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Jesse James is a normal 18-year-old, even if her parents are the best faerie bounty hunters in New York. Jesse’s only concern is how to pay for college, but that changes the night her parents disappear.

Equipped with her parents’ weapons and her own smarts, Jesse enters the dangerous world of bounty hunting in search of her mother and father. In her quest, she encounters all manner of Fae, but the scariest is Lukas, the mysterious, imposing faerie who offers to help her find her parents.

But there are powerful forces at work, and Jesse is about to become a player in a dangerous game that could decide the fate of everyone she loves. In this world of magic and deception, it’s hard to tell her allies from her enemies in the race to find her parents before their time runs out.

©2020 Karen Lynch (P)2020 Karen Lynch

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Reluctant to try it but quickly fell in love!

I really enjoyed this book! The description made me hesitant to try it because it was a little too vague but I think that is because a lot happens in the book. Karen Lynch created a very balanced main character and that is the biggest thing I loved. She was brave and could stand her ground, but was also very aware when she was out of her league and needed help. She wasn’t afraid to allow others to help, which was a refreshing change from the obnoxiously stubborn heroine in the relentless series. I found this book way better than Relentless. The dialogue was a little cheesy at times and there was less connection between the romantic interest than I wanted, which is why it is four stars instead of five.

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Karen What ?

Ok I get it I loved the Relentless series. But so far just no.
The main female charter is fine, and I enjoyed her for the most part. Except for thee end of the book. Wait there was no end to this book.
No closure of any kind what so ever. The story plots where all off as well which we will get into later. And the main male charter is so bad I don't see how you can save him. There should be no redemption arch for him. If there is that would make your female protagonist supper weak and pathetic. Through out the hole book you see how good she is. But he finds it so easy to believe she this bad person, who would torcher a person to death Really! Especially when you see how much she loves her brother? And saves a guy she doesn't even like all that much but risks her own life to do so. Ya that make sense, NOT! Most of the book has plot holes all over the place.

1- She has a ability to sing a Fae to almost a coma state but stops using it pretty much after the first Fae she catches.

2- she leave Brooklyn for the fist time in her life and she this master mind of this big plot to kill someone she wouldn't even know.

3- she has a Fae Goddess stone in her hair and has a big Fae library to look the stone up and doesn't.

4- And lets not forget her parent's where in the cage next to her to prove her innocence but doesn't ya that makes senses.

I could go on and on but I think you will get the point. Lets also remember she's only 18 years old just out of High school. So as far as a romance goes we don't even know how old the main protagonist is.


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Hunter Ascending

An amazing new world full of creatures new and old. An extraordinary new heroine who is strong, loyal, and a force to be reckoned with. This is definitely a story to remember.

I have had the pleasure of experiencing this author’s other series before having read this new series of hers, and she has certainly outdone herself this time! The world-building is exceptional, the characters are so well developed, and the creativity shown in the formation of new breeds of fae speaks to her incredible skills as an author.

Jesse is a fearsome 18-year-old bounty hunter with a mission: Find the people who abducted her parents and bring them back by any means necessary. But in order to gain the information and street-skills she needs to successfully recover them, she will need to become a hunter just like her parents, and take up the family business. She will also need to accept the help of some unexpected allies. But can they be trusted to help her, or will she pay the price of trusting too easily? One thing is for certain: Things will never be the same for Jesse James.

Caitlin is an excellent narrator with just the PERFECT cadence to her story-telling. I would highly recommend this audiobook to audio-readers!

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Great start to a new series!

I purchased the book and read it twice within the first week. I recently received the Audible book and have listened to it twice as well. The story is great. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. Caitlin Kelly has the perfect cadence. The changes in her voice let you know who is talking. She did are great job. I will probably listen to it again within the week. Thanks Karen and Caitlin for a great book!

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Another amazing book

Absolutely loved it. Just as addictive as Karen's other books. I have listened to this book 2 times already and I can't get enough!! Narration was wonderful also.

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Good story.

I enjoyed the Refuge series by this same author, so decided to give 5his one a chance. As the first in a series I sometimes found it confusing remembering all the characters especially since it was introducing essentially a new world with new folklore and rules. I think this was harder as an audio book because of this. However, after everyone was introduced and the story picked up, I loved it. Very nice story with likable characters.

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Love Karen’s Books

Karen never disappoints. Another amazing book! Love the narrator and her performance. This is going to be an amazing series, can’t wait to read the ones to follow!

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I will be listening to this again and again!

The worst part of the experience is that the next book isn’t out yet, because I am officially hooked! I had come across this one as I was aimlessly searching for a potential new book or series to start...and I am so glad that I picked it! The Narrator did awesome, and made the story really come alive. I’m bummed that I have to wait for the next one to be released...but thanks to this book I have set my standards high for this series, and will be reading other series from this author.

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Good start, waiting for more

Let's give a round of applause 👏. Finally, a Young Adult novel where the heroine isn't an idiot, doesn't need a love Triangle to feel special, and isnt some special snowflake just realizing her powers. Thank the Cliche' Goddess!

