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Teenager Shanna Hunt has been hunting demons since her parents were murdered by them. She's used to doing things alone, her own way, but one fateful night throws her into the company of a team of hunters, each specializing in a particular kind of monster: vampires, werewolves, witches, shape-shifters... This newly-formed team should be an unstoppable force for whatever isTeenager Shanna Hunt has been hunting demons since her parents were murdered by them. She's used to doing things alone, her own way, but one fateful night throws her into the company of a team of hunters, each specializing in a particular kind of monster: vampires, werewolves, witches, shape-shifters... This newly-formed team should be an unstoppable force for whatever is out there picking off individual hunters across the globe, but their first battle together against the monsters of the night could be their last....

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  • Karla(Book Addict)
    2019-01-16 05:09

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  • Tana
    2018-12-29 08:05

    Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark, #1) by David Ferraro.The first of the series this book starts off with action and adventure. The main character of course is a strong young woman who is a demon hunter, taking a night off from hunting she decides to go out with her best friend to a club to have fun and dance. During the evening she soon realizes fun is not what she was going to have. She ends up in a fight for her life and meets up with two other hunters who help her out in battle. When the night ends she gets more information from the other hunters about The Agency, they have been trying to recruit her to go work for them. Losing her only friend she decides to go and try to work with other hunters to rid the world of evil creatures and not just demons. We see many different types of paranormal creatures in this story; demon’s (many different types), vampires (good ones and bad ones), giants, werewolf’s etc.. So you know this will be an action filled series.Dave Ferraro did an excellent job with this book, with his excellent writing skills he gave us a beginning to each character and you can see many future books in this series (hoping that is). What I really liked is we get to see each characters point of views while he is telling us this story. And of course besides action and adventure there are love interests, young woman meets cute guy, then she meets handsome vampire, and like most women we kind of cheer for the bad boy vampire type. Well at least I do. I know this is a good book because when I finished it I went a purchased Night Cries (Hunters of the Dark #2).

  • Midu Hadi
    2019-01-17 07:02

    I read this book as a part of Read to Review by "Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics!" It started off with a bang and I simply loved the surprise of the prostitute moping one second and going Buffy the next! After that, it all went downhill. It was really hard getting myself immersed in the story. In fact, I think I would have liked it better, if I could have just skipped the first half of the book. The description of The Agency Mansion went on for pages-yes, I got it..the mansion's really cool but move on!! And then there's Shanna. She claims to have a connection with Cameron. Other than discussing a few comic books, I fail to see any bonding between them. And then came Damien..its Twilight all over again. The supposed darkness that Shanna starts to feel by the middle of the book left me feeling clueless. If it was a part of her, where had it been for the first half of the story? Natalie was another character that just irked me. She seemed to be a one woman army, I didn't buy it at all. I liked how Noel and Jordan paired up and Jordan's confusion to being attracted to a guy who was also a vampire was very real. I also liked the part about how Moras are conceived and I hope we see more of them in the next book. I'll give the series another try before I give it up for good.

