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Monday, August 23, 2010

Review: The Hunted Of 2060 by. Ami Blackwelder

Tawania
Review: The Hunted Of 2060
Author: Ami Blackwelder


From the back of the book...

Three Lovers. Two Species. One Way to Survive...

Set in Alaska in 2060, when April enters her Sophomore year at University, she thought Robert might be the love of her life, but as she discovers, she is hiding something inside her, something the rest of the world believes to have died out. She struggles with who she was and who she is becoming as she learns of a family she never knew existed and of enemies she will have to outrun, outfight or outwit to survive. As April embraces her new identity, will she have to leave the life she loves behind?

Review:

Nineteen year old April is studying at college, when she suddenly comes down with a strange illness. As April's illness progresses, she can't explain her heightened senses, her increase in speed and strength, or her craving for meat. April is confused about all these changes inside of her, and terrified of what they might mean. April knows what's happening to her isn't normal, and more importantly she has to be careful who she trust and confides in.

April's boyfriend Robert wants to be there for her, to comfort her and be what she needs. April keeps avoiding him, but he doesn't give up on her, he just wants to get closer to her.

Then one day without warning April falls unconscious while on the campus. When she awakens she is in a unfamiliar forest staring at a face exactly like her own. April finds out that she has a twin sister, and her sister tells her about the truth of their existence. That she is a hybrid, that her father was an alien shifter, her mother a human. April was given up for adoption at birth, her sister Arguet, was raised with other hybrid clans in the forest. They believe that no humans can be trusted.

April is informed that her kind is hunted by The Rogue Militia, an organization dedicated to wiping out their species. She learns that she must fight for survival with the rest of her clan. April doesn't know if she will ever be able to return to her normal life or love. April is also torn by her dual nature, her human side longs for her sweet, loving boyfriend Robert, while her wolf nature craves Arkin a shifter like her.

As April and her clan fight for their lives, April is also fighting for love. She has to convince her clan that some humans can be trusted. She has to prove that she can be what she once was.

This was a terrific read! Ami pulls you in to the story at the first page, and their is no going back. April is a strong and interesting heroine, I had great empathy for her. This story was completely original, and believable being set in the year 2060. I can absolutely see things being that way in future. The story was fast paced, and action packed. With battles happening one after another, the story kept you on the edge of your seat. The characters were memorable, and the love story was sweet and tender. I will say that I was surprised with who April ended up with at the end of the book. I won't spoil it for those of you who haven't read it yet.

All in all, this was a wonderfully written story, with awesome world building. I couldn't put this book down, and was hoping and wishing the whole time I was reading that the characters survived and moved on to their next challenge. The book was extremely detailed, there were even pictures/descriptions in the back of the book, so you would know what the characters looked like. How cool is that?

If you are looking for an exciting, action packed, fast paced read with a touching love story, then I definitely recommend this book for you.

****4 Stars / 5




Product Details

Paperback: 290 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace (April 12, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1452805474

ISBN-13: 978-1452805474

3 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading your review! It sounds like a great read! Now I'm curious as to who she does end up with ;-)

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