Thursday, March 21, 2013

I Hunt Killers

Book Review: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

I woke up the other day to a text from my oldest friend that said: “You need to read I Hunt Killers right now!”

This friend also happens to be a librarian so I took her advice and immediately put a hold on the book. I started and finished the book the day I checked it out of the library.

The story follows young Jasper “Jazz” Dent, the teenage son of Billy Dent - who is declared by the novel as the most notorious “super-serial killer” of all time. While Billy raised our protagonist Jazz, Billy murdered a record number of people; all the while teaching young Jazz the finer psychology behind murder. The novel introduces teen Jazz to the reader four years after Billy’s capture. In addition to the average struggle that accompanies most teens, Jazz has to deal with the remains of his father’s brainwashing. Jazz learned skills like manipulation, spotting “prospect” kills, and how to interact with the world without leaving evidence. Skills which prove beneficial to Jazz, a teen who just wants to live an average (as possible) life. If that weren’t enough for Jazz to deal with – a body was just found in his town with eerily similar traits to his father’s early killings. Jazz will have to use every trick his father ever taught him to catch this copy cat killer before it is too late.

A definite must read for anyone who loves stories with surprising endings and great character development.

The sequel Game is due out April 16, 2013.

Click the link and place the book on hold today!


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