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Surviving a few weeks at the world's most lethal boarding school was one thing. But now comes the real test: Can November Adley find her missing father before her enemies find her? Subterfuge is the name of the game in this thrilling sequel to Killing November, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch. After surviving a crash course in espionage Surviving a few weeks at the world's most lethal boarding school was one thing. But now comes the real test: Can November Adley find her missing father before her enemies find her? Subterfuge is the name of the game in this thrilling sequel to Killing November, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch. After surviving a crash course in espionage at the mysterious Academy Absconditi, November has only one purpose: finding her missing father. Along with fellow student (and heartthrob) Ash, November follows the clues that her father left, embarking on the deadliest treasure hunt of her life. The first clue is in her hometown, where old friends beckon and unexpected enemies lurk around every corner. The second clue is in Europe, where revelations about her family's history will plunge her into an international web of deception, lies, and intrigue. The third clue is deep in enemy territory, surrounded by the most skilled assassins and master strategists, and where everyone wants her and her father dead. Can one girl with limited training infiltrate a centuries-old organization that is powerful enough to topple empires? November only knows that she'll do whatever it takes to save her father . . . or die trying.


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Surviving a few weeks at the world's most lethal boarding school was one thing. But now comes the real test: Can November Adley find her missing father before her enemies find her? Subterfuge is the name of the game in this thrilling sequel to Killing November, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch. After surviving a crash course in espionage Surviving a few weeks at the world's most lethal boarding school was one thing. But now comes the real test: Can November Adley find her missing father before her enemies find her? Subterfuge is the name of the game in this thrilling sequel to Killing November, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch. After surviving a crash course in espionage at the mysterious Academy Absconditi, November has only one purpose: finding her missing father. Along with fellow student (and heartthrob) Ash, November follows the clues that her father left, embarking on the deadliest treasure hunt of her life. The first clue is in her hometown, where old friends beckon and unexpected enemies lurk around every corner. The second clue is in Europe, where revelations about her family's history will plunge her into an international web of deception, lies, and intrigue. The third clue is deep in enemy territory, surrounded by the most skilled assassins and master strategists, and where everyone wants her and her father dead. Can one girl with limited training infiltrate a centuries-old organization that is powerful enough to topple empires? November only knows that she'll do whatever it takes to save her father . . . or die trying.

30 review for Hunting November

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    Welcome to the next chapter for November’s killing, heart pounding, brand new journey! This is action packed, thrilling, mostly interesting sequel, starting from November’s hometown continues in Europe and finalizes at the lion’s den: fighting against brutal and the most powerful, skilled assassins, manipulative evil genius strategists. It’s all about finding the missing father before their enemies get him and learning the ugly truth about her family history. The second installment turned into Mi Welcome to the next chapter for November’s killing, heart pounding, brand new journey! This is action packed, thrilling, mostly interesting sequel, starting from November’s hometown continues in Europe and finalizes at the lion’s den: fighting against brutal and the most powerful, skilled assassins, manipulative evil genius strategists. It’s all about finding the missing father before their enemies get him and learning the ugly truth about her family history. The second installment turned into Mission Impossible waltz with Bourne Identity series with a little Kingsman series vibes without charm of Taron Egerton (nothing could be juicy and intriguing with this Scorpio actor’s sizzling charm!) Action packed parts were moving and gripping but I slowly start to lose my interest, especially the romantic involvement between November and Ash was the weakest element of the book in my opinion. At the first book: I got intrigued with Hogswart meets House Night vibes that Academy Absconditi presented us and of course it was fun to read November’s discovering her qualifications and her secret family mystery. But I think second book mostly lost its charm and the sacred secrets November gotta find out were not crucially captivating enough to drag me down from my comfort zone and bedazzle my mind with its enchantment. It’s still fast, riveting, entertaining reading even though I didn’t like most of the characters and I lost my interest about the plot. It’s still promising and good read for genre’s fans but I thought the first book was only a warming up tour for our real crazy train ride journey and when I start the heart throbbing journey, I realized I didn’t get satisfied enough about the cause and motivation of the characters. I’m giving 3.25 stars. The author is still talented and she still knows how to pick the interest of the readers but I think I expected more about the story’s progression and I didn’t like this book as much as I liked the first installment. So many thanks to NetGalley and Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers for sharing this action packed and interesting ARC in exchange my honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sian