  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    2019-01-12 06:23

    I received this book as a part of R2R.So I struggled at a rating for this book. Let me explain.I found this book very interesting. I thought the plot was solid and the story kept going. I really liked the cast of characters from all walks of life. This will make many readers very happy. But like others, I was left wondering who was the lead. For purposes of this review, I am assuming Shanna was the lead and Jordan was the minor lead.Shanna, let’s just say, I didn’t like her very much. She was okay. But my rating isn’t based on liking her or not. (view spoiler)[ Maybe my problem lay with the fact I felt bad that she really didn’t have a romantic HEA moments in the whole book. I read a lot of books from mystery to urban fantasy to romance to paranormal to some horror. I don’t need romance in a story to have it work for me. But if romance is there, what I hate most is to be teased by it. It bugs me. I’d rather the romance not be there at all than to be teased throughout the book. There are some books that can get away with that. But there has to be action, mystery, something to fill the gaps. This story changed POV so much, when it was Shanna’s turn, we dealt with her angst over many things. This including romance. So I felt dissatisfied by it and not intrigued. This includes Cameron and Damien, both of whom I would have liked to know better.(hide spoiler)]Jordan, let’s call him the sidekick for lead. I was enamored by him from the start. (view spoiler)[So when he ended with Noel and not Shanna, at first I was disappointed. But in the end, I liked Noel. At least Jordan had some romance in the story where poor Shanna did not. If I continue the series it will be to see this relationship develop. I think it shows promise. (hide spoiler)]The other great cast of characters we didn’t get to know very well even though we changed to some of their POV. This left the story disjointed at times with the switch. Therefore we were given bits of each but not enough to really know any of them well.My other problem with the book was Shanna’s flash backs to the past. I’m not sure I learned enough from them that they were necessary. I not sure I got the point to the epilogue either.However, I struggled to come up with a rating for a while. I think that the lack of romance for me are more personal for me than the makings of a flawed novel. If that makes sense. So I didn’t adjust the rating for that. It was interesting to get to see the other character’s prospective even though due to the number of them we didn’t get to know them well enough. The world building was realistic. I didn’t have moments of not thinking the story was believable. But in the end I only liked the book. I would rate 3.5 stars if I could. I’m not inclined to buy the sequel which in the end made my determination between 3 and 4. I wasn’t hooked enough to move further. I think if the POV switching was handled better, I could have given a higher rating.

  • Alexia
    2019-01-14 02:05

    I really enjoyed reading this book. The story line is great – I was captivated from the get go! I love all the kick-ass chicks. Every single one of the characters has such outrages personalities – freaking awesome. They are unpredictable and keep you on your toes. This is the type of book that ‘does’ it for me – it is action packed (and yes… the girls did most of the ‘in your face’ knock outs) and has romance as well as humour! I just have to add that I’m totally swooning over Damien *sigh* although I don’t know much about him but I am anxious to see how his role plays out in Shanna’s life. I enjoyed Dave Ferraro’s writing style, that being said, Hunters of the Dark is definitely a series I’ll be following! Also have to add… What is up with the sneak peek of the second book in the Hunters of the Dark Series, Night Cries – seriously?! Cliff hanger of note if you ask me… I NEED to know what is about to go down *pouts*. All in all… it was a great read and I look forward to the rest of the series.

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2019-01-18 10:00

    A review in thirty words (or less):This was a good book, young adult, but for the older crowd (18 and older). I'd recommend it to fans of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.Reviewed for Bitten by Books. http://bittenbybooks.com.

  • Ana
    2018-12-24 04:19

    I was hesitating about writing a review for this book, mainly because of the poor rating I am giving it. But finally I did it because of two reasons. First, because I want to write down my thoughts and opinion on a book, good or bad, and second because I believe an honest review is what the authors are after.So, what's this book about?Name: Shanna HuntAge: 18 Previous job: Part-time waitressCurrent job: Demon-hunter at "The Agency" Shanna Hunt lost her parents seven years ago, when they were killed by Demons. Since then, though she is trying to lead a normal life she is after those that killed her family and the evil that threatens Humans. One day she is called to work for The Agency together with people who fight werewolves, vampires, witches, shape-shifters. Together they work as a team hunting down every thread and risking their own lives.Yes, seems like there's a lot of meat to the story. I must say I did have big expectations because I loved the beginning. The story seems to contain lots of genre elements, from paranormal to action, though I would personally enjoy it more if it were more romance elements included. However, the lack of romance isn't the main reason why I didn't enjoy this book so much. Though I do love Paranormal and Urban Fantasy books, I really had a hard time coping with so many characters and creatures, vampires, demons, witches, shape-shifters. This seemed a LOT for me to digest.Shanna hunts Demons.Jordan hunts werewolves.Cameroon hunts shape-shifters.Amelia hunts witches.Believe me, I needed to write all this down, so I wouldn't be confused and could understand the plot.Also, I think some of the dialogue and the descriptions in the book were irrelevant to the story, and made it seem (at least to me) boring at times.Having in mind that this is the first book in the series to come, I would really like to read the sequel and see on which characters the author is going to concentrate. I really liked Shanna and her energy and I would love to read more about her.Also I would like to that the R2R from the PNR&UFF here on GR and the author for generously giving me a copy of this book.

