Monday, July 23, 2012

Review: Fae Hunter by Nicolette Reed

Title: Fae Hunter
Source: Request
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date : June 23, 2012
Reviewer: Jasmyn

Valora Delos is a Hunter, charged with tracking the treacherous Soulstealers and bringing them to justice. Unlike the other fae of her kind, Valora was born with stunted wings that render her flightless, driving her to prove herself in the eyes of King Aric, with whom she has been infatuated since she first set eyes on him as a young prince.

She descends to Earth and finds herself trapped in suburban Seattle after the portal to her world closes. With the help of a sexy half-fae named Dooley, Valora must find her way back to save Dell'Aria. Dooley uses his own brand of magic to help Valora discover memories buried deep within her, which produce more questions than answers- questions about her growing attraction to Dooley and her devotion to her King. Uncovering who the Soulstealers are and who is behind the destruction of Dell'Aria brings Valora a truth she may not be able to handle.

Valora Delos has a chip on her shoulder, but she handles it in a good way.  She tries to prove that she is just as good as any of the other fae out there.  When a blight strikes the land of Dell'Aria, draining the magic of its people and eventually killing them, Valora quickly joins the Hunters.  The Hunters are a team of Fae dedicated to tracking down those responsible for releasing the blight on their land, the Soulstealers.
Valora has always had a cruch on King Aric, so when he asks her to take on a special mission to Earth, normally a forbidden realm, to track down a Soulstealer that he believes will have the answers to it all, she jumps at the chance to prove herself to him.  Little does she know that this one mission will turn several worlds upside down. 
On Earth, she meets Dooley, a very woodsy and down to earth guy that seems to have a strange pull on her.  This is where I thought the steamy stuff was going to start - but I was wrong.  It got close - and I'm not going to tell with who - but then it just seemed to taper off before it was able to really get started.
The longer Valora spends on Earth, the more confused she becomes, and I did right along with her.  I wasn't sure which guy I should be cheering for, who the Soulstealer was, or if Valora would even be able to figure it out.  The characters she meets along the way, both from Earth and Dell'Aria, were fantastic, but seemed to muddle things further by putting their own opinions out there trying to influence Valora's opinions.
For hard core romance fans, this will be too tame for you.  For those of you looking for something a little more wild that a typica urban fantasy or paranormal fantasy book, this would be just right.  The heat is there, it's just not there all the time.

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