hoping that in the next books, we'll get to learn more about them. The first one is Lizzie. In a connected thought, I'd like to know more about the different kinds of vampires and how all of that works. I'd also like to learn more about the different realms and how all of that works. I feel like these topics were skimmed over as just normal parts of their universe but they aren't normal in my universe and I'm curious. I love seeing how different legends come to life in different people's stories and heads.


All and all, I really enjoyed this book and I very much look forward to reading more from her, especially more in the two universes that I've already seen from her.


I rate this book a

7

out of

10 mermaids



But that's just what I think. What did you think? Did you love Bowen or did you hate him? Did the relationships end the way you hoped they would? Are you excited to see what's next for this universe? Let us know in the comments.

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