"Vampire romance left a bit too much to imagination."

I had extremely mixed feelings about this book. Unfortunately, most of them weren't good. THE HUNT was, in a word, boring. There wasn't enough information given about the hero/heroine before jumping right into the battles. Having to learn about her, and their relationship as the book went along was bad enough, but it got frustrating wondering what I'd missed while reading. Things tended to just "pop up." I felt like I was supposed to know what was going on when really I had no clue. The information was just suddenly "there".

Another thing that bothered me about this book was how much it reminded me of the TV series Kindred: The Embraced. That bothered me, though I'm not sure why. However, there were a lot of parallels between the two, too many for me anyway.

To sum it up, I didn't feel it was the best written of Sizemore's books. It left too many unanswered questions -- even with sequels coming up, and was certainly not the story I expected of her. I never did figure out a lot of the relationships. I wanted to care about the hero/heroine and didn't; they were too predictable and one-dimensional. I tried rereading it for this review, and couldn't. I love Sizemore. I have everything she's written to date. And I'll buy the next one in this series because she is an auto buy for me. One book that disappoints isn't going to change that!

If you like books that start at a point that leaves you feeling you're missed some integral info somewhere, are somewhat predictable, pretty gory in places, and not a lot of romance, then you'll love this book. Actually, I hope my feelings about it will cause you to buy it yourself so you can see for yourself.

Jaycee/ August, 2000
Copyright 2000 for >PNR Reviews

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 5, 2001


No vampire dares hunt without official sanction of the Enforcer - to do so means death. No exceptions, but it's been a long, long time since the last hunt. The natives, as they say, are getting restless. Selim, the Enforcer, is called in to approve a hunt. The prey, of course, are human. Selim job is keeping the clans under control while deciding how many will be hunted, when, where, and by whom.

No one is going to be happy with his decision.

If that isn't enough challenge, Selim has other problems. There are those who resent his authority and would love to see him replaced. One of his clan leaders has a half human child that other clans want dead. Then there's the movie script being written with him as the lead vampire. Not only is this breaking a cardinal rule, it could mean the destruction of their race. Selim must show absolute power and strength at all times or his life could be forfeit. Having a human female who's also psychic as a lover isn't always the bonus you would think. It all works out in the end - sort of. Since this is the first book in a series you can expect some strings left untied.

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The Hunt
(Laws of the Blood: Book 1)
by Susan Sizemore

Ace Books
October 1, 1999
Available: October 1, 1999
ISBN #0441006604
EAN #9780441006601
288 pages
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