Publisher: Month9Books (April 28, 2015)
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It’s been three months since the revolt against the Commander’s fifty-year-old regime failed.
Under a new ruler, things were supposed to change. Get better.
But can anyone really be trusted?
Lexi and Cole soon find out, as life takes an unexpected turn for the worse.
In this ever-changing world, you must hunt or be hunted.
Lives will be lost.
Dreams will be crushed.
Fears will be realized.
Secrets will be exposed.
When Cole is once again faced with losing Lexi at the hands of a monster, one encounter will change everything.
HUNTED is the electrifying sequel to the bestselling debut BRANDED, A Sinners Series, by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki. You can read Branded for FREE right now if you have Kindle Unlimited. Click the above link.
"You can overcome anything, short of death." Hunted (The Sinners Series Book 2)
I just put the book down and I've earned myself a big heavy *sigh*. WOW! that felt nice. I'm not sure I've taken a decent breath since I started this book. I loved Branded (Book 1 in The Sinners Series) so much. Most of the time with a sequel I'm always let down and frustrated. Most sequels tend to be petty and they seem to buy time for the last in the trilogy, so they end up being boring and forgetful. I was crossing my fingers that Hunted didn't do this, I had so much faith in Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki, I wanted this book to be amazing for selfish reasons of course.
Crossing fingers work I guess, for Hunted was amazing. It was a fast pace action trip that left my jaw hanging open (to the point it was sore), from page to page. I loved the bloody violence and a gripping story that Hunted delivered. The characters were well thought out and planned. I really got a good sense of who everyone really was in this sequel. Compassionate to the point of annoyance, Lexi was the perfect heroine. Cole is all alpha male who loves his woman Lexi and will go to the ends of the earth to make sure she stays safe. Sarcastic but funny Bruno is back along with his sweet wife Grace. Let's not forget world's greatest dog Zeus, without him this adventure would not be the same.
Hunted was very good, I gave it four out of five chess pieces, I have a few reasons (minor ones), as to why this book was not a solid five. I felt that some scenes went on a little too long in my opinion, dragging in some areas. I would have liked to picture "The Hole" a little more in my head, so more descriptions of the characters actual surroundings would have been nice. Also, I would have preferred more interaction with the common everyday "Sinners" in the Hole. There was a lot of talk of sinister evil Wilson (Yes, you'll want to strangle him with your own hands), but not much live action with him involved. Wilson's handiwork was evident all over the Hole, including the starving men, women and children that were dying. Wilson did not have to show up personally, for you to see what kind of man he was, sometimes I felt like the gang was fighting a ghost. I know Wilson will come back strong and make much more of an appearance in Liberated, the third book in the Sinners Series.
Bottom line, this book was everything; I laughed at Bruno's dry humor, my heartstrings were tugged at Lexi and Cole's love for each other, I cried when someone who became very important to me died, and last but not least, I now want to buy a dog just to name him Zeus. Abi and/or Missy must know firsthand what it's like when a man loves a woman, because they nail it in The Sinners Series. Cole would say or do something at times that would make me think "My husband would say that to me, in that exact same situation, just to make me feel safe." Ahhhh *swoon*. I can so relate to the love that Cole and Lexi share. Sometimes authors try too hard and it feels fake, not Abi and Missy, they nail the honest passion.
Start with Branded (The Sinners Series Book 1), if you haven't had a chance to get familiar with this series. This dystopian novel is unlike any other. You must read Hunted when it comes out April 28th. The compassion and loyalty from the good guys and the evil plotting (wants everyone to die a horrible death), from the bad guys, keeps your teeth grinding. The action, non-stop running and fight scenes are breathtaking. Hunted is one enjoyable ride from start to finish. Yes, you will need a breather halfway through, but it's heart thumping and adrenaline spiking. You will thank me for the heads up. Get ready to have some fun :)!
| 4 out of 5 |
|Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki|
About Abi and Missy Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.
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HUNTED is the electrifying sequel to the bestselling debut BRANDED, A Sinners Series, by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki.
What readers are saying about BRANDED…
"Branded was a riveting and exciting dystopian read that will have you at the edge of your seat. I could not put it down and was entranced by this dark and unique world!" -Ben Alderson, Booktuber at BenjaminofTomes
"Fast paced and fun, BRANDED has something everyone will love. Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki have created a unique dystopian romance that's sure to stand out in today's market!" -Lindsay Cummings, Author of The Murder Complex
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