    I will write a review tomorrow because it’s 1am but this was really great.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Mather

    I am thoroughly enjoying reading the various iterations of this book. If you enjoyed “Killing November,” you will absolutely adore this sequel. It’s that good.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach

    Honestly, I'm a little disappointed with the follow up to Killing November. I really loved that book, and this one was just OK for me. I kept putting it down and picking something up, so much so, that it took me 2 weeks to finish it, which is really unlike me. I think that the fact I read Killing November over a year ago (and had a hard time remembering a lot) definitely impacted how I felt about it. I still like Adriana Mather's writing and stories, and will still read whatever she writes, but th Honestly, I'm a little disappointed with the follow up to Killing November. I really loved that book, and this one was just OK for me. I kept putting it down and picking something up, so much so, that it took me 2 weeks to finish it, which is really unlike me. I think that the fact I read Killing November over a year ago (and had a hard time remembering a lot) definitely impacted how I felt about it. I still like Adriana Mather's writing and stories, and will still read whatever she writes, but this one was a bit of a disappointment.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alaina

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I honestly feel like I don't know what day, month, or year it is right now. Hunting November was so hard for me to get through. Everything felt like it was dragging and when something exciting did happen - I just didn't care. I'm honestly really disappointed in this one and I feel like it got hit repeatedly by the second book syndrome stick. Ugh, I was so excited for this book because I fell in love with the first one.. but I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I honestly feel like I don't know what day, month, or year it is right now. Hunting November was so hard for me to get through. Everything felt like it was dragging and when something exciting did happen - I just didn't care. I'm honestly really disappointed in this one and I feel like it got hit repeatedly by the second book syndrome stick. Ugh, I was so excited for this book because I fell in love with the first one.. but I should've known better. The adventure, action, and everything else that happened throughout this book was interesting enough to keep me chugging along through the chapters. Yet, I just wasn't that invested into anything that was actually happening anymore. I really just wanted to skim through the entire book and call it a day - but I didn't. Still wanted to though. In the end, it was an okay book that I wish didn't bore me the way that it did.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Samantha (WLABB)

    Rating: 4.5 Stars November scarcely survived the Academy, but now she must embark on a mission to find her father. Will November find him in time, or will they both meet their end? Killing November was a rock solid hit for me, and I couldn't wait to get back into this world. The sequel was just as jam packed with rapid fire action as its predecessor, but it also took me deeper into the world of the Strategia. I had previously learned a bit about these families, but now I found myself fully immerse Rating: 4.5 Stars November scarcely survived the Academy, but now she must embark on a mission to find her father. Will November find him in time, or will they both meet their end? Killing November was a rock solid hit for me, and I couldn't wait to get back into this world. The sequel was just as jam packed with rapid fire action as its predecessor, but it also took me deeper into the world of the Strategia. I had previously learned a bit about these families, but now I found myself fully immersed in their world. As the plot thickened, November found herself taking a deep dive into it all, and I became more and more engrossed by the ways of the Strategia. I devoured every morsel of information Mather fed me about them, and loved trying to put it all together. In the last book, I saw November honing her skills. Here, I watched as she used her skills to accomplish an important mission. It was interesting seeing her and her companions in a "real" world setting, which was filled with many close calls and heart pounding moments. Speaking of her companions, I was pleasantly surprised by some of the developments with respect to November's allies. Some were very unexpected, while others stepped up in big ways. It was fantastic seeing them all come together to fight for a common cause. There were some really HUGE reveals towards the end, and even an actual gasp worthy moment. Seriously, I gasped aloud as I read this one part. It was fantastic! Sequels are always hard to review, because you never want to reveal too much. What I will say is that I loved getting to know November and the rest of the families on a different level, and this book kept me captivated from beginning to end. I am sort of sad this series turned out to only be a duet, because I feel like November has more stories to tell, but I am extremely happy with the ending Mather gave her. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

