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Token Huntress

(Token Huntress #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  288 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and Sarah J. Maas, this first book in a tainted and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

Esmore is one of the best; a Token in her Hunter Guild. After leading her team into the rubble remains of San Francisco and into an ambush, Esmore admitted her own sacrifice and defeat to protect her people.

Esmore went from being Token
Paperback, 222 pages
Published March 27th 2015 by Crystal Publishing (first published May 12th 2014)
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Kia Carrington-Russell No, but a lot of questions are answered in Book Two, Token Vampire. So yes and no :)

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Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to a future, not a pretty place to be, as the Hunter Guild is all that stands between the remaining humans and the vampires who run rampant over the world. Esmore is a Token Huntress, a superior warrior and leader. Her job is to take her Hunters out, defeat vampire threats and bring in any humans they find. Outwardly cold and brutally demanding, Esmore is a force to be reckoned with, but she will sacrifice anything to keep her team safe, there is no doubt in her heart. Are forces from wi ...more
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Omg I can't begin to tell you how many feelings and emotions this book has depicted on my heart embedding in my soul forever. It truly has made an impact on my heart. It left me breathless at times wanting and craving more. Kia how could you stop! Give me more!!!

Most vampire novels starts out with the same plot and twist but, this one dis surprise me. We have a tough as nails heroine that doesn't mind telling you nor showing you how how she feels, yet she's true to her heart and others. Then we
Kia Carrington-Russell
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is by far my favourite book thus far. It is my sixth book published and I confess I love all the characters in this book. I love the storyline because it not only questions what humanity has this very year in 2015, but everything we value, egotise, exempt and expect of the world. We are so consumed within our own trivial lives that something so dark could sweep over us in an instant. It was fun to question what our human race stands for through the eyes of a young, heroic woman 300 years fr ...more
Sharon Richmond
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kia Carrington Russell amazes me with her work. I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Absolutely loved it. Kia takes you into the future with this one. Set in the 2000's the world is not what it used to be. Devistation is the new world. Hunter's have been created to fight off the vampires of their world. They do not feel emotions and hunting down the vamps and secureing the humans to be transported to the camps they now live in are their goal. The Token Huntress is the leader ...more
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
This is my first book by Kia and I am absolutely amazed by her work. I loved that her female character was strong and wasn't afraid to show or tell you how she felt. Chase our lead male was sexy, hot and just everything you would want in a book boyfriend. These two have alot to overcome, and learn that some things are how you perceive things. They are able to find that kind of love that gets you through anything and come out stronger. But can their love bring two groups of people together and ch ...more
Jessica Nour
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-owned
Absolutely amazing. Original story line, fantastic characters. Could not put the book down once I started reading it. I would defiantly recommend this book to everyone !!!
Remmy Meggs
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Did you know that each month at least five new books come out about vampires? Actually, they have just rehashed books from the past, most of them with updated language.
It is terrible to say, but they are slosh books thrown out to the public as if the author didn’t care one way or the other, ‘I will just get my friends to review it, even if they don’t read it.’
The formatting and editing are horrendous and usually, lead to another one of their slosh books.

Not so with Token Huntress by Kia Carringt
Forewarning: There are spoilers and bemoaning ahead.
and possibly an overabundance of exclamation marks and sarcasm.

I don't get it. Why is this book so highly rated?

The story follows Esmore, a Token Huntress for a Guild of Hunters. A guild that, y'know, hunts vampires. Vampires with no origin story (unless I missed it) and who have been a pain in the human race's arse for hundreds of years. She also just so happens to be a, bear with me here, very speshul, mostly apathetic, Mary Sue with powers n
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The darkness within me...

His touch ceased my rage quickly. WHEW! & WOW!! This is one FANGTASTICALLY ENTHRALLING book! I wanted to read this book for 2 reasons - Kia & Vampires! I was disappointed in...NOTHING!! This is such a rich story steeped with a deep history, multi-faceted characters and exceptional scene/realm/world building that makes it all feel so real! I felt like I was a part of the story, partially because it is told in first person, but also because of Kia's phenomenal fla
Jennifer Kritz
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Token Huntress is the first book in a series written by Kia Carrington-Russell. As with all of her books Kia has written another fantastic tale.

