Review: Immortal Hunter by Kait Ballenger

Review: Immortal Hunter by Kait BallengerImmortal Hunter by Kait Ballenger
Series: The Execution Underground #2
Published by: Harlequin
on April 1, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity...but at what price?

As an exorcist, David Aronowitz grew up the target of demonic assassins. Now he's a member of the Execution Underground and hellspawn everywhere fear his name. But when a demon slips into the seductive body of the only woman he's ever loved, David must confront the heartbreak of their past to save her.

The piece of her heart Allsún O'Hare gave to David so long ago left her trapped between two worlds: the Fae and the human. And when David comes to her rescue, fate reunites her with her
greatest temptation--and her biggest mistake.

Now, as they're swept together into a wicked game with the demon who controls her, David must decide if saving Allsún's life is worth sacrificing his own--and the future of humanity itself.

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 Immortal Hunter is the second book in Kait Ballenger’s Execution Underground Series. This is a first read for me from this author on her own. Immortal Hunter is a good, intense paranormal story that will keep you on your toes. Kait created a world full of mystery and suspense around every corner. The writing was good. There were some sexy parts, some humorous parts, and there was no lack of fascinating characters. 

I really enjoyed the storyline in this book, even though it might have started off a little slow. We get a little back story between the two main characters, and I always love a story where best friends fall in love. That being said, where this book was lacking was its main characters, especially the heroin, Allsún O’Hare. There was something about her character that just irked me. I keep thinking that maybe if I read the first book, I would have connected better with these two, but I can’t say for sure. I could feel a little chemistry between David and Allsún, but it wasn’t enough. I didn’t understand the appeal that she had to David. That’s not to say, I didn’t feel anything with the horrible things she has been through in her life, but in order for a story to completely engage me, there has to be some connection with the characters, and this fell short on that matter.

Even with the fact that I didn’t entirely connect emotionally with the main characters; the secondary characters picked up the slack a bit. I think Jace McCannon stole the show in this story, even though I believe he already received his story in book 1. Kait Ballenger made a great move in involving him in Immortal Hunter, because he alone, makes me want to go back and read Twilight Hunter, which is Book One in the series. The world of the Execution Underground is thrilling, action-packed, and at times pretty amazing. The death and destruction was sometimes a little hard to take. There are some graphic scenes that led me to taking a quick break, and stepping away to process it all.

It all comes down to if I would recommend this book. I have to say yes, BUT I would read this series in order, and start with Book 1. Because I loved Jace so much in this story, I plan on going back and starting Book 1, and as far as the other sexy men in the agency, I’m excited to learn more about the Execution Underground, and its fascinating characters that I have met along the way.

*ARC provided by NetGalley*

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About Kait Ballenger

Kait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, former professional bellydancer, and soon-to-professor. She lives in Central Florida with her husband, their doggie-daughter Sookie (like Charlainne Harris’ character), and two kittens, Elliot and Olivia (like the SVU characters). Kait believes anything is possible, and one day, she hopes people name their pets after her characters, too.

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