Title: Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter
Author: Katie MacAlister
Publication Date: August 28, 2018
Page Count: 384
My rating: 2 stars
About the book:
Dragon Hunter Wanted:
Sword supplied. No experience necessary.
One moment, I was a normal (if somewhat germaphobic) math teacher getting ready for summer vacation. Then my sister died in a pile of black ash, leaving me with a sword… and her destiny as dragon hunter. It turns out there’s a whole other world out there filled with demons, dragons, and spirits. Now my job is to protect mortals – and I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing.
Then there’s tattooed hotness Ian Iskander. Part dragon hunter and part demon, Ian’s got some seriously creepy business associates and keeps trying to steal my sword. So why do we keep getting lost in hungry, crazy-hot kisses? Ian is the only person who can help me figure out who – and what – I am. But trusting a half-demon is dangerous… because when you play with dragon fire, someone always gets burned.
Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter by Katie MacAlister is the first book of the paranormal romance Dragon Hunter series. I picked this one up thinking it had been a while since I’d read a good paranormal romance and unfortunately I’ll have to keep looking to check off that box.
The main character in this book is Veronica who hadn’t heard from her sister in quite a while so imagine her shock when she makes contact. The reason however is even more shocking, Helen had come to pass on her dragon hunting ability and Veronica watches as she turns into a pile of ash.
Now, for anyone this whole dragon hunting/demon infested world would be a lot to take in as it is but even more so for OCD suffering Veronica. But if anything could get Veronica’s mind off of the germs surrounding her it would be Ian Iskander.
Now I’m one that absolutely loves a good eccentric or quirky character in a book so at quick glance the blurb for this one sounded like it could be right up my alley. However, instead of a quirky and funny Veronica came across to me as cheesy and childish. I know her actions are meant to convey her OCD nature but just in my mind it went a bit too far to make her into a believable adult character and felt as if I’m reading the view of a tween at times. Of course others are enjoying this opener for the series so while it wasn’t my cup of tea feel free to check it out if it sounds like a good one for you.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Katie MacAlister is an author who enjoys indulging in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes. Her novels have been translated into numerous languages, recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and landed on the USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.