The story revolves around Esmore a hunter. She was born and raised in the Hunter’s Giuld. Since she was born she has trained as a hunter to kill Vampires and Sabers (wild, uncontrollable vampires). On her 18th birthday she loses the glow in her eyes that shows she is a hunter. All hunters come into their special powers on their 18th birthdays and underst
Candy Cassin
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh my! What a ride! I found Token Huntress to be exciting and hot! It is an action packed tale that incorporates vampires and vampire hunters into a dystopian world. I was sucked in from the beginning and found many unexpected plot twist that kept me on the edge of my seat and fully engrossed in this story. I found it easy to relate to the characters and feel the emotions that Kia’s writing brought to life. Token Huntress was written with such great passion that it comes out through her words. T ...more
Jennifer Zamora
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 from me
I Love this book. It is unlike any Ive ever read before. I really enjoy the flow, and characters. I did feel there is a little too much detail making some parts a little boring. But if you skip that paragraph here and there (mostly in the beginning), it is a wonderful book. I Love the way the characters are so realistic, yet completely fantasy. I love the way the author just just tell a story. The characters are very easy to imagine actually interacting etc.
There is immediate conflic
Rosie AvidReader
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***I received this book as an ARC for an honest review with my blog: Two Feisty Angels and a Devil***
This is my first book my Kia Carrington-Russell, and just WOW! I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have to say that when I saw that it had vampires in it, I was on the fence. I am glad I was wrong. The story about what our existence and human race would possibly be like in 300 years was eye opening. The female character was amazing! I am a firm believer in a strong woman who isn’t afraid to tell it h
Tracy Ehlers
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fangtastic.. I loved this book! The author drew me into this fantastical world and I wanted to stay there! Love the Characters.. Elmore is an awesome kick arse character and during the course of the story goes through so much only to come out stronger in the end.. Omg Chase *Sigh* new book boyfriend.. ;-)
I love that he is not only strong but compassionate, the whole Familiar thing was beautiful not just with the main characters but the secondary ones as well! Wonderfully written and fast paced
Michelle Mauer
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this book...

Your whole life you were taught that vampires are evil and destroying the human race. Your job is to protect the humans and send them to safety. Kill any vampire who stands in your way. This is what Esmore has always known and as a Token Huntress this is her job. You've always had strange feeling and never understood why until your world got turned upside down. You don't know what to believe and who to trust.

This is a must read because you will be involved in a wh
Paula Genereau
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Token lives in a world were there are Vampires, Humans & others. Excelling her job at age 18 she then goes on her journey. She does well until she meets this irresistible vampire. As she gives into temptation everything becomes hectic for her.

Can this work for her with this Irresistible vampire or is it just lust?
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book

Lots of action and interaction between warring vampires, humans and crazy vampires. You have to figure out who the good ones are and who are bad and then change your mind again. Definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat. Looking forward to the next one.
Gotherella BioVenom
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked this. It has a bit of a unique take on the idea of vampire hunters and a twist on the whole soul mates idea as well.
So glad I picked this up at Book Expo :)
Melissa Burcham
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

This book was WONDERFUL! Love vampires? This book is a MUST read!!!

The year is 2322 and the world as we know it is gone. This story is about Esmore. Esmore is a vampire hunter. She is given the position of token huntress early in her life because of her hunting skills. Esmore goes on raids to take down vampires and rescue humans. Humans are then transported to a human camp where they live protected by hunters. Babies are born either hunter
Alice Smith
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
With its amazing new take on vampires this book was so good I could not put it down.

