Being a member of the Elite Hunter Command imperils Joy in more ways than one. In their latest clash with Othersiders, the army of monsters nearly wiped them out. Apex City is safe for now. But within the city barriers, Joy must wage a different kind of war. The corrupt and powerful PsiCorps is determined to usurp the Hunters as chief defenders of Apex City and Joy is now squarely in their crosshairs. Unused to playing political games, she has very few people she can truly trust-not even Josh, her first friend in Apex City, who broke up with her when it became too dangerous for a Psimon to be dating a Hunter. Then Josh comes to Joy for help. He fears that Abigail Drift, the head of PsiCorps, will soon use him in her twisted experiments designed to empower PsiCorps and render Hunters superfluous--a scheme that's already killed off dozens of Psimons. Joy manages to smuggle Josh to safety, but he cannot evade Drift forever As Joy faces ever more powerful Othersiders, she is helped by the most surprising ally imaginable---the same Folk Mage she once met in battle on the train to Apex City. But can Joy trust the most cunning and treacherous of all Othersiders? In the thrilling finale to Mercedes Lackey's #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy, Joy must risk everything to end a brutal war before she loses all she's ever loved.
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APEX is the epic, action-packed finale to the Hunter Series. Joy is now a member of the Elite Hunter Command and her and her hounds fight against the Othersiders. When Josh-her ex boyfriend-has an eerie suspicion about the PsiCorps and Drift doing experiments on the Psimons, Joy realizes she will do anything to keep him safe. Even though he backstabbed her, Joy has her hopes up that their relationship wasn't all fake.
As the battles progress, the Othersiders become more organized and ...suicidal? Joy can't help agree that there's more going on than they're led to believe. A Folk Mage is leading the Othersiders, but it's a different one from the Folk Mage Joy has become accustomed to seeing. With an unlikely ally that's hard to trust and a powerful enemy that wants Joy dead, how can she pull out a win for the Hunters and protect the citizens of Apex?
I loved the magic, suspense, and fantasy elements that this story had. I also enjoyed how loyal Joy's hounds are. They're more like family to Joy. I also liked the way Joy and Josh's relationship is trying to rekindle rather than jumping right back into things.
Final Verdict: This was a great conclusion to the Hunter Series that draws out every emotion as you read. I would recommend this series to fans of fantasy, magic, and monsters.