BLOOD HUNT by Shannon K. Butcher
Blood Hunt by Shannon K. Butcher
The Sentinel Wars, Book 5
Reviewed by Miranda
Logan is a Sanguinar demon fighter. The Sanguinar help the Theronai in the war with the Synestryn. As a Sanguinar, Logan has the ability to heal the Theronai warriors but that ability comes from the blood of special blooded humans. These blooded humans have the ability to feed the Sanguinar giving them and others life. There is a massive shortage of blooded humans, Logan and his fellow Sanguinar have been searching for blooded humans and pairing them to ensure the continued existence of blooded humans.
Hope has no memory of her life before ten years ago. All she knows is that she woke up naked and alone. There is something different about her—she can see people’s auras. Hope has become a photographer but she is more passionate about helping people that are down on their luck like she once was. She has noticed a number of the homeless have been disappearing and she is determined to find out what is happening to them.
Logan and Hope collide one dark night. Logan is trying to save a blooded couple from a Synestryn demon and Hope stubbles upon them. Hope comes to Logan’s rescue saving him with her blood. There is an undeniable connection between Hope and Logan. Hope is blooded and can save his people therefore he must pair her with a blooded male to continue their race but Logan is having trouble letting her go. Hope isn’t about to make anything easy. She will not leave until she finds out what has happened to the missing people. Danger lurks all around and it’s hunting Hope. Can Logan protect her from the Synestryn that want her? If so, can he give her up for the good of his people?
Blood Hunt is an edge of your seat thriller fraught with danger and desire! This is the fifth book in The Sentinel Wars series and I do recommend that this series be read in order. Even though Blood Hunt is the first that focuses on the love of a Sanguinar there is simply too much going on for someone to drop into this massive story here. I’ll be honest when I heard the fifth book was going to feature Logan I was a bit distressed. Up until this point the Sanguinar’s have come off as a dark and shady group, not to be trusted; their motives always hidden from the Theronai. There are so many Theronai warriors’ stories that I’m dying to read and thinking about Logan, a character I have come to distrust, I was not thrilled. However, I can admit when I’m wrong. Shannon K. Butcher’s Blood Hunt is a killer story that adds new fascinating dimensions to an already outstanding series. Blood Hunt is an excellent addition to The Sentinel Wars. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy Ms. Butcher changed my mind regarding Logan. As the story started, I immediately began feeling compassion for a character that I once disliked. Hope is such a formidable character it is impossible not to adore her tenacity. Logan and Hope shine so bright as a couple. Their chemistry is sizzling and uncontrollable. Logan and Hope are an indomitable couple! They set the pages of Blood Hunt on fire searching for justice and everlasting love.
There are plenty of tidbits to be learned about our favorite characters. The cliffhangers from the last book are not all resolved but they do take on new facets that will keep you glued to the pages. I am still in awe of Ms Butcher’s ability to entwine so many story threads together and keep the reader enthralled while doing so. Blood Hunt gently pushes some boundaries for the series. I think it comes at the right time. Blood Hunt kicks things up a notch letting the reader know that not all secrets have been told and there is plenty more story to come for this fabulous series. Action, intrigue and scintillating passion make Blood Hunt a hit!