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The Hunted of 2060 (Shifter Evolutions #5)

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  81 Ratings  ·  51 Reviews
America 2060. Three Lovers. Two Species. One Way to Survive.
Summary: Set in Alaska in 2060, when April enters her sopho- more year at University, she thought Robert might be the love of her life, but as she discovers, she is hiding something inside her, something the rest of the world believes to have died out. She struggles with who she was and who she is becoming as she
Nook, 300 pages
Published December 20th 2010 by Eloquent Enraptures (first published April 14th 2010)
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Laura the Highland Hussy
This is my updated and *amended* review. I had a pre-published edition and the editing has since been fixed, according to the author.

My only unclear point is the Colonial Marn-is this a typo? If he is a "colonel," it is his rank. I will use the word "Colonial" since that is how he is addressed in my edition of this book.

2 flames

Some spoilers.

The back of the book:

Set in Alaska 2060. 3 Lovers. 2 Species. 1 Way to Survive.

Set in Alaska in 2060, when April enters her Sophomore year at University,
Marissa Novels On The Run
The Hunted of 2060 is good and the storyline could be developed into a really great read (I hear there is a sequel!). I did however, struggle to get past the first couple of chapters with what felt like over-use of descriptive text. It did improve somewhat in the second half of the book and I am keen to read the prequel when Ami completes it. I am interested in reading and 'seeing' the The Hunted from possibly April's mum's view (not sure who's POV will be in control). A look at the Hunted from ...more
May 08, 2011 Kaitlyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of sci-fi/fantasy/futuristic/paranormal
Recommended to Kaitlyn by: Cleverly
Really I would rate this about a 3.75, so I never know how to do that here on Goodreads. Maybe sometime I will change the stars to a 4. (I'm not very good at rating things, but I do have a review if you want to read on...)

I really enjoyed the futuristic elements of this book. It was so entertaining to dive into the world Ami Blackwelder created. It’s fun to imagine if any of these things will actually be possible in 2060--which I could potentially see at 73 years old. I loved imagining all of th
Leilani Lopez
Jul 28, 2010 Leilani Lopez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
Recommended to Leilani by: Author
The fact that it was set in 2060 made even more interesting than it would have been if it were set in the present. From the very first chapter Blackwelder had my full attention. April had a lot going on in her life before she even went into the world of shifters. It was when she was introduced did she changed completely.
While I thought April's relationship with her boyfriend was interesting, her relationship with her pack was stronger. Even if she didn't want to admit it. While I admit I wanted
Penelope Marzec
Jun 29, 2010 Penelope Marzec rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
April is nineteen and studying at the university when she begins to suffer from an odd illness. Her boyfriend, Robert, is always there to offer comfort, but April cannot understand the changes in her body--the incredible heightening of her senses, her strength and speed. Her lust for meat.

Then one day walking along the campus between classes, she is rendered unconscious. Waking in the forest, she sees a face exactly like her own. April’s twin sister tells her the truth. She is a hybrid. Her fath
Oct 12, 2010 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Hunted of 2060, is an amazing read, written by Ami Blackwelder. The story line itself and the fact that it might possibly be our future keeps the readers attention. Taking place in Alaska in 2060 after an "alien" invasion it is the story of April and her progress in finding her identity. Plus takes the romance between three characters, to another level by instating the slight fact of prejudices that are placed towards different people in society. Together with April, Robert, Arken, Arquet, a ...more
Marie Booth
The Hunted of 2060

Upon reading the description of this book, I was very interested in reading it. It didn’t sound like anything I’ve read before, which was a breath of fresh air.

The premise of the book is about an alien species coming to earth, and wishing to make a life for themselves alongside humans. Unsurprisingly, there are humans that are resistant to them, and cause the aliens to be hunted down. The aliens are shape shifters, able to mimic something they have previously touched, e.g. ani
B.K. Walker
Aug 02, 2010 B.K. Walker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Hunted of 2060 by Ami Blackwelder was a fantastic read! Becoming a shape shifter is the easy part, staying alive is what becomes the challenge.

April knew there was something wrong as she wrenched in pain at random times throughout the day. She knew she must be careful who she could trust and confide in as well.

Her boyfriend Robert wanted to be there for her. He continually put up with April avoiding him, just wanting to become closer.

When April meets the sister she never even knew she
Jess Scott
Jul 10, 2010 Jess Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The summary of The Hunted of 2060 begins with: "Set in Alaska in 2060, when April enters her Sophomore year at University..."--I was immediately drawn into the world and setting that the author so deftly and effortlessly creates, in this futuristic novel. I really liked the part about the electrical newspapers "beam[ing:] in and out against the shop walls" displaying current events, ha ha!

