Thursday, February 01, 2024

#BookReview: Heartless Hunter (The Crimson Moth #1) by @SheLuresDragons @WednesdayBooks

Synopsis: A steamy game of cat and mouse between witch and witch-hunter, played out against a backdrop of opulence, secrets, and bloody history.

On the night Rune’s life changed forever, blood ran in the streets. Now, in the aftermath of a devastating revolution, witches have been diminished from powerful rulers to outcasts ruthlessly hunted due to their waning magic, and Rune must hide what she is.

Spending her days pretending to be nothing more than a vapid young socialite, Rune spends her nights as the Crimson Moth, a witch vigilante who rescues her kind from being purged. When a rescue goes wrong, she decides to throw the witch hunters off her scent and gain the intel she desperately needs by courting the handsome Gideon Sharpe - a notorious and unforgiving witch hunter loyal to the revolution - who she can't help but find herself falling for.

Gideon loathes the decadence and superficiality Rune represents, but when he learns the Crimson Moth has been using Rune’s merchant ships to smuggle renegade witches out of the republic, he inserts himself into her social circles by pretending to court her right back. He soon realizes that beneath her beauty and shallow façade, is someone fiercely intelligent and tender who feels like his perfect match. Except, what if she’s the very villain he’s been hunting?

Kristen Ciccarelli’s Heartless Hunter is the thrilling start to a romantic fantasy duology where the only thing more treacherous than being a falling in love.


Rating: 5 Stars 
My Review: 
This was so good. Slow burn romance, witches and hunters,  enemies to lovers!! Sign me up!!! I die hard loved this one for one other reason as well. We get this beautiful magic system with RULES!!!  YES YES YES!!!   

I can not wait to read more of these books. I have fallen so hard for these characters and I need MORE!! 

About the Author

Kristen Ciccarelli grew up on a grape farm, dropped out of college, and worked various jobs before becoming an author. Some of her previous trades included: baker, potter, L’Arche assistant, and community bread oven coordinator. Kristen lives in Canada’s Niagara Peninsula with her husband and their book-obsessed toddler. She is also the author of Edgewood and the internationally bestselling Iskari series.  --This text refers to the hardcoveredition.


Praise for Heartless Hunter:

"A steamy game of cat and mouse between witch and witch-hunter, played out against a backdrop of opulence, secrets, and bloody history. I couldn't look away." - Kendare Blake, #1 
New York Times bestselling author of Champion of Fate

"This was just the book for me. Dark, romantic, and brimming with forbidden magic, 
Heartless Hunter masterfully captures being caught between seduction and subterfuge. My heart was racing!" - Rachel Gillig, author of One Dark Window and Two Twisted Crowns

“Enchanting and deeply romantic, 
Heartless Hunter drew me in with the first sentence and left me breathless by the last. A story that unfolds like a spell, and one that is destined to capture your heart.” - Rebecca Ross , #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divine Rivals

Heartless Hunter is my favorite kind of fantasy: sizzling with romance and banter between enemies caught in a dangerous world." - Emily Thiede, author of This Vicious Grace

Praise for Edgewood:

"Precise in construction and style, with an elegant and eerie music motif, this easily earns a place on Stiefvater fans’ TBR lists." - 
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

"Characters are the highlight of Ciccarelli’s novel as she explores communities―the kind you’re born into and the ones you build for yourself―by building families, friendships, and romances that will sweep readers away...whimsical and threatening." - 
School Library Journal

Edgewood has everything I love in a Kristen Ciccarelli book: lyrical prose, a romance that will hurt, and themes rooted in raw and intimate questions, making for a timeless tale." - Joan He, New York Times bestselling author of The Ones We're Meant to Find

"With gorgeous writing and a strong female lead, Edgewood is a tale for anyone who loves their fantasies lush, dark, and romantic. I could have remained lost in the woods forever." - Isabel Ibañez, author of Woven In Moonlight and Written in Starlight

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