Happy pub day to The Huntress by Kate Quinn This is one to brave the cold, the snow or whatever weather elements you are experiencing to run and buy this book as soon as possible or run to your computer to add this one to your cart.

Brenda’s review

A trio of Nazi hunters, a lethal Nazi murder, a Russian bomber pilot and a gentle and quiet family where something just doesn’t seem right.

The Huntress is a suspenseful, exciting, compelling vividly written story that explores justice with a hint of romance to warm your heart. The hunter becomes the hunted in this.

Kate Quinn does a fantastic job here weaving three storylines together and throughout the story, my favorite changed as I read each one. A trio of Nazi hunters are on a search to capture the ruthless Nazi murderer who committed unspeakable war crimes. The hunter becomes the hunted. Each hunter has their reasons and is obsessed with finding The Huntress and each have their different ways of getting their revenge.

Kate Quinn does such a great job creating some interesting and exciting characters with some of them based on real people. She vividly captures the spirit of the team of Russian bombers called the Night Witches and brings them alive for us. My favorite character became bomber Nina Markova and I couldn’t get enough of her character. She is smart, bold, dangerously courageous and ferocious making her terrifying at times in her own way.

A bit high on drama and it does take on a bit of a climatic feel to it and is a bit longer than it needs to be. This did affect the way Lindsay felt about the story and it was hard for her to connect to the characters. This affected her enjoyment of the story.

The ending comes together so well. It’s a vivid tense climatic showdown that took my breath away. I was reading it so fast I had to slow myself down to take it all in. I highly recommend.

Thank you to HarperCollins Canada, William Morrow books for my copy to read and review

From Lindsay’s review

I am the outlier with my feelings about this novel. My biggest issue was the characters and the dialogue and demeanor of the characters. It didn’t have natural ease making many situations feel forced and awkward for me. Unfortunately, my disconnect with the characters completely overshadowed any enjoyment I may have attained from learning about this time in our history. 

From Stephanie’s review

The Huntress is an engrossing and at times dark cat-and-mouse thrill ride where the writing is detailed and rich with history! The mystery, perfect amount of romance, dynamic characters, skillful character development, and masterful, yet at times harrowing plot makes for a gripping and wonderful read and if you love WWII history, then I definitely recommend you read this one! For Stephanie’s full review

From Mary Beth’s review

I loved the author’s writing style. I loved The Night Witches and the bonding of the sisters. I fell in love with the characters. They were so well developed. I thought the author brought them to life. I loved the dynamics. 

My favorite character was Nina. She was bold, reckless, daring and very brave. She feared nothing. I also loved the Rusalka. The Huntress was a monster. She was just plain evil and a mystery. She was also a coward. I loved the revenge against her. It was just so clever. I loved Jordan too. 

I just loved the ending. It was just amazing. It was gripping, nailbiting, and so suspenseful. My heart was pounding and I had to come up for air. Wow! 

Have you read this one? Want to read it! Drop us a comment! We would love to hear from you!

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Wonderful reviews! I’m glad that most of us enjoyed it and hate that Lyndsay didn’t but understand her reasons. It is a very dramatic book–I think it would translate well to the big screen.

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Stephanie! Usually, Lindsay and I love the same historical fiction but I can understand too. Honestly, I am a bit surprised I loved it as much as I did. Dramatic can get tiring for me but this one was exciting. lol .

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      1. Stephanie says:

        You’re welcome! It was very exciting and cinematic. I’m not always big on dramatic but I did love this one. I think Nina is why I loved it so much!

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    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Thanks Stephanie! I was bummed but we can’t love every book 😉

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      1. Stephanie says:

        You’re welcome! No, we definitely can’t although that would be nice! I’ve not loved several this year I wanted to love and most people did, so that was a disappointment.

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      2. B Lostinacoulee says:

        It’s been kind of a disappointing start of the year for me. I feel like I am turning into a grumpy reader. I need to take a step back from so many ARCs and control that FOMO and go back to mood reading. lol

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  2. macsbooks311 says:

    Great post! I’m on a forever and a day long waiting list at the library for this one. Maybe next year you’ll see a review from me – LOL!

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Mackey! It’s unbelievable how long those wait lists are! This one is worth the wait!

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    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      🤣😂

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  3. Jules_Writes says:

    One I will be buying!

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Oh that exciting! I hope you love it!

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    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Hope you love!!!

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  4. Still on the fence about this one but willing to give it a go. Loved reviews, ladies!

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Marialyce! I hope you enjoy it!

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    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Hope you love it!!!

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  5. Lisa says:

    I love the different perspectives in this review! I’ve got this one on my TBR, but should probably read The Alice Network first, since I actually have a copy. 🙂

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Lisa! Norma and I loved The Alice Network and Lindsay had some similar thoughts with the characters. I thought The Alice Network was not as climatic and dramatic as this one though. I hope you love them both!

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    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Hope you love both of them Lisa!

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  6. Tiffany says:

    Oh my gosh this book sounds so good! Very interesting reviews ladies! Can I borrow this from your library B 🙂

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Yes T! It’s in Vancouver now but I will bring it back when I go again next month! I think you will love it!

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  7. carhicks says:

    Hmmm, interesting reviews ladies. I will have to see what I think when I get a chance to read this one.

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      It’s a long one and a bit more of a commitment. If you do I hope you enjoy it!

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      1. carhicks says:

        I thought it was a bit longer than what I normally read, but if it is good, then I will make an exception.

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  8. gabe says:

    I enjoyed these reviews. Having just finished listening to the audio version of this book, I need some other views. On the one hand, I loved the fast pace and the characters and setting. (Listened to this in my car and was always quite engaged.) But in the end, I felt let down. Why did the evil stepmother end up being so one-sided? Yes, she was a murderer lacking compassion, but I thought that we’d get to see the motivation for her cruelty. Why were the other characters given that depth and yet Anneliese stayed pure evil?

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Gabe! I thought that the ending really took on a climatic feel were Nina was the hero making Annelise the villain. I don’t think the author wanted us to have compassion for her. I can see that not working though. It didn’t for a couple of us.

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