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Heartless Hunter: The Crimson Moth: Book 1 (edition 2024)

by Kristen Ciccarelli (Author)

Series: Crimson Moth (1)

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In a world where witches face persecution, Rune leads a double life, masquerading as a socialite during the day and transforming into the vigilante known as the Crimson Moth by night, and forms a complicated alliance with the witch hunter Gideon Sharpe, blurring the lines between love and danger.
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Title:Heartless Hunter: The Crimson Moth: Book 1
Authors:Kristen Ciccarelli (Author)
Info:Wednesday Books (2024), 416 pages
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3.5 stars. This has an ending that I would have waited for the second book to come out for before reading had I known. I like the premise of a witch and a witch hunter playing cat and mouse, and the setting is fun. It definitely feels pretty young despite some violence and intimacy, like we could go deeper into the world to get a better picture of what life is like. I will probably read the next book though. ( )
  KallieGrace | May 8, 2024 |
Audiobook: 5 star narrator
Witches hunted and hated they live in fear of being caught and purged (killed). One young witch hiding in plan site, is not taking it, she's fighting the only way she knows how. She rescues them before the purging. The guard that hunts her is getting close, and she is maneuvering to save more without getting caught. Doing this will force her to get closer to the biggest danger to her.Love and hate are a very close emotion, the two forces can combust.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. The MC was a bit immature at times but she is a young sheltered girl on her own without wise advice. I did shake my head a few times at her naivety. I knew she was in for some hurt down the road. Sigh :(
I can't wait to continue the series ( )
  TheYodamom | Apr 23, 2024 |
Saw it in my BOTM February list and ordered straight away.

Such a great fantasy!!! If you enjoyed “One Dark Window” you’ll most likely enjoy “Heartless Hunter”!

Witch and her Hunter, enemies to lovers OR maybe lovers to enemies?!
The story, the tension, a very great romantasy!

Rune and Gideon, he is suspecting that she is the Crimson Moth helping other witches escape while he’s being devoted to the new Republic by executing all witches. She hates him so much but decides to court him to get an easy access on the information where hunters keep the witches so she can rescue them.

But oh boy, they can’t stop thinking about each other. The energy and tension brings them closer and closer.

Gideon’s younger brother Alex is Rune’s best friend and he’s so very in love with her! Alex, Rune and Verity spend a lot of time and helping witches escape the island. Alex hates the idea that Rune is getting closer with Gideon warning her that his older brother is very dangerous considering he’s hunting Rune, the Crimson Moth.

So, will Rune succeed helping to escape all witches, will Gideon catch her? Will Gideon hate her knowing the truth or he’s already in love with her? Will Alex confess his true feelings to Rune? Who she’ll pick? What about Verity, what’s her interest in helping Rune and witches?

Obsessed!!! This book will leave you a little heartbroken and the ending was fantastical! AND the Cliffhanger ..!!

I can’t wait to read the next book!

I highly recommend to read it if it’s not on your TBR yet! ( )
  morozovaanastasia | Mar 27, 2024 |
This book beat any expectations I had. Loved the story. The part about how Rune got her blood was really gross but it has stuck with me for days and the more I think about it the more it makes sense and is a smart choice. The death at the end broke my heart. The one person they both loved. I liked that even at the end they are still enemies even though they both have feelings. ( )
  Frogiekins04 | Mar 25, 2024 |
Oh my my my this book was one of the best things I've read in a long time. I inhaled this one. I was honestly addicted at the start. I am pretty much in my witchy era these days and all the witchy reads bring me so much joy. I adored this book. It has a tough female character who isn't afraid to make hard decisions. It has the best friends who help her accomplish her task of saving witches. It has the witch hunter who is determined to catch her, and just so happens to be the perfect candidate for the ruse that Rune needs to act out. I think this book did a fantastic job of creating characters with backstories that really help to explain them as people and making you root for them... even when you didn't want to.

The romance element was a nice touch but honestly I loved the book so much I wouldn't have even cared about it. I enjoyed watching Rune present this persona to people but slowly she lets Gideon see the real her. I think it was brilliant to have them both playing the other one and slowly develop feelings for each other. The love triangle bit is a lot sad to be honest. The magic part is fascinating and I can't wait to see more... I mean Rune has really been holding back to avoid detection... so I can't wait to see her come into her power more. I imagine she is going to be capable of some pretty great things. The book really threw a plot twist in that just changes the game completely and I am dying to see how it plays out. I am pretty sure that this series will be my personality. I really am sad that I have to wait for the next book. ( )
  BookReviewsbyTaylor | Mar 22, 2024 |
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In a world where witches face persecution, Rune leads a double life, masquerading as a socialite during the day and transforming into the vigilante known as the Crimson Moth by night, and forms a complicated alliance with the witch hunter Gideon Sharpe, blurring the lines between love and danger.

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