Thursday, May 17, 2012

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of The Claimed

Caridad Pineiro was born in Havana, Cuba and settled in the New York Metropolitan area after coming to the States.  She attended Villanova University (Go Wildcats!) on a Presidential Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude.  Caridad earned her juris doctor from St. John’s University and became the first female partner of Abelman, Frayne & Scwab, and intellectual property firm in midtown Manhattan. 
She is a multi-published and award-winning author whose love of the written word developed when her fifth grade teacher assigned a project – to write a book that would be placed in a class lending library. She has been hooked on writing ever since.
When not writing, Caridad teaches workshops on various topics related to writing and heads a writing group.
The Claimed, Sin Hunters series, Book #2
Author:  Caridad Pineiro
SynopsisVictoria Johnson loves her life. She's her own boss in a quaint beachside town, and has great friends who keep her grounded. If only they knew who she really is: an heiress to an ancient race who possesses astonishing superhuman powers. It's Victoria's duty to restore her clan of Light Hunters to their former glory by choosing the perfect mate. In Christopher Sombrosa, she just may have found him. Strong, smart, and successful, Christopher exudes a powerful energy. Their connection is sensual, irresistible-and forbidden.

A member of the Shadow Hunter clan, Christopher has defied his own father to lead his people away from affliction and violence. Yet he cannot ignore his duty to carry on his ancient bloodline. Stunningly beautiful and brimming with an erotic life force, Victoria is everything Christopher ever hoped for in a mate . . . but as a Light Hunter, she's his mortal enemy. Together, they could unite their warring tribes. But murderous factions on both sides don't want peace-and they'll stop at nothing to keep light and darkness apart forever .
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Our Review [By LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha-Michelle L Olson]: 
Once again, Caridad Pineiro does not disappoint. I enjoyed this book even better than book #1, The Lost, and cannot wait for the next installment.

Those of you that read my review for The Lost may know that I wasn't so sure about this series, despite begin a huge Caridad fan, but I am so happy that I put my apprehensions aside and jumped in.

Like book #1, this was a 2 sitting wonder, and only because I was forced to put it down. As I mentioned, I thought it was even better than the first book, and I absolutely adored the characters.

Christopher is a Shadow trying to walk the straight and narrow, even though is father is diabolical, and the Light Hunters were groomed to hate all Shadows. With his best friend and cadre captain Ryan by his side, he tries to get his tribe back in order and revert back to the ancient ways to combat the plague that has been haunting them for ages.

Victoria is a Light Hunter in line to take over the ocean tribe, and living the life of a virtual human. With her best friends around her, she has a charmed life, but it's missing one thing... love.

When the two meet, sparks fly (literally) and they can't deny their unbelievable attraction. But does the whole 'Romeo and Juliet' thing ever end up being more than a tragedy? In their case, and with a lot of hard work, convinction and support... Yes. :)

This series continues to be an emotional roller-coaster full of excitement, regret, love, passion, uncertainty, betrayal, retribution, and so much more! In true Caridad Pineiro fashion it was incredibly written, with vivid imagery and strong, well developed characters.

The book was an incredible installment to the series and it just makes readers want book #3 all that much more.

In a nutshell, LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives The Claimed 5 Skulls, and would recommend it to Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and even some Sci-Fi readers.
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  1. This review said it all like I would. Finally, something new and great fun to read rather than vampires and lycans. I waited long enough to find good paranormal novels to read among those gazillions vamp/werewolf novels out there. Once I started reading "The Lost"... simply couldn't put it down, and had to find the "Claimed" next... both are page-tuners! Now, I can't wait for book 3 & 4. "The Lost" is certainly worthy of being "RITA" finalist. "The Claimed" would do no less, in my opinion.

  2. Thank you so much for doing the review and thanks to all of you for coming by! I appreciate your kind words about the books.