Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review: Hunted (The Shadowing #1) by Adam Slater

Hardcover: 208
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: Egmont USA
Author Info: Goodreads Profile
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Once every century, the barrier between the human world and the demon realm begins to break down. Creatures gather, anxiously waiting to cross the divide, to bring death and destruction from their world to ours. This time is called The Shadowing.

Callum Scott has always known that there is a supernatural world out there—he’s seen ghosts for as long as he can remember. Lately, he’s had visions of children being brutally murdered by a terrifying creature. Then the visions start coming true, and Callum realizes that he’s being hunted, too.

Driven by a dark destiny, he must stand against the demons that threaten our world.

And The Shadowing is almost here. . . .
So I have started this thing on Twitter called #10pagetrials. Where on books I am if-y on (ie. I have qualifiable reason to think I won’t like it), get a 10 page trial. Hunted by Adam Slater was one. Why was I if-y on it? Back cover synopsis key words: demon realm. *que the Mario Kart audio clip for when you fall of the track*

However, I picked it up and never put it down. It immediately intrigued me and I have to say that the phrase “demon realm” is not entirely accurate. Yes, it more-or-less happens, but really we are following around Callum Scott who has started seeing ghosts and visions of people being brutally murdered. See? We’re getting good already!

While I don’t get scared all that easily, I can’t lie and say I didn’t have several shivers run up my spine while reading this book. And you know the best part? This book is 200 pages (at least the ARC is) and in its little 200 pages, it packs a full-on punch. I always think 200 page books are so short that it can’t possibly get in depth. This would be another moment where my foot is neatly inserted into my mouth. I never felt for a moment that this book was skipping out on any detail and I only wish it was longer cause I wanted more! But have no fear, this is a series after all! Yay!

1 comment:

  1. I've heard before about doing a 10 page trial where if you aren't engaged by the first 10 pages you put the book down. This one sounds like it passed the test with flying colors for you. I will have to pick this one up sometime and check it out as I am a big paranormal book fan.