For those who doesn't know it yet, goodreads has changed his rules regarding reviews but also shelves while in itself i don't think it's a bad thing ( a little control and some rules are not bad in itself) i regret how it has been done because you could have some of your work deleted without prior notice. And what worries me even more is that we don't know who takes the decision you can't defend yourself and it simply going too far. If you want to learn more you can check it here
I'm not for bashing or bullying anyone, i want to be respectful when i write my revews because for me it's important but i also want to be honest and yes that include sometimes speaking about the author. It's not an attack against said author as a person but some behaviours could make me want to avoid reading his or her books so i think it's normal to share it with readers and now it's forbidden....i don't think it's fair to any parties. Even more being honest means sharing the positive and the negative so what if i've been impressed by how kind and polite an author was? I can't share it because it's not only about the book? i disagree while it doesn't impact how the book was written it could help some to choose beteween two authors and yes if one was kind i would love to see that rewarded.
I was hesitant to speak about this at first but when i saw which book i wanted to review today and how i came to review it i thought it was important. So yes there are good authors and i don't mind telling it ( as i would said if one was rude or worse)
Hunted started for me with the meeting of a kind and attentive author, when I saw this book featured on a friend’s blog I was more than interested…I fired questions to Ellie Ferguson, the author, and I enjoyed it even from what I learned but the book was only available in epub or mobi format…so inaccessible for me…when she saw that Ellie promised to look at a possibility to offer pdf format too and when we were all so happy she offered us a copy yes simply like that she offered to all of us that were commenting at the time a copy of her book instead of only one copy to a winner who had to be drawn like it was scheduled at first…and she sends me “hunted” too
It really means a lot to me and I ‘m grateful for this generosity so I wanted to review the book too not only to read it even if it meant being honest in case I got disappointed but it’s far from it as you will see^^ so Thank you a lot Ellie to remind us that they are great authors around who listen to us humble readers.
Publisher: Naked Reader Press
Genre: paranormal romanceSource: received from the author nothing expected in return
Not only Ellie Ferguson is a really generous author attentive to her readers but this book is really promising as the beginning of a series. When I saw the summary of “Hunted” I wanted to read it so when Ellie went all the way to make this possible, getting me the format I needed I was over the moon. It was kind and generous and without strings attached….but I couldn’t keep my thoughts to me since I loved this book! I had to share.
I was really surprised how fast I was drawn into the book…. It’s not a long one but the story felt complete after the last page and if it was written on the cover that’s the first book of a series you could have skipped that because you do get a real closure ( but if the next story is about Sharon and Danny then I can’t wait^^). Also it’s not an exceptional one but there are original elements in it and I found the writing style neat, the romance is there yes but this book has a lot of suspense and twists to keep you immersed in the story trying to guess what will happen, often being wrong, and be surprised at the “how” it happens even if you have guessed the “what.”
It’s a more than enjoyable paranormal story full of shifters for those who love them like I do. Some of the original elements: first they are the tattoos... each shifter must have one that identify his pride (family or pack) and his clan but the individual can add the element he want for example to show his lineage or his personality. If you move from a pride then you must change or alter the tattoo to show it. I found that surprising at first since for me shifters had other ways to tell which clan they belong to, I thought like scents but in fact it makes perfect sense in the universe Ellie Ferguson created. For her, shifters are born not made and it’s not because your parents are shifters that the children are automatically shifters too… some can; some other are simply human and some with only one parent able to shift have the same ability… kind of a lottery in a sense….that being said the tattoo does make sense, it’s a way to include even those who can’t shift but are still part of the pride or clan (children, mates etc).
The other interesting detail is that, the shifter has in fact at minimum 3 appearances…: fully human with eventually the “beast” instinct/intuition, half way meaning he/she has the better reflexes, senses and is stronger but look human for no shifters and fully animal form but still with an human mind….. now yes you have see I did add “minimum”…why because the stronger shifters, the stronger between the alpha ones can eventually shift in different animals not only one like typical shifter…and I enjoy this concept.
When Matt rescued Meg, alias Finn, he acted because she was a female in danger on his territory…he didn’t think to do it to gain something…even less a mate but his animal, beast does react strongly to Meg. When he learns the truth about the trespassers and about her he swears to protect her even before she offer to become his mate. He is loyal, protective and a good alpha.
Meg/Finn has run all her life since her parents’ death…she is tired of it but still terrified by the reason of her escape: Michael…when Matt saves her in extremist…she is confronted to other shifters which she had nearly forgotten…but her jaguar didn’t and Matt is definitively the male she wants . Afraid, wanting protection but understanding that she can’t ask and give nothing in return, Finn ask to be part of Matt’s clan and offer herself as his mate.
Now let me get things straight… it’s not “insta” love… it’s “insta” attraction and that’s so different… they are attracted to each other, they lust for each other but they agree they must also learn about each other and they want to become partner not just lovers…that’s a thing I appreciate a lot. Finn has some trust issues she must overcome and Matt is really patient with her…both have a good idea of what they want their union to be and they know they will need time to build it…oki that part is a little rushed…we don’t see the all construction, simply the base but we know it will be there. The action and the process to uncover the past events take the majority of the story.
What made me smile…and a lot it’s the connection I did with another paranormal romance thriller I’ve read and introduced to you “ Storm Force”…it seems to me that if you are a shifter name Michael then you are probably a complete shizo, obsessive, ready to do anything to get what you want ( especially underaged woman) and that you held a grudge far, far longer than normal^^ . Here Michael when he took the place of Alpha after the death of Meg’s parents, tried to mate her going even against the law…and then she tried to catch her for 15years! And still claim she is his mate…..-insane and obsessive, no?- In Storm Force: Michael, shifter alpha, wants Mori ..not love her wants her and he did what he had to get her when she was only a baby ( oki he did accept to wait) when she refuse he become crazy and put the cops on her trail to make come back “home”…if you read both story it will really make you hate shifter withat name when you see the similitude in their personality^^ it was strange and funny because they are different and at the same time so alike^^
I really spend a good time with this book and even if it was only because of Ellie ‘s personality you should give this book a try! I really hope to read book 2 as soon as it’s released but first ^^ let gives Ellie time to write it. If you love shifter, suspense, investigation, action and romance try this book!
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review