There seems to be an obsession with girls being virgins. Also, an addiction to having kids with missing or dead parents. Are these the requirements for submitting it as Young Adults???

Anyway, the book was quite good for YA. I'm not saying the lead male couldn't have used some more depth. But all in all, I found it more entertaining than some of this popular stuff being pushed through my recommendations. I was expecting a cliffhanger but this one makes me want to spam the author until she gets Book Two out on audio asap

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You’ll want to listen over and over.

I love the world Karen created for the Fae Games!
This book can be read as a stand alone, but I suspect once the other books come out it will also be a great set up to a kick ass series!

Jessie is a young woman trying to find a job in a world where the fae her parents read about in books are now real, and the rift that happened to merge the 2 worlds has thrown the world into chaos.
Jessie’s parents are bounty hunters and disappear, leaving Jessie knowledge and tools she will use to try and find them.
If you’ve ever wondered what our world would be like if sprites and goblins were real and Court Faries had clubs you could hang out at, you’ll love this book.

Caitlin does a fantastic job as a narrator and really brings this story to life.

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  • sandra S
  • 09-14-20

Karen Lynch never fails .

Brilliant writing as always. Cliff hanger ending, always wanting more. I wait for the next book knowing it won't fail me .

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  • Frani
  • 05-29-20

AMAZING

wow considering karen writes phenomenal books i was hoping this would love up to my expectations and i have to say it didnt disappoint, The story had me gripped through out and i feel invested in the characters already jessie is a feisty red head and she definitely knows how to look after herself and her brother ! i LOVE lukus i really hope he comes to his senses in the next book and that jessie gives him hell all round this story is everything weve been waiting for the narration was spot on and i really enjoyed listening it will definitely be one i go back to again and again 💜

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  • Ira W.
  • 05-26-20

Absolutely amazing!

I loved this amazing book so much, the colorful and imaginative characters and creatures, the intriguing and captivating story that drew me in right from the start and the wonderful, precise and flawless writing that lets the story flow. A good narration can take a brilliant story and turn it into a completely new and even more brilliant experience. This audiobook is another wonderful example. The narration is perfect and to the point. You can see the different characters, you get pulled in and can't stop listening. Another absolutely amazing book and audiobook by an author whose books are some of my favorites that I have read and re-read and listened to countless times.

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  • Lynne Jolley
  • 02-28-21

Brilliant

I loved this book the story was amazing and the characters were great, the narration was excellent.
I really enjoyed it and I’m now going to read the next book

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  • Kel Fair
  • 11-12-20

Book 2 can't come quick enough!

Fabulous start to the series. Great character build up, gripping story and a fabulously frustrating ending. I am on the edge of my seat to find out what happens next. Thoroughly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-03-20

brilliant

from the start I was gripped ,very imaginative characters, can't wait for the next book,.

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  • Miss Natasha White
  • 08-09-20

Another amazing book

Can’t wait for the next I’m the series! Karen Lynch never disappoints with her storyline or depth of characters. Loved this book and finished the audio version in 2 days!

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 07-22-20

I need book 2 please

I received this book free for an honest review.

Jesse James is just an average teenager trying to find a new job so she can save up for college then her bounty hunter parents go missing. No one will help her look for her parents so she decides she’s going to take things into her own hands she decided to go into bounty hunting herself and she is very good at it. On one of her fact finding missions she comes face to face with Lukas a Fae who is very imposing but there’s an attraction between them from the start you can feel it jump out at you. Lukas decides he will help Jesse but he has his own motives which he won’t explain to her.
This book is excellent it’s one of the best books I have listened to lately and I am sat biting my fingernails waiting for Knight book 2 .

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  • Squally
  • 07-17-20

Great Beginnings

A Fae romance as intriguing as Karen Lynch’s last series. The audio is emotive and well paced but the pick-ups are extremely obvious and pulls you out of the story. Look forward to the next one. Worth a read and a listen.

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  • Tracey Fleming
  • 07-15-20

Brilliant

This book is amazing i can't wait for the next one i hope it won't be too long before it's released.

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  • Imee_B
  • 12-11-20

***Unputdownable, Brilliant and Spell Binding***

I always love Karen Lynch books and this is no exception wow I can't get enough of Jessie James and Finch aww he is so adorable. Ok my heart broked because of Lucas's and friends betrayal I can't believed how dumb they are believing a drug dealer who I want to strangle grrr it's as plain as day that Jessie's been set up but their too stupid to realised it. Anyway I want to see their reaction when they finally figure things out. Caitlin Kelly you are brilliant in your narrative, excellent both on female and male characters thank you x

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-02-20

love it

absolutely love it. great plot, fabulous reading by the narrator, so much so that I've read it multiple times

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  • Chenoa O
  • 05-21-20

looking forward to the whole series

I love Jesse. She's smart, resourceful, kind to all. I look forward to what is to come for Jesse. I'm sure the story will be full of twists and unexpected surprises