(Sin Hunters, #2)
by Caridad Piñeiro
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Length: 368 pages
Note: International release date June 7, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
4.0♥s Very Good/Recommended
A Dangerous Attraction
Book Review by Lisa Annesley
The first page of Caridad Piñeiro's The Claimed will claim you and won't let you go…
Victoria Johnson lives among humans, but she has a secret. She's next in line to become the leader of her clan of Light Hunters. Light Hunters take energy from nature and turn it into extraordinary powers. Victoria's biological clock is ticking, and it is time for her to choose the strongest mate from among the Light Hunters. To her parents' dismay, she also wants love.
She meets Christopher Sombrosa, who is also a powerful Hunter in his time of mating. Their energies align and they are irresistibly drawn to each other.
But Christopher is a Shadow Hunter, a mortal enemy of the Light Hunters.
Christopher is the son of the leader of his clan of Shadow Hunters. His father and followers take energy from humans, and as a consequence suffer from the smallpox they were infected with by the Conquistadors. Christopher has broken with his father and takes his energy from nature. He and his small group of followers have virtually rid themselves of the pox.
Victoria and Christopher propose peace between the Light Hunters and Christopher's Shadow Hunters clan. But can they overcome centuries of war and hatred, plus betrayal within their clans, to build a future for their clans and for themselves as a couple?
I enjoyed The Claimed. I liked spending time with Victoria and Christoper, and the plot had tension and danger that kept me reading.
Victoria is a powerful Light Hunter, and as such she's a strong character. She doesn't hold back and let Christopher do the heavy work. Yet she's also a caring leader of her people. Sometimes she's a little too caring, and that's her flaw (that's a good thing in a novel).
Christopher is sexy and dangerous as a powerful Shadow Hunter. Piñeiro says he's a cross between Eddie Cibrian and D.J. Cotrona. Keep that in mind as you're reading and you'll be panting as you're turning the pages.
For fans of the series, Adam Bruno from The Lost (Sin Hunters, #1) plays a role in The Claimed. It was good to see him and Bobbie again. I also enjoyed getting to know Ryan and Sammie, and look forward to reading more about them in the future. The book didn't end on a cliffhanger, but loose ends were left hanging. The series continues…
Sin Hunters #1