  7. 5 out of 5

    Katherine Paschal

    **For more reviews visit me at https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/ ** I liked how in the first book, Killing November, November is learning about the world of assassins, secrets, and the skills she needs to survive while dodging the attacks of her classmates. In the second book, Hunting November, she is out in said scary world using those learned skills to hopefully survive the real world of assassins and plots. I don't remember if this happened in the first book as much, but in almost every si **For more reviews visit me at https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/ ** I liked how in the first book, Killing November, November is learning about the world of assassins, secrets, and the skills she needs to survive while dodging the attacks of her classmates. In the second book, Hunting November, she is out in said scary world using those learned skills to hopefully survive the real world of assassins and plots. I don't remember if this happened in the first book as much, but in almost every situation, November has a flashback of one of her parents teaching her a deadly life skill but making is seem it was a game or fun task instead of the important lesson it really was, showing she was not so out of touch with this dangerous world as she first thought she was. I love the concept that she spent her whole life training for this secret world without even knowing it- she was way more prepared for the Strategia than she knew! Honestly, this book was like the coolest, most dangerous scavenger hunt ever, where one clue might lead to a dead end, one to the real treasure (a missing father), with enemies all over and tons of hidden agendas. The pacing was fast and the danger was high, keeping me engaged and invested right up to the end. I loved Ash and his Strategia common sense, the perfect balance to keep November and her high emotions in line when she wanted to rush into almost all situations. One thing missing from her upbringing was the ability to disconnect from her emotions that all the other Strategia seem to have. I will say that there was one very hysterical scene having to do with flippers, whiskey and romance that made the book for me regardless of all the other great factors.  The ending felt very much like everything wrapped up and I am very satisfied with it, but if there ever happened to be a third book I would so be there for it. This series is the perfect read for people who like high intensity danger situations with high stress levels, world traveling, dark academies to train teens to be the ultimate spies, and an unexpected romance that included all the feels. Hunting November was just as good as it's first book, I would not change a single thing about this series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Krysti

    A thrill-ride of a YA novel. This series is like Mission Impossible meets Hogwarts, and book two was an absolute edge-of-your-seat, action-packed, adventure. If you love assassins and boarding school novels, then this is definitely one series you don't want to miss!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Nicholas Luciano

    Oh my word....I just finished and honestly can’t stop my head from spinning. This book wasn’t just good, my heart is still racing, the suspense was INTENSE! For 3/4 of the book, I literally had my heart in my throat, at the edge of my seat, praying that these literary friends of mine were going to figure out how to get themselves out of one mess after the other. This book was a roller coaster of feeling. Adriana’s writing had me anxious the entire book and then, BAM! My very favorite Aarya comes Oh my word....I just finished and honestly can’t stop my head from spinning. This book wasn’t just good, my heart is still racing, the suspense was INTENSE! For 3/4 of the book, I literally had my heart in my throat, at the edge of my seat, praying that these literary friends of mine were going to figure out how to get themselves out of one mess after the other. This book was a roller coaster of feeling. Adriana’s writing had me anxious the entire book and then, BAM! My very favorite Aarya comes on scene with her dry humor zingers and I can’t stop laughing LOL I cried through this book, laughed at Arya’s dry wit and at Nova’s adorable goofy humor, screamed at the characters as if they could hear me..... honestly, this was just such a good GOOD read that I know I will be recommending it to people left and right. The characters are well written and the story line will keep you at the edge of your seat, with just a splash of romance thrown in that keeps you rooting for the leads! Well done, Adriana! I can’t wait for whatever new adventure you have cooking up in your brain!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Ward

