September 29th 2009 by Dorchester
No matter how they try to flee, the virgins who enter the twisting tunnels of the Guardians are destined to be caught. Actually, most don’t try too hard. The stories of warriors who can take on Cat form, of lovers who can make a woman scream with pleasure, are just too enticing.
But Miu is no virgin, and she’s joined the Hunt with her own agenda. After she steals the moonstone necklace she’s been sent for, she has no intention of becoming some Cat’s tasty morsel. Too late she discovers these kitties have some deliciously kinky habits, and the dark hunter on her trail isn’t about to let impudent thievery go without punishment of the most exquisite kind.
I tend to favor plots where characters are thrown into a predicament due to force circumstances. It is when a character is in that position that hard decisions need to be made and well the action and suspense tends to be increased. The action was present in The Hunt but I found the relationship between the characters lacking. There was a lot of tedious arguing. When stuck in precarious predicaments it's likely you'll have to trust someone because there is little to no other option.... Well, Miu just could not find the trust to the very end and even at that point it wasn't even trust. She was stuck in a pit with nowhere to go but to hang tight and wait. Of course, that was after trying to claw her way out.
Miu is no virgin. What she is is a thief by circumstance. On her own at a young age with a little sister to care for, her life career choices were slim to none. Thievery being the bearable profession versus the alternative she had on her plate. One hundred jobs for her handler and she would be free of him and would walk away with her sister. However, with her luck her last job is not going to be an easy one and her handler is holding her sister hostage. Miu sets out, disguised in white dressings of a virgin to blend into the ceremony and gain access into the caves that's protected by cat-shifting men. Of course, the artifact she wants is deep within the cave and is no easy feat. Luckily she is no ordinary thief.
All in all, I thought The Hunt was decent. Towards the end I could not understand why there was no interaction between Miu and her sister that she's been fighting so hard to rescue. There is some bumps in the plot along the way but there was not a moment I was not cheering for Miu and her cat.
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