Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hunted Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Hey! So today's my stop in the Hunted Blog Tour. I've got a review and yup, a giveaway for you guys! Read on to find out more!

Caitlyn is a telepath in a world where having any Paranormal power is illegal. Caitlyn is on the run from government troopers, who can enslave, torture, or even kill her, or make her hunt other Paranormals. When Caitlyn settles down in a city, she falls for Alex, a Normal (someone without Paranormal powers), which is dangerous because he can turn her in. And she discovers renegade Paranormals who want to destroy all Normals. Caitlyn must decide whether she's going to stay in hiding to protect herself, or take a stand to save the world.
The Review 
The Bad
The romance. This was my only issue in this story. The romance between Caitlyn and Alex felt a bit like insta-love to me. Well, I don't really think it was as extreme as other books I've read, but still felt a bit like it. Their attraction was a tad bit unbelievable at first, but later on, it grew on me, and I began to like their romance together.

The Good
The plot. Aside from the above, I loved everything else. I really liked the book's plot. Hunted was a fast-paced read, with tons of exciting action in it. It didn't have those dull moments a lot of other YA books had, and most of the time, characters had to race against the clock in a matter of life and death.

The Awesome
The concept. Yes, it had the whole super evil government almost all dystopian books have. But aside from that, Hunted had an original concept. Society is divided into two- the Paras, who have supernatural abilities, and the Normals, who are oridnary human beings. Toss in one kick-butt heroine with the evil brother, and everything's complete!

The message. Above everything else, this book sent a great message to everyone. I actually didn't notice it until I read the Author's Note at the end, but then I realized how obvious it was. Hunted tells us to fight for freedom and to never give up hope. Cheryl Rainfeld portrays it in the Para VS Normal fight in the story, but that's what Hunted is ultimately all about, and I loved it.

The Rating
4 stars! I have to admit, I had my doubts at first. I just thought I'd like the book- I never thought I'd actually love it! It was an enjoyable and quick read, because once I started reading, I couldn't put it down! I devoured it in less than 48 hours, maybe less if I had the time!

The Giveaway
And not only that, I've got a little treat for you guys! Do you want to win a signed copy of Hunted, straight from Cheryl herself? Well, you're in luck! :D But first...

The Rules
- Leave a comment below to be entered. Make sure to include your email address so I can contact you.
- Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.
- Open to US/CA only.
- I will randomly pick a winner using Random.
- Contest starts today, and ends March 30, 2012, at 11:59 PM PST.
- Winner will be announced here on this post on April 1, and emailed as well. 
- Winner will have 48 hours to respond with their address, or else another winner will be picked.
- The prize is a signed paperback of Hunted.
- I am not responsible for damaged or lost packages.

Wow. Okay, this is my first giveaway- who knew it'd be so complicated? :P Go leave a comment so that you can have the chance to win this amazing dystopian!


Contest is over guys! And the winner of the signed paperback of Hunted is...

Congrats Jennifer! :) I'm gonna shoot her an email now, but if she doesn't reply in 48 hours, the prize will go to the second name in the list. Thanks for joining!


And so, that's it! And in case you missed it, Joanne @ The Reading Owl posted a review of Hunted yesterday. Also, don't forget to stop by again tomorrow for an author interview with Cheryl Rainfield!

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

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  1. I LOVE the sound of this story! Like a paranormal dystopian - great combination:)

    I love how you said it's action packed and I really don't mind instalove:)

    And what a totally cool cover!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  2. Eeek! I have an eARC of this that I still need to read but it would be so nice to have a print copy! Thanks for this awesome giveaway <3 :)


  3. I love dystopian novels, and Cheryl Rainfield is a terrific author. I'd love to own a copy of her new book. Write on, Cheryl!

    Thanks for the giveaway! claragillowclark (@) gmail (dot) com Looking forward to the interview!

  4. I woul love a copy to share with my niece! Annelouise (@) chaoscollected (dot) com! Keep up the great reviews!

  5. I've been wanting to read this! I love the idea of a paranormal power being illegal. I don't like insta~love either but it sounds like everything else was really good!


  6. I've been following Cheryl for some time now, and definitely have had my eye on this one. Definitely on my wishlist! Sounds very powerful.

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