Monday, May 14, 2012


Title: The Claimed
Author: Caridad Pineiro

Victoria 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...

Book Review
I admit to being behind in this series and I have not read the first book-The Lost-but I enjoyed Pineiro's other works, that I wanted to read this one. And I was struck by the beauty of the cover.
That being said, the beginning of this story was a tad bit confusing and I felt lost at first. There is so much new terminology that I was unfamiliar with, and a multitude of characters, my brain was swimming in the first few chapters. I felt like I had entered information overload. After wading through this, I started to enjoy the slowly blooming love story of Christopher and Victoria. But I think that my overall confusion in the beginning led to me not really connecting to Victoria and Christopher as I'd have liked.
What I loved about this book was its uniqueness--This is a story about Light Hunters and Shadow Hunters, a different kind of species in the world of the paranormal genre. One who feed of the energies of humans and the world itself.
The beauty of Pinero's story are the words itself-she writes such vivid worlds that one would think they truly exist and she has visited them quite frequently. Great detail is given in her stories and paint a solid background for the reader. Her characters have strong convictions, palpable emotions, and an admirable inner strength.
If you enjoyed The Lost, you will love The Claimed. For me, I am hoping that Ryan's story is in the near future.  


  1. Hi sweetie. Beautiful review. Blurb sounds good and so does your review. Will have to check out this series. Have a nice week.

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