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Review: The Huntress

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I used to watch the dance competition show, So You Think You Can Dance, a long time ago. In case you haven’t watched it, judge Mary Murphy lets out this obnoxious scream when a performance is especially stellar.

Well, that is how I would respond if someone asked me how The Huntress by Kate Quinn was.

Yup, Quinn has done it again.

I devoured The Alice Network last fall and pre-ordered Quinn’s follow-up on Audible as soon as it became available. Once again, she delivers a fierce, thrilling, and highly visual adventure novel with multiple points of view, and a tough-as-nails wartime heroine.

Sidenote and minor spoiler: loved the Eve (from The Alice Network) cameo. A quick glimpse at my favorite British spy.

Just like her previous novel, The Huntress is hard to put down as Quinn weaves separate timelines together, tying it all together in a hardcore knot. I say knot because the women in this book have no time for bows and frills.

The Huntress features a pair of Nazi hunters after the war, a young woman caught up in the chase, and (my personal favorite, and probably yours too) a former pilot and navigator from Russia who served with the Night Witches, a real all-woman regiment of night bombers.

As a fan of women’s history, especially badass women’s history, am genuinely pissed off I didn’t know these badasses existed. And I’m grateful Quinn introduced them so I can read more because they sound incredible and fascinating.

I also learned a bit about Russian geography and folklore, and a couple of Russian words. So, extra bonuses.

The Huntress is fantastic. I loved it.

RATING: 5/5


Kate Quinn’s website
The Huntress on Goodreads
The Huntress on Amazon

Jillianne Hamilton

Jillianne Hamilton is the author of three novels and one non-fiction book. Her debut novel, Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, was shortlisted for the 2016 Prince Edward Island Book Award and she is currently working on her debut historical fiction novel. Jill lives in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island with her patient husband and a mischievous corgi.

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