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Hunter's Prayer (Jill Kismet Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Love this series

Book one in this series was recently highlighted from BN and I am glad that it was. What a great little read. The plot is entertaining, Jill, the main character is very fun.

If you like books on witches and things that go bump in the night...but is not horror. You w...
Book one in this series was recently highlighted from BN and I am glad that it was. What a great little read. The plot is entertaining, Jill, the main character is very fun.

If you like books on witches and things that go bump in the night...but is not horror. You will enjoy this book.

posted by Yada_Yada on March 13, 2011

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Enough of the formula, already!

Jill Kismet is a Hunter dedicated to overseeing the welfare of the citizens of Santa Cruz, protecting them from things that go bump in the night - things the police can't handle. Her companion and back up is a were cougar named Saul, and her constant nemesis is a hellbr...
Jill Kismet is a Hunter dedicated to overseeing the welfare of the citizens of Santa Cruz, protecting them from things that go bump in the night - things the police can't handle. Her companion and back up is a were cougar named Saul, and her constant nemesis is a hellbreed named Pericles. He seems to have something special in mind for Jill, but as yet, neither Jill nor we readers are quite sure what.

Jill is a tough, kick-ass heroine, and there's plenty of action. The author is a good story-teller and I really appreciate her ability to make the reader care about the emotional lives of her main characters. I came to this series after reading the Dante Valentine novels (which I preferred), and my main criticism is that the author has become very repetitive. Both Dante and Jill nearly die at least three times per book (even the injuries are the same - crushed ribs, knocks on the head, a crushed throat), so by the time the final confrontation between good and evil arrives, it's pretty anti-climatic. Even many phrases of dialogue occur repeatedly through the series as though lifted from a template with no effort to even rephrase.

It's too bad, because at times the author comes up with striking visuals and emotionally wrenching moments. I'm giving up on this series, however, because she doesn't seem to care about developing unique characters that change and grow. My impression is that Ms. St. Crow has a lot more potential than she's willing to show. Because so much of the material is a rehash, I'm only giving this book a 2.

posted by Maine-Girl on June 28, 2011

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    i love kismet

    great book. i enjoy a strong female character.

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  • Posted February 24, 2011

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    it was ok

    over all i am not all that impressed. i thought that the second book would be better, but i guess i was wrong. jill just whines too much for me... but i love perry!

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    Fun & Excellent new urban fantasy series!!

    This book is the second book in the Jill Kismet series but it can stand alone. I own book 1 of this series but I haven't read it yet, but I could still understand the book very well. However, highly recommend you to read book 1 first for your full enjoyment. This book was written in a first person narration (in case, some of you want to know.)... The story, just like other reviewer said, is focusing on a female hunter, Jill Kismet and her shape shifter sidekick, Zaul. The story starts when Jill, who's working as a paranormal consultant for the cops was called to examine a body of a female prostitute who got murdered and her body was cruelly mutilated in a very non-humanly way. The main storyline is about how Jill was trying to investigate the case. However, Jill herself also has her own personal trouble to add to the story. By making a secret deal with a demon in exchange for her super human power, this contract now comes to haunt her every move.
    If you want to compare this book to Lilith's previous work, I rate this book pretty much equal to Book 2 of Dante Valentine series. Jill is a strong heroine and yet still amiable. There is a little romance thrown in. But if you're looking for a paranormal romance genre, this is not for you. But if you like to read paranormal/ fantasy with a sprinkle of romance, this book is definitely for you. It's still one of the best urban fantasy books I've ever read. So if you're looking around to find something good to read, I suggest you to try this one. But, as I mentioned before, I highly recommend you to start with Book 1 first.- Happy reading!!

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