Saturday, November 19, 2011
Book Shelf: Vampire Hunt (Kiera Hudson Series #3) by Tim O'Rourke
In search of Kayla and on the run, Kiera and her friends make a race against time across the Cumbria Mountains. With the vampires predicting their every move, the trust amongst Kiera and her friends starts to fade.
From the desolate monastery set high between the mountains, the mysterious lake and the caves beneath the fountain, Kiera must discover the connection between the vampires and her mother, Isidor and Kayla, and resolve her inner feelings for Potter and Luke.
Kiera herself has started to change and this frightens her. So turning to her friends for help, she realises that it is only her mother who can provide the truth. But Kiera has other questions that she needs to have answered. Why did Isidor murder an innocent girl? Who is the person that Murphy has been meeting in secret? But above all, why have they put their lives and trust in the hands of a serial killer?
Blurb from Goodreads.....
Alright it’s official....Tim O’Rourke is a genus, incapable of writing a bad book! Vampire Shift was good, Vampire Wake was better, but Vampire Hunt takes the cake for being the most nerve wracking, nail biting “OMG, that did not just happen”, of them all. The things that happened in this book.... I just can’t believe it!
Vampire Hunt picks up a few weeks after the events of the last book, but things haven’t gotten any easier for our heroes. In fact they’ve gotten harder as Keira, Luke, Potter, Murphy and Isidor are now on the run, not only from the Vampyrus that stalk them, but the human authorities too. This book is a non-stop ride of action, humour and adrenaline the entire way through and I loved every single second of it. This has got to be the best self published series I’ve ever read and never ceases to amaze me. It’s constantly riveting and so incredibly well written; it’s a roller coaster ride of action and I never know what to expect next. Never!
O’Rourke continues to tell a story of incredible character’s facing amazing struggles and problems. Everything weaves together so perfectly and there’s never a dull moment as he writes a story that you will just not want to put down. The world within this series is already so complex and unique, but in Vampire Hunt, the author continues to build on his incredible settling, adding a new layer to this already dark and somewhat gritty world. There are new levels of supernatural and once more O’Rourke proves that he can take something I’m sure we’ve all seen before and turn it into something so incredibly unique in and of itself. Again...totally genus!
Keira an amazing characters as always. I have no faults with this girl—none what so ever! She’s brave and rational and has a healthy attitude towards everything in her new world. She facing down problems and continues to “see” things even as she herself is beginning to alter. I’m enjoying seeing Keira’s gradual shift into what she is, even though I doubt she’s ready to accept it. It’s funny. Keira is so completely fine with what those around her are, and yet at the very thought of becoming like them....the girl’s terrified. I have to say it’s wonderful to see she has her flaws; it makes her feel more real and easier to emphasise with. I’m enjoying seeing her growth and look forward to seeing all she can become. There’s been hints throughout the series of Keira being something a lot more than what she is (no spoilers here) and I can’t wait to see what O’Rourke means by this.
Throughout the series, Keira has found herself in a sticky situation involving her current relationship with Luke and her developing feelings for Potter. She cares deeply for Luke, but there’s just something about Potter that temps her in a way she wasn’t prepared for.
After the first book in this series, I admit I wasn’t expecting a love triangle....at all. Keira seemed so wonderful with Luke, but as Tim O’Rourke has explored the new feelings between Keira and Potter, I have to say I know squarely with who my heart lies. Now I’m not going to give too much away about what happens, but let’s just say I’m a very, very happy girl after this novel. Woo-hoo! Potter! Alright, soooo maybe they gives some things away, but that’s not to say that things are all cut and dry for the issue that is Kiera/Luke/Potter. Even with some of the events that came to pass in this, I still don’t think that Keira has chosen her man once and for all yet, although really....SHE NEEDS TO PICK POTTER! Pronto!
Oh Potter, Potter. Mr. Sean Potter....if Keira doesn’t want you in the end I’ll totally have you! You’re vile mouthed at times, you smoke like a chimney and can be a serious arrogant jerk....but you know what? I wouldn’t change you for the world! I’ve always been one for the sexy bad boy’s, but despite all his attitude problems, I wouldn’t actually say Potter fits in with that category. He’s not exactly “sexy” and he’s so rough around the edges, but there’s something so incredible about him that I just love. He’s more than he appears and in this book, especially towards the end, as Potter begins to tell details of his past and his life, I think we really begin to see that. Oh, and it’s so obvious he’s mad about Keira; he’d do anything for her.
I like Luke, I do, but.....Potter’s the man!
The ending of this book is so fast paced and exciting. There’s so much going on; revelations revealed and the final chapter is one of those cliff-hangers that make you wanna scream out in frustration. It’s so good that it’s bad. It makes you yearn for the next book and I personally cannot wait to get my greedy little hands on Vampire Breed, the fourth book in the Keira Hudson series.
If you haven’t read these books, what are you waiting for? They’re fantastic and believe me you won’t be regretting giving them a try!
Source: Sent for review from the author.
Recommend borrow or buy: But it.
Cover: Beautiful. All the covers in this series are stunning.
Read sequel/continue with series: Oh, yes. Yes, yes, yes....
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