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Eyes to See

(Jeremiah Hunt #1)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  932 ratings  ·  138 reviews
In an urban fantasy that charts daring new territory in the field, Jeremiah Hunt has been broken by a malevolent force that has taken his young daughter and everything else of value in his life: his marriage, his career, his reputation. Desperate to reclaim what he has lost, Hunt finally turns to the supernatural for justice.

Abandoning all hope for a normal life, he enters
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by Tor
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
There’s nothing I love more than dark, gritty urban fantasy, and man, does Joseph Nassise know how to write it! I can’t even remember the last time I enjoyed UF quite so much.

A man’s daughter disappears right from under his nose. He spends the next few years desperately looking for her, losing his wife and his job in the process. As the years go by and his search remains without results, his methods become increasingly desperate. Left with no other options, he performs an arcane ritual which ta
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This is a dark themed urban fantasy/supernatural fiction novel with some very vivid imagery. Hunt's way of seeing ghosts and through their eyes is distinctive. He's a very troubled character and not easy to like. I'll continue this series.

Reviewed for Bitten by Books.
Mike (the Paladin)
I'd like very much to give this a 5 star rating, but I really can't as there are a couple of glaring flaws. Please note however that I go 4 stars. None of the flaws really make the book a problem so far as reading or staying interested go. They are just sort of like...inconveniently place speed bumps.

A little like you're cruising along and have to reorient your pacing.

This is (as I've said about other books) pure brain candy. It's the first book I've read by Joseph Nassise. I
Greta is Erikasbuddy
Happy Halloween everyone!!

Since it's that spooky time of year I felt it was fitting to read a couple of spooktacular books.

"Eyes to See" was sent to me by the publisher for an honest review... and because we all know me... I won't hold back.

Jeremiah Hunt is a blind dude that used to be able to see and worked at Harvard and had a hot lawyer wife, a Nancy Drew reading kid, and a fabulous house in Boston. THat is until one day his little girl disappeared. But who took her? Was it a kidnapper? Did s
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Actual rating: 3.5

What would you do if your child disappeared one day? What would you be willing to sacrifice to find her? Would you give up, say, your eyesight for a chance of a reunion?

Are you sure?

Jeremiah was. Now he's blind but he sees the dead. And the dead see him. He has little to lose - his wife left him years ago. He lost his job. He isolated himself from other people and it's safe to say his relationship with his companion ghosts Scream and Whisper is the only meaningful relationship
Christian - Knightingale Reviews
Eyes to See was awesome! Joseph Nassise wove a world of darkness and creatures that go bump in night that resulted in a believable and intriguing adventure. The mystery surrounding the main character, Jeremiah, and his hidden past made the book even more of a great read!

Here is a short summary of what the book is about:
Jeremiah Hunt was once an ordinary human with a normal life and family until his daughter, Elizabeth, was kidnapped. This shocking event caused Hunt's perfect life to crumble aro
Though Nassise is a great writer, this book, in some respects, missed its mark for me. While I loved the first portion, I found myself lamenting its loss quickly. I would have loved the whole of Eyes to See to follow in the same footsteps as the first emotionally jarring section. However, it doesn’t, and basically readers are left with a novel that reads like it’s Harry Dresden’s big brother. While I am confidant that this will appeal to a great many readers, it may leave others with a bitter ta ...more
The back of EYES TO SEE promises a lot. A scary, thrilling, dark urban fantasy novel that will leave you wanting the lights on while you sleep. For me, it didn’t quite reach that level. With 275 pages of buildup to a climax that was extremely convenient, EYES TO SEE doesn’t live up to the aspirations I had for it when going in. It’s a decent beginning to a new urban fantasy series for adults, particularly fans of THE DRESDEN FILES and CSI, but it could have been so much better.

EYES TO SEE is the
Pure Textuality
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was approached by Tor Books to review Joseph Nassise’s most recent title King of the Dead, from the Jeremiah Hunt series. Since I hadn’t read the series, they were also super cool enough to send me a copy of Eyes to See.

I will admit, right out of the gate I was excited to read Eyes to See because I think that this book has a seriously bad ass cover. In my reading experience, no book full of bad writing has a cover THAT bad ass. So I got started!


I went into E
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
* * * 3.5 Stars * * *

The scales had been ripped from my eyes and suddenly I could see. Really, truly see. I've never been so frightened in my entire life.

Eyes to See features a unique and emotionally-gripping character who has spent the last several years of his life without his wife, his daughter, or his ability to see.

