I’m a one book at a time kind of girl. Once I start a book I finish it, there’s no switching back and forth for me. So you can imagine my distress when, in the middle of reading another perfectly good book, I heard from a friend that there was an eARC for sale of the newest Monster Hunter book.
I needed to read it. Had to read it… Now now now! But what about the other book? I can’t just abandon it… I should probably finish it first, and then move on to Monster Hunter Legion once my plate is clean…
No. No! Not happening. I absolutely could not wait one more moment, I needed me some MHL like I needed air. So I didn’t just walk.. I ran to my purse to get my debit card so that I could snatch up a copy as quickly as humanly possibly, and then immediately fell onto the couch and began reading.
That, my friends, is an amazing feeling. To have a series that hooks you that much, that it makes you want to drop every other book when a new entry in the series comes out… That’s awesome right there. There aren’t many series that have that effect on me, so I treasure each and every one.
The weird thing.. I still can’t believe that this series makes me feel that way. I mean come on. Monster Hunters? Gun porn? So not my thing. But the characters.. The plot.. The action and the humor, it all adds up to perfection for me. It’s the kind of book that I don’t want to put down, I just want to keep reading and savoring it forever and ever.
So Monster Hunter Legion. How was it? Pretty awesome. It was a definite step up from Alpha, which I found kind of tough to get into. Legion takes us back to Owen and crew, where as Alpha concentrated on just Earl off on his own. For me, that’s where Alpha suffered.. No Owen? No Julie? No Holly or Trip? It was still good (I mean come on, it was set entirely in Michigan, score) but it lacked the flavor all of those other characters bring to the story. But like I said, there was no such problem with Legion. It felt just like International and Vendetta, but without seeming repetitive or redundant. Why not five stars? I guess just because International is still my favorite, and compared to that, this one just couldn’t beat it for the top spot.
Now I’m just left with one problem.. I’m done with Legion and it hasn’t even been released yet. Damn it! It’s going to be a long wait for the next book in the series… But I have a feeling it’ll be worth it. Highly recommended!