Wednesday 23 February 2011

The Iron Hunt - Book Review

The Iron Hunt (Hunter Kiss #1) by Marjorie M. Liu

What is it about:
By day, her tattoos are her armor. By night, they unwind from her body to take on forms of their own. Demons of the flesh, turned into flesh. This is the only family demon hunter Maxine Kiss has ever known. The only way to live-and the very way she'll die. For one day, her demons will abandon her for her daughter to assure their own survival-leaving Maxine helpless against her enemies.

But such is the way of Earth's last protector-the only one standing between humanity and the demons breaking out from behind the prison veils. It is a life lacking in love, reveling in death, until one moment-and one man-changes everything . . .

What did I think of it:
I absolutely love this book.
The writing is excellent, the world building even more so and the characters are cooler than cool. Maxine is a great heroine (a perfect mix of strong, independant and vulnerable) and her demon pals are creepy, cute, weird and cool all in one. The story is fast paced, but with enough room to get to know Maxine and see her grow throughout the book. Although it's the first book in this series I can advice everyone to read the short story 'Hunter Kiss' which can be found in the anthology Wild Thing as that story is set before the start of this book (and because it's an awesome story). Which leaves me to add that I look forward to reading book two in this series as Maxine totally kicks ass.

Why should you read it:
It's a cool, kick ass Urban Fantasy read.

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