#bookreview – The Godhunter Series (bk 1-10) by Amy Sumida
Godhunter (The Godhunter #1)
Yeah, that’s right, the gods are Atlanteans. Basically a bunch of refugees who decided to take over. It was a sweet deal for them, at least back when we believed in them and all. Not so much anymore. Nowadays, there ain’t too many folks lining up at the altars to give their offerings, and gods are suffering for it. Without our sacrifices, the gods don’t have enough juice to keep living in the manner to which they’ve grown accustomed.
So they came up with a plan. It was so easy actually. All they had to do was get us to fight amongst ourselves, go to war. When our kind die, they suck up the energy like a temperature-resistant fat man drinking a milkshake line-up. Not such a bad idea, and it’s worked for quite awhile. Up until Vervain found out.
Now, don’t get the wrong idea. Vervain’s no Laura Croft. She can’t bench press 200 lbs or shoot laser beams out of her eyes either. She does have magic on her side though and a few little tricks up her sleeve, or up her gloves rather. So she’s not completely defenseless and she’ll do whatever she has to in order to end this threat of divine proportions. Even if it means assassinating one god at a time.
Her greatest annoyance is yet to come though, in the form of a gorgeous Viking God who swears he’s on her side. If she can keep her eyes off his leather pants long enough, they might even stand half a chance.
– Tame on the romance – “Next Morning” – is this YA ? Not interesting for regular paranormal romance lovers out there.
– No Reverse Harem
– To many bad jokes maybe change it to on in every 5-10 pages instead of each 1-2 pages >?
– Many fillers (ad little to nothing to the plot)
– Unnecessary Russian excursions
– Punctuation errors and numerous spelling mistakes
more than 15 books? are they all the same? ..
This is just book one, so the next installment will tell if this series is a winner or not!
Of Gods and Wolves (The Godhunter #2)
Vervain Lavine finally has a moment to relax. She’s defeated Aphrodite, taking back the magic that the goddess stole from humans. Now Vervain holds the powers of Love, Sex, War, and Victory inside her but she’s not really sure if that makes her a goddess. She is fairly certain that she’s still mortal but her new immortal boyfriend, Thor doesn’t seem to be worried about it.
What he is worried about is Vervain’s bond to a werewolf Prince and the fact that said Prince is the first-born son of Fenrir, the Wolf God. Then there’s the minor issue of a Harvest goddess whose daughter Vervain liberated and the angry Aztec god who hasn’t been seen since the last time Vervain ruined his plans to launch the next world war.
All valid arguments for concern but Vervain can’t afford to waste her time worrying. When you’re a mortal witch trying to keep up with gods, every moment is precious. So she tries to laugh off her anxieties instead, “Let them plan and plot against me. The best laid schemes of gods and wolves oft go awry.”
Oathbreaker (The Godhunter #3)
Vervain Lavine needs a little time to figure things out. Things like how to control the multiple beasts and magics inside her. Or how to lead a Pride of werelions who act more like a bunch of frat boys than grown men. She needs to work out her relationship with Trevor, the werewolf Prince bonded to her, and if his grandfather, Loki, is serious in his repentance or just up to more of his trickery.
Demeter’s still on the run, after her attempt on Trevor’s life, and it’d be great if Vervain could figure out where she’s hiding before the goddess tries to kill her too. She’d also like to know why a bunch of vampires keep following her around. What’s all that about?
Then there’s Odin, leader of a faction of gods opposing Vervain in the God War. He needs her help and he’s willing to pay for it but can she trust her enemy, a god referred to as the Oathbreaker? He’s helped her in the past and she owes him but the way she feels around him is a complication that she just doesn’t need… and one more thing for her to figure out.
Yeah, the Godhunter could really use some time to think things through but it doesn’t look like she’ll get it.
Marked by Death (The Godhunter #4)
After the battle in Asgard, Vervain Lavine just wants to celebrate the victory with her friends and family. The fact that those friends happen to be gods and the family is a bunch of werewolves and werelions only makes the victory that much sweeter. But the wound from Anubis’ blade has scarred over and the cold beginning to spread from it is worrisome. Not to mention the link it’s established between her and the Egyptian God of the Dead, who seems intent on making her pay for daring to attack him.
Then there’s Demeter, still out to get her, and Ares who may be holding a grudge for the loss of his lover and his left hand. Besides the gods who want her dead, there’s the goddess who wants her help stopping a drug lord who also happens to be a god, feeding off overdoses and drug related murders.
So it’s a little hard for the Godhunter to celebrate, in fact she can barely sleep ever since the night that she was marked by Death.
Green Tea and Black Death (The Godhunter #5)
One sip from the Grayel has made Vervain Lavine immortal. She’s finally truly a goddess but that doesn’t mean she can’t die, just that the task of killing her has become much harder for those gods who want her dead.
That list seems to be getting longer and the latest name on it is Xi Wangmu, The Chinese Plague and Tiger Goddess. Xi Wangmu has come to Hawaii and she’s brought Black Death with her.
As the Godhunter races to catch a tiger by her toe, more and more obstacles are thrown in her way. From an unhappy alpha werewolf to the headaches of her human family, it looks like Vervain’s going to need a little help this time.
Being a goddess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
The Tainted Web (The Godhunter #7)
Harvest of the Gods (The Godhunter #8)
Featuring a unique split cover, Harvest of the Gods creates a whole picture when laid beside the cover of A Fey Harvest.
A Fey Harvest (The Godhunter #9)
Into the Void (The Godhunter #10)
Maybe getting Odin back won’t be so hard after all.
Sure, no problem, if only the Godhunter’s life wasn’t going to Hell in a handbasket. First she ends up on an archangel watch list, then mermaids start washing up with beached whales, and finally some idiot god tries to start a zombie apocalypse. Vervain barely has time to breathe, how will she ever make it into the Void?
Into the Void is part of a series split. It can be read alone or together with Out of the Darkness. It features a split cover which can be placed beside Out of the Darkness to create a full picture.