In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted…
Bold, reckless Nina Markov ...more
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Here lies Chelsea, dead from a book slump brought on by The Huntress, because for once the hype lived up to my expectations and the book's execution. I'm not an avid reader of historical fiction, and in the past year I decided that I was taking ...more
This was going to be a 4+ star read until the ending, wow that bumped it up to 5+ stars!!! The authors notes at the end of the book are just as interesting to read as the book. Knowing that much of the book is based on actual events and real people made the book come alive for me that much more.
From the blurb you know that there is a team that is still hunting Nazi war criminals even after the Nuremberg trials. We are now in the late 1940’s and it’s gettin ...more
This was really great: a WWII tale about a trio of Nazi hunters (an aspiring American photographer, a Jewish interpreter, an English former war correspondent and one of the famed female Russian bomber pilots known as the Night Witches) who embark on a perilous hunt to bring a dangerous Nazi known as "the Huntress" to justice. Oh, and it also features a canonically bisexual MC who is shown in a relati ...more
Ian, Tony, and Nina join forces to track the Huntress. Nina was a Russian Bomber Pilot. The Huntress was a Nazi War criminal. In the aftermath of the war Hunter becomes the hunted.
Nina gambled everything to join the Night Witches, which is an all female night bomber regiment wrecking havoc on Hitler's eastern front. But when she is thrown across the path of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the huntress, Nina must use all her wits to survive.
Jordan McBride is seventeen yea ...more
This novel revolves around a Russian female bomber pilot and a British war reporter who work together as Nazi hunters. Their main goal is to track down “The Huntress” a notorious Nazi war criminal who is said to have taken on a new identity living in the USA.
I am the outlier with my feelings on this novel. I had the same disappointment happen with the author’s previous book, The Alice Network. My biggest issue was the characters - they lacked au ...more
Nina Markova. Wait until you meet her. She is born in Soviet Russia, and she’s fearless. When World War II is looming and about to knock on her front door, she joins the Night Witches, a group of all-female bombers.
Nina is shot down behind enemy lines and crosses paths with the Huntress, a Nazi with the worst reputation for murder you can possibly imagine.
Ian Graham. He’s a British war correspondent present from Omaha ...more
What I liked:
All the parts that pertain to Nina, she was by far my favorite character.
Reading about the Russian women and their piloting adventures.
The amount of research that went into this book, which is detailed in the authors note.
Also appreciate said note, telling the reader was was factual and what was not.
What I had difficulties with.
The present day story, Jordan and he ...more
The bomber pilot is Nina Markova , she teams up with Ian who is a journalist who is out to catch a Nazi war criminal, known as "the Huntess". He has personal reasons for wanting to bring her to justice.
Jordan is a seventeen year old living in Boston, who gets entangled ...more
Kate Quinn knows how to do historical fiction. The Alice Network was one of my favorite reads of 2018. And this book matches it. Five big stars!
I want a book that explores unknown areas of history. Here, it is the Nazi hunters, those that track down the villains of WWII. In this case, the hunted was once known as The Huntress. She was the mistress of an SS officer who took her own delight in killing Jewish women and children. She’s tracked by a former newspaper correspondent and a female Russian ...more
The Huntress is a suspenseful, exciting, compelling vividly written story that explores justice with a hint of romance to warm your heart. The hunter becomes the hunted in this.
Kate Quinn does a fantastic job here weaving three storylines together and throughout the story, my favorite changed as I read each one. A trio of Nazi hunters are on a search to captu ...more
This book takes place in the early 1950s with some flashbacks to WWII. The war is over but everyone knows that there are still former Nazis hiding all over the world. Ian, a British war reporter and his fr ...more
Synopsis: Ian Graham used to be a British war correspondent. But after 15 years of writing, he needed to “do” rather than tell; so he started an independent business hunting Nazi leaders and bringing them to justice. His most elusive target remains. She’s known as the Huntress. And he has a personal vendetta against her.
Then you have Nina who, unfortunately, witnessed the Huntress’ lethal crimes. She barely survive ...more
My all time favorites are Nina Markova curses like a sailor, flies like a bird in the air, powerful, vivid, feverish, fearless pilot. She is a great portrait of a night witch hunter!
And Jordan, young but so smart, talented photographer,50’s version ...more
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Have you ever picked up a book and known before even cracking it open that you’re going to love it? That at some point, you’re going to fall through the pages of the text and be lost in the imagination of truly gifted storyteller? That’s how I feel every time I acquire a novel by Kate Quinn and The Huntress was no exception.
Be it the functional operation of a camera, ...more
Me: Oh my goodness! I just read the most wonderful book!
Friend: Would I want to read it?
Me: Yes! Read it! A long time fan of Kate Quinn, all of her books are worth your time. Emperors of Rome, the Borgias, World Wars, not to mention some great collaborations with other historical fiction writers- she's great at it all!
Friend(eyebrows raised) : What's it about?
Me: This one is narrated by a Russian bomber pilot who was part of the female regiment coined by the enemy ...more
Kate Quinn has such a remarkable gift when it comes to creating seriously captivating characters. It's been almost a week since I finished reading and I keep finding myself thinking about Nina, a ruthless, Nazi-killing hellcat who probably really needs a hug. I love Nina to death, and her adoration for real-life Night Witch Marina ...more
But there is one criminal who remains elusive, a Nazi mu ...more
I have seen many rave reviews for this one, so I was truly hoping to like it. I'll be honest -- I loved it! This one is a compelling, sweeping, and engaging historical fiction tale. There are several characters and timelines in this one and I liked all of them.
We have Ian and Tony who are tracking down Nazis and war criminals after WWII and the Nuremberg trials. This time, they are on a quest to find the Huntress and they are following up on every ...more
Nina Markova was a female bomber pilot in World War II. Badass, reckless, and a little crazy, Nina was a member of an infamous regiment called the Night Witches, which comprised solely of women fighter pilots. But when Nina crosses paths with a Naz ...more
The Huntress by Kate Quinn is the book I thought The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff would be. (See review here) Having only read The Alice Network by Kate Quinn before I didn't have much to go on. I was hopeful my reading experience would be similar because I loved that one!
Thankfully, The Huntress was FANTASTIC. The story is told from three different perspectives, but I was never bored or wished to "get back to" another character. Jordan (a 17 year old girl in postwar Bo ...more
Based on my personal reading experience, this book feels sooo long and I’m having a very difficult time remaining invested in any of these storylines. I might pick it back up at another time but sadly it’s a DNF for now. Please note I’m in the minority here. If you’re interested in this book, check it out and I look forward to reading your thoughts!