Edith Dorset is celebrating her one hundredth anniversary since her turning and she chooses to celebrate with her adopted daughters and their friends in the annual Heartsong Clan Live Action Role Play event. Yes, vampires taking part in role playing as a means to recruit others into their ranks. While there she meets a young man named Dan, but when he goes missing things will quickly change. Hunted is the first book in a new series by Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk that will appeal to Vampire Diaries and True Blood fans.
Before I get into the review I do want to say that I was sent this book to review, much like many books I review on The Nerdy Girl Express, but that this book in particular came in a very fun package. I received not only the book, but also some book swag and a comfortable purple face mask. Freadom Box is a subscription service that gives you the opportunity to check out a new book on your schedule with some perks. If you are looking for a new type of subscription box I have linked it here. Now onto my thoughts on the book.
Darren is a vampire hunter and the older brother of Dan, who had thought his younger sibling was going to just a normal nerdy convention. With his brother missing, Darren follows the only lead he has and finds himself at the Heartsong Clan’s residence. With convincing lies he is able to make his way into the house, but his first meeting with Edith is uneasy and he insists he is there to be part of the human section of the LARP. When the two ultimately allow themselves to be honest with each other things change. Edith wants to be able to keep Darren and his brother close to her, but the clan and her sire, Mr. Heartsong, have other plans.
With the relationship growing between Darren and Edith when a threat to the clan leads Edith to be banished things change. Darren must try and find her and also the clan that the hunters see as a threat. This is the sort of story that shows a sort of star crossed lovers sort of romance. Edith and Darren should not be together and they know this relationship goes against the clan, but they still want to be in each other’s lives. The hunt that emerges in the story is one both for duty and for connection. Darren must find Edith and the clan, though she has been pushed out of the clan she was once part of. This is a great read for vampire fiction fans and if you are looking for a new series to get involved with I would highly recommend it. You can get your copy of Hunted today.