Sunday, September 18, 2011

Review: The Shadowing: Hunted (Book 1)

The Shadowing: Hunted (Book 1)
Adam Slater
September 2011 Egmont USA Publishing

Talk about getting that creepy feeling as you are reading!!  This book is definitely one that you don’t want to read at night, alone, when it’s storming outside.  

Callum has always been able to see ghosts and is beginning to have premonitions.  Callum is the kind of boy who knows that he is different and does everything that he can to “fly under the radar”.  The premonitions are becoming stronger, the ghosts seem afraid and Callum realizes something is after him.  The deserted churches, the creepy graveyards and the howling of a distant animal keeps the story moving at a great pace throughout the book.

I loved that “The Hunter” wasn’t revealed early in the book and it added to the mystery of the story.  This character had all the creepiness that I love in a suspense/horror book.  

Gran is Callums grandmother who he lives with.  She tends to ignore things that she can’t see or that isn’t practical, but as the story unfolds, you learn that Gran isn’t everything that she appears to be.  As the premonitions come true, Gran tells of secrets that have been left untold, but still leave you wanting to learn more.

This is a great beginning to a YA paranormal series by Adam Slater.  The only thing is I would have liked it to have been a little longer and played the story out some more….but the Epilogue revealed some things that promises to bring more of that creepiness that I loved so much about this book.  This is a great book for males to read as it doesn’t have the “romance” in it that so many YA paranormal books do now.  It’s a great beginning and I look forward to reading the next installment.

***This book was provided to me by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.  It in no way influenced my opinion. 


Amber Elise said...

This sounds great!!! Thanks for the review, I love a good novel that will make me want to bust out my nite lite!:)

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