Friday, November 1, 2013

KL's Review - Bounty hunter by S.J. Hollis

About the Book

Release date: September 6th 2013
Publisher: Uninvited Black Cat
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:
What do you do when your magic makes you a target? Run. Fight. Die.

14-year-old Kai Koson had nothing to do with the apocalypse, thank you very much. He was just a baby the day a coven of blood witches ripped a hole in the universe and the demons fell screaming from the sky. Earth and its magic perished. Witchkind was hunted and annihilated. 

Now, because he was born a witch, Kai must spend his life running and fighting for survival. Even his own uncle seems determined to abandon him. 

With nothing left to lose, Kai runs away and joins a team of galactic bounty hunters. But instead of providing an escape, it sets Kai on a path that will destroy everything he believes about himself and the apocalypse, transforming him into the most wanted teenager in the galaxy.

Written with humour, imagination and darkness, Bounty Hunter and its protagonist Kai Koson stand confidently beside Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl, Alex Rider, Young Bond, Mortal Engines and Harry Potter.

About the Author

S.J. Hollis is a writer. Torturer of fictional teenagers. Author of Bounty Hunter, a YA apocalyptic fantasy with ... erm, funny bits.

Short, unreliable, slightly odd thirty-seven-year-old. Pizza fiend. Suspicious of the human race. Watches the crime channel instead of the morning news. Fan of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Batman. Morning person. Lover of Game of Thrones and Hollyoaks. Skyrim player. Shakespeare admirer. Forty quid a month comics habit. Thinks frost giants are cuddly and Loki needs a hug. Feels sick at the thought of sharing the remote control. Is learning to cook (can fry bacon like the devil fries souls, but spaghetti more of a challenge). Currently obsessed with fish finger sandwiches. Very short attention sp...

S J Hollis lives in Surrey, England with her two houseplants and a cuddly seagull. Bounty Hunter is her debut novel and she is currently working on the next book in the series.

KL's Review

Bounty Hunter is the age-old tale of a teenager’s rites of passage…scratch that.  There was nothing age-old about it!  Kai, a teenage witch on the run finds himself in the most dangerous and dire of situations.  Only through the new-found friendships and a revealing open honesty with an old one, is he able to overcome the many obstacles this world throws at him. This book is very well paced with lots of action and nail-biting over the characters many perils.  Though the world and its situations are very dark, the author has well timed comedic moments spawned from the nicely developed characters.  Their interactions often reminded me of the crew of Serenity.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bounty Hunter and look forward to more from Kai and the crew of The Derkomai

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  1. Good review. Thanks for participating :)

    1. Thank you for the opportunity! I thoroughly enjoyed reading and reviewing.