Jeremiah Hunt unintentionally sacrifices his sight, believing that his actions will help him in the search for Elizabeth, his missing child. Now he's left to deal with the conseq
Oct 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
First line in the book:
I gave up my eyes in order to see more clearly.
With the cover, blurb and that line, I expect you are thinking this is just a total horror fest with lots of gore. Actually you would be wrong. I mean, there is some horror (but not in a overwhelmingly keep you up at night kind), lots of ghosts, and a little gore, but really it is more about a man's obsession into what happened to his missing daughter. And what he is willing to do to get her back. It is actually at times an
All Things Urban Fantasy
The whys and wherefores of Jeremiah Hunt's world are fascinating, a mix of grim reality and arcane practicality. As the chapters switch between the past and present, Hunt's growth from comfortable academic to iron-hard, isolated mystic unfolds page by page. While I loved all of the chapters from Hunt's perspective, I could have done without the present-tense chapters from other characters' points of view. They never reached Hunt's level of charisma and interest, and I found myself anxious to get ...more
William Bentrim
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Eyes to See by Joseph Nassise

Urban fantasy at it’s best, this book will make you pause the next time you hear a bump in the night.

Nassise has created a bold new protagonist in Jeremiah Hunt. Hunt is on an emotional quest which forces him to interact with Whisper and Scream. Whisper and Scream are ghosts. In addition his crusty emotional shell is attacked by Denise a witch.

Hunt’s quest is impacted by that actions of a supernatural serial killer and a time capsule of occult nature. The action is
Melissa Jacobson
Actual Rating 4.5

This was such a surprise for me! I wasn't really sure what this book was all about when I originally picked it up but I am so happy i went with my gut instinct. Eyes To See is a dark, moody, and unique Adult Urban Fantasy. I love the magic aspect of this book and the main character is just enough like Constantine from Hellblazer to make me adore him haha. overall I cannot wait to continue on with this series and I can't lie, the ending made me tear up.
Reviewed for Book Chick City

‘Eyes to See’ is an exciting supernatural mystery, with twists around every corner that are sure to keep you reading until the very end. Joseph Nassise’s novel succeeds in setting up a mystery that you feel obliged to find the answers to, with almost as much vigour as the main character himself.

The novel kicks off with a ghostly exorcism, whereby the reader is introduced to Jeremiah Hunt, the protagonist of the novel, and also
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Ok you guys! So.. I read this book the other day and wanted to wait a bit before I actually wrote up the review. WHY? you ask. Well, you know when you read a book and you think its so awesome that you immediately run and tell everyone who will listen that they MUST READ IT! But then, like a few days later – you think about that book and you’re like “Damn, that really wasn’t THAT great…” yeah, well.

This book isn’t one of those because it has been a few
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: assorted
Finishing the first chapter, I knew I had read this exact same book a hundred times before I even knew Eyes to See exists. Overdosed on well-worn, if not outright roadkill metaphors that occasionally inspire debate over their validity, the author helpfully explains every step of why what is done, effectively snuffing the flames of any momentum or emotional pull previously built or hinted at.

Just as helpful are the reminders of why the main protagonist, Mr. Hunt, does what he does in every other
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
You may also read my review here:

Jeremiah Hunt is a bit different from you and I. He’s blind,yet can see. However,the things he sees are probably things we’d prefer to leave to our imaginations. Ghosts and other supernatural beings are an everyday sight for Hunt,and he makes a tentative living as an exorcist of sorts. This is how we meet him at the beginning of Eyes to See,on his way to a job to get rid of an angry ghost visiting vengeance on the group of
Book Twirps
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
College Professor Jeremiah Hunt’s world falls apart the day his daughter goes missing. Desperate to find her, Jeremiah becomes obsessed with her case, but his daughter is nowhere to be found. As the years pass, his life begins to unravel further until he loses his job and his wife because of it. With nothing left to lose, Jeremiah ends up performing a ritual that allows him to see ghosts and other supernatural beings. The only downside is that he had to sacrifice his normal sight for this abilit ...more
Nov 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to love this book. I mean the cover is great, and the description really pulled me in. However, I just couldn't get into reading it no matter how many times I tried. I mean the concept behind it was really intriguing, but I just couldn't make a real connection with the characters, especially the narrator, Jeremiah. To be honest, I'm not even sure why I couldn't connect as I usually get very quickly attached in first person narratives. I mean my heart broke for him in the flash ba ...more
NaTaya Hastings
I'm really upset with Goodreads. This is not the FIRST TIME that I've written a review for a book I've read and when I came back online the next day, it was just magically GONE. Makes me furious, too, because the review I wrote for this book was really good, and now I don't remember what all I said.

