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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

78) Hunting Kat by Kelley Armstrong

The Blurb :

Kat is a sixteen-year-old vampire, and she's not too happy about it. After an experiment-gone-wrong and a bullet to the heart, she now hungers for human blood, and the worst part about that is the guilt. But guilt isn't the only thing stressing her. Kat is being hunted by the Edison Group, a dangerous Cabal that is responsible for her undead state.

Kat is running out of places to hide, and she has no one to turn to—until she meets Chad and Neil. They're on the run like she is, and they offer to help Kat against their common enemy. But the boys aren't all that they seem, and for Kat, deciding whether to trust them may be a matter of life or death.

My Thoughts :

Hunting Kat is a short story that takes place in the Darkest Powers/Darkness Rising world that fans will have come to know and love. There isn't much really to tell about this novella other than it surprises by bringing in vampires to the mix. I believe that they have been mentioned in the previous books but an actual vampire experiment is, from what I can remember, new. Maybe it is a preview of what is to come in the next three Young Adult installments?

If you have been following the series you will know all about the Edison Group and what the other teens have gone through. This means Hunting Kat will make a lot of sense. If you haven't already enjoyed this special series then you will get a little insight into the world and basic story line.

Any lovers of Armstrong's work will enjoy this short tale. How the author manages to put some much feeling and action into such a short story is mystery but she does is well. The novella left me satisfied and even though I would have loved a full length novel, Hunting Kat took the edge off. Now I don't mind waiting a little more for the next delicious story.

Darkest Powers

#1 - The Summoning
#2 - The Awakening
#3 - The Reckoning

Darkness Rising

#1 - The Calling
#2 - The Gathering
#3 - The Rising (Due out in 2013)

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