    4.5 Stars 'Hunting November' is the second book in a thrilling young adult series that readers are sure to love. After reading and loving the first book, I had pretty high expectations and hopes going into this one. I'm happy to report that I wasn't disappointed in the least. Everything that I loved about the first installment carried over into this book. November was an awesome main character. She's realistic and I easily identified with her right from the beginning of the first book, so when I 4.5 Stars 'Hunting November' is the second book in a thrilling young adult series that readers are sure to love. After reading and loving the first book, I had pretty high expectations and hopes going into this one. I'm happy to report that I wasn't disappointed in the least. Everything that I loved about the first installment carried over into this book. November was an awesome main character. She's realistic and I easily identified with her right from the beginning of the first book, so when I read this one, it felt like I was meeting up with an old friend. She continues to be smart, strong, determined, and generally badass. She has her flaws like everyone else and we get to see both sides of her, which made her feel all the more realistic. I loved getting to know her even better in this book. The plot was intriguing and full of twists and turns, secrets and lies, and lots of thrills. I loved how the story had us solving clues and chasing the answers down all over the world. Figuring out the clues was a lot of fun for me and I loved piecing it all together. Although the plot wasn't wholly original (which is basically true for any book these days), the author put a lot of thought and uniqueness into it to make it stand apart from anything else out there. The last thing I want to talk about is the writing style. It always plays a huge part for me and can make or break a book. The author wrote the story in the first person point of view from November's perspective. The first person is by far my favorite writing style because it allows the reader to have a deeper connection with the narrator. I love that the author chose to tell the story from November's POV because it felt like I was right there alongside her throughout everything that happens and I liked getting to know her character even better than I had before. Overall, this was a fantastic book and a wonderful second installment in a thrilling young adult series. Highly recommended for fans of the genre and readers who enjoy the author's other works. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    Well... that was surprising. And not in a good way. After giving four stars to the first book, I expected to love this one but unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Almost immediately into the book, I wasn't enjoying it. I've been wondering why it was so different in terms of enjoyment and my only theory is that the first book was set in a boarding school. In the first book, we didn't know about the Strategia families and now that I thought about it, I didn't find it all very convincing or belie Well... that was surprising. And not in a good way. After giving four stars to the first book, I expected to love this one but unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Almost immediately into the book, I wasn't enjoying it. I've been wondering why it was so different in terms of enjoyment and my only theory is that the first book was set in a boarding school. In the first book, we didn't know about the Strategia families and now that I thought about it, I didn't find it all very convincing or believable. I'm sad to have to write this especially since I was lucky enough to get an ARC. But I'm not going to lie. I didn't enjoy myself and for 80% of the book, I just wanted to get to the end and be done with it. I didn't care about the possible romance between Ash and November and the whole plot didn't intrigue me all that much. Finding the clues were fun at first but it wasn't enough to keep me interested. (Thank you for letting me read and review an ARC via Netgalley)

  12. 5 out of 5

    Justin Turczak

    Another action packed story. Loved this book so much. Where first book is at the academy this all over and it’s daunting. Im not sure it’s me but trying figure who is good and who isn’t still a challenge but that makes the lure of the story. Plus all the kick butt characters. Very strong but passionate female MC. To ash very awesome side character. Soo if haven’t read any of Adriana’s work should do so. 5/5 stars for me.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jessy♡

    I liked the first book way better. I thought this book was so boring and I could never get over how idiotic November would behave most this book.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Darian

    ‘I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.’ The book picks right up where the last one left off and it immediately hooked me! I have really been looking forward to reading this second installment of the Killing November series and I was not let down. I have been in a horrible book slump recently where I haven’t actually enjoyed anything that I’ve tried to read and as soon as I started this, I could not put it down. It ‘I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.’ The book picks right up where the last one left off and it immediately hooked me! I have really been looking forward to reading this second installment of the Killing November series and I was not let down. I have been in a horrible book slump recently where I haven’t actually enjoyed anything that I’ve tried to read and as soon as I started this, I could not put it down. It is really well-developed, especially for an advanced reader copy. The mystery is done so well I really didn’t know what to expect and it left me guessing until the very end. I actually gasped out loud with surprise at the final reveal. I also really love the relationship building, friendships and romance. The dialogue is amazing. Funny, sarcastic and witty banter is my favorite. The book is also action packed, from the first page to the very last. The action and anticipation of what would happen next left me dreading having to put the book down, but also dreading finishing it. The flashbacks were also used well and helped develop the plot and move the story along. It was so intriguing to see how everything came together at the end of the book. I really hope there are future books about November and her friends because I could read at least 6. Please say yes.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    I enjoyed this series! I really liked the second book even more than the first. Leaving the school and getting to know the characters more was fun, especially when the characters actually start trusting each other. All in all, i think it’s be interesting to see the story continue, but I’m satisfied with the ending too.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ellie