  • Nicole
    2018-12-29 10:25

    I really enjoyed this one. Shanna is 18 years old and a demon hunter who's parents were murdered by... can you guess? You got it, demons. She teams up with a misfit crew to hunt down baddies that have started killing hunters. You've got shifters, werewolves, all kinds of demons, vampires, various others dark creatures, and a mermaid thrown in for good measure. Also some kind of secret history going on with Shanna that will keep me reading the series.The writing was very descriptive and sometimes almost poetic in places. Put this one on your to read list!

  • Cecilia Robert
    2018-12-29 08:13

    For some reason it wasn't easy getting through the first pages, but after trying a few times, I was finally pulled in and the rest went on smoothly.It was good to see the author focus on other creatures other than the usual we see being hunted - vampires, demons and werewolves. It was action packed (and I do love action in a novel) well described and fleshed out characters. I'd say this is a wonderful begining of a series, and look forward to the second book, see what happens with Shanna Hunt. Four stars because at times there were a lot of characters and I couldn't follow.

  • Emma
    2019-01-05 03:27

    Okay, I have no idea how to review this book! I don't really know if I liked it or not. There were a few things I liked but there were also a few things I didn't like! First of all, the main character is great. She has a lot of potential, if only she didn't whine and moan as much. The romance between her and another character wasn't really build up very well. I wasn't cheering for them to get together, simply because the moments they were together were not very special. I think that was the problem with a lot of characters, great potential but not there yet. I didn't have a problem with the amount of characters, but like I said; I did have a problem with the their lack of character, the thing that makes them likeable wasn't there. I don't have to like every character, but I need to have a better idea of who they are.I didn't like the pov switching, but that's my problem and not the writers. It's just something I don't like in most books. It has to be a very special book if I liked it!The plot itself was pretty good. I really liked the idea of getting hunters together in one house and training them and stuff. The only thing; I missed was the training? You can't send a team of hunters out without them knowing each other! You can't! They have to have had at least a few days of intensive training. Plus the way the main character trusts them at once is a bit weird for me. One moment she is a closed off girl and the next she wants to be friends with all of them? How can you trust complete strangers with your life? YOU CAN'T! Maybe others don't find this a problem, but I'm a social worker so I know a bit about how people react to stuff and how they behave and I can tell you.. this is not how a group acts. It's not how they act because they are not a group yet. Without the proper techniques, you can't bring a group to trust each other in a short period of time. And I didn't see these techniques anywhere, plus these people have extreme barriers around themselves, that makes it even harder. So it just felt a bit.. unreal to me.My native language is not english so I can't say anything about grammar and stuff, but the way the characters spoke to each other needs some work. The conversations seemed flat. This book needs a lot of work, even though it is action packed it feels a bit flat. But I did give it three stars because I can see a lot of potential and I love the idea, it just needs some editing and changes.

  • Candis
    2019-01-12 07:13

    This is a book I received for Read2Review, and as always many thanks to the hard working girls there.This story follows the main character Shanna as she deals with life...and demon hunting. After a tragic event she relocates to the New York area and joins a team of other hunters.Pros: The back story going on about Shanna/Diana is highly intriguing. I will be getting the next book just to see what that is all about! I liked the details of the scenes. The fight scenes were well laid out. And I will admit, I really loved the relationship give and takes between Shanna/Damien and Jordan/Noel. Cons: Many, many points in the story I had an extremely hard time following and keeping straight the numerous hunters in the story. While they are distinct on some levels, the female hunters almost blurred into a single character and I had to work a bit to figure out who was who. The guys were distinctive enough at least to be kept separate.Over all, I was quite taken with this story and I can't wait to read the next book.

