Full of Mystery & Surprises: The Crimson Hunt by Victoria H. Smith, Review & Giveaway
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College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.
Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.
So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.
Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.
That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.
Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.
The Crimson Hunt began as a slow read for me, however as soon as the plot thickened and we began discovering the hidden depths of Ariel’s world, I slowly began to fall in love with this novel and its story. With many secrets and people constantly dying, The Crimson Hunt is an interesting take on…well; I can’t give away what they are without spoiling the big reveal!
Ariel is a girl whose life was destroyed by fire. But she is determined to be normal and live the fullest life possible and always seems to do the right thing. Her best friend, a charismatic girl who lives her life on the edge, tries to shake Ariel into living a life that is free and uninhibited. So, she decides to take her advice when she meets heart-throb Luca, a guy with killer eyes who seems to ignore her at every turn. After Ariel’s world is rocked once again by death – and yes this death is so unexpected – she has to learn to trust the one person who may or may not have her best interests at heart.
Overall, The Crimson Hunt is full of wonderful surprises. One’s I never expected and was shocked after they happened. It’s a quick read with a lot of pizzazz, and I’m sure others will also fall in love with its charm. The author did a wonderful job of keeping me guessing and I would definitely read the next book in the series!
3.5 out of 5 Supernatural Controllers
About the Author:
Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.
In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes. Her new adult science fiction romance, The Crimson Hunt, will be published November 2012.