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#bookreview – The Godhunter Series (bk 1-10) by Amy Sumida

Godhunter (The Godhunter #1)

There are some things that really annoy Vervain Lavine. Like when people call her Vivian; “Vervain’s an herb, look it up.” Or when people don’t get her movie quotes; “Why doesn’t anyone appreciate culture anymore?” But what really bothers her, what gets her little witchy panties in a twist, is when gods manipulate humans. “They’re not even really gods, just Atlanteans playing dress up!”
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
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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!

Note: We read all books so I guess a winner 🙂

Of Gods and Wolves (The Godhunter #2)

Goodreads rating: 4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  514 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews

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)

Goodreads rating: 4.21  ·4.27  ·  Rating Details · 431 Ratings  · 19 Reviews

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)

Goodreads rating: 4.21  · 4.19  ·  Rating Details · 371 Ratings  · 14 Reviews

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)

Goodreads rating:  4.28  ·  Rating Details · 329 Ratings  · 9 Reviews

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)

Goodreads rating:4.34  ·  Rating Details · 279 Ratings  · 7 Reviews
Married life has proven to be complicated for Vervain Lavine. Maybe it’s the pressure of being the last dragon-sidhe in existence, the hope of an entire race of faeries. Or maybe it’s the fact that her husband lives in the Faerie Realm where he rules the Kingdom of Fire. Or then again, it could be because he married her after abducting her and stealing her memories of her four other lovers. That’s a tough one. He did do a lot to make it up to her though, and she’s forgiven Arach but that doesn’t mean that the Godhunter is ready to hang up her fighting leathers in exchange for becoming a dragon mommy. Before she can decide what to do about the Faerie King, another problem arises in the form of a god who seems to be able to control the Internet. Internet crime takes on a whole new meaning under his influence and it becomes clear that his nefarious deeds must be stopped. But can the Godhunter find a way to destroy the God of the Internet before she’s caught in his Tainted Web?

Harvest of the Gods (The Godhunter #8)

Goodreads rating: 4.44  ·  Rating Details · 249 Ratings  · 8 Reviews
Demeter , the Harvest Goddess, is on the run. The wolves are on her trail but even with the best tracking abilities in all the realms, they can’t seem to locate her. Now the trackers are turning up dead and the Froekn are turning to the Godhunter for help. Vervain knows this reaping has been a long time in the making and that this time, she must be the one to pick the bitter fruit of vengeance but when a darker magic comes into play, she grows less certain over what the harvest shall bring…and who shall be the harvester.
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)

Goodreads rating: 4.54  ·  Rating Details · 241 Ratings  · 8 Reviews
The second book in the Godhunter series split, A Fey Harvest can be read alone or in conjunction with Harvest of the Gods. A Fey Harvest is set entirely in the Faerie Realm but if you wish, you may follow Vervain from A Fey Harvest to Harvest of the Gods by switching books whenever Vervain declares that she’s off to the God Realm and then switching back when she returns. This way, you may experience events as she does. Or you may read the books independently and enjoy each story separately. Just be sure to read Harvest of the Gods first. After five-hundred years, the Faerie Realm is open once more. A shaky truce has been made between the gods and the fey and hope has begun to grow for a peaceful future between all races. Vervain Lavine, Godhunter and now Faerie Queen, desperately wants the truce to work. Her life and loves in both realms depend on it but now faeries have gone missing and an unknown magic seems to be involved. Someone is harvesting the fey and it’s up to Vervain to show them what a bitter and deadly fruit faeries can be.

Into the Void (The Godhunter #10)

Goodreads rating: 4.39  ·  Rating Details · 212 Ratings  · 5 Reviews
The Void, the source of all souls, is a place very few gods remember anymore. It’s also the one place Vervain Lavine needs to find if she wants to bring Odin back to life. There’s only one god who can help her, a god who not only remembers the Void but has been there himself. Lucifer Morningstar, Satan, Beelzebub, the Devil, yeah that guy. He also happens to be her boyfriend’s father.
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.

Storyline
4 out of 5
Overall

Note: We read all books so I guess a winner :)

Reverse harem genre

4

Good
4 out of 5

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