  • Suzanne
    2018-12-29 09:25

    I really really like this book, I just couldn't put it down. I found it to be totally unpredictable and was shocked at times when things went a certain way. The author gave good descriptions of the characters and I felt like I got to know them all. The story was also told from other characters POV too at times which I liked. The main character Shanna was very likeable but my favourites were Jordan and Damien. I loved the romances in this and I was definitely in favour of the bad boy vampires. Team Damien all the way. I was left with a few unanswered questions but Im hoping they will be answered throughout the series. I liked it so much that I am going to buy the next in the series now as I cant wait to see what happens next. I would definitely recommend this book.

  • Samantha
    2019-01-11 04:03

    I really enjoyed reading this:) i got it from read 2 review!I liked the main character Shanna, and that she seemed to actually care and tooling the weight of her actions, but she was a little bit whiny. I loved that while we had a great main character to focus on, we were also introduced to amazing and awesome supporting characters. It was a little taxing at first trying to keep them all straight, but you get it eventually.I liked all the different types of monsters:) lots of the norm, but a few really weird ones.It was a great read! Already bought and read the second:)

  • Lauren
    2018-12-28 02:59

    2 stars for too many POV's/main characters which just confused me constantly.Pros:The bad guys are fun and weird. The descriptions of the made up creatures (vs. the typical vamps/weres etc.) are really tantalizing and I really enjoyed the novelty of most of them. The main bad guy is just scary and a few of the other described bad guys are soooo creepy (spoiler: (view spoiler)[Mary – ugh! So gross. I loved every minute of it! (hide spoiler)])The grammar/spelling mistakes were rare – yeah!Lots and lots of action in the latter half of the book especially and scattered throughout.LGBT’s! Despite how open UF is there are few gays/lesbians, etc. It was nice to see them get some play.I like the idea, it's cliched but classic. Bad guys. Group of good guys. Battle!Shanna's character is clearly being built to something good. That could be entertainingUnfortunately the Cons:Narration voice was very stiff and formal. That works great for Pride and rejudice, not for a book about fighting demons/vampires/shapeshifters/werewolves/witches. It didn't allow a lot of flow for me as it took me out of the fantasy feelingStretched thin with the monsters: Way too much of a good thing. I felt like the vampires/werewolves/whatevers were leaning toward unique but there were so many different kind of evil beings that none of them got fleshed out. Are vampires good or bad? What's with the werewolves? What's the difference between a sorceress and a witch?Too many characters: once again, too much of a good thing. There are at least 8 main characters it feels like, maybe more, maybe less. On top of it the POV switches constantly so half the time I didn’t know what POV I was even reading. I would have enjoyed it more if he’d stuck with Shanna, id’ed 1 or 2 buddies for her and given me a good introduction to them. Floating through everyone’s head was not amusing. As this is supposed to be a series (I assume) it would have been easier to watch characters develop over time, maybe choose 2 POV’s per book to develop things. Even at the end of the book a name would come up and I would have trouble remembering who it actually was because there were so many people floating around.YA habits: Shanna’s way too whiny, which is age appropriate but annoying in what I assumed was an adult book. The guys and girls are too pretty and of course all seem to have instant love connections/attractions. Everyone loves the main character. Spoiler: (view spoiler)[Love triangle. (hide spoiler)]Spoiler for end of book: (view spoiler)[If vampires/whatevers are the enemy and are killed indiscriminately why are they suddenly objects of lust at the end? Honestly the 2 vampires were enjoyable but it just made me dislike the hunters because they apparently are killing off plenty of good people, so in my book that makes them murderers and not good guys.(hide spoiler)]So, I like a lot of the ideas. The problem is the story gets lost behind the constantly switching POV's and that slows down progress. I don't need to watch the same fight from six different angles. It also means you read a lot of information over a short period of time so the plot gets clipped short. The language was even more distracting as it didn't fit a bunch of modern teenagers fighting demons, etc. For a story bringing in a lot of different groups/monsters/characters, the Women of the Otherworld nails it. This story tries to cover too much in a short time and comes up short. That said, I hope the author keeps writing. I want to see some development so I can delve into all the gruesome bad guys! Some editing and paring would make this very fun.

