Joy wants nothing more than to live and Hunt in Apex City without a target on her back. But a dangerous new mission assigned by her uncle, the city's Prefect, may make that impossible.
In addition to her new duties as one of the Elite, Joy is covertly running patrols in the abandoned tunnels and storm sewers under Apex Central. With her large pack of magical hounds, she can fight the monsters breaking through the barriers with the strength of three hunters. Her new assignment takes a dark turn when she finds a body in the sewers: a Psimon with no apparent injury or cause of death.
Reporting the incident makes Joy the uncomfortable object of PsiCorp's scrutiny—the organization appears more interested in keeping her quiet than investigating. With her old enemy Ace still active in Hunts and the appearance of a Folk Mage who seems to have a particular interest in her, Joy realizes that the Apex conspiracy she uncovered before her Elite trials is anything but gone.
As the body count rises, she has no choice but to seek answers. Joy dives into the mysterious bowels of the city, uncovering secrets with far-reaching consequences for PsiCorp... and all of Apex City.
Oh, wow, this book was absolutely amazing! I loved reading it, it was so incredible! I loved being in this world again, with these characters! They were just so great and I just wanted to read more! Yeah that there's going to be a 3rd book!
Joy is now an Elite, which means she isn't filmed as often as before, and she works in groups most of time. But of course, the bad guys upped the ante, so it's a bit more complex than that! Plus, she has her individual assignment in the storm sewers.
We were introduced to a number of new characters! Hammer and Steel, who were apparently a part of Hunter, but I don't remember! And a few others, Retro, who was fantastic, and it sucked what happened to him! A really hard part was with Josh, because of the pressures of who they are and who they work for, break them apart! And it sucks so much! But there's hope for the future!
A lot happened in this book! Knight gets married, which a bit thing, given that she's just left the big group of Christers, which is a big adjustment! And then there's the whole PisCorp thing going on! And "her" folk mage was very cryptic, but helpful! Plus that ending! I need the final book now!
Loved this book and I need to read Apex! I need to know how things are going to end!
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Series: Hunter #2
Read: March 20th, 2017
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Published: September 6th 2016