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The Shadowing: Hunted (The Shadowing #1)

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Once every century, the barrier between the human world and the demon realm begins to break down. Creatures gather, anxiously waiting to cross the divide, to bring death and destruction from their world to ours. This time is called The Shadowing.

Callum Scott has always known that there is a supernatural world out there—he’s seen ghosts for as long as he can remember. Latel
ebook, 208 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by EgmontUSA (first published May 1st 2011)
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Dec 13, 2011 Lou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, arc, paranormal
"It is coming"
These are the words left near murder victims and a message for the main protagonist a
"I can see dead people!" kind of teenager.
Callum has the gift to see the dead, he can't communicate with them but see them, he discovers new abilities and treads new territory with fears, his whole supernatural world is about to get ever so more sinister. There is talk of the Netherworld another domain where creatures live, monster-like, demons who should not be allowed to enter your threshold ex
Nov 05, 2011 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalleybooks
Hunted, the first in The Shadowing series, is one book I wasn’t too sure about reading. I’m not the biggest fan of the cover, and the premise didn’t really sound like something I would personally enjoy. However, Hunted ended up surprising me in some big ways, because not only was I fully enchanted by the world presented, but I also adored nearly every scary yet delicious second of it.

Hunted starts just about how every other scary movie does: with the POV of the “bad guy”. However, it was the per
Predictable can be good too, it just needs strong imaginative writing to support it. A good plot can only save so much.

And such is the case of Callum Scott in Hunted. The premise is familiar in itself, a boy born with special abilities tries to ignore them and pretend he's normal. Then something happens that makes him face the extraordinary side of himself and he embarks on a journey to the unknown - unknown called Netherworld in this case. He gains friends and allies and finds out about his mis
Mar 04, 2012 Filip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Shadowing Haunted by adam Slater

1.What is the author's purpose in writing the book?

Adam Slater presented an interesting idea involving mythology as well as the supernatural with “The Shadowing." He wanted to attract the younger population with this book.The author does something that has been lacking in Young Adult fiction lately – he brings in supernatural creatures that aren’t “mainstream”. You won’t find vampires or werewolves here! Instead we’re talking Grims, Chime Children, and the Bo
CerejaCult CerejaCult
Reviewed on 03/18/2012

The Plot - Callum is a teenager with some freaky gift. He can see ghosts. So far so cliché, right? Ok, but this is the least of his problems cose there’s a monster that is after him and all of those who are just like him. It’s called The Hunter and it kills it’s victims in a bloody way ripping their eyes off their sockets. Why? Well, that’s something to discover by reading the book. *evil laugh*

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So, The Shadowing is near and evil is just around the corner. What
“The girl lies by the canal, her face turned upwards like a stargazer. But she will never see the stars again. Her eyes have been torn out. The rain fills the empty sockets until they brim over, spilling bloody tears down her cold, white cheeks..”

Hunted is a YA paranormal horror novel. This tale is told from the point of view of fourteen year old protagonist Scott Callum. Callum has always known he was different; he lives with his Gram in a small crammed cottage, sees ghosts and has amazing luck
SJH (A Dream of Books)
'The Shadowing' is chock-full of thrills and packed with enough creepy supernatural goings-on to keep you up all night. You'll most definitely have to read this book with the lights on!

I must admit that I was a bit apprehensive about reading this to begin with, as I'm not usually a fan of the horror genre. It's certainly not something that I would normally have picked for myself. It has the scariest cover ever! However, I'm so glad that I was sent a copy of this and gave it a go because it's a s
Cassie McCown
Aug 09, 2011 Cassie McCown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Shadowing: Hunted
By: Adam Slater
ISBN: 9781606842614
Expected Publication: September 13, 2011 by EdgemontUSA
Available Format: Hardback, paperback, ebook

My Rating:

Callum Scott is a teenage boy with some extraordinary abilities. Not only can he see ghosts, everywhere, but he also has some precognitive talents. When Callum starts to realize even the ghosts are frightened, he knows something strange is happening. Something dark and perilous is hunting him, and even more danger lies just around th
Apr 22, 2014 Carly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm so happy this book has been published! We need more YA horror (yes, yes, I know I say this all the time but it's true) so I'm really excited about The Shadowing series. This one will definitely appeal to boys (and girls) and it has a lot to offer - from great writing, a terrifying storyline and an awesome cover so I'm sure it's going to do very well.

