Book Review: Huntress by Nicole Hamlett
Title: Huntress (Grace Murphy #1)
Author: Nicole Hamlett
Source: Reading Addiction Book Tours
Purchase Links: Kindle
“Fate is an ugly bitch who will screw with your life every single chance she gets.”
Grace Murphy, a newly single mother finds this out as she’s trying to figure out how to lead a perfectly normal life. The big question becomes, what do you do when you find out that your mother is Diana, the Goddess of the Hunt and she expects you to take up the family business?
You can try hiding, but escaping when you have an ex-husband to deal with, a kid to raise and an unknown being who’s trying to kill you is tricky at best.
Now the woman who couldn’t put a bookshelf together without getting sweaty and perplexed must learn how to roar…without getting herself and everyone she loves killed.
Saving the world? Not a problem.
Getting home in time for chocolate chip pancakes might be a whole other matter, though…
Grace Murphy is a successful romance writer living a peaceful suburban life with her kid Dylan. Being a stay at home mom, Grace manages to work at take care of her son until the day she met Diana. As the story goes, Diana abandoned Grace when she was a child so don’t expect her to be chummy chummy with mom but that doesn’t stop Dianna from pestering Grace until she understands why the sudden visitation.
The opening alone will get you hooked and it was a fat read. I didn’t feel any informational dump nor do I feel that there was something lacking in the progress. Huntress is heavy and centered on mythology and at first I didn’t really want to start reading another myth based book ’cause we all know how overused this one was right but look at me now gushing at how I enjoyed this novel.
Huntress blew me away with Grace’s snarkyand a lot of omph. She’s not your typical Stepford wife/mom.
She’s not graceful or ladylike however she has that feminine streak on her. She packed a lot of awesomeness juice that makes you want to be her best friend just to have a quick banter with her. She has a lot of character that some may deem uncharacteristic for a mother to be ’cause she swears, she’s stubborn, she’s immature and a lot of stuff but guess what? Grace has an awesome relationship with Dylan and their bond is just spot on. They have this relationship that you can envy with a mother-son bond but what they have is not for everyone. As I said, Grace is not your typical mommy.
Okay moving forward, Grace now goes in a complicated rundown of her life meeting her mom and the other relatives plus meeting a hottie named Drew.
It was like Enzo Maresca + Adil Rami + Channing Tatum + Ryan Gosling + Gerard Piqué + Gerard Butler all pack into one hot body! Okay, I just realized I name my top 6 crushes right there. Anyhoo it was like -
now tell me who wouldn’t get gndhskdehjf moment when you live with that? Plus the fact that Drew was very snobbish and full of swag didn’t help either. Arrgh. Those qualities just attracts us ladies like moth to a fire. Well that was what I got from Grace’s internal monologues anyway. Grace takes the responsibility and lives a life juggling normalcy with a bit of crazy and immortality. It wasn’t easy and Grace didn’t make it a walk in the park either.
To be honest, the entertaining factor of the story is our main character, Grace. She may rub some in the wrong way but for me she was absolutely awesome. Fight scenes were incredible and very descriptive so I really, really enjoyed that. The story may not have more into it since this is the first book of the series but from what I read, it looks good so far. Warning to people who haven’t read it yet. It is full of foul language, mainly from Grace, and some scene are inappropriate for our younger minds but asides that this is recommended. Definitely one of my favorites this year! Really, really looking forward to finishing Rifts.