Hunted by Adam Slater
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Reviewed on 03/18/2012
The Plot - Callum is a teenager with some freaky gift. He can see ghosts. So far so cliché, right? Ok, but this is the least of his problems cose there’s a monster that is after him and all of those who are just like him. It’s called The Hunter and it kills it’s victims in a bloody way ripping their eyes off their sockets. Why? Well, that’s something to discover by reading the book. *evil laugh*
So, The Shadowing is near and evil is just around the corner. What are you going to do about it? Run and hide or stay and fight?
This plot kicks some ass and is scary as hell. I love it and it almost made me pee my pants with the ripping and tearing.
The Characters - Callum is this guy that lives with his gran and is so cute how the two treat each other with love and respect. She makes dinner and he makes the tea. They talk and share their day. Is all so cute and I really miss paranormal books that show this part of the characters lives. He is polite and reserved around people because of his secret and all. Is not very pop to say “I see dead people, all the time” as you may think.
There’s also Jacob, a ghost that appears to want to help Callum. With him comes Doom. No, is not actually Doom. That is the name of his doggy. Yep, he has a hellhound as a puppy.
If this wasn’t “help” enough, there’s also Melissa. A hippy/wika/weirdo girl that seems to know a whole lot of stuff about what Callum really is and what he can do.
All of them are strong in their own way and have a really important part in the story.
The Writing - It’s third person narration but it is told by 2 POVs. Callum’s and The Hunter’s. The passing, the way the things developed and the way it describe, oh, the way this guy describe makes me chill to the bones. I couldn’t blink for most part of the book. He doesn’t get cot in the little details, but the ones he do are wonderfully tell in a extremely particular way. You see through his eyes. I know, I know. The eyes are very important in the story. I didn’t mean to make a joke. But that was totally the way I felt. This guy, this guy. I’ll keep my eye on him.
Considerations - This author is sick. Really, really crazy and I have nightmares just imagining what kind of mind would come up with a story like this. The details, oh, I can’t say that enough. The way he describe the dark, the shadows, the emotions. I literally had nightmares with this book.
Imagine you can see ghosts. Scary, right? But then you start to have visions about bloody murders. Double scary? That’s right. Then, a ghost boy with a giant dog from hell appears on your door step telling about a danger that’s coming your way. Pee your pants yet? I sure have to change my panties after this revelation. Ok, so that’s it, right? Yeh, you wish. Gran has a,,, ok, ok,, no more. Go read the book to find out. This is too juicy for me to spill the beans like that. *Dr. Evil laugh*
I really love this book and I totally didn’t expect to even like it. The story was compelling and the ending, wow, let me wanting more but not in a terrible cliffhanger kind of way.
The best part is that I had a sneak a peak of the next book. I’m telling people, this is freaky-and-wonderfully-scare-you-to-death kind of book.
*An ARC was kindly provided by the publisher. But this in no way influenced my views on this book. This is my honest review.*
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