  • chucklesthescot
    2018-12-24 07:04

    Shanna has been hunting demons since she witnessed them killing her parents,and her double life has left her isolated. She is persuaded by her friend Kelly to go to the opening of a new out of town club and Shanna decides that one night off won't kill her. What a pity the club might...Our MC was a nice, ordinary girl who had survived a terrible ordeal which she has to keep quiet from her friends. She feels obligated to do something about the demons and the only people she can talk to are others on an online group who claim to be just like her. In fact, one of them is trying to recruit her for a monster fighting team. At the club, the shifters, vampires and other horrors who had posed as staff start a feeding frenzy on the customers. With the help of two fellow hunters, she manages to kill a few monsters and escape. Now it is time to join their group and leave her old life behind. I loved the fight scenes in the club and it had plenty of tension and excitement as they tried to escape so I had really high hopes for this book.But sadly my hopes were dashed as the book plunged into the YA cliche plots that I really hate. FRom the minute Shanna arrives at the mansion headquarters, she turns into a whiny brat. She moans about it being too big, her room being too posh and I got so annoyed with her. You CHOSE this life and if you hadn't you'd be dead! Who moans about having a big suite with all the luxuries? Would you rather live in a cell to suit your teen angst attitude??? The mansion provides them with every luxury and method of relaxation as a reward for the dangerous job they do yet Shanna doesn't want to do anything but moan, whine and complain. I grew very tired of her.She wasn't the only character I despised. This group certainly were not X-Men or Avengers. Brett the Giant Killer was an arrogant and vain moron, Rachel is a vain and unpleasant bitch, Natalia was a cold and anti-social character. This process of meeting everyone and getting settled into the mansion was too long and drawn out which made my attention wander. There is a lot of chat but the story doesn't seem to move forward. It was not helped by the addition of the dreaded cliche insta-luv between Shanna and Cameron, who was too bland to be true. But of course Shanna's love for him will only last until she meets another wonderful guy later in the book if the hints on other reviews are accurate. Ugh, I hate love triangles. I'm pretty glad I didn't get that far as it would have been the deal breaker for me.Everything that made me love the author's other book were absent here. No great team where you care about all of them. No slightly kickass MC that you are rooting for. No fast flowing action plot with tension all through it. This book was slow, disjointed and I didn't really care about any of the characters. It is not badly written and the plot ideas were good, but like many other books it could not resist jumping into the worst book cliches instead of finding original ground. A bit disappointing overall.

  • Luz
    2018-12-27 06:08

    Big Big BIG SPOILER ALERT!!! This book gave me so many emotions that I'm ready to burst.The story it's "about" Shanna. A 18 years old teenager who lost her parents in the hands of demons and now she seeks for revenge. For a little twisted round of destiny, she become a part of The Agency, where she get to fight the "bad guys" in the company of other hunters.The writting gets a little to gore, and sometimes you have to wear a coat so you don't get your clothes full of blood. It didn't make me sick just because I didn't stop to read all the letters in the book (sorry Dave.. )There are so many different characters that I was lost in the first 3 chapters of the story. Don't get me wrong, all the characters are good and they have a history that's worth a lot of more pages, even the stupid Brett "I can do it all day". Shanna it's a little to Zoey aka House of Night. That thing of the human boyfriend vampire boyfriend didn't go well with Zoey and I really don't think it's going to work with Shanna, that little preview of the second book didn't sound good for the poor Cameron. Jade it's worth the book completely. She should be the main character and that's because I do love a person who can stand out in the croud and said "Hey! I'm gay and I don't really care what you think". Actually I think she should pounch the poor excuse of brother she has.Jordan. OMG! Jordan was the reason I have to let the book aside, not one but two times, the second time I was ready to throw my laptop off the window. Poor Noel, if he's as handsome as the author said he's, he should get a better boyfriend. I really REALLY hate Jordan. That lame monologue where he can't define if he was o wasn't gay, and what the Church said, what would people said! and his sister was so proud of her homosexuality! I just couldn't make it. I think I jump a few pages just to know that he kiss the gay in the end... Jordan is a pussy!Now that I get it out of my chest.. let me continue...The others characters are really good. Natalia, Amelia and Rachel are three deadly women who I really don't want to jump in the street. Well... maybe except for Rachel, we could be shopping friends.The men are a little lazy, if you ask me. Brett is such a excuse for a guy and the preview of the new book where Cameron stop the action that Shanna want to start it's already giving me a headache without even reading the book.In conclusion, the plot is really, really good. It remind me a little bit of The Mortal Instruments, but it's really refreshing not reading about one single type of monster/mythology creature/whatever. I just think that Dave Ferraro should embrace the really important characters or make a book of every single one of them so we can get to know them a little bit better.

