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Sunday, September 11, 2011 | By: Traci

Review: The Shadowing: Hunted by Adam Slater (ARC)

The Shadowing: Hunted
Rating: 5 out of 5

The Shadowing: HuntedSummary: Callum has an uncanny ability to see ghosts. He sees them everywhere he goes, school, the street and the woods around his house. This ability he keeps a secret from everyone including his grandmother, the grandmother that raised him after his mother died. However, weird things begin to happen, a dark creature seems to be chasing him as he walks home from school and children start dying horrible, gruesome deaths. When Callum caves and reveals this information to Melissa, a classmate, she's more than willing to help. Then, Callum is accused of murdering the school bully, people saw him do it. The thing is, he was with Melissa the entire time. That thing whatever it was, stole Callum's face and it won't stop until it's finished the job but not before Callum's grandmother reveals a very important thing about him; the events that are happening now are all about him.

My thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. It was dark and creepy with beings that come straight from horror movies. Callum of  course is your typical loner teen with abilities that he keeps hidden from everyone. He sees ghosts but that's not the only strange thing about him. Callum is a lot more special than he thought and when a strange creature begins to hunt him and other children around the area, Callum has to confide in someone. He picks Melissa, a girl that's interested in all things dark; ghosts, vampires and witches. To his surprise, she's not shocked, she becomes a willing battle partner. I liked their relationship and for once I was quite glad to see that these two characters didn't have a rushed kissing scene, neither declared their undying love for each other. They just were. They were two characters caught up in something neither can control and neither want to be involved in. That alone made this novel a very refreshing read.

It's also refreshing to see a boy have to deal with mystical powers and strange otherworldly beings because usually, we read about females that must deal with these things, females and a boy that wants to desperately protect her because he loves her so much. This book is just a refreshing read and not to mention, quite creepy. Overall a great read. I am really looking forward to the next! I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.


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