Let me start by talking about the cover, which I love. Yes, I'm sure it's going to get a strong reaction from people who think it's too gory for
A Book Vacation
Sep 05, 2011 A Book Vacation rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I decided to start reading this book the night before school started. That, dear readers, was a big mistake! Not only could I not put the book down because it was so fascinating, but I was also scared out of my mind! I have not been this creeped out in a long time, and while I absolutely LOVE this novel, I do not recommend reading it right before bed. I ended up “sleeping” with the lights on, but didn’t find much sleep at all, which, of course, made for an interesting school day the next morning ...more
Fourteen-year-old Callum sees ghosts everywhere. He also experiences premonitions and has a strange sixth sense, which he calls his “Luck”, that alerts him to danger. These abilities, along with the fact that he lives in a tiny cottage with his grandmother, are the kind of thing that makes a teenager a prime target for bullies, so Callum does his best to pretend that he’s just like everyone else. Soon, though, things start happening that are out of the ordinary even for Callum, and he finds hims ...more
I received this book as a galley from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Callum Scott has always been able to see ghosts, but when the veil between the human and demon world lifts, he discovers that his destiny is to fight and protect those that are hunted.

In my opinion, if you are going to write a book about demons and paranormal warfare, it has to be done in a way that avoids some of the most obvious cliches. Unfortunately, this book did not accomplish that. I found the characters
Jun 09, 2013 Julie-anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story and I loved the fact that the main character, Callum, and his female friend, Melissa, don't have a romance ...... and I'm going to say yet, as it still may happen. It seems that every YA I read has to have some romance blooming or already happening between the main character and a best friend or possible enemy or complete opposite schoolmate etc, so it was nice to read a story that had two friends of opposite sex and not have an under running love story happening at the same tim ...more
Jun 21, 2015 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Hunted, readers are introduced to 14-year-old Callum Scott, a normal boy in every aspect except for one. Due to a set of unusual circumstances, Callum has the ability to see ghosts. This power is nothing new to Callum... that is, until it begins growing stronger and bodies start piling up. Now, it is up to Callum and a unique cast of characters to thwart whatever evil is murdering these children and hunting Callum himself.

Hunted by Adam Slater presented an interesting plot, even if it did be
When I saw the publisher’s brief synopsis of Adam Slater’s new novel, The Shadowing: Hunted, I was intrigued by the use of myth and legend in a YA paranormal horror story. In fact, I think it’s the use of myth that tips this over into horror. This is one scary book – intriguing concept and definitely scary. It’s the start of a great new series that teens and adults alike are going to enjoy while they shiver! Read the rest of my review at
I was looking for something for my 12 year old son, and I think this fits the bill.
Pretty bland as far as character development, but there's plenty of spooky action to make up for it. There's also a bit of gore thrown in for good measure.
Oh, and it's relatively short.

This is a middle-grade reader, so I wouldn't recommend it for adults.
Jul 15, 2015 Tricia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast read. A few times I got lost in the story - it was so descriptive that it was hard to follow. Overall, a good story. It ended too fast - convenient little wrap up - I expected more. I will probably read the sequel though.
Dec 31, 2016 vicki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. Soon as I opened the book I was hooked, on board. At that moment i knew that reading this story was not going to be a waste of time.
Hylary Locsin
Nov 28, 2011 Hylary Locsin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Callum Scott has been able to see ghosts his whole life. When he was younger, he would often embarrass himself by trying to talk to people no one else could see. Now he is in high school and has taught himself how to hide his “gift” from others: his friends, his teachers, and his Gran, who he lives with in a small cottage outside of his English village. One evening, however, Callum suddenly discov
Sumando Libros
Nov 01, 2011 Sumando Libros rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Para los que me conocen…. Y para los que no, yo soy de las que le tuvieron, le tienen y le tendrán miedo al coco… y arriesgándome a “sonar” como una lela total, nunca termine de ver El Exorcista, porque sí…. Soy una miedosa total. Y se acabó. Aún así y porque el único libro de terror que leí fue El gato negro de Allan Poe… y sí, era lectura obligada para el cole… decidí pedirlo cuando lo vi, fue de esos flechazos sin sentido que suelen ocurrir entre lector y portada de un libro… … …

