Title: Hunter's Fall
Author: Shiloh Walker
Release Date: 6/7/2011
Source: ARC received as part of The Book Vixen's tour
Nessa lost her memory following a near-death experience. Dominic is a Hunter dealing with his own problems with memory and sanity. When the two are put together to battle the forces of darkness-while trying to restore what they've lost-their all-consuming passion becomes an even greater unknown.
This review is actually pretty difficult for me to write. So far I'm seeing a fair amount of 3, 4 and 5 star reviews for Hunter's Fall and I wish I felt the same. I was all excited about being a part of the tour for this book and up until this point I hadn't found a Shiloh Walker book that I couldn't put down. I'm not sure what happened or didn't happen but I just could NOT get into Hunter's Fall.
I'm hoping that part of the problem is that I hadn't read any of the other books leading up to this one. I've already decided that I am going to see if the Hunter books are available in my library system. I don't want to completely give up on Hunter's Fall. From the other reviews that I've been seeing about this book, it sounds very promising. Maybe I just had too much paranormal all at once.
So here's the breakdown...I'll start with my list of positives first.
I was really excited about the opportunity to read another one of Shiloh Walker's new books. She's had me hooked since I read Broken. I was also very excited about the premise for the book. I really hadn't ever read a book about witches that also dealt with the "issue" of re-incarnation. Also, I hope that the cover that is available on Goodreads is the final cover...I REALLY like it a LOT, very much a less is more cover.
Now for my list of negatives....
I wasn't able to get through the whole book so I don't know at this time if this particular issue cleared itself up or not as the book progressed, but I had a really hard time connecting with the main characters. From the portion of the book that I did get read I felt disconnected from the characters. I also had moments where the story confused me. There were points where I was confused as to what tense the story was in.
Overall, I really wanted to get into Hunter's Fall but at the time I just was not able to. I'm also hoping to make a second attempt to read Hunter's Fall cover to cover after it is released. I do want to thank The Book Vixen for letting me be a part of this tour...I just wish I was able to get into the story.
The Tour Schedule:
5/30 - The Book Vixen
5/31 - Alice White Blogs
6/1 - My Overstuffed Bookshelf
6/3 - Jamie's Bookshelf
6/6 - Lush Book Reviews
6/7 - Seduced by Books
6/9 - Tori @ Smexy Books