Monday, March 26, 2012

Hunted: Review and Giveaway

Caitlyn is a telepath in a world where having any Paranormal power is illegal. Caitlyn is on the run from government troopers, who can enslave, torture, or even kill her, or make her hunt other Paranormals. When Caitlyn settles down in a city, she falls for Alex, a Normal (someone without Paranormal powers), which is dangerous because he can turn her in. And she discovers renegade Paranormals who want to destroy all Normals. Caitlyn must decide whether she's going to stay in hiding to protect herself, or take a stand to save the world.

My Review:
I enjoyed this book so much! And the world was very detailed-and I enjoyed the Paranormal powers, and yeah, just the idea that humans are that afraid of anything that's different, or probably stronger then them, us, is just sad!

If there wasn't the paranormal aspect, then this would would've been our own. If there were not Para's, then there wouldn't be hunters. But it's just human nature to not like anything different from yourself, and to group together, and mobs. And yeah, that idea is pretty scary, actually, that our society is that bad!

So this book dealt with some pretty tough issues, like different sexualities, because Rachel, who becomes a friend of Caitlyn, is a lesbian, and is not liked at all for that. And this book explored that, and a few others!

Yeah, this was a really great book, and I wouldn't mind a sequel or two!

Author: Cheryl Rainfield
Read: March 26th, 2012
Source: Tour Review Copy
Reason Why: It sounded really good, and the cover is very ominous! 
Publisher: WestSide Story
Published: December 15th 2011
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars
I hosting a giveaway of this book, Hunted. It'll be a ebook copy, and so it'll be International. I'll pick a winner via on March 31th  so you have just under a week for you guys to enter.

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I love to read. Books nurture me, helped me survive the abuse I endured as a child and teen. I also love to write. I write fantasy books and edgy, realistic fiction for teens.

My fantasy books often hold hope that I need, and feel others might need, too, while my realistic fiction is gritty, intense, and emotional. All of my books have fragments of the abuse I experienced. I write about some of the harsh things teens go through...things that I think shouldn't be hidden. But I also write about healing, hope, and love, and finding courage and strength.

In SCARS (WestSide, 2010), Kendra must face her past and stop hurting herself before it's too late. It's my arm on the cover. There's a lot of me in SCARS; like my main character, Kendra, I am an incest survivor, I used self-harm to cope, and I'm queer. In my teen paranormal fantasy/dystopian, HUNTED (WestSide, Oct 2011), Caitlyn is a telepath in a world where that is illegal, and she must choose between saving herself or saving the world. Like Caitlyn, I know what it's like to have my life threatened, to face oppression, to experience torture, and to break free from cult or from a group of oppressors. And I know what it's like to have to decide between hiding my true self or being who I am, even if that means danger to myself. I drew on my experience with cults and ritual abuse in creating the world that Caitlyn lives in.

In STAINED, my upcoming YA novel from Harcourt (2013), Sarah, who has a port wine stain and some body image issues, is abducted and must find a way to rescue herself. Like Sarah, I was often imprisoned for long periods of time as a child, had my life threatened, and had to rely on my own strength to survive.

Books were my survival during my childhood, and my journey into myself. Books give me hope. I hope mine will give you hope, too, or something that you need.

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