Godhunter—what a dumb name.
Hunting implies an advantage. It speaks of tracking and skills and swift kills. That's not what I do. I'm more of a “sneak up on them when they're asleep” kinda gal. And don't give me any crap about that; didn't you catch the god part? I do what I have to do to survive. Yes, survive. I don't do this for pleasure. I'm not a crazy person. I kill gods because I don't want them to kill me. Okay, yeah, that still sounds a little crazy.
But then he showed up: eyes full of lightning, a jawline that could cut glass, and the body of a Norse god... which is exactly what he is. One of them. He's the one who gave me that stupid name. He also says he's on my side. I should probably kill him. And by that I mean that I should run away and sneak up on him later when he's asleep. But I have the strangest feeling that I can trust him. As a witch, I always trust my gut but as a woman, I suspect that this time, those feelings are coming from somewhere a little lower.
Trigger Warning: Although there is NO rape in this book, there is a dream scene with an enemy that involves consensual sex which the MC considers to be rape after she awakes. The dream itself is not violent nor does it involve force, but some readers may be disturbed by the reaction of the MC after the fact.
The Godhunter Series is a slow-build Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance series with Gods, Shapeshifters, Witches, and mythical beasts that will keep you hunting for more.
I wanted to like this book, the description sounded promising but I couldn't get into it for several reasons. I DNF'd this book at 40%. This is my very first dnf but it won't be my last I'm sure. I used to try and read the books that I started but I don't have time for books that I cannot get into and this was one of those books.
Vervain is a witch and when someone comes after her to kill her, she kills him and a god. She decides to go through the god's things and finds a book that teaches her how to do more magic. So she kills a couple of gods and gets the name Godhunter because of it.
In walks Thor, yes, that Thor and he wants her help. There are a few other gods that join them and want to change how the gods treat humans. Sacrificing humans gives the gods more power but we find out that the gods already have all the power they need so there's no need for all the killing. So Vervain decides to stay and help if she can.
Now my first problem comes when we start meeting some of the other gods. A good looking man walks in and we're told he's Indian but then this happens... " (Indian with a dot not a feather)". I actually had to read that a couple of times because I couldn't believe what I had just read. The author could have said so many things. Indian from India. Indian but not Native American. I mean, I just had a lot of problems reading the rest of this after that.
It was overly descriptive to the point where I started skipping over some of the descriptions. The conversations didn't flow and was immature at times.
And then there was Blue, the sun god who is also pretty much Dracula or the father of all vampires. After he kidnapped Vervain and she gets away, he enters her dream and pretty much mesmerizes her and tricks her into sleeping with him and letting him bite her in her dream. But when she wakes up she has real bite marks. Blue was a total creep. I love vampires but I didn't care for this guy at all.
It was so slow. I kept waiting for the storyline to pick up and things to start happening and when it didn't, I just got bored and quit. A book has to keep my attention and unfortunately this one didn't.
I give this book 1 out of 5 stars.
sorry you couldn't finish it.ReplyDelete
Sometimes you just have to let go.Delete
I'm so sorry that this one didn't work for you. I hope the next one is better.ReplyDelete
Melanie @ Books of My Heart
I hope so too.Delete
Yikes. I'm learning to dnf more too.ReplyDelete
Karen @For What It's Worth
I have to if I want to read better books.Delete
"Indian with a dot not a feather"ReplyDelete
Ugh. It didn't bode well already...
I know. Not good at all.Delete
Bummer. Hope your next read is a win.ReplyDelete
I hope so too.Delete
I can see you didn't enjoy this one from the very beginning. 🤷♂️ReplyDelete
I also believe we should trust you Mary & that the book should be avoided. 😉
On top of everything else t was just boring.Delete
Dang, you'd have to read it four more times to get a good review rating!ReplyDelete
I will definitely pass on this one.ReplyDelete
That would be a good idea.Delete
I find the sub-genre you read in fascinating, not ready to try one yet but the reviews are fun to read.ReplyDelete
I appreciate that.Delete
That's too bad. The blurb had me smiling. But you can't win them all.ReplyDelete
Unfortunately that's true.Delete
I would have read this as the description had me wanting to learn more, but after your review, I’ll definitely pass. I try not to give up on books either, but there are some you just have to set aside sometimes.ReplyDelete
I'm learning that as well.Delete
Sometimes it's a bit complicated... Sorry it wasn't for youReplyDelete
It sounded promising.Delete
These days pretty much anything is considered a rape, hell, we are raped by the woke media on a daily basis and I feel violated LOLReplyDelete
I would have kept reading but it was so slow.Delete
Deep sixing a book that is boring is still tough for me sometimes, but I agree that wasting time on it isn't worth it just to say I finished. Glad you put it aside when it bored you and had the issues.ReplyDelete
I am too. Just wasn't worth my time.Delete
Good of you to dnf!ReplyDelete
I'm learning I have to sometimes.Delete