Title: Blood Hunt
War is coming. Protests against chem-treatments are turning into bloody riots, and soldiers patrol the streets in every major city. It’s only a matter of time before the resistants, those unaffected by the treatments, band together and turn on everyone else. Senator Griffith has been preparing for it. He has created an army so powerful and dedicated that rumors of it are used to scare little children into behaving.
They call themselves the Shadows. As a Hawk, their most capable hunter, John Wayland has a new assignment to complete: Capture a telepath. Emma Calen is easy prey. A young girl on the run from the law, cut off from her own people, she falls right into his clutches. It isn’t long, however, before he discovers that catching her was the easy part. Watching her fall to pieces before his eyes is what will test him the most. But surely this can’t last much longer… can it?
When a soldier sweeps down on Emma and chases her out of hiding, she’s sure it’s to make her pay for her crime. But this is no ordinary soldier, and the people he’s working for are not after her record, they want her mind. Locked in a hell specially designed for telepaths, Emma has a front row seat to the disintegration of her own sanity. They want to break her. They will fail. Emma will die before she lets the Shadows use her against her family and friends. But maybe there is still hope for her. A delicate, fragile sliver of hope in the most unlikely place of all. The Shadow Hawk guarding the door.
Author: Alianne Donnelly
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Blood Moons, Blood Trails, Blood Debts
Published: November 7, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Sci Fi Romance
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Staying under the radar is key to survival in 3035 for all telepaths. Emma knows this. She has spent enough years under the roof of the Special Unit that it is engrained into her. After seeing the aftermath of a violent act that her friend suffered Emma goes a bit off the rails in seeking some vengeance that only a powerful telepath can exact. That one act sets many other into motion while putting her on the radar of some very dangerous people.
A prisoner that he caught is about to teach John the difference between a good soldier and a mighty warrior. As a Hawk in the Shadow Unit John knows he is one of the best under Senator Griffith’s command. The Shadow Unit is all John knows until he makes the decision to rescue his most recent capture from the people he fights alongside. Every moment he spends with Emma he learns something new about himself, things that he should know but doesn’t due to the people that are supposed to be the good guys.
There are more than just the Special Unit and the Shadow Unit at play here. This world is on the cusp of a revolution and there is another group that wants their voice heard where telepaths are concerned. The Evolutionaries have decided to take a stand against chem-treatments and the ill effects that they have on the people that they are forced upon. They have some rather violent ideas how to make their point clear but it all serves a means to an end.
It has been well over four years since I traveled far into the future for Alianne Donnelly’s Blood series. Considering the amount of time that has passed since I read the third book I’m almost willing to tell you that Blood Hunt can be read as a standalone. The characters from the first and third books barely have a mention here. The main characters from the second book have a familial tie to Emma so Jeremy and Hailey have more page time than the other previous couples.