Thursday, October 10, 2013

Blog Tour: Review: Hunted: Cycle Thirteen: Book 1

Title - Hunted: Cycle Thirteen: Book 1 
Author - Jill Kaelin 
Genre - YA Romance 
Published - August 17th 2013
Publisher - InkSpell Publishing
Format - Kindle review copy


That’s how old I was when I found out I was special. I was given my rose quartz gem and taught about my past.

That’s how many times I’ve lived in this world. This is my thirteenth life cycle as a human.

That’s how many seconds it took to fall in love with Mike. It’s also the amount of time I had to say goodbye just before he was killed by Reggie, the hunter that’s been after me.

Will Reggie succeed in killing me too, and eradicating the planet of the unicorn race forever?

I received Hunted: Cycle Thirteen: Book 1 in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by InkSpell Publishing. Skye isn't human she’s part of the unicorn race and because of this she’s had to keep her secret even from her best friend leaving her alone with nothing but her diary Jenny. Skye’s special gift is seeing and healing but she also attracts love so when an attractive new boy at school show’s an interest she just assumes it’s her gift. Having enough of keeping her secret Skye confides in her long time best friend Jules needing someone to talk to who understands who she really is.

During the night of the Grease performance she sees a real unicorn in the audience but she isn't the only one and it changes everything. The new boy’s name is Mike she learns he also saw the unicorn, and he’s not human like she thought. However she still thinks it’s her gift that causes him to fall in love with her but let’s herself fall in love with him for the first time ever she’s truly happy but its short lived. When she’s almost kidnapped from her job at Hot Topic her family will need to find out who is targeting her before it’s too late  

Skye is a tough girl learning to deal with her gifts, in a world alone which can’t be easy. Thankfully she has her journal Jenny to ramble to because I know I would be going crazy not having anyone to talk to. She also has a best friend who when she learns the truth accepts her for who she really is even if she does get jealous when Skye starts dating Mike. I found Skye to be one of those characters you can easily connect with. I wasn't sure at first about her whirl wind romance with Mike but by the end I thought they went well together.

I was intrigued by the synopsis right from the start it grabs your attention screaming read me. I found the unicorn concept exciting, and the author makes it even better by putting her own unique spin on it. I think the author has created a fantastic new series that will capture the imagination as well as the heart. I enjoyed the character even the love at first sight romance because it’s sweet and I’m a sucker for a sweet romance. I think the idea for Skye, her family, Mike and the rest of her people is really innovative I just really love the idea of unicorn people.  I was drawn into the story right from the start it’s a fast paced romance that intertwines danger throughout. I couldn't put it down I just had to know how it would end. I hope to see more books in the series since the first one was a perfect start. 
4 out of 5 stars

About the author 
Since elementary school, I remember being in love with words. Spelling them, writing them, reading them…I even hang them up around my house. I think I owe my love of language to my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Templeton. I can recall sitting around in a circle in that old, red-brick school, listening to her read aloud Greek mythology. The oxymoron there was that she was the most prim and proper teacher I ever knew, right down to the white buttoned up blouse held together at the collar with a cameo pin. The way she read made words come alive.

I had written a few things here and there throughout my life. I used to think I’d be good at children’s books, and it wasn’t a far stretch since I worked with children every day and knew what they liked. But then I read the series by Stephenie Meyer, maybe you’ve heard of it…Twilight. This was the type of story I knew I had to write. Teenagers were my audience. It helped I had one at home to learn from.
My idea didn’t come in a dream. No, I wasn’t that fortunate. It happened through research. And lots of it. The only criteria I had was that I wanted my story to be different from everything else out there. I wanted my story to stand out. No vampires or werewolves. No witches or wizards. Unicorns were my choice. And I think the story that unfolded is definitely unique.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting Hunted today! I'm honored to be part of your blog today and I loved your feedback on the story. Thank you!!

    Jill xoxo