Friday, 2 September 2016

Hunting Season by Nikki Jefford

Title: Hunting Season 
Series: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter (#4) 
Author: Nikki Jefford
From: Amazon
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: March 2015
Challenges: 2016 Read the Books You BuySummer COYER 2016, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points) 
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): It’s better to be a hunter, not prey. Ever since her partner was kidnapped, Aurora Sky has been on a personal mission to get him back. To do that she needs the vampire responsible for destroying her life. In order to have a snowball’s chance at success, she’ll have to team up with her most loyal friends, including a certain vampire in black with a provoking talent for distraction. Old cravings aren’t easily quenched, nor past passions. With knowledge comes danger and Aurora is at risk on all sides.

Hunting Season shouldn't be read as a stand alone as it relies heavily on events in the previous books and runs on from events at the end of Bad Blood. This review may contain spoilers for previous books in the Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series. 

I swear this series just keeps getting better and better, and is still nothing like I imagined it was going to be! Aurora and her various relationships have me completely enraptured and the twists and turns make you not want to stop reading. 

In some ways Hunting Season pulled together a lot of the information that was uncovered in Bad Blood and Stakeout and more people became aware of the secrets. This added another dynamic (particularly where Dante was involved!) and allowed some other questions to be answered. 

However Aurora's love life managed to simultaneously become more and less complicated! On the one hand she now seems to know who she wants, on the other hand she's too good to do anything while there are people in need of rescuing. It showed what makes Aurora as a person as well as being satisfying for the reader. 

I was slightly surprised by the direction that Valerie took in this book, but maybe I was just feeling a bit soft because the last thing I read from Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter was Valarie's story, Evil Red. On the other hand Noel and Fane's stories went where I did think they were going. 

This was a great read and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!