  • Holly Full Moon Bites Book Reviews
    2019-01-04 04:22

    ~May have slight spoilers.~In this first novel of Dave Ferraro's Hunters of the Dark series we meet Shanna Hunt. A teenager who has been hunting demons ever since that fateful night her parents were murdered by them.Like most hunters she hunts alone until one night and a call get her taken to Lime Bay where a team is being compiled. A team of hunters that will fight together and hopefully learn what is happening to all the other hunters that seem to be just disappearing.I really loved this book! From the very beginning we are drawn into the world of monsters and hunters.This is a novel where you can really see the character development through the book, we see them changing into what we have at the end of the novel. I think that really invests one in the characters and in doing so invests them in the novel/series. It also made it very easy to know and become attached to the characters, making them have an impression that it might not have had otherwise.There are many different points of view in this novel mostly from the team, though it doesn't interfere with the plot at all--just gives glimpses of things we might not have seen or known if we just has Shanna's point of view.The plot was pretty fast paced and there is plenty of action in the novel, fight scenes that were very well-played out and not at all predictable or awkward. Though the fight scenes did not take over the plot as a whole it was more of just adding spice to an already delicious read.I will definitely be looking forward the second book in this series, Night Cries.I think I would recommend this novel to anyone looking for a good YA paranormal book.*I received an Ebook copy of this book for free to review from the author.

  • Christine O'Neill
    2019-01-07 04:11

    “As some of you may have noticed, you are all in Hell.” So begins the story of Shanna Hunt’s transformation from working as a lone demon-hunter, to working alongside other specialized hunters, inside a secretive organization called ‘The Agency’. Shanna Hunt’s parents were killed by demons when she was a child, and she has been a hunter of demons, desperate for revenge, for two years before being recruited to The Agency. Hunters are being killed off at an alarming rate, and The Agency, headed by a woman named Valor, wants to know why and wants to stop it. Valor has put together a top-notch team of specialized hunters to accomplish this.I enjoyed this book. It was fast-paced, and packed with creative paranormal events and action as the hunters attempt to accomplish their mission. The author does a great job switching to different characters’ points of view throughout the book, without confusion and the result is an excellent job getting to know a little about each of the characters. I think we will probably get to know them better as the series moves on.We were left with some intrigue as to what would happen romantically with Shanna, and about her mysterious link with a woman called Diana. And who is Valor? What are her motives in The Agency?A great, fast read. Will definitely read Night Cries.

  • Jamie
    2018-12-30 03:00

    Her Dark Destiny is a good first book to this series. I liked it but just didn't love it. It started off slow and really didn't pick up until half way through. Shanna Hunt, the main character is a demon hunter. She has been hunting demons since her parents were killed by them. She has been a lone hunter trying to keep her secret from her best friend. After a night at a new club Shanna decides to join The Agency. It's a secret organization of hunters of multiple species headed by a woman named Valor. Shanna must learn to hunt along side other hunters and stay alive at the same time. The author features many of the different characters point of views throughout the book. I thought this way a nice touch. Although there were times when I got confused with so many different characters and they are all different types of hunters. We get a little background information about them but not much. I am interested in knowing more about Valor, Shanna and Damien. I also liked that there are different species... vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches, demons, etc. There is a lot of action, some romance and suspense. Overall a good book. I am going to continue with this series and see where it goes. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

