After two very long years of waiting the latest book in the Cassandra Palmer series is finally out! Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance is the fifth book in the series and it was definitely worth the ridiculously long wait.
The Cassandra Palmer series tells the tale of Cassie, a powerful clairvoyant who not only has the ability to communicate with ghosts, but can also see flashes of the future. Throughout the series Cassie’s powers grow, and with more power comes more danger and way more people trying to kill her. In Hunt the Moon Cassie is faced off against new mythological enemies, she learns information about her past that she needs to come to terms with, and if that wasn’t enough, she also has an over-protective vampire and a hard-as-nails mage to deal with. Poor Cassie.
One of the many things I loved about this book was that it is packed full of action. It was so energetic and entertaining that I couldn’t put the book down because I needed to find out how every epic battle ended. This was one of those books where I planned to read a chapter before bed, but ended up reading six chapters instead. When you’ve got mages, vampires, dragons, demigods, demons and more all battling it out with one another you can’t help but be enthralled. And yes, Hunt the Moon has a little romance in it and yes there’s some sex, but none of that takes center stage, it fills maybe 10% of the book, which is a huge bonus because after a while you get sick of the same clichéd vampire romance books.
On top of an incredibly captivating story, I also loved the character development in this one. I love how much Cassie has grown the past few books, and of course, I love all of the Pritkin developments. We also learn much more about Mircea, but well, I admit, I’m totally team Pritkin so the Mircea parts weren’t my favorites. Karen Chance does a great job creating her characters, none of them are flawless or perfect, they all have issues and all have their bad moments, which make them much more likeable.
My one big issue with Hunt the Moon was that it was pretty confusing at times. The book is so fast-paced and full of SO much info that it’s hard to keep track of everything, especially when it all changes so quickly and new things are revealed every other page. But other than that big problem, I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait for the next one. Hunt the Moon ended on a hell of a cliff hanger, so I really hope Karen Chance doesn’t force her fans to wait another two years for the next book. That would be terrible.
I highly recommend the series to those looking for an action-packed magical story with more than just vampires. You can find the reading order for the Cassandra Palmer series HERE.