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I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers - Barry Lyga "A serial killer's greatest ability is the ability to blend in"My dad has always been a fan of Dexter. I never understood why until I read I Hunt Killers. A serial killer's mind is so fascinating. The things that happen in their head that make them think that killing is okay - fun even. It's crazy; just like this book.Jasper "Jazz" Dent is the son of the most notorious serial killer, Billy Dent. Since Jazz was a kid, Billy has been taking Jazz to "work". Jazz knows the way a serial killer works because he was raised to be one. And this makes Jazz such a captivating protagonist. It was scary and thrilling to be in his head. How he hates his dad for growing him up to be his protege, how he fears that it is too late to be a normal 17-year old. It was just really sad. No one should go through with that crazy shit. Luckily, his best friend, Howie, is quite the opposite. He is simple-minded and innocent. He is a great supportive friend to Jazz and I just loved him. They are both really amusing; they added charm to the book while still maintaining the dark, dangerous and gritty vibe. And the other supporting characters are pretty well balanced. You got Jazz's senile, delusional grandmother, Connie, Jazz's girlfriend and G. William the officer who cares deeply about Jazz. Together all these characters created a pretty humorous book. I did not expect to laugh out loud during a book about serial killers.The mystery never stopped for a second in I Hunt Killers. I found myself questioning all the time on who the killer was. In the end, I figured out who the guy was about 1/3 of the way in, but the way the book was written never made the it boring. I was still flipping pages faster as the suspense and intrigue grew. There was especially something I wasn't expecting in the end. I had to stop reading for a second to scream.And this book also has another reason to make some readers scream. This book does not skim on the gory details. It's pretty graphic for a book that is supposedly YA; there is a lot of pools of blood in this book. There is also the mental manipulations and thoughts going through Jazz's head. I think it was those moments that scared me more than anything.Although not for the faint of heart, I Hunt Killers is thrilling, exciting and definitely a must read for those who can stomach something like this!

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