Book Review | Hunter's Bane by Aryn Cordner
Title: Hunter's Bane
Author: Aryn Cordner
Series: Selena Bancroft Chronicles #2
Publication/Year: CreateSpace • 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads:
I knew he waited out there, obscured by the darkness. Enjoying the race the blood ran in my veins.My Rating: ★★★★
I waited—and I hoped he reveled. Because I had a surprise for him. I clenched the wooden stake tight in my shaky hand. He would have no idea.
I was the Hunter, and he was the prey.
Selena Bancroft is in love with one man, and engaged to another.
Forced to return to London society after accepting Henry Ashfield’s proposal, Selena is desperate to find a cure for her broken heart—and a distraction from arduous wedding planning.
When she seeks out Silas Greene—the man whose name her dhampir beau, Gabriel, gave her before he went on the run—she finds the unthinkable. He is a vampire hunter.
Determined to protect herself from the threat of Viktor Lixandroiu, Selena convinces Silas to train her as a Hunter. In return, Selena is expected to join the Order of Saint Michael, a London network of vampire hunters devoted to protecting the city. As she delves further into this underground world, Selena unearths a secret about her family—and about their connection to Gabriel.
With the threat of an impending vampire war and her upcoming wedding, Selena must once again choose between her duty and her happiness.
In this gripping installment of The Selena Bancroft Chronicles, readers will find an exhilarating combination of romance and suspense as this vampire love story continues.
Hunter's Bane is just wow…it's just as good as Drink Divine, but Drink Divine is still better.
The Selena Bancroft series is a Historical Paranormal Romance in which a young lady named Selena Bancroft falls in love with Dhampir Gabriel Easton. In Drink Divine, devastation of the sort occurs which brings an end to Selena's relationship with Gabriel, but before he leaves her he gives her one last name…Silas Green. Selena is back in London preparing for her marriage to Henry Ashfield, but she is so interested in finding out who Silas Green is. Alas, she goes on hunt to find and meet him and when she does she is shocked.
Book two was a bit slow for me and even though Selena is continuously her sassy self, I was looking forward to more of Gabriel and Viktor, but there was only a few pages of them which was a downer. I think this book could have a gotten a five star rating if there was more with Gabriel and Viktor for me.
That cliff-hanger…ugh I hate cliff hangers, but I'm interested to see what more goes on for Selena, Gabriel and the rest of the characters.
Overall, book two was good and I definitely recommend this series to anyone into Historical Romance or Paranormal Romance.
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