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Review: The Hunt by Stacey Kade

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Summary

Ariane Tucker has finally escaped GTX, the research facility that created her. While on the run, Zane Bradshaw is the only person she can trust. He knows who-and what-she is and still wants to be part of her life.

But accepting Zane's help means putting him in danger.

Dr. Jacobs, head of GTX, is not the only one hunting for Ariane. Two rival corporations have their sights set on taking down their competition. Permanently. To protect Zane and herself, Ariane needs allies. She needs the other hybrids. The hybrids who are way more alien and a lot less human. Can Ariane win them over before they turn on her? Or will she be forced to choose sides, to decide who lives and who dies?

Review

This was one of those books that I do not even remember starting because I flew right from the ending of The Rules into The Hunt. With not much anticipation time, I was gladly surprised that my hopes were not let down, this book was amazing. Seriously, start this series and be prepared for non-stop reading until it is over. Kade does a wonderful job at sucking the reader in, and keeping them hostage, until her last word is written. Not that it is a bad thing in any way.

Stacey Kade definitely stepped up the action in The Hunt, between Ariane and Zane as well as Ariane’s somewhat relatives. The actions scenes were especially fun to read because it set the pace a lot faster than in The Rules. I was always anticipating what was going to occur next, with fail, because around every corner was another detail just hidden from the readers.

The characters, Ariane and Zane, are so well developed. The chapters alternated between the two characters views really enhancing the overall plot. You get to delve into the minds of both Ariane and Zane to experience their feelings and thinking patterns. It is especially great when an event may overlap in both chapters because it allows for the reader to see two different points of views and emotions. The two views boosted the misunderstandings in this book are heart piercing. I was on the edge of my seat silently praying for them to understand.

The romance in this book might have fallen short for those of you out there who are romance genre people. But personally, I like romance in little dashes so this book was perfect. Not to mention that it was pretty strained; the romance was at an 'I don't know what to do: to act or not to act on my feelings because I am an alien' kind of point. So it made for an awkward situation that was like nails on a chalk board. They both want it but would not act. As much as I loved the tense relationship the two shared in this book, I am equally as excited to see what it will develop into.

So I pretty much need a third book ASAP, thanks to possibly the biggest cliff hanger in history.  I mean, who could live without a book that stars a fragile, but aggressive alien who also happens to have weird clone like siblings and an attractive almost boyfriend?

Reviewed by Rachel Keane

Publication date: 4/22/2014
Series: Project Paper Doll Series , #2
Pages: 368

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