The Hunted Series by Amanda Shofner
is a riveting world in which two opposing factions of Gifted, the Memory-bringers and the Illusionists, must overcome their fear of each other and work together against their common enemy: The Northern Alliance Betterment Society. Doesn't that name just bring chills? Betterment Society? So many real world horrors have been perpetrated in order to "better" things according to skewed versions of perfection. True to form, The Society will stop at nothing until they realize their goal, the neutralization of all Gifted. Of course just killing a Gifted isn't enough, the Society must experiment in order to find a way to truly eliminate the biological elements that make someone Gifted.
I am drawn in to a book by the characters. You can have the most interesting setting ever, but if I'm not invested in the characters, I couldn't care less. Fully realized characters are one of the strengths of this series, I cared about what happened to all of them. I hurt with them, was afraid with them, was happy for them, and sometimes wanted to slap some of them (Janey) for being so stubborn and impatient, but that's who she was. For me that's what makes a story I won't forget, characters who are true individuals, with realistic emotions, strengths and weaknesses. Add to that a bit of Sci/Fi-Fantasy, a little romance, and I'm in! You get all that here.
Synopsis from Amazon
The Northern Alliance Betterment Society rose up to declare war on the
Gifted and erase them from existence. The deep division between the
Gifted—the illusionists and memory-bringers—made the war successful. Now
the Gifted are being hunted and eliminated, but there remain a few who
choose to fight back and reclaim their lives.
One false move—or trusting the wrong person—can turn the Gifted into the hunted.
Sam Benson doesn’t know where she is or, more importantly, who she
is. With her memories gone, she must piece together the details of her
life—and figure out who to trust—before they take it from her.
THE UNEXPECTED GIFT
When Michael gave up his Gift, he was told it'd be forever. In the
middle of recruiting for the new Gifted army, his Gift comes back.
But rather than celebrating the impossible, Michael’s carefully laid
plans are about to come to naught... unless he can find a way to
survive and make it right.
Janey Jones is driven by one purpose. Will Brown has seen what blind ambition can do.
When Will and Janey are thrown together, they’re forced to put aside
their differences for a greater purpose: find a way to stay alive—and
salvage the mission to cut the Hunters down, once and for all.
A VEILED TRUTH
She’s about to learn life isn’t like her controlled experiments.
Edie Brown's well-ordered scientist’s life unravels when her best
friend Marcus proposes a different kind of experiment—one that puts her
heart at risk.
The Hunted series will be available as a bundle starting July 1st! I'll be giving away 2 US Kindle bundles, and as many single US Kindle parts of the series as I'm in the mood for! Just tell me in your entry whether you want the bundle, or a single part of the series, and also the e-mail address you want it sent to if you win. This contest will be open through Sunday July 12th.
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