    (Unpopular opinion) but I did not like this at all. I found myself so bored and just annoyed with November; which is disappointing because I really enjoyed the first book. And the ending wasn't enough to make up for the slow beginning 😩 *2.5 stars*

  17. 5 out of 5

    Roaringwave9

    3.5/5 I think that I liked this more than I liked the first one.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Teri

    Killing November was one of my best reads last year - high stakes, untrustworthy characters, a school for assassins.  The year waiting for this sequel was a long one. This book picks up right where the other left off.  November and Ash leave the school in search of her father, who's left complex clues for her in different locations across the country.  Talk about tense situations - death could literally be waiting for them around every corner, and some of the people they come across would just as Killing November was one of my best reads last year - high stakes, untrustworthy characters, a school for assassins.  The year waiting for this sequel was a long one. This book picks up right where the other left off.  November and Ash leave the school in search of her father, who's left complex clues for her in different locations across the country.  Talk about tense situations - death could literally be waiting for them around every corner, and some of the people they come across would just as soon slit their throats rather than speak to them.   Pacing may leave you breathless, and the action is almost nonstop.  But not everything is serious - some lighter, humorous moments are sprinkled throughout the story along with romantic elements.  Twists and surprises abound, and the big reveal near the end left me gaping.  I absolutely didn't see it coming.   This series is incredibly addictive, with ultra-high stakes, a complex plot, and untrustworthy characters that worm their way into your heart.  I get the feeling this is a duology, but I'd sure love another book.  Highly recommended! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Raychael Disney

    Hunting November is all you would want and more in a sequel to a kick ass first book (Killing November)!! Hunting November doesnt skip a beat!! You're immediately consumed in Novembers world as if you were November yourself. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time (with major anxiety at times lol). This book is so unpredictable and right when you have it figured out Adriana Mather surprises you!! Phenomenal isn't a good enough word to use for how amazing this book truly is. It will definite Hunting November is all you would want and more in a sequel to a kick ass first book (Killing November)!! Hunting November doesnt skip a beat!! You're immediately consumed in Novembers world as if you were November yourself. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time (with major anxiety at times lol). This book is so unpredictable and right when you have it figured out Adriana Mather surprises you!! Phenomenal isn't a good enough word to use for how amazing this book truly is. It will definitely have you wanting more. I feel my review does no justice to this fantastic, amazing, perfect, book! If you're on the fence of buying this book; just do it!! Lol you wont regret it!!(:

