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Reading is my addiction... I read paranormal romance, urban fantasy, science fiction and fantasy, young adult, romance and historical romance. I am part of the blogging team over at Badass Book Reviews: http://badassbookreviews.com 

The Claimed

The Claimed - Caridad Piñeiro The Claimed by Caridad Pineiro is the second book in her Sin Hunters series. This book focuses on Victoria Johnson, a Light Hunter and Christopher Sombrosa, a Shadow Hunter. The Light Hunters and Shadow Hunters have been at odds for centuries, probably because the Shadow Hunters feed from their Light Hunter cousins.I must admit that this book was confusing at first. So many terms are thrown at the reader: Anaru, Quinchu, Cadres, Equinoxes, etc. I had read The Lost and it still took me a while to remember and understand what was going on. A lot of information is dumped in the first few chapters. Once you get by that, the story flows nicely.The world of the Shadow Hunters and Light Hunters is intriguing. Essentially they are beings of energy but they have been affected by the small pox virus. The Shadow Hunters, since they feed off the energies of other Hunters manifest this virus in their auras. Christopher and his cadre of Shadow Hunters do not suffer from the pox as they have found an alternate way to feed off the energies of the earth. Christopher’s father Alex wants no part of these new ways. He is power hungry and seeks out the Quinchu (leader) of the Light Hunters.Victoria the Light Hunter leader is nearing her Equinox (sexual maturity). She was to mate with Adam Bruno (The Lost) but he found someone on his own. Victoria is attracted to the handsome Christopher but she is unaware that he is a Shadow Hunter. He too, is unaware of her Light Hunter status. Victoria’s personal guard Rafael is not too pleased that she is attracted to Christopher and wants to do anything that would separate the two. He turns to Christopher’s ex-fiancée Maya for help. I enjoyed this love story. It was beautifully done. The relationship built up slowly as Victoria and Christopher learned about each other. The love scenes were well done and I loved the descriptions of how their auras blended. The battle scenes were exciting and I was at the edge of my seat throughout. A few little niggling things did bother me. I understand that these are not human characters, so a coupling during an Equinox would result in a pregnancy. It was just a little quick for me. I would have liked to see these characters having some peaceful time together. The ending was a little abrupt.I’ll be looking for the next book in the series. Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for a review copy of this book.Review posted on Badass Book Reviews.