Friday, August 29, 2014

Review: Crystal Fire (The Hunted #2) by Jordan Dane

Title: Crystal Fire (The Hunted #2)
Author: Jordan Dane
Source: Amazon Vine
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.

A storm is brewing on the streets of LA, one that has intensified since a tragic and deadly confrontation claimed an innocent life.

While Gabriel Stewart trains his army of teen psychics to stop Alexander Reese--the obsessed leader of the Believers--the fanatical church becomes more bent on the annihilation of all Indigo and Crystal children. They're silencing the voices of the telepathic hive, one soul at a time, with frightening experiments cruelly executed on vulnerable minds.

When the Believers torture a mysterious homeless boy, Oliver Blue, they brainwash him into betraying his own. The boy becomes a deadly pawn to take Gabriel down. As the fires of chaos burn around him, Gabe is running out of time. He'll need to confront his past--and the man who made him--before the hope of peace for the future is silenced forever.

Book two of The Hunted picks up after the disastrous firefight in the abandoned tunnels.  The indigo kids have taken refuge with Gabe's family and are training to protect themselves.  But there is a new kid with some really strange new powers to contend with.  No one is quite sure who he is or what he can do right now.

This new kid is Oliver Blue and the Believers have him.  They have a handful of others as well that will also play an important role in this story.  While I didn't get into this storyline as well as the first book in a general sense, there were some very big scenes that I really loved.  Many of these revolved around Oliver and how he learns to control his abilities and use them.

The ending of the story was one of the best I'd read in a long time.  There was a lot of happiness, but the story was left slightly unresolved.  This is definitely not a cliffhanger, but I wonder if at some point there will be a spin-off series or third book.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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