“Devil’s Bargain” by Christine Warren
In order to fulfill her promise to the devil, supernatural
bounty hunter Lilli Corbin is to find and collect a book.
It isn’t just any book – it is a book of prophecies that is
set to bring about the Apocalypse. Lilli knows that what
she is doing is wrong – but a deal is a deal, right? Wrong.
Especially when said deal could kill the man you love.
Lilli and Aaron as a couple were ‘okay’. I didn’t feel very
much heat from them and I was a bit disappointed at their
interactions. The plot of “Devil’s Bargain” kicked butt
however. It was intense and action packed.
“The Robber Bride” by Marjorie M. Liu
In the world after the Apocalypse, women are used as food
and fed upon for their life forces. It isn’t a pretty
society, especially when a gang of bikers invades Maggie’s
town and kidnaps some of her friends and neighbors. With
this, Maggie has had enough. Armed with a raven as her
familiar, she sets off with rescue in mind and gets way more
than she ever bargained for.
This was a great story. Maggie is loyal and passionate
about things that matter to her – her friends being one of
them. She isn’t willing to sit around and let a gang of
thugs tear apart her town and I love how she takes care of
“Down in the Ground Where Dead Men Go” by Caitlin Kittredge
Mage Jack Winter is back once again and this time he is
called upon to help a demon slayer, Ava, travel to the City
of Demons in order for her to pay back a demon. Jack
doesn’t like being tricked and before he knows it he is in
the bowels of the underworld fighting for his life.
This novella by Caitlin Kittredge is one of the darkest and
bleakest stories I have ever read. I gave up hope for
anything good coming out of this fantastical tale and
struggled to just finish the story. Not a fan of Jack
Winter to start with, it was definitely tough for me to
cheer him on.
“Sin Slayer” by Jenna Maclaine
Vampire Cin Craven is determined to find the demon Jack the
Ripper and take him down. Jack has been killing off the
vampires of London and has infected and possessed her
beloved husband Michael. It is up to her to save him and so
she does quite efficiently I might add.
Before reading “Sin Slayer” I felt novellas with Jack the
Ripper storylines were way overdone. Not this one. Cin
Craven is a true heroine in every sense of the word and
loved that a woman saved the day instead of a man. I was a
bit lost at times because I have not read any of Ms.
Maclaine’s Cin Craven novels, but I was soon able to keep
All in all, Huntress is an anthology that can
appeal to many different readers. It was more urban fantasy
than I liked – I am a straight up romance and happy ending
kind of girl. Other than that, I really enjoyed each and
every novel within this anthology. If I had to pick a
favorite, “The Robber Bride” would take the cake and my
least favorite was Caitlin Kittredge’s contribution strictly
because I am not a fan of her main male character.