Friday, June 4, 2010

Review: Hunted By The Others

Hunted by the Others is the first book in the Others series by Jess Haines and a Zebra Urban Fantasy.

Book Blurb:

They are the Others--the vampires, mages, and werewolves once thought to exist only in our imaginations. Now they're stepping out of the shadows, and nothing in our world will ever be the same again. . .

In A Town Like This, Being A P.I. Can Be Murder

Shiarra Waynest's detective work was dangerous enough when her client base was strictly mortal. But ailing finances have forced her to accept a lucrative case that could save her firm--if it doesn't kill her first. Shiarra has signed on to work for a high-level mage to recover an ancient artifact owned by one of New York's most powerful vampires.

As soon as Shiarra meets sexy, mesmerizing vamp Alec Royce, she knows her assignment is even more complicated than she thought. With a clandestine anti-Other group trying to recruit her, and magi being eliminated, Shiarra needs back-up and enlists her ex-boyfriend--a werewolf whose non-furry form is disarmingly appealing--and a nerdy mage with surprising talents. But it may not be enough. In a city where the undead roam, magic rules, and even the Others aren't always what they seem, Shiarra has just become the secret weapon in a battle between good and evil--whether she likes it or not. . .

I did not finish this book.

I was so excited when I first came across Hunted by the Others - the cover is so cool. And based on the cover I was expecting a new kick a** heroine. I knew I had run into trouble when I hit page 86.

"No, please!"..."Please, you don't need to do that, I won't go back to them! I swear!" Not really the dialogue of a kick a** heroine.

Now I did not stop there - I wanted to give Shia a chance to redeem herself. So I read on and made it to page 144 before calling it quits.

Shiarra Waynest is not my idea of a kick a** heroine. She doesn't come across as very smart - she allowed her need for money to get her involved in something way out of her league - and then she was not interesting enough to hold my attention.

Hunted by the Others was a DNF.



chelleyreads said...

dang! this cover is fierce! sorry didn't worked out for you but i see why it wouldn't (i agree kick-butt heroines don't say things like that lol). thanks for the review!

Michelle Greathouse said...


I love the cover. :) Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.


Blodeuedd said...

Oh no, too bad to hear :(
And no that dose nto sound kickass

Kah Woei said...

Oh, wow! And I almost got suckered by the cover and summary. Disappointing.