Feb 13, 2016 Donna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, horror
I was rather less than impressed with HUNTED. It had an interesting premise and it was pretty unique, and at times gruesome, but it didn’t leave much of an impression on me. Probably because it was written in a sort of easy reader kind of way, not very fleshed out. It kind of reminded me of those old school YA novels that I love so much (for their cheese). HUNTED wasn’t cheesy. It just wanted too great.

Callum is a character who’s curled into himself but despite that he isn’t tormented in school
Basit Baloch
Sep 24, 2016 Basit Baloch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Callum is a boy who can see ghosts, for his entire life he could see ghosts. He had never bothered to talk to anyone about it and never even thought that there were other kids like him. One day strange murders happen around town and one night a strange creature was spotted in the garden taking his face. He had talked to his grandma and she had said that the shadowing was coming, now Callum must prepare for the shadowing and fight along side the mysterious ghost boy, "Jake" and his ghost hound to ...more
Tina (yAdultReview)
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I’ve been reading more and more books written from a male POV, which I like. It seems like books written in a male POV have less emphasis on the romance (minus the Caster Chronicles, of course), which appeals to me a good majority of the time. Unwind is another from a male POV (also written by a man) that’s pretty awesome. In fact, Callum reminds me of Connor in more ways than one. They’re both headstrong and impulsive, mostly invisible to their peers, and both
Sep 20, 2011 Jex rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Shadowing (Hunted) is the first installment of a series that explores the idea of chime children: those children born during the hour of the chime that have a close tie the Netherworld. Callum, a very powerful chime child, has gone his whole life thinking that he was crazy for being able to see ghosts all around town. He never thought anything of this power until the day he was faced with the Hunter, a supernatural creature out to hunt down the chime children and keep them from thwarting the ...more
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Kat (A Journey In Reading)
The Shadowing: Hunted (Book 1)
Adam Slater
September 2011 Egmont USA Publishing

Talk about getting that creepy feeling as you are reading!! This book is definitely one that you don’t want to read at night, alone, when it’s storming outside.

Callum has always been able to see ghosts and is beginning to have premonitions. Callum is the kind of boy who knows that he is different and does everything that he can to “fly under the radar”. The premonitions are becoming stronger, the ghosts seem afraid and
Julie Witt
Sep 14, 2011 Julie Witt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

"Once every century, the barrier between the human world and the demon realm begins to break down. Creatures gather, anxiously waiting to cross the divide, to bring death and destruction from their world to ours. This time is called The Shadowing."

This book was so deliciously creepy!! I had such a good time being scared while I read it! I stayed up late last night reading it because I couldn't go to bed until I f
Feb 23, 2012 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I have to admit that this story was a bit strange in the beginning. I couldn’t understand the beginning until I had read the book further. The concept of it was unique and Adam Slater described it very nicely. Every century the barrier between the human and demon world breaks down and creatures want to bring destruction to the human world. I’ve never read a story, which had a topic like that and found it very interesting. But it really is confusing in the beginning and until the end you do ...more
Michelle (Much Loved Books)
I have had this book for a while from netgalley. My first thought was if I saw the above book cover in the shop I would not buy it, however if I saw the following cover I would pick it up straight away and not even see what it was about.

The Shadowing:Hunted is the ideal book for me. It has ghosts, grim, fetch's, witches and chime children along with details of how people have died in gruesome ways. Although The Shadowing:Hunted is a horror book I didn't find it scary at all.

I don't know