  • Stephanie Redwine
    2019-01-07 07:10

    This book is about an 18 year old, Shanna Hunt, who has spent years hunting demons in an effort to avenge her parents murder. She goes to a party that ends up as a massacre by demons, shape shifters, vampires, etc. After this showdown, she decides to join with "The Alliance" which is a group of people who hunt down these creatures. The book is about Shanna coming to terms with who she is and helping her new friends track down their enemies.This book was...interesting... the plot was great, but the writing needs a little work. I love the ideas that Dave Ferraro came up with and how he created a world with all types of mythological creatures. The part that I felt was lacking was in the writing. There were some parts where I could not put the book down but then it would lead to a very boring section of the book. There was a lot of descriptions in the book that I eventually started to skim through because I got bored with it. I really enjoyed the last fight scene that had two unlikely heroes join in the fight against the "bad guys". Overall, the book was okay. I feel like I would have enjoyed it more if it were to be edited down a little bit and some of the descriptions were cut down.

  • Rachel
    2019-01-18 03:04

    3 StarsI am in turmoil about this book. It was worth the read, and will have to read the next installment of the series. I gave this three stars, maybe a 3.5. It was a good start to a series.First the things I liked about this book is that it is action packed, tons of “stuff” going on. The author has included different species, not just one. Making the book an interesting read, he included vampires (good and bad), demons (all different kinds), werewolves and some I have never heard of. I believe he has made a good fountain for a series including the past with the current happening. However, there are a lot of characters, to the point where you don’t really know any of them. I had no connection and very little to go by to have a love/hate relationship that I enjoy in my reads. You get a little of each, and each told from I guess you would their own point of view. The main character, literally talks (or thinks) to herself thru out the book and in my opinion “whines” a lot until the end of the book where she is suddenly for a very short period of time, is kick ass, and it just might be what the author was going for and the next installment will revile more.

  • Cassandra
    2018-12-18 09:06

    I loved loved loved Her Dark Destiny. It was filled with action from the first chapter all the way through to the end. Which kept my attention and I really didn’t want to go to work in the morning or go back to work after lunch. Her Dark Destiny reminded me of my favorite TV show Supernatural. Shanna starts hunting demons after they murdered her parents I totally think her and Sam would get along very well (Sorry Shanna Dean is mine). I liked how the story wasn’t focused on just one supernatural creature but it was a supernatural buffet. I liked all the characters. There was a character that everyone could relate it, which I liked. I would love to see Her Dark Destiny as a movie; Hollywood would be able to make this awesome book and even more fantastic movie. Besides The Hunger Games keeping me on the edge of my seat and Cassandra Clare’s writing that puts a spell on me, I think I have found a new favorite series that seriously makes me want to stay up all night reading.

  • Heather (Raevynemyst)
    2018-12-22 02:13

    I am not sure what to think about this book. The concept is very interesting and I immediately liked the main character Shanna. I don't normally like books in which the paranormal creatures are the bad guys. But the hunters were very interesting and I liked the agency bit and it defefinitely felt like X-Men too. However, the author needs to spend a little bit more time editing. There too many times, he would go off on a tangent with another character's personal thoughts and some of them were unneccessary. He switched too often between the characters so you were left feeling a little bit like who is the main character? I thought it was supposed to be Shanna? Anyway, I did enjoy the book and would be interested in reading the next one. But the books need to be edited more and need to be smoothed out with less character development. The author needs to focus on a few and not the whole, it's too confusing.

