Review: Hunting Season by Nikki Jefford (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted May 13th, 2015 in book review / 28 comments

Review: Hunting Season by Nikki Jefford (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Review: Hunting Season by Nikki Jefford (Blog Tour & Giveaway)Hunting Season by Nikki Jefford
Publisher: Self-Published on March 3, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: Novel Length
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Better to be a hunter, not prey.

Ever since her partner was kidnapped, Aurora Sky has been on a personal mission to get him back. To do that she needs the vampire responsible for destroying her life.

In order to have a snowball’s chance at success, she’ll have to team up with her most loyal friends—including a certain vampire in black with a provoking talent for distraction.

Old cravings aren’t easily quenched, nor past passions. With knowledge comes danger and Aurora is at risk on all sides.

At A Glance

It was okay. I expected more.

The Good

I gotta be honest. I am going to hardcore complain about this book in The Bad and The Snuggly section. My irritation today is at level 9, so I am just in a pissy mood (my cat scratched up my new Betsy Johnson bag) so I am taking it out on this book, though everything I mention is 100% true. So I want you guys to know that despite what I say below, I love this series. This is not my fav addition to the series but I am happy I read it.

I have been dying to see how Aurora was going to deal with the revelation that Jared purposely killed her to make her into a vampire solider he could use. Seriously, I hate Jared. I was happy to see the crew take an active approach in eliminating Jared, though their attempts are not always successful.

Aurora and Fane are tip-toeing around each other, which you can’t really blame them with their history, but I can tell we are leading towards a reconciliation. Preferably a naughty one. But Aurora focuses on Dante’s rescue, which is how it should be. He is an amazing friend, and he deserves a happy ending.

The action was good. We also get some good revelations and surprises in this one. The killing of vamps is getting somewhat depressing as Aurora realizes not all of them deserve it. I like that she is slowly separating herself from the government organization that pretty much owns her.

The Bad

The whole book was about every plan Aurora, Fane, and Noel make going to shit. If we can’t get at least one win by the good guys, then why read the book?

Almost nothing was resolved. It was like a filler book. I honestly don’t understand the point of this plot, except to fail miserably at everything! And the ending was useless.

The Snuggly

I am over Fane and Aurora being on and off  over and over again. At this point I rather she un-forgive him so they both can move on. And the addition of Dante’s feelings is just annoying. I feel bad for Dante, but it’s obvious Aurora is not interested. Dead end. I am not amused.

Flirting and kissing, that’s it.

Final Thoughts

I think so much more should have happened in this book but I am happy I read it because I love this series and that’s not going away. Recommended.


“Until then, I never realized one word could come out so breathless and soft, like an invitation to my soul.”


He propped a hand against the door, fingers splayed, blocking me at the threshold.

“Ready to do this?” he asked. “It could get rough.”

I raised my chin. “Promise?”


About Nikki Jefford

Bookaholic, nature girl, and animal lover.

Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who found paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands (WA) where she is, once more, neighbors with Canada in a town without a single traffic light.

She married the love of her life, Sebastien, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They reside with their Westie, Cosmo in Friday Harbor.

Loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt.


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28 Responses to “Review: Hunting Season by Nikki Jefford (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Red Iza

    I’m sorry you were disappointed, hope the next will be better – and the good guys will win something at last !

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I really hope the next book gets us back to the series I love.

  2. miki

    This is definitively a series i want to try, it has been on my list for quite a long time and i can’ resist it ^^

  3. braine

    I dislike filler books too. Either you end the series or don’t write it if there’s nothing happening aside from the usual

  4. kindlemom1

    Sorry about your bag, bad kitty!

    Glad you liked this even though it wasn’t the best in the series and irritated you to no end. I wish series wouldn’t have books like this but it inevitably always happens at some point in time.
    *hugs* I hope your next read it better and that your cat is now behaving themselves. 😉

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I wish authors would stop doing filler books to extend series. I was quality not quantity.

  5. Giselle

    Thanks for being on the tour, Jennifer! Sounds like the series overall is still going strong despite this one not being your favorite. I really need to give it a try!

  6. Melliane

    It’s difficult when the things aren’t resolved and that you still have many questions, I would have expected more too but maybe the sequel will be what you’re hoping for too.

  7. Olivia

    Even though you do love this series it’s a shame it wasn’t as good as the other ones and not able to be your favourite. I will say that I like the idea of having to work along with the person who destroyed what was so personal to you. Sounds like a lot of conflict set out there!

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