Friday, June 13, 2014

Review: The Recruit

Author Elizabeth Kelly
Format e-book
Print Length
Published February 19, 2014

Hannah Torrington lives a perfectly normal and ordinary life until the night her sister is murdered by vampires.

Saved by a Lycan named Will and thrust into a world she never knew existed, Hannah is taken to a secret facility that trains men and women to hunt vampires.

Determined to take her revenge for her sister’s death, Hannah joins the recruit program. As she is pushed to the brink of physical and mental exhaustion by the intense training, she fights her forbidden attraction to her instructor Will and struggles to adjust to her new life.

Please Note: This is Book One of a trilogy and contains a cliff-hanger ending.

My Opinion

Hannah is an introvert, her younger sister Sarah is an extravert. While home from college Sarah drags Hannah along to an outdoor party. She really wasn’t thrilled to be there. Too bad her night was about to get worse. Vampires attack Hannah, she survives- Sarah does not. Hannah is now marked in the supernatural world and has to stay hidden- so she asks to become a recruit in a program that trains people to kill vampires. She asks for help getting her revenge.

Will is in charge of the recruits. He would have never let Hannah into the program, for one she is soft and for two he is well attracted to her, a human. Will being a Lycan is the perfect trainer for the recruits. Hannah is pushed to the limits. But unlike others, she does not complain- she knows firsthand what is out there. So what if Will is harder on her than the other recruits- he did save her life.

Training is rough, but she passes the first test. She even excels at an abnormal for of fighting. But she is marked. Will she survive the attentions of a vampire lord? Will she survive what is in store for her?

The Recruit ends with a cliffhanger that will have the reader biting their nails with a dozen or so questions running around in their heads. Oh my goodness did that just happen? Is there a way to fix it? Will Will be able to save her? Will she need saving? Slow with the world building but ultimately becomes an edge of your seat action packed read.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “On the night of a full moon. Christ, she’s either bat shit crazy or has a death wish.”

Other People

Jeremy- another recruit has a crush on Hannah
Selena- Hannah’s roomie and bestie
Richard- head of the program
Chen- Kenjutsu instructor

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