Waiting on Wednesday: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

Hunter by Mercedes LackeyPublisher: Disney-Hyperion

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Release date: September 1, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Centuries ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were slashed open allowing hideous fantastical monsters to wreak havoc; destroying entire cities in their wake. Now, people must live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the evil creatures constantly trying to break in. Only the corps of teen Hunters with lightning reflexes and magical abilities can protect the populace from the daily attacks.

Joyeaux Charmand is a mountain girl from a close knit village who comes to the big city to join the Hunters. Joy thinks she is only there to perform her civic duty and protect the capitol Cits, or civilians, but as cameras follow her every move, she soon learns that the more successful she is in her hunts, the more famous she becomes.

With millions of fans watching her on reality TV, Joy begins to realize that Apex is not all it seems. She is forced to question everything she grew up believing about the legendary Hunters and the very world she lives in. Soon she finds that her fame may be part of a deep conspiracy that threatens to upend the protective structure built to keep dark magic out. The monsters are getting in and it is up to Joy to find out why.

Why I’m excited: A reality TV show focused on teenage hunters that search for fantastical monsters in a dystopian world full of conspiracies and magic. If that doesn’t sound ridiculously exciting, check to make sure your heart is still beating.

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14 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

  1. I squeed so hard when I saw this! A new Mercedes Lackey book?! OMG! Can’t wait! Have you read any of her other books? Her Heralds of Valdemar series is really really good. There are a lot of books in it, though, and they skip around in the timeline of the history of Valdemar. If you’re interested, a good place to start would be Arrows of the Queen.

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