In the chapter entitled 'Siblings' (Page 16), there's one line that reads, "complex themes [are:] interwoven
Imogen Rose
Jun 04, 2010 Imogen Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Hunted of 2060 by Ami Blackwelder:

My Review: *****

Transport yourself fifty years into the future–to 2060. To a world with humans and a new species, a hybrid species, created by the interbreeding of humans and an alien species which arrived on Earth in 2020. The Rogue Militia, an organization set up to destroy them, exterminated the whole species. What remains in 2060, are the hybrid survivors, a species of shifters.

April is one such hybrid. Left at an early age with adoptive parents, her ear
Louise Wise
Jul 04, 2010 Louise Wise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“I didn’t take my sky car. I wouldn’t have been able to navigate it with paws.” Love that line!
This book will appeal to YA readership, but with the current market of Twilight making supernatural/paranormal books popular this book will appeal to adults as well.
It’s told through the eyes of sophomore 19 year old Amy Blackwelder in futurist 2060 in Alaska. At the opening Amy is experiencing her metamorphosis through chills, pain and images she can’t explain. Her boyfriend Robert is worried, but Amy
Steve Morris
Aug 02, 2010 Steve Morris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Hunted of 2060" is a novel that cuts instantly to the chase. This will suit well the teen-and-above audience that it is pitched at. Paced briskly from the outset, Ami Blackwelder creates a futuristic mix of sci-fi and teen-female-adventure. However, this novel has more about it than the current blitz of teen vampire novels. You can see how Blackwelder has taken the time to project a fully plausible future based on the best and worst of current society that we can all relate to without it be ...more
Lisa Richards
Jun 20, 2011 Lisa Richards rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story starts out pretty much along the same line that many of the young adult books today do, a young girl knows she’s different all her young life and now those changes have manifested with physical changes. Usually it’s a vampire or a shifter. Well, it is a shifter ---of a different kind. Blackwelder manages to take an oft used hook and weaves her own awesome story that was well worth your time. In the year 2060, aliens have previously visited and supposedly been eradicated by the governm ...more
Sep 02, 2010 Tabatha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Hunted of 2060 by Ami Blackwelder is an original and inventive new story that kept me on the edge of my seat. Blackwelder has given a very different view of love, society, and growing up in the not to distant future. I doubt that I could give a summary better than Ami Blackwelder did, in fact I wouldn’t know where to begin without giving away too much.

I have to give my compliments to the author for writing such relatable characters despite the uniqueness of their situations. I found myself
Margaret West
Jun 28, 2010 Margaret West rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the first page of are drawn into an unimaginable world. Where peace will never quite reigns again. When April, a university student discovers she is part human and part alien, her world is turned upside down. A hybrid, with no real place in the world, she meets the twin sister she never knew she had, becomes part of a wolf clan and in turn becomes the hunted.
Ami Blackwelder moulds her characters so well, that you can’t help but get drawn into their lives. You see through their ey
 Mummy Cat Claire
I was fortunate enough to get an email copy of this book from the author. I got about 1/4 into the book, and from what I read, it is really good.
I loved how the first chapters kept the reader in suspense, like a "what will happen next" feeling. I also liked that the author knew exactly when to stop doing that, so as not to be annoying.
The characters were entertaining and deep. I enjoyed the writing. However, the reason i decided to stop reading this book and not finish it, is because it is an eb
Helen Smith
Jun 27, 2010 Helen Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Young Adult novel set in a future that includes shapeshifters, hybrids, werewolves and a scary security force that persecutes anyone who isn't 'normal'. Even so, the main characters have some of the same preoccupations that they have today - family relationships and trust, loyalty, identification with certain groups or clans, and the attractions of the bad boy for a young woman even when she already has a lovely boyfriend.

The author includes some neat illustrations to enliven the text, includi
I am only giving it three stars because it is young adult fiction otherwise, I liked the premises or concept of the story and found the plot intriguing with its believable futuristic developments, both the human and hybrid thoughts and feelings were realistic making it a naturally thought provoking read. I wish I had realized the character illustrations were in color at back of book, they would have been more helpful for visualization techniques had they been in the front. I believe the author h ...more
Jun 26, 2010 Tatyana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Hunted of 2060 is a very powerful and engaging read for all ages. The world and characters created in the book are very skillfully described making you sympathize with them, get enraged with them, and at the same time learn with them.

