Tuesday, November 11, 2014

{Ashley's Review} Predator & Prey (Predator & Prey #1) by James D. Horton

Predator & Prey (Predator & Prey, #1)
Predator & Prey (Predator & Prey #1) by James D. Horton
Publication Date: July 23rd 2014
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Pages: 31
Format: Kindle
Source: Free on Amazon (When it was)
Read: November 05, 2014
Lily works the night shift at a radio station, taking calls from forlorn and damaged souls who can't sleep. She knows their pain and they find solace in her comforting words. The city is ruthless; nameless creatures roam the streets and prey on the lost and innocent.

As she leaves work one night at the crest of dawn, Lily comes face-to-face with depravity. She is a survivor at heart, but she is unfairly outnumbered and surrenders to her fate. From the shadows an ally emerges, the mysterious and alluring, Wolf. After coming to Lily's aid, he takes her to shelter.

The immediate danger has passed, but the incident is far from over. Wolf tells Lily she is not prey, and sets off into the night with her by his side to set a wrong right. What she sees when entering the dark heart of the city will change her existence forever. Has Wolf taken on a force too big? Will Lily survive the night?
~My Thoughts~
In Predator & Prey Lily's voice is strong and captivating, I was hooked instantly! I was no doubt in a trance as she talked about the world she lived in. And then we got to see first hand how truly bad it is as she leaves her job late at night and a gang of guys surround her, I felt the intensity and her will to fight back even though the odds weren't in her favor. Certainty a sitting on the edge moment! 
And then a blurred hero comes and saves her, which we find out later was the reason why the men attacked her. The story becomes even more intriguing as Lily follows a man name Wolf, who has a couple of fangs and only lives when it's dark, and learns more about the beast that haunt the night. It was interesting to read how her town knows about the going ons at night but chooses to ignore it all, which makes me wonder how this all started, I'm hoping in the next book we'll be able to learn this. That's the only thing I think was missing, we don't really know when this is taking place (the present or future or even what big city Lily lives in or really how the vampires came to be in this world and how did the residence became okay with knowing about them) these things I question and hopefully we'll be able to get an answer for them in the next two books.
Overall this was a fun and interesting world to fall into. I fell hard, I read it in one sitting and I did not want to do anything but read this short story! It was a unique world and I found this to be very original, I haven't read many vampire books in a while so it was nice to fall back into their kind of world. The only other thing that helped me rate this a four instead of a five was that some of the dialogue felt a little cheesy, especially this one scene when the two characters first stepped foot into the woods and they had a Belle and Edward moment. "Say it" "Vampire" you know what scene I'm talking about, that's kinda what it felt like when Wolf explained what he was to Lily haha. But other than that, I truly liked the book and would love to read the next ones! I'm glad to see that they're longer!
 Sweet Readings Everybody!

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