Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Shadowing: Hunted

Got a spooky story for you guys! Well, more of a supernatural story, but it's definitely suspenseful. It's kinda like a prequel. Ish. It sets up for the main event, which will probably come in a later book. Still, it was a fairly good read all by itself--very short, but good. And now: The Shadowing: Hunted by Adam Slater.
Ever since he was a child, Callum Scott knew he was different. He saw ghosts, though they never seemed to see him. They just went about their business, indiscernible from the living save for their translucence and style of dress. He learned to keep quiet about the whole thing, even to his mother who brought him up after his father left when he was small. When his mother died while Callum was still young, he searched in vain for her ghost. Somehow, though, the only ghosts he ever saw were strangers.
Now in eighth grade, Callum is living with his brusque grandmother in a small town. Things are starting to change, though. He's started to have visions of children being killed by a brutal and terrifying creature--and these visions are coming true. Determined to find out what the creature is, he warily enlists the help of others who know about the supernatural world. Together, they learn that the once-a-century occurrence--the Shadowing--is about to start, weakening the divide between the world of the living and the demon realm. The lone creature will be the least of their problems; demons are gathering anxiously at the barrier waiting to break through. Callum must figure out how he can use his power to stand against the demons--while trying to survive being hunted by the mysterious creature.
Okay, like I said, it's short but pretty intense. I easily read it in a sitting, unable to put it down. I'll be interested to read the next book in the series. I liked the book because, although it traveled a somewhat familiar path in plot, the imagery was very well done and the characters were unique and likable. Give it a try,  especially if you like supernatural books. It's at Kettleson.

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