Thursday, 14 March 2013

The Crimson Hunt by Victoria H. Smith Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway

The Crimson Hunt (Eldaen Light Chronicles #1) by Victoria H. Smith

Title: The Crimson Hunt

Series: Eldaen Light Chronicles #1

Author: Victoria H. Smith

Published: 8th November 2012

Source: Copy from the author for an honest review


College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.

Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful. 

So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.

Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.

That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.

Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.

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My Review

If I'd properly looked up this book I would've known it was sci-fi, but as I didn't it came as a very pleasant surprise! The book started off mainly focused on the normal side of life, it wasn't until a bit into the book that the not-so-normal worked it's way in. I didn't mind this though as I started to build connections to the characters and understood how they worked before anything abnormal happened.

The writing was good. It wasn't too flash and it wasn't too simple. I was able to understand what was going on and tones were put across quite well. I enjoyed how The Crimson Hunt was written and was easily able to slip inside the story.

I loved all the gorgeously-written characters in this! There were so many different characters: lovable, funny, sexy, love-to-hate.. and each had at least a few characteristics that make us human; varying emotions and a sense of adventure! I loved Ariel, but she wasn't perfect and I was super-pleased about that because I really dislike 'perfect' characters - they're so unrealistic/unrelatable.

The main character, Ariel, was fantastic and I loved the scenes between her and Piper, and her and Luca. The relationships were just handled so well and it was a heap of fun to read! Ariel was strong and smart with a very fun attitude. I liked her as a hero and enjoyed her story.

I really liked this book, the idea was refreshing and interesting and really well executed. The characters were great and the story good. I'm looking forward to the next in the series to see where it shall go!

4/5 Whales

Author Bio - Victoria H. Smith

Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.

In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes. Her new adult science fiction romance, The Crimson Hunt, will be published November 2012.

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