The Hunt by Alainna MacPherson – A Book Review

Posted September 5, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reviews, YA/NA / 0 Comments

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The Hunt

(The Hunt Series – Book 1)

by Alainna MacPherson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

Average YA Paranormal Novel featuring a highschool girl and a mysterious past. Plus Shifters. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Having been homeschooled until now, Maeleigh is nervous about starting at her new high school. She knew things would be different, but there was no way to prepare her for Gearden. Nor was she prepared to hear his voice in her head. Born deaf, she hasn’t heard anyone’s voice clearly before so why now? And how?!

That’s not the only weird thing going on in town. There’s a whole other society living amongst the norm. And she’s not just thrust into it, he tells her she’s a part of it, too. If that wasn’t enough, she now has to deal with someone out to harm the people she’s come to call family. Only, there are still too many secrets for her to navigate all that’s happening and know who to trust.

My Thoughts on The Hunt

There are so many factors that could have made this YA novel GREAT, from the major plot point that the heroine is deaf, to the mixing of races and a mysterious past. Instead, it is a rather mundane offering, that while still a decent read, doesn’t quite rise to the level the ingredients allow for.

I enjoyed it, surely, but I was left a touch disgruntled and disappointed with the flow, the over use of the word ‘contempt’ and the general lack of pacing. That’s not to say this isn’t worth reading, because it is, I just feel that it could be better than it is – but maybe Book 2 will pick up that slack and present the type of story this foundation should inspire.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on The Hunt

An interesting story with an average presentation, thought the tale may get more entertaining as the series moves on. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

The Hunt

Published September 21st, 2019
278 Pages

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