Hello Gemmies! I have an entertaining new book review to share with you today. Please note: I received a digital ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest and fair review.
Eternal Huntress by Whitney Hill is the fifth and final book in the Shadows of Otherside Series. I really loved this book and Shadows of Otherside is one of my favorite paranormal series of all time! I'm sad the series is at an end, but man did it go out with a bang! Eternal Huntress was action packed, emotional, dramatic, and very satisfying. Eternal Huntress is also an excellent character driven story. The arc that our main protagonist Arden Finch goes on from book one (Elemental) to now is just incredible. I love her resiliency, strength, and just plain old bad assery. The same goes for our other hero, Troy. I'm still shocked at Whitney Hill's ability to make me love a character that I hated before. It's a true testament to her storytelling skills. We also get a ton of supporting characters that help to enrich the story. You see get to see some old favorites and meet some new ones.
I would be remiss If I didn't point out the world building in this series. The Shadows of Otherside Universe, and yes it is a universe, calling it a "world" just doesn't seem sufficient. It is vast, detailed, rich, and complex without being confusing. Set mainly in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina places and events feel both new and familiar at the same time. I found myself fully immersed from the very first page.
Now for the story, what can I say without getting into spoiler territory? Eternal Huntress takes place a few months after the events in Ebon Rebellion and goes 1000 MPH. Arden is dealing with a ton of issues with varying degrees of danger. I felt all of the emotions while reading this book....happiness, sadness, fear, anger, joy, and just a general clutching of pearls (wait until you get to chapters 24 and 25). You will finding yourself needing to stop to take a breath! Trigger warning: there is a lot of violence in Eternal Huntress, the reader is reminded that equal rights and power are not given, you have to fight to keep it and to have a seat at the table.
I'm so in love with The Shadows of Otherside Series and am sad that it's over, but look forward to what's next including any spin off series. If you are a fan of found family, retribution, love, epic battles, paranormal politics, elemental magic, shifting power bases, enemies to lovers, lovers to enemies, diverse representation, and kick ass heroines then read this book! Published by Benu Media, Eternal Huntress releases on October 19, 2021, and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. I give Eternal Huntress 5 out of 5 gems. I'm looking forward to reading more adventures set in this universe. Happy Reading!