Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Review: Spiral Hunt

This is the first book in the Evie Scelan series by Margaret Ronald.

Book Blurb:

Some people have the Sight. Genevieve Scelan has the Scent.

They call her "Hound," and with her unique supernatural sense Evie can track nearly anything - lost keys, vanished family heirlooms . . . even missing people. And though she knows to stay out of the magical undercurrent that runs beneath Boston's historic streets, a midnight phone call from a long-vanished lover will destroy the careful boundaries she has drawn. Now, to pay a years-old debt, Evie must venture into the shadowy world that lies between myth and reality, where she will find betrayal, conspiracies, and revelations that will shatter all she believes about herself and the city she claims as home.

When the Hunt is on, the Hound must run . . .

The back blurb on this book sounds pretty good. Of course, I picked this book up based on said back blurb. I am sorry to say that for me, Spiral Hunt does not live up to the book blurb.

And I hate when that happens.

Evie is pretty boring. I was more than 100 pages in and still had no idea who the 'bad guys' were supposed to be. All Evie was doing (as a bike messenger) was riding back and forth across the city making sure to cross over water so as to keep her magical scent/signature from being easily traced.

Then I found out that Evie is trying to stay off the radar of the Brotherhood - but I'm still fuzzy on the why - and the Brotherhood is actually of Irish origins and has something to do with the Morrigan.

All in all Spiral Hunt is a little confusing and very boring - which is sad, because the whole Hound thing is really a pretty cool idea.

I will say that the way it ended leaves me wondering about Evie just enough to read the sequel - Wild Hunt - which is available now.

I give Spiral Hunt 2 out of 5 stars.



Blodeuedd said...

Nice honest review, so perhaps not for me

Jen said...

Yes, thank you Michelle. I have the second book and have been waiting to get this book so I can read them in order. I certainly have enough to read already and don't need literary dead weight hanging around :)