The author sent me a copy of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 4.4 of 5 stars
Jade and her fraternal twin sister, Peaches, escaped the Nirvana commune weeks before their seventeenth birthday and the required eye-color surgery. Now they must assimilate to the Outside and all its foreign customs.
Just as the girls are settling in, they discover that life Outside, too, is riddled with danger. They’re not even sure they can trust the authorities. Clearly the Outside isn’t what they’d hoped for.
Even after they’ve found people they love and trust, the twins must decide: remain on the Outside, or return to the secretive Nirvana commune. If they do return to Nirvana, will they be able to convince their father that Nirvana’s rules must be changed?
Genre(s): Young adult
Series: Nirvana, #2
Length: 200 pages
Release date: 2015-03-14
“I can’t blame him for wearing contacts. I’ll have to cover my freaky orange eyes, too. You know, I’ve never liked the color orange. You’re lucky to have green since some Outsiders do, too. You’ll fit in better.”
The book brings us to Main, where Jade and Peaches finally meet their grandparents. Life on the Outside is exciting, sometimes puzzling and even dangerous It is again a story of not losing oneself, finding out who to trust, and to survive.
With Hunted, Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie has created a compelling story of enduring in the world ‘Outside’ after being used to living within a strictly ruled community, solving mysterious incidents and important decisions. Hunted – as its predecessor Jaded – is an entertaining, gripping, and fast read, making you want to read more. I was drawn into the story right away. I felt close to Jade and everything that happened. All relevant characters became so real that I ‘related’ to them. Hunted is the worthy second book of the Nirvana trilogy. This is a book and/or series for you if you love young adult stories of the not too dark kind, comprising hope and thoughtfulness.
This is a book and/or series to read again.
About the author
Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie lives in Warrenton, VA with her husband, two cats, and three dachshunds. She’s a middle school counselor, graduate student at Longwood University, (pursuing a degree in School Library Media) blogger, short story and YA novel writer. When she’s not working, she’s traveling or dreaming of traveling. She’s been to 39 states and is planning a 9 state road trip with her mom in the summer of 2014.
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Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading. Now I am asking you. 🙂
My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you? What did you think about Hunted? Or – if you did not yet read Hunted – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
My question for you cinephiles:
If Hunted was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?
I am looking forward to reading your comments. 🙂