Hunting monsters was supposed to be the hard part. When Joy came to Apex City, all she cared about was protecting the Cits from the dangers lurking outside protective barriers. She understood the need for the secrecy surrounding her hunts - no need to cause a panic by announcing just how real of a threat the Othersiders pose.
But as she quickly discovered, the conspiracies of the city run much deeper. And a dangerous new covert mission leaves Joy with a target on her back once more. Under the orders of her uncle, the city's prefect, Joy begins patrolling the abandoned tunnels and storm sewers under Apex Center. With her large pack of magical hounds, she can fight the monsters breaking through the barriers with the strength of three hunters. Then she starts finding bodies. Psimons are turning up dead in the bowels of the city, with no apparent injury. Reporting the incidents makes Joy the uncomfortable object of PsiCorps' scrutiny, and the organization appears more interested in keeping her quiet than investigating. Joy's situation grows more precarious, and her relationship with her Psimon boyfriend, Josh, begins to fray. Long-held tensions between PsiCorps and the Hunters seem to be reaching a breaking point. While infighting threatens the stability of Apex City, Othersider forces are gaining strength and momentum outside the borders. Joy desperately seeks answers to figure out who her real enemies are before she and everyone she cares about are locked into an all-out war.
©2016 Mercedes Lackey (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
I enjoyed the first book in the series and will probably read the 3rd when released, but I sometimes really dislike the increased whining, self centeredness, and low self esteem of the heroine. About the time I'd be ready to give up and quit then things would get just interesting enough to continue. I realize she is an adolescent character but it can be overdone. I tried to make this like Valdamar. It is, a bit, but those stories had less annoying main characters.
I really liked the book and concepts. I didn't care for some of the love make out stuff but it wasn't to unbearable at those parts. overall it was interesting and very well written.
no one be does it like Mercedes. Truly in a class of her own. My favorite series so far and I live Valdemar's. This is timely and amazing. Lots of magic, tech, and (I prefer) 95% read speed the reader dies a great job as well. Next please!!!
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I love this series so far. A classic story premise of good vs evil with a female hero who displays inner strength and wisdom. I'm looking forward to the next book.
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5 stars is great
4 stars is good.
_______________________________________________________Interesting continuing saga of post apocalyptic world of magic and warriors and other side demons. The "hounds" are the most interesting plot device; however the premise of it all grows a bit thin in this second telling.____________________ 😱
I really injoy reading this book. Altho the writer has has a bad habit of shortening words. All I can think of is this is not msn Messenger. I will be egrly looking forward to the next book
Not quite as good as the first book (Hunter) but pretty close.
One of the things I've appreciated about both books are that they don't end on a HUGE cliffhanger. You know there's another book to come because there are unanswered questions, but each book has a satisfying ending.
All the characters from the first book are back (unless they died in book 1) and not only do we learn more about them but also more about everyone's abilities (the hunters, the simons, the hounds).
So once again, well-paced, well-written, well-developed characters, interesting plot. Although I will say there was more action in this one, and I could have use a bit less action.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. Joy's story is a great one and Amy Landon does a fantastic job. I'll be listening to this one again and again.
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