(Sin Hunters #2)
by Caridad Piñeiro
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Forever (first published April 24th 2012)
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Victoria Johnson loves her life. She's her own boss in a quaint beachside town, and has great friends who keep her grounded. If only they knew who she really is: an heiress to an ancient race who possesses astonishing superhuman powers. It's Victoria's duty to restore her clan of Light Hunters to their former glory by choosing the perfect mate. In Christopher Sombrosa, she just may have found him. Strong, smart, and successful, Christopher exudes a powerful energy. Their connection is sensual, irresistible-and forbidden.
A member of the Shadow Hunter clan, Christopher has defied his own father to lead his people away from affliction and violence. Yet he cannot ignore his duty to carry on his ancient bloodline. Stunningly beautiful and brimming with an erotic life force, Victoria is everything Christopher ever hoped for in a mate . . . but as a Light Hunter, she's his mortal enemy. Together, they could unite their warring tribes. But murderous factions on both sides don't want peace-and they'll stop at nothing to keep light and darkness apart forever . . .
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Viviana ‘s Review:
The second installment from the Sin Hunter series by Caridad Pineiro, “The Claimed” is sizzling and action packed! The story continues where we left off in “The Lost” and we get to know more of the Shadow and Light Hunters. I really enjoyed how the author didn’t retell the first book within the second, as it occurs in some series. However, enough information is shared that in the event that the reader hadn’t read the first installment, they wouldn’t be lost. This can be read as a standalone book, however, why would you want to! The series is fantastic and a breath of fresh air within the PNR genre.
The characters are intelligent, strong, and sexy, causing you to fall for them all! Again Caridad has created a female character that is an exceptional role model. Victoria, our heroine, is a leader, who can rule her clan without intimidation or having to be the “hard, cold bitch” that some tend to believe to be criteria to rule. Victoria is torn between the love of her family and what she knows is best for the future of her clan. She struggles to find the balance and deals with the knowledge that in order for there to be a future for her clan, she must break tradition and walk towards the shadow.
We first met Christopher in “The Lost”, though the details of his true nature were not revealed completely. We knew he is a “Shadow Hunter”, which automatically made him an enemy of the “Light Hunters”. However, not all is black and white. Christopher and his best friend and second in command, Ryan have found an alternative way of hunting and want peace for their clan. Christopher’s father, Alexander has other plans and only wants power regardless of who he has to kill in order to maintain it. Christopher must do what is best for his clan and hope that an all out war between his father and himself can be avoided, but when evil powers cloud the mind, is that even possible?
“The Claimed” is a story of finding your independence and standing up to those you love or may have loyalty to, to do what’s right! Both Victoria and Christopher feel the connection between them, but are wary of each other and at the same time they know this is the right thing to do. They put duty before themselves and before their attraction!
Filled with tension, love, and action, “The Claimed” is a fantastic continuation of the Hunter Series. The great news is that there is more to come. Great new characters to get to know better and I’m sure we’ll revisit with some old friends. I’m really looking forward to the next installment, though we have to wait a while. In the mean time, I’m going to catch up on a new favorite author!
Rating: 4 Wine Glasses