Esmore is a Token Huntress a leader of her team in the hunters guild that saves humans from the vampires and is trying to make whats left of the world a better place from the vampire council. We meet Esmore shortly after her 18 birthday were tragically on that day she was led to believe her mother was killed. After a failed mission and when her best friend suddenly get a "vision" she is unknowingly led down the
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An Awesome Dystopian/Paranormal Read
I loved this book! Kia Carrington-Russell has taken two of my favorite genres and made a fantastic read. This story takes place in the future. The world is in a state of wreck and ruin. Vampires are taking over and the only thing standing in their way is our main character and tough, strong, outspoken warrior Esmore, she is a token huntress, a leader. What her and her team of hunters do is seek out and bring in humans, while taking out any vampire threats. The
Simon Okill
Token Huntress By Kia Carrington-Russell is a kick-ass no holds barred voracious vampire novel full of sex and violent seduction. The opening chapter blew me away with such a new twist to vampire novels. This is not Blade this is so way better.
Humanity destroyed itself in a nuclear war. A few hundred years later the ragged remnants are dominated by two warring factions of superiority - vampires and hunters. They hold dominion over the only source of food left on our now dark almost sunless plane
Geneva Handleman
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Awesome book! Characters are well written and action is fast moving. The story keeps you turning pages as our heroine discovers so many things she never knew in such a short time. Esmore is an awesome heroine, Chase is adorable and dear Whitney ... Well, I will let you discover her for yourself.

A bit of hot action - after all it is a vampire romance- but it doesn't take up an excessive amount of the story. Read for yourself before allowing young adults to read, decide if its too much on your own
Sandy Chapman
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book has been on my TBR list for a couple of months and after seeing it's many nominations and wins for so many different categories on Facebook I was even more curious to read it. At first I had a hard time getting in to it but stuck with it, after the rave reviews I wanted to at least give it a chance.
Before I even realized it, it had reached out and grabbed me. The world building was great and believable. Loved the characters but would have liked to see Esmore's love interest Chance dev
Lynn Thinking out loud
This book is awesome!!!
I have never read a book like this before. I've read apocalyptic and vampire genre but never together. What a refreshing change. Kia has just made herself a new fan.
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Lynda Stevens
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an exciting and engrossing read!
The novel is set about two or three centuries into a post-apocalyptic future where the sun is dimmed by the pollution in the atmosphere from a future world war.

Vampires now reign the land, preying on or harvesting the humans that are left. Some vampires have devolved into creatures devoid of any mind other than the instinct to kill.

Esmore belongs to a special class of mutated humans, bred for superior physical strength and paranormal talents known as the
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r, all-2016-reads
The world faced ruin centuries ago; A suspenseful story set in the year 2.341. The world is full of chaotic Vampires who live in the polluted shadows. A new society has taken over the human race, with Human numbers dwindling and Vampires hunting them. The supernatural hunters, hunt the Vampires, in their bid to rid the world of the vampire race. Esmore an 18 - year - old Token Huntress, given her title for the fearless leader she has become. Determined with her goal to rid the dying world of Vam ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

I have to admit that the beginning of Token Huntress was a bit drawn out, but I can't say it was at all boring. There is a lot of action going on with our main heroine, Esmore. Not to mention, that we are FAR into the future in this book, which was kind of neat to read about considering the way the world is that the author created in this unique story. Esmore is one of many guardians that protect the humans that are left after vampires more or less, take over th
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So many characters and so many places to get lost. I love the main concept of this book and the token huntress definition. Delivery needs some polish. some glaring grammatical and spelling errors that should be easy to correct. the prologue needs serious work, it was hard to want to press on after reading more than 10 new names with zero description of what they looked like and what the setting was in a few short par
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Kia grew up in the Darling Downs Region in Queensland, Australia. Graduating High School, she pursued a career in freelance journalism. In 2014, having always had a passion for writing fiction, she decided to follow her dream of becoming an accomplished author.

Now living in Edinburgh, Scotland Kia has a can do attitude, a strong will and the touch of kindness that makes it hard not to fall in lov

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