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ARC Review: Hollywood Witch Hunter

August 7, 2015

22718738Release Date: July 20, 2015

Hunters are not made. They are born.

From the moment she first learned the truth about witches … she knew she was born to fight them.Now, at sixteen, Iris is the lone girl on the Witch Hunters Special Ops Team.

But when Iris meets a boy named Arlo, he might just be the key to preventing an evil uprising in Southern California.

Together they’re ready to protect the human race at all costs. Because that’s what witch hunters do.

Welcome to Hollywood.

 

I was very disappointed with Hollywood Witch Hunter. I was excited to read this book because I had heard great things about it. However, even though the book had a lot of potential, it ended up being a big let down. This book was hard for me to read and took a while for me to push through it.

The story is told through 3rd POV, focusing on Iris. I think this is where the story first went wrong. I couldn’t connect with the main character at all, or with any other character for that matter. I feel as if I do not know any of the characters after finishing the book.

The writing itself was annoying. The dialogue that the characters have with each other is very immature and got on my nerves way too much. There also seemed to be a lot of telling me what’s going on rather than showing and letting me figure it out myself.

I did like how the author used a diverse main character, but I feel like she could have elaborated on that part more. Iris is a pretty badass character as well, and I would have liked to see more of that, too.

There is a love triangle, which I did not like. Most of the time Iris pushed away Arlo or was jealous about him hanging out with someone else. I didn’t get the sense that she was in love with him at all, especially after the fact that she made out with the other guy, Silos.

As for the villains, the witches were just as shallow and annoying as the brats they claimed to only sacrifice. For women who have been alive for decades, they sure act like whiny kids.

Overall, I did not like this book. Other people seem to love it, and I’m glad they do, but this book is just not for me. I will not be picking up a sequel.

My Rating:1 hearts

*This ARC was provided to me by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.*

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