  • Nicki Markus
    2019-01-18 06:00

    I received this book as a review request by the author and on the whole I enjoyed it. The story will no doubt appeal to Buffy fans and those who like young heroines tackling those demon hoards.The plot moves along nicely and there is plenty of action. The characters are mostly good, though there were a couple of POV slips and I personally would have preferred if the author had picked just one or two characters' viewpoints. As it is, we see through nearly all the characters' eyes at one point or another and I felt it made the reader more detached as you didn't bond with particular characters as much and get involved in their story.That aside though, this is an enjoyable tale and should please readers of YA paranormal.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-09 05:20

    This book was 3-4 stars for me. I bumped it up purely because once i started it was hard to put down. There was so many chacters in this book, which is both good and bad. I did like that there was a variety of paranormal 'things' but there was so many it was hard to identify with each and every character in the book.That being said, its an amazing start to a series, i read it thinking that there better be more in the series because it was a great base. The main character was a little annoying (im not a fan of self talking thing).

  • Ellen
    2019-01-13 05:02

    I first have to start by saying that Dave Ferraro does an amazing job writing from a teenage girl's point of view. That's a talent a lot of female authors can't master, so the fact that he's male and has done so is even more impressive.I really enjoyed this book. I found myself connecting well with Shanna throughout the book and am very intrigued by the continuing story line. I will definitely be picking up the second book in the series when I get a chance.

  • Maghon Thomas
    2018-12-28 05:15

    First, another fun one from read 2 review!! Thanks for that! Now, I liked this one. I like that the main character doubts her decisions and questions things. I liked the other characters, especially the twins. I like that this book helps homosexual teens know its ok to be just that. I think it's great that all the monsters are not bad and not all humans are good either. All in all, good one, I've already bought the next installment :)

  • Kris
    2019-01-15 05:23

    This book was very different from most of the paranormal/fantasy books that I read in that it had a little bit of everything. Not just vampires or werewolves or shifters or zombies...but all of the above. If you enjoy action and all types of monsters, you'll enjoy this book. Perfect for Halloween!

  • Adam Larson
    2019-01-13 10:21

    A mash-up of X-Men and City of Bones. This read like a superhero team comic but with monsters. Lots of fun and great characters.

  • Gina - Behind the Pages
    2019-01-11 04:25

    2.5 StarsAt the start of the book we like how Ferraro's intense description on the demonic filled world give us insight into the paranormals as well as the characters we are getting to know. We know what the characters look like because of his detailed descriptions, which most books now-a-days are lacking in. Some of the way through the start of the book we are waiting for some demonic/paranormal slaying but we are mostly getting to know Shanna and about how she was led into the hunting world.While I was going through this book I thought some kind of (not really in terms of this book's theme) outrageous things. Like Cameron will end up being a Shape-Shifter (view spoiler)[(didn't happen) (hide spoiler)], Jordan will start having a relationship with the Vamp (view spoiler)[did kinda happen) (hide spoiler)] and that Natalia was hiding something (view spoiler)[(she was in a way hiding something with the Shape-Shifter but we don't really get told what happened in Hawaii) (hide spoiler)]Halfway through the book it started to lose my attention. Not in the fact that I couldn't stand to read it but because it didn't have that "book crack" factor that keeps you interested in the book and makes ou think about it constantly. This wasn't there to be honest and I was cheering when I finally finished because it took so long. I didn't want to devour every page, every word that their reality seeps into me that I become apart of their characters like what good books do. This is what kind of undid the book and where it lost the most starts because it was lacking in that addictive book state, "book crack"The most that happens in this book towards the end now that we start to get annoyed with is:Jordan: (view spoiler)[am I gay? with a vampire? (hide spoiler)]Shanna: (view spoiler)[everone reminds me of dead people I love *sigh* (hide spoiler)]Cameron: Shanna, Shanna, Shanna, and ShannaNatalia: Tea and Scones *pinky out* (because of her manner and how she talks)Everyone else: paranormal activity.We are constantly kept in their thoughts, but then when we get glimpses of reality we become confused at that is really reality and what they are thinking. Where is the line drawn? Is there a line at all?Also at the end we are kept in every characters head at the same time, which is making me think more than I would normally have to when reading and get confused because I'd have to read it again and then makes me lose the reading rhythm. With this there are no line breaks that allows us to swap into another character's head as there ususally was.