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Hunt the Moon

(Cassandra Palmer #5)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  17,057 ratings  ·  709 reviews
Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you'd think would buy a girl a little time off. But when your job is being Pythia - the world's chief clairvoyant - you don't get a lot of R&R. Cassie is busier than ever, discovering her power, figuring out her complicated relationship with enigmatic and sexy vampire Mircea, and preparing for her upcoming coronation.

But some
Paperback, 419 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Signet Select (first published May 25th 2011)
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Lea Bookjoy Two more books have been published but we still don't know who she's going to choose ... but I TOTALLY agree with you =D Soooo team Pritkin <3…moreTwo more books have been published but we still don't know who she's going to choose ... but I TOTALLY agree with you =D Soooo team Pritkin <3(less)
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Helen 2.0
Best in the series so far! It's saucy, shocking, and then there's that added little bonus of PRITKIN PRITKIN PRITKIN PRITKIN PRITKIN IS MY LIFE PRITKIN PRITKIN PRITKIN PRITKIN.

Relationships are redefined in the fifth installment of the Cassie Palmer series. Cassie's standing in relation to Mircea, Marco, her mother, my life (aka Pritkin), and others change radically and became a lot more interesting this time around.

Cassie's life continues to be a fuck-up of epic proportions, and it s
Melannie :)

cover is beautiful!

but what do they mean 'figuring out her relationship with Mircea'?!?!

Pritkin should be the one she chooses!
he's WAAAAAAAAAY better than Mircea!



Post-reading thoughts:


March 2018

I just went through a serious binge read and I am finding myself totally compelled. Despite the fact that I hadn't cracked these books open in seven year
Aug 24, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Hello, Dulceata. Look at the mage, now back to me, now back at the mage, now back to me. Sadly, he isn't me. But if he starts treating you like you're only a prized possession without a brain and telling you "Let the grownups talk business and don't you worry your pretty blonde head" he could act like he's me.

What? You were about to object?! Then look down (no, it's not a baby seal, it's all me), back up, where are you? You're in the past in a hotel with the master vamp that can sell you sand in
May 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Hunt the Moon is probably one of the strongest entries in the Cassie Palmer series yet. There was a lot of action (as per usual) however it seemed less confusing and easier to follow. Mircea was his usual sexy, powerful self, but can I just say.....PRITKIN!!!!!!!! ::sigh:: We learn so much about the enigmatic war mage and there's a scene that just about boiled my skin off. Yeah. I'm a happy (and slightly frustrated) girl today. The ending was great and the set up for the next book has me eagerly ...more
Mar 20, 2012 rated it liked it

I read the 4 first books of the series in a row. Then, I reread them in a row again so I had them fresh to read the 5th one. That means that I have them all scrambled in my mind right now which is why I can’t review each of them separately. This is more a general opinion of the combination of the 5.

This series have many elements that make it an entertaining and interesting read. It has compelling plots, action, miseries to solve, enemies, romantic tension, magic, friendship, humor,
Jen Davis
May 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Let me start out by telling you the absolute worst thing about this book: the fact that it's over. I'm finished with the damn thing and I don't know how I am going to be able to wait to find out what will happen next.

The story begins with Cassie awaiting her coronation as Pythia. Mircea has her under constant guard; Pritkin is inundating her with self-defense training. Obviously, they're taking the threat of an attack very seriously. And they're right. A mysterious force targets Cassie in an ass
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
This one is my favorite so far, that's for sure. And if I had to describe it with just one sentence it would be Cassie's words:

It looks like caution is kaput for this round

As usual there were a lot, like really a lot going on but I'll highlight my favorite moments. First of all, Cassie's mom was one badass chick. The way she used her powers was WOW! Damn that's a tough act to follow.

Then there was a date with Mircea. I can't get enough of that man, seriously. Whatever his faults, and there a
The Flooze

Worth waiting for!

Returning to Cassie Palmer’s whirlwind life was fantastic. There were a few problems here and there, mostly centering on slight continuity errors within the text and a recurring gag of “Who’s on first?”-type conversations that got a little old. But those paled in comparison to the non-stop action, the thrilling confusion, the tantalizingly sexy scenes, and most of all the Answers.

