Monday, April 7, 2014

The Hunt by Stacey Kade [ARC REVIEW]

TITLE: The Hunt
(Project Paper Doll #2)

AUTHOR: Stacey Kade
PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion
PUB DATE: Apr 22 2014

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?

- Source: Goodreads


“I tried to warn you... You aren’t meant for life outside.”

The Rules, the first book from the Project Paper Doll series, was more of a paranormal romance story. While The Hunt continues on to where the first book left off, it also opens readers to the sci-fi element that this story has not tackled on before. And wow! Was it an intense sequel? Although I can’t say it surpassed its predecessor.

Although Ariane and Zane’s relationship started off as a high school plot for revenge, it became clear that these two were definitely meant to be together. I love them both for being so dedicated to each other. But there comes a time in every couple’s lives that they have to face issues, and Ariane and Zane are no exception. Truthfully, they’d be the ones first in line given the current state they are in. Oftentimes, I encountered them both voicing out a lot of insecurity over their differences. It was a little disappointing to see them fall hard over the circumstances they faced here in book two.

The Hunt seemed to overcompensate with the narratives of the protagonists’ thoughts and feelings. But even with that much descriptive view, this book didn’t feel as lengthy and dragging as I thought it would be. It remained a constant page-turner. I can’t say it was a thought provoking book though, in spite of all the scientific theories and experimentations being tossed around, not to mention the new characters introduced herewith in, it didn’t give me the urge to take things in consideration on a deeper level.

Well, that all changed on the final chapter. Man that blows! I need book three!

*Thank you, Disney-Hyperion and NetGalley for allowing me to view The Hunt.

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