I know that I started out by saying that this review MAY contain spoilers and that I received a copy of this book through the first reads giveaway program. Beyond that, I'm not sure about anything el
NaTaya Hastings
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book through First Reads Giveaways.

*may contain spoilers*

I loved it. I really did. It was a great story. Jeremiah Hunt is a grieving father who, in his madness and desperation after his daughter's abduction, turns to the black arts in order to "see what cannot be seen." The ritual he performs, however, has the unfortunate (side) effect of taking away his eyesight, which, in turn, allows him to see the dead. During the search to find out what happened to his daughter, he
Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
To what lengths would you go to save your child?

Jeremiah Hunt gave up everything in the search for his missing daughter: his job, his wife, and his eyesight. He was so desperate for answers he performed a ritual to help him see the unseen. What he didn’t realize was the world is a darker and scarier place than he ever imagined. With his regular eyesight gone, he now has a different kind of vision - one which lets him to see ghosts and other ‘underworld’ creatures. Now he’s helping the police dis
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've heard a lot of good things about this book series, and finally got around to looking into it for myself. WOW! It's a great read. I love the fact that Hunt got his abilities from an ancient spell. He loses his sight to be able to see things that no one else can. Oh boy does he get an interesting bargain. Let's just say that maybe some things weren't meant to be seen by mortal eyes. Hunt makes the best of his abilities and begins to excorcise ghosts. This leads him deeper and deeper into a ta ...more
Mar 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
There was something special about this book. It wasn't that the main character was the most likeable, nor was the storyline unique. Men who obsess over their career or hobby is often written about. Child abduction stories are common place.
What the author did to make this story a winner in my book was create a landscape that seemed fresh and new. Magick, ghosts and other supernatural phenomena make up the darker side of this read. The police detective is rather a jerk just trying to solve severa
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely my favourite urban fantasy of 2012, even though it came out in 2011. I'm a big fan of strong male leads who aren't just re-hashing what we've seen a million times before, whether it's the detective/PI who hunts supernatural things, the typical hunter of monsters, or the wise-cracking and snippy reluctant hero. Those are all well and good and I enjoy many of them, but Jeremiah Hunt is a unique lead, and an intensely vulnerable character but he doesn't come off as a whiny w ...more
Sep 27, 2011 marked it as to-read
i won this book from goodreads, YAY! i'm excited to read this novel. i've read the first chapter that seems promising. it flows pretty well and it's one of those, "i just couldn't put it down" books. however, there are a lot of cliches and possible superfluous prose that doesn't do anything for the story. but i just couldn't put it down, so i'm going to give it ago after i finish reading the final harry potter book (i know, i know. i don't know what my problem is with that. i bought as soon as i ...more
C. Lorion
Sep 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Did not know this was the first of a trilogy when I bought it and started reading it. If I had known that, I would not have bought it (I already have a couple of trilogies started, really don't need another one going) and I would have lost out on a good reading experience. It's an urban fantasy/horror novel with a touch of crime novel noir, done quite well. Protagonist's daughter has been missing for five years, he's blind but can see ghosts and other supernatural beings, is used by the police t ...more
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
A very nice cross between F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack and Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden. Fully enjoyed this one even though there was a witch (don't ask me why... but I don't like stories about witches... just seems so improbable and ridiculous... perhaps because I have met so many people who claim to be modern witches... I don't know... anyway!) The story was riveting and kept me coming back and turning the page. The hero Jeremiah Hunt is rather tragic and his story is heart rending without b ...more
Sep 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This book is almost the adult version of "City of Bones." In the beginning, I thought it was just going to be about a psychic that could see ghosts, but then he added witches and werewolves and the whole nine yards of paranormal fun. At first, that completely ruined the book to me, but he actually did a great job of working it all in together and only going into detail about people/things that really mattered in the story line. I actually ended up really enjoying the book. I am a little confused ...more
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Joseph Nassise is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than a twenty-five novels, including the Templar Chronicles series, the Jeremiah Hunt trilogy, and the Great Undead War series. He has also written several books in the Rogue Angel action/adventure series from Gold Eagle. He is a former president of the Horror Writers Association, the world's largest organization of prof ...more

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