Publisher: Self-Published on March 20, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
Pages: Novel Length
Source: Review Request
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Lucy Sullivan finally belongs with the gifted Donovan Circus. Members are finding their rhythm, even the new folks from the Grayson Circus who joined after the last attack. Lucy feels like a trusted leader who can win the gifted battles and prevent humans from discovering their existence.
When tragedy strikes camp, a distraught Sheffield sends Lucy and her gifted team to hunt down the enemy – Alex, a Chameleon with a wicked ability for war. He’s out for blood and won’t stop until Lucy and her friends are dead.
This time, it won’t be Lucy’s gift that is tested – it will be her morality. To save her circus, the price will be greater than she ever expected. This time, she will lose someone she loves. And it will change everything.
At A Glance
I am very frustrated with this book.
I really liked this series when it first started. The concept was different and the characters felt relatable. And though Hunted didn’t do it for me, there were some aspects I really enjoyed.
The members that remain in the Donovan Circus have really banded together into one big family. Sure, there is still some mistrust and fighting, but what family doesn’t experience the same thing? I really loved the connection these people shared.
Lucy is becoming an amazing leader. I could see her running the show if she had to. She knows who she is and always strives to make good decisions with her gift. Her powers still grow, as does her loyal followers. I am happy to see her finally belong.
Hunted was good to average for the most part, then at the 75% mark I was just done. Sometimes characters make such bad decisions that I can’t get over it. It ruins the whole book for me. Lucy made such a decision(s). It was so stupid, so illogical, so deadly that I will never look at her the same. A very important character dies because of this decision, and I honestly blame Lucy. I know the person doing the killing is the bad one, but my feelings don’t want to be logical. There is no reason Lucy should have handled the situation the way she did, she knows better. And if she doesn’t by book 3, then I don’t want to continue this series. Honestly, I didn’t even want to finish this book.
I also felt like this series is getting repetitive. Each book is starting to feel the same with similar plots and results, I am kind of over it now.
The romance was very secondary, which made sense for the story. Lucy and Keegan start out in a good place, then grow closer, but by the end their future is uncertain. All sex is alluded to but we never “see” it happen so this is appropriate for a YA audience.
I hate to say it but I think this is it for me with this series. I just can’t get over Lucy’s bad decisions at the end. The reason for not liking this book is more personal, so others could easily love it. But for me, I wouldn’t recommend it.