The effect it produces lingers with you long after you've finished reading it making you think about things that are of global importance, reconsider your attitude toward human values such as love, sacrifice, humanity, justice as opposed to meritocracy, brutalit
Shawn Weaver
The Hunted of 2060 is a fast paced novel by Ami Blackwelder set in Alaska. The future comes to life as hybrid humans struggle to survive in a world that does not understand them. The foundation that Ami has created is a fresh look at the future that sweeps the reader to an unexpected climax. As an avid reader I found myself struggling with the first portion of Ami's work, and feel that this is not the high caliber of writing that Ami has produced in the past. But if you’re looking for a quick ev ...more
Sep 12, 2010 Lori rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The author sent me a PDF copy to read and review.

The story in general was just way too out there for my tastes and preferences in novels. I've never read anything in the paranormal love/fantasy genre and was excited to try something new, but it turns out that it's a genre that doesn't catch my interest.

The story is very imaginative and detailed, but the staccato burst pace was annoying to me and I simply could not relate to any of the characters and I'm one of those people who has to like the
Dawn Judd
Aug 09, 2010 Dawn Judd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Hunted of 2060 puts a unique twist on the shape-shifter tale. Set fifty years in the future, Ami puts us in an exciting yet controversial time. We quickly learn that all is not as it seems and that those who discover the truth about themselves will be forced to fight for their lives in a war they didn't know existed. The reader is drawn right into the thick of the story, and as we learn the truth about April's life, we become sympathetic to her plight. This story is exciting right to the ver ...more
Matthew Ward
Aug 10, 2010 Matthew Ward rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a publisher of an established literary magazine, novels, short story collections, and poetry books, it is unusual for me to be able to sit down with a book and enjoy it without being conditionally forced to see the strings of structure, regardless of how well the writer performs their art. For me, Ami Blackwelder's book 'The Hunted of 2060' was a refreshing adventure - often scary, but also funny - an effortless read but with all the complexities and subtle nuances that a reader longs for whe ...more
Jun 26, 2010 Mandie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a huge fan of fantasy and the paranormal. I wanted to read this book as soon as I saw the cover, it just called to me and I certainly was not disappointed.

The Hunted of 2060 was very fast paced with beautiful descriptions, action, and a nice romantic story line . Ami made me feel like I was part of the world she created. She did a wonderful job of taking the shifter concept and making it her own. I highly recommend this book for all of my paranormal book reading friends who are looking for
Michelle  novelsontherun
I have finished and I enjoyed the storyline. I have given 3 stars as I needed a little more from the writing, more depth and possible better editing. I have discussed with Ami. There is an Avatar 'feel' to this book. I really enjoyed where the story could take the reader and the imagination Ami has. I fell in love with Arken. He was a great character. Diamond and Unseen were my other fave characters. I am looking forward to the Prequel and sequel to this book.
Sep 07, 2010 Bridget rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a classic reason as to why I love being a book reviewer. I meet great authors who write so wonderfully that it blows my mind. April is such a cool character and I immediately connected with her. The Hunted of 2060 is a thrill-ride that shouldn't be missed.
Aug 24, 2010 Kaitlynne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was actually kind of addicting (In a good way) and I stayed up entirely too late reading it, But I'm really glad that I did. This book is definitely one of my favorites!
Jul 12, 2010 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-ebook
WOW, crazy good plot - I had a few issues but, all in all a good solid read!
I got an eBook of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. The book takes an original sci-fi approach to shapeshifters and provides a good love story that also focuses on prejudice. Some of the dialogue is a bit awkward sounding and the heroine is more a go-with-the-flow kind of girl than one who strikes out on her own. Overall it was an okay read.

April gets sick a lot, but when she starts to turn into a wolf she knows something is wrong. She finds herself in the woods and the
Tawania Etheridge
Aug 23, 2010 Tawania Etheridge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three Lovers. Two Species. One Way to Survive...

Nineteen year old April is studying at college, when she suddenly comes down with a strange illness. As April's illness progresses, she can't explain her heightened senses, her increase in speed and strength, or her craving for meat. April is confused about all these changes inside of her, and terrified of what they might mean. April knows what's happening to her isn't normal, and more importantly she has to be careful who she trust and confides in
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“Ami Blackwelder write paranormal and some SyFy novels. Elves, angels, vampires, zombies, mermaids, shifters.

She also writes under the name M. Black for Dystopias and Thrillers. Rebecca May for Contemporaries and Historicals.

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