Thursday, June 9, 2011
Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance
Hunt the Moon: A Cassie Palmer Novel by Karen Chance is the fifth book in the Cassandra Palmer series. If you are not familiar with the series, stop now and go read Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, Book 1), I guarantee you'll be caught up and reading Hunt the Moon: A Cassie Palmer Novel in no time.
We catch up with Cassie shortly following the events of Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer, Book 4). Cassie is preparing for her coronation as Pythia, training with Pritkin, learning Circle diplomacy from Jonas and vampire diplomacy from Mircea. She is also dating Mircea, which does not sit well with the Circle because they fear she will be seen as partial to the Senate. She's feeling a bit out of sorts with all the attention being paid to her and she's still not sure that she is the proper choice for Pythia, as she was never properly trained. However, she doesn't have much time to ponder her position when the attempts on her life begin and no one knows how to protect her.
I really enjoyed this book, especially since it's been two years since the last in the series. Cassie really learns a lot about herself, her power and her relationships with the people in her life. She also learns about her mother and her relationship to the original spell cast by Artemis to separate the worlds of Gods and men. There are still a lot of open questions, but that just tells me that there will be more Cassie Palmer to read in the future. I just hope we don't have to wait so long for the next one :)