  20. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    When I read the synopses of Hunting November, I didn't expect to like it. The insular world of the Academy was so appealing in Killing November that I couldn't imagine Hunting November without it. I was wrong. Mather has once again managed to create a world that the reader can inhabit. November has left the Academy with Ash, careening through the UK on a mission to find her father. Along the way she and Ash meet unlikely allies and encounter diabolical enemies. While the naivety and ignorance of When I read the synopses of Hunting November, I didn't expect to like it. The insular world of the Academy was so appealing in Killing November that I couldn't imagine Hunting November without it. I was wrong. Mather has once again managed to create a world that the reader can inhabit. November has left the Academy with Ash, careening through the UK on a mission to find her father. Along the way she and Ash meet unlikely allies and encounter diabolical enemies. While the naivety and ignorance of November is again stretched to its limits as in Killing November, it is not as grating and frustrating in this second effort. Overall an enjoyable read, one that has stayed with me. Mather has an incredible skill with descriptive text, allowing the reader to be so deep into the book that scenes replay like a movie. when remembered. Thank you NetGalley for the ARC!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I fell for this book hard and was immediately reminded why I loved "Killing November" so much. The plot is complex and twisted; the characters are unique, funny, and can't always be trusted; the travel aspects had me yearning for my own European adventure (especially now); and the writing itself is immersive and compelling. The nonstop action throughout this book had me on the edge of my metaphorical seat and my thoughts kept coming back to this book when I was forced to put it down. That being I fell for this book hard and was immediately reminded why I loved "Killing November" so much. The plot is complex and twisted; the characters are unique, funny, and can't always be trusted; the travel aspects had me yearning for my own European adventure (especially now); and the writing itself is immersive and compelling. The nonstop action throughout this book had me on the edge of my metaphorical seat and my thoughts kept coming back to this book when I was forced to put it down. That being said, there were a couple points that I think were rushed and/or under-explained, so I would have liked to learn more about those aspects of the story. I will definitely be looking for more from this author! *I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    Weirdly enough reading this book made me want to up my rating for Killing November. “Hunting November” takes us on an adventure through Europe as November and Ash try to unravel the secrets left behind by her father as they struggle to outmaneuver Jag and see end end to his reign of terror. So what I enjoyed in book 1 was that she was learning everything from poisons, fighting techniques and other skills to make herself a better Strategia and in this one it was less of that and more running arou Weirdly enough reading this book made me want to up my rating for Killing November. “Hunting November” takes us on an adventure through Europe as November and Ash try to unravel the secrets left behind by her father as they struggle to outmaneuver Jag and see end end to his reign of terror. So what I enjoyed in book 1 was that she was learning everything from poisons, fighting techniques and other skills to make herself a better Strategia and in this one it was less of that and more running around on a weird scavenger hunt and I thought it would focus more on the relationship ties between families but it fell back on the usual trope becoming something straight out of Borne Identity. I never felt the chemistry between Ash and November so that stuff I just glossed over waiting for the action to kick in and it’s a shame that the characters and plot lines that were the most interesting were kept on the sidelines and like November I wanted nothing more than to see the original tale of the Lion and the Bear because those two and their story was the only thing that kept me around so long. This isn’t a bad series but it is ultimately one you will forget. **special thanks to the publishers and netgalley for providing an arc in exchange for a fair and honest review**

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sarah ✰

    genius plot twist.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Paige Green

    Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher and netgalley. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: Hunting November Author: Adriana Mather Book Series: Killing November Book 2 Rating: 3.5/5 Publication Date: May 5, 2020 Genre: YA Thriller Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, secret societies, spy stuff, murder) Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Pages: 368 Amazon Link Synopsis: Surviving a few weeks at the world's most lethal boarding school was one thing. But now comes the real test: Can November Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher and netgalley. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: Hunting November Author: Adriana Mather Book Series: Killing November Book 2 Rating: 3.5/5 Publication Date: May 5, 2020 Genre: YA Thriller Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, secret societies, spy stuff, murder) Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Pages: 368 Amazon Link Synopsis: Surviving a few weeks at the world's most lethal boarding school was one thing. But now comes the real test: Can November Adley find her missing father before her enemies find her? Subterfuge is the name of the game in this thrilling sequel to Killing November, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch. After surviving a crash course in espionage at the mysterious Academy Absconditi, November has only one purpose: finding her missing father. Along with fellow student (and heartthrob) Ash, November follows the clues that her father left, embarking on the deadliest treasure hunt of her life. The first clue is in her hometown, where old friends beckon and unexpected enemies lurk around every corner. The second clue is in Europe, where revelations about her family's history will plunge her into an international web of deception, lies, and intrigue. The third clue is deep in enemy territory, surrounded by the most skilled assassins and master strategists, and where everyone wants her and her father dead. Can one girl with limited training infiltrate a centuries-old organization that is powerful enough to topple empires? November only knows that she'll do whatever it takes to save her father . . . or die trying. Review: Overall, this was a good book. It had a lot of action in it and the writing was really well done. The world building was also great and the pacing matched the tone of the book. However, I feel like the book was a bit too tropey for me. It was a bit like Bourne Identity and it had the feel of it, but I just felt like it followed the tropes that a lot of action/thriller/spy books do. The romance also felt force and the characters didn’t feel that developed to me. Verdict: It was good, but not my style.

