Among the Hunted
by Caytlyn Brooke
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Pub Date 30 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 16 Sep 2021
Award-winning author Caytlyn Brooke takes us on an adventure deep into the realm of Greek mythology. Filled with dark fantasy, brutality, foreboding creatures, and magic, she redefines the nymph stereotype as they rise up and fight against the oppression of the gods.
Kaitaini was once wild and rebellious, more concerned with sneaking off to exotic realms than mastering her magic. But that was before. Before she fell in love. Before she met Hermes. Before she got her best friend killed.
For one hundred years, she shouldered her guilt and became a true nymph warrior for Olean, eager to throw herself into any challenge, hoping death would ease her conscience.
But when she fails to protect her sister from Zeus, she vows to do the impossible: kill an immortal. Now, a new hunt has begun. A dangerous game played not only in the ethereal realm but also on Earth. A game that puts Kait in the crosshairs of one of the most powerful gods in existence. She’ll need to protect those closest to her and battle against enraged gods and creatures if she hopes to survive.
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Praise for Caytlyn Brooke
“a haunting story that the reader will not soon forget. Vivid descriptions allow the reader to see the swamp in both of its incarnations—as everyone sees it, and the sparkling silver wonderland that is the domain of the fairies.” —InD’Tale Magzine on Dark Flowers
“a work of paranormal fiction so utterly haunting and undeniably eerie it’s sure to tingle your spine.” —Literary Classics on Dark Flowers
“fast-paced, imaginative, and compelling… Wired is a scary story about the dangers of addiction, delivering a powerful lesson without feeling didactic. It is a great book…” —Foreword Reviews Magazine on Wired
“An original and riveting read from cover to cover, Wired is unreservedly recommended…” —Midwest Book Review on Wired
“a very powerful read. It gives you a very raw look at addiction, not sugar coating it… This book will make you think.” —Lotus Reviews on Wired
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Average rating from 13 members
Thank you to NetGalley for my eARC for an honest review. I started out very intrigued by the synopsis/plot of Among the Hunted. The drama started very quickly to set up the later story and you could feel that very strongly in the writing. I do need to preface a VERY STRONG TRIGGER WARNING for multiple rapes in this book. There does not seem to be one at the beginning of the book and I’ve seen several DNF reviews because of it.
That being said, this story is about the Nymphs of Ancient Greece and Olympus who have mentioned of being used and abused by the gods in countless stories. I find that concept being used as part of the plot for this story makes sense, but I understand if some readers can’t handle reading that.
I found Kait to be a good main female character for this book and I felt her desperation and anger throughout based on the author’s writing style. Blake’s introduction to the story came a little out of no where but I understood his innocence and nativity to the world around him to be a good addition to the story. The romance aspect for them felt a little forced to me, however. The villain fit the storyline as well and one that isn’t normally used for his terrible reputation, but often as the hero, so I appreciate the twist with that.
Overall the book had a good plot and flow with entertaining characters. I’m not sure if I would read the next book but it did end on a very interesting cliffhanger!
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