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Huntress Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Huntress follows two best friends, Amy and Kerry, as they find themselves on the wrongside of the law and go on the run while they try to prove their innocence. Then we meet Claudia who was hired to try and capture the two. Claudia, however, soon realizes that things aren't what they seem. Throughout the book you get to see close encounters between the characters as Amy and Kerry try to avoid being caught by Claudia. They get into some interesting and humorous situations along the way.
Amy is a very trusting person, perhaps too trusting. Her trust in people and her telling everyone about being on the run did drive me crazy at points because she should know better than to trust absolute strangers. But her trust in people does work out for her. She's a very funny and intelligent character. One of my favorite lines of hers was, "I think people should be equal. Trust and respect should be handed out freely, and expected back in return." This is how I feel about respect and really loved that Amy said that.
Claudia turned out to be my favorite character from the book. She was quick on her feet and always considered all possibilities while on the hunt. Like Amy she is very intelligent, but they differ in that Claudia is not trusting of people. Interactions between the two of them end up being pure gold and very entertaining to read. "She [Claudia] cocked her head closer to the device. Suddenly a loud raspberry sound crackled through the speaker." This moment had me laughing every single time I thought about in the past couple of days.
The book changes perspectives at the start of chapters so that you get to see what is going on with more than just one character in the book and you get to see what is going on in the heads of the other characters. I loved that. Getting to see why Amy and Kerry did certain things and then getting Claudia's thoughts on why they did what they did was really interesting. For example Amy gives a homeless woman her coat and switches coats with her because Amy's coat would be warmer than the homeless woman's and she would need it more; this is the exact type of nice thing Amy would do. Claudia on the other hand thought that Amy switched coats with the woman in order to alter her appearance and throw the hunters off. I really loved getting the change in perspectives.
I would definitely recommend this book. It's a crime/comedy book. So if you like books involving mysteries and trying to get to the bottom of crime, then this book is for you. The comedy in the book makes it all the more entertaining. The book also has a hint of romance that will have you smiling, if you're not already smiling from the humor in it.
Reasons for taking away the stars:
- Amy blunders her way through a lot of situations, and *always* comes out on top. I can believe sheer luck/beginners luck a couple of times, but after the third or fourth time it just seems too convenient - too easy a resolution. Telling people that she is on the run, and having them help her *every* single time - how often does that happen in real life?
-At one point Claudia sprains her ankle. She has no painkillers with her, just ice and a towel. The next day, instead of being in pain and limping , she is striding around the hotel room . <Claudia jumped to her feet. She started pacing in front of the window> If you have ever had an ankle injury, you know that you cannot stride around the day after you have sprained it - unless you are high on drugs, which will dull both your pain and your mental faculties. This oversight completely threw me out of the story.
- I didn't find the attraction between Claudia and Amy very believable. Claudia starts off pursuing Amy with a view to bringing her in, and then within a few hours of spending time together, they seemed to have developed a romantic attraction for each other. I would have found the romance much more believable had it been part of book 2, or confined to the epilogue.
Worth a read if you are looking for something lighthearted and with a positive outcome.
I was given this ARC in return for an honest review.