  25. 5 out of 5

    BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)

    Wow! This sequel was an exciting next step in the November story! I loved this story took us all over the place! I liked the scavenger hunt mixed with Mission Impossible feel that this plot gave the reader! Hunting November picks right up where Killing November stops. All November wants now is to find her father. She sets off with her friends on a scavenger hunt, going from clue to clue. The hunt takes the group from November’s home town to Europe where they bounce around the country in search of Wow! This sequel was an exciting next step in the November story! I loved this story took us all over the place! I liked the scavenger hunt mixed with Mission Impossible feel that this plot gave the reader! Hunting November picks right up where Killing November stops. All November wants now is to find her father. She sets off with her friends on a scavenger hunt, going from clue to clue. The hunt takes the group from November’s home town to Europe where they bounce around the country in search of their next answer. The final clue lands them in enemy territory and is filled with betrayal, secrets, and deceit. The action throughout Hunting November was quite intense, and I LOVED it, but I did miss the overall excitement that came from the first book. I really enjoyed November’s introduction and understanding of her new world in Killing November, and I missed that in book 2. Outside of that, I have no complaints about this addition to the November series. The characters were very likable, but the side characters were so wonderful. Some are funny, some are witty, but overall, they just become these friends that you want to have in real life. I wasn’t super connected in the story’s romance, but I felt like there was so much other stuff going on, I was okay with not being 100% invested in that relationship. To Read or Not To Read: I would recommend Hunting November for readers that like a dark young adult story with a mystery to solve. I would recommend that readers read book 1 in this series, Killing November, before jumping into this book. I think you would find the book much more enjoyable if you read the first book before starting this one. I was provided an advanced reader's copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily. My full review of this book will post to my blog on 4/28/20. All of my reviews can be found at https://shejustlovesbooks.com/all-boo...

  26. 5 out of 5

    Pixie Major

    I was lucky enough to participate in the ARC tour for “Hunting November”. I absolutely loved the first book in this series, “Killing November”. I was really looking forward to reading this. This sequel was a great continuance as it picked up where the last one left off except with a whole new, wild adventure. It was great to have the same characters that we fell in love with in the 1st book come back again but in all new ways. The race against time left me gripping in suspense. There were many t I was lucky enough to participate in the ARC tour for “Hunting November”. I absolutely loved the first book in this series, “Killing November”. I was really looking forward to reading this. This sequel was a great continuance as it picked up where the last one left off except with a whole new, wild adventure. It was great to have the same characters that we fell in love with in the 1st book come back again but in all new ways. The race against time left me gripping in suspense. There were many twists and turns and it certainly left me guessing right up to the end. There were several parts where I felt like I needed to catch my breath. If you loved Killing November, then, Hunting November is a must read! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to the many new adventures Adriana has in store for us.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Greene

    It’s a telltale sign of an amazing book for me when I’m reading for the enjoyment of every step of the story without just trying to “find out what happens.” There is not a dull moment in this book- every single moment was riveting, keeping you on the edge of your seat. Adriana Mather’s descriptions also set the stage to be able to picture everything so well. So atmospheric and a phenomenal sequel to Killing November.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sophia Henry

    This book was even better than the first one and I didn't even think that was possible! It picks up after Adriana's first book in the series, "Killing November", with November and Ash set off to find her father. She has to avoid being murdered, while trying to find the people hunting her father before it's too late. This book has everything I want, action, romance, suspense, mystery, all of it! I don't want to give too much away, but the detail and creativity in her writing makes me feel like I This book was even better than the first one and I didn't even think that was possible! It picks up after Adriana's first book in the series, "Killing November", with November and Ash set off to find her father. She has to avoid being murdered, while trying to find the people hunting her father before it's too late. This book has everything I want, action, romance, suspense, mystery, all of it! I don't want to give too much away, but the detail and creativity in her writing makes me feel like I am really there with the characters! (bar scenes for example) They're amazing! I never know what's going to happen next. This book literally made me LAUGH OUT LOUD and cry because it's that good! I highly recommend "Killing November" and this book "Hunting November". I absolutely fell in love with the character Ash and it's personality. Everything about this book was fantastic! If I could give it 10 stars I would! -Sophia

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sara (A Gingerly Review)

    Not bad but it didn't hold my attention like the first book did.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    I loved every twist thrown into November’s journey in this conclusion. The world of Strategia is so immersive, and navigating it with her is a fun but suspenseful ride. Friends and family come in many types, and November gets to learn this in a very unique and dangerous way.

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