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 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 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 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.
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!
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...
- 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!