Because, yes, folks, we get some Answers. Not to everything, of course, but Chance provides
Angela James
I just can't bring myself to rate this book, because while I enjoyed the story quite a bit and read it quickly from start to finish, I'm going to give you fair warning...this is another book with a cliffhanger ending. And if anyone has followed my reviews for any period of time, you already know I'm not a fan of cliffhangers. From an author whose last release in this series will have been over 2 years ago by the time this book releases? I think it's extremely disturbing to get a book that ends w ...more
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief i'm not actually mad!
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i was really disappointed when i finished reading hunt the moon cause i wanted to keep reading, lol.
it was a great read! we got alot more of pritkin & mircea, can i just say... OMG PRITKIN he is so scrumptious, i know mircea is suppose to be the sexy one and he loves cassie but pritkin will win it the end, you just wait and see ;-).
pritkin opened up more to cassie, which was lovely!! and cassie's now accepted the power as her's, we got to meet her parents.... kinda. oh and sh
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
The best parts of this book were the Cassie and Mircea going back in time parts. I liked the new villain additions and the ending fight. Definitely got annoyed with Mircea and the Senate's decision about the coronation, but Cassie is so inept and TSTL, she's likely to die any moment. I'm still highly annoyed about this love triangle shit the author keeps trying to peddle. Stop, just stop it. No one wants a love triangle, ever. ...more
Dec 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Roughly two years ago, CURSE THE DAWN was released. After such a long and tortured period of living in limbo, the fifth installment to the Cassie Palmer series has finally reached the public. And oh what a wait it was.

In a way, the hiatus was a good thing. Why? I remember when I read the first four books in this series, I was engaged, but not 100% with the writing and characters (this, mind you, was all before I embraced my book addiction; it was when I actually worried about running out of boo
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
Nov 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
It was sexy.

"People can see through the windows," I protested, as the soaked silk was unzipped and my bra unhooked, all in one smooth motion.
"But . . . I'm hungry."
"So am I," he growled, and pulled off my dress.

It was funny.

Three vamps stood in the kitchen doorway, staring at me. They looked a little shell-shocked, and a glance at the stainless side of the fridge told me why. I was naked and bloody, with tufts of half-dried hair sticking up everywhere and a chicken leg distorting one s
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Hunt the Moon ended up the best of the series by far. I LOVED this book.

There’s plenty of time with Mircea, at the beginning especially, and these scenes were awesome. Some hotness, some interesting dialogue exchange and humorous moments. More is revealed about their bond. I find it so strange he hasn’t mentioned to her yet about having a daughter. There’s a whole other series out there about him and his daughter so this isn’t a secret or spoiler. We learn some more of his backstory. The other
Aug 19, 2010 rated it liked it

3,5 stars
Hunt the Moon is the fifth in the Cassie Palmer series by Karen Chance and boy, was it a long wait or what? Anticipations and excitement were running high and I couldn't wait to start reading the book and immerse myself in Chance's elaborate world with attention to detail, neck breaking action and rich characters.

Maybe it was the high expectations but I couldn't help being a bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong: it's a well written story in typical Chance pace, prose and humor. But it
Sep 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
After 2 years (has it really been that long?!) Karen Chance is back with a new Cassie Palmer book! Woot!

Now, for the record, although I still enjoyed it, I wasn't a huge fan of the last installment, it was definitely my least fave in the series to date. However, I feel like this new installment was MUCH improved over he last, better dialogue, moving forward in plot, enough page-time with the love interest (and emerging love triangle, hmm?), and some personal plot tension that gets resolved in a
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
So excited to read this!!! *girly scream*

Update: Finished!!!

Ohmy...that book was spectacular! It amazes me that these books just keep getting better and better. This is by far the best one in the series and does not disappoint. I'm actually getting a little depressed now that I finished the book, I wish it was never-ending.

So the main storyline in this book is about someone trying to kill Cassie's mother, which would prevent her from being born and being gifted with the Pythia power. Apollo may
Aug 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. Lots of questions were answered, and new developments provide fodder for lots of plot directions.
There was tons of time with Pritkin, along with Cassie's vamp bodyguard Marco. They all seem to be getting quite chummy...
When Cassie is on the phone with Pritkin, Marco asks if the mage is coming over. Pritkin says yes (he can hear very well). So Marco says "bring beer, were almost out". And Pritkin shows up shortly with cold beer.
Mircea has his special date with Cassie, which leads to
Enjoyed this installment of the Cassandra Palmer series but, as with all the other books in this series, some of the scenes ran entirely too long--way too much detail. Usually that sort of thing doesn't bother me but Hunt the Moon kept me in anticipation way longer then I could handle. Plus, I'm not a huge fan of Mircea, especially how he handles himself in this book. So I gave myself permission to do something I never do (and I really mean never). That's right, I totally skipped entire paragrap ...more
is mee... kissa
Sep 07, 2010 rated it liked it
pretty good. it's always kind of hard for me to keep track of what's happing in this series, and this one was no different to me. all i really want to comment on is Pritkin. ah Pritkin. We find out quite a lot about this guy in this novel. He is freaking awesome. I've known that for a while now, but it's been particularly highlighted in book 5 of the Palmer series for me. The ending! grrr. i'd want the next book just because of that ending alone. (view spoiler) ...more
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
In Hunt the Moon Cassie is fighting for her life almost top to bottom. Multiple Gods want her dead and that makes the men around her very cranky. Mircea tries too hard to protect her; Pritkin risks too much. Poor Marco is always left to clean up the mess and take the blame. And Jonas gets...weirder.

