After the entertaining, but somewhat lacking 'Bloodring', Hunter shows promise in this more exciting, if still somewhat unfocused sequel. The story picks up shortly after the end of 'Bloodring' and brings back all the familiar characters from the first book. The book is intriguing, interesting and urges you to read on, although how much of this is due to the readers own determination to make sense of the occasionally patchy storyline rather then the writing ability of Hunter herself is debateable.
In Seraphs, Hunter is guilty of the same setbacks as in her debut. She tends to pick up her supporting characters when necessary and disregard them as soon as the plot has no immediate use for them. This is often frustrating and can be seen especially through her use of Lucas, who, in Bloodring we heard a lot about but never actually had the chance to get to know or interact with. He is introduced early in Seraphs and promises a charming, enigmatic and mysterious character. However, as soon as his initial intrigue is established he is disregarded for the entirity of the book bar one instance. Like the various other supporting characters, they come and go when it suits the writer's style rather then with the fluidity of the story itself.
Hunter's other fault lies in her final chapters. Intended to be gripping fight scenes, they tend to turn into long, drawn out battles that last for 3 or 4 chapters and end up boring the reader rather then pleasuring. Hunter again loses sight of supporting characters and ends up focusing entirely on Thorn, leaving the reader guessing the fate of the other characters.
However, the introduction of new, rather creative enemies and a more involving storyline means that 'Seraphs' is already a step better than 'Bloodring'. More questions and possibilities arise out of the strange happenings at Mineral City and the plot becomes deeper and more interesting. There is much promise for the third installment and Hopefully Hunter will not dissappoint.