But Cassie just gets stronger. No matter what is thrown at her she keeps fighting. She’s getting better at controlling the Pythian power and reacting under pressure.

We meet some new vamps in this bo
Sep 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Finishing this book signifies that I am caught up on the series. My feelings as of right now are optimisitc, as I (finally) liked the ending and am hopeful as to the turn in the story. I am still sick of Mircea. His character never changes and does/says the same things over and over. Cassie may not always be the brightest crayon in the box but I still like her. Pritkin, who began as one of my least favorites of the series, is now my favorite character.

I must make a note though of Chance's loose
Jackie (Literary Escapism)
Oh yeah...just finished HUNT THE MOON and I so can't wait for the Hel Cassie is going to bring in book six. *grin* ...more
Bell Curran
My cup runneth over. This whole series is staggeringly good. Hunt the Moon is just as action packed, emotionally compelling, and densely imaginative as the earlier books in the series. It develops our understanding of both Mircea and Pritkin, giving them both about equal time (and you know I think I'm starting to develop a crush on Marco, too). Cassie is just as fearless and crazy and adorable as ever, and the possession scene that starts the book is laugh-out-loud hilarious. It also has some go ...more
Noodle The Naughty Night Owl
Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-reads
I've just reread this book after completing the entire series again in one hit, and I recommend to any Karen Chance fan to do just that. I picked up so much more from the series than I had done in the past, reading one book then the next with large breaks between. By submersing myself in Cassie's world and reading them altogether in quick succession, this series went from awesome to outstanding and beyond.

I won't go into too much detail again, my first review pretty much sums it up for me but I
Dec 13, 2010 rated it liked it
From of a mircea fan point of view , the book was sucked. and it was full of action. maybe it's a good thing but it f.cked up my brain.I mentally exhausted =) Dorina basarab series is better than this. I want read more dorina books ! =)
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Gator Girl Eaton
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
(Review for me)
So I didn't really see the love triangle between Mircea, Cassie and Pritkin until this book.
I don't know where K.Chance will go with this because I think she's created two 'suitors' who Cassie could end up with. Though with what Pritkin is, I think he might have a better understanding of how Cassie doesn't want to be a 'prisoner' to anyone or anything.

Very interesting reveal about Cassie's parents.

I'm ready for Cassie to get a hold of her powers and work them to her benefit. The k
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2016
More of the same non-stop CHAOTIC action that can sometimes be exhausting after a busy day at work but can also be really fun!

This book started out was insta-love when a particular early scene
had me laughing out loud...the entire crazy scene where she looked like a cavewoman with the new guards.....too much fun!

This was a strong instalment, probably the best yet, with great action at the end. The cliffhanger sets up the next book and unfortunately I see that the next book finishes
Dear God, that was one amazing, psychotic, fast paced, action packed hot mess! And I loved every second of it. Well, to be honest I did not enjoy some “encounters” as much as others, but I guess it was all pretty great, so, win-win either way!
Yeah, I know, not very detailed or eloquent. But all I can think about I how in the hell am I going to survive another seriously long wait after an ending like that?!?
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru

Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you’d think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn’t work that way when your new job description is Pythia—the world’s chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea.

But someone doesn’t want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation
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Karen Chance is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, plus a number of novellas and short stories, all set in the Cassandra Palmer universe. A full-time writer since 2008, she was previously a university history teacher, which comes in handy when writing the time-travel aspect of Cassie’s crazy adventures. She loves Las Vegas, the main setting for her novels, but currently lives in ...more

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“I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." ~Cassandra Palmer”
“Think you can maybe not die for five minutes?"
"I'll try,"I told him seriously.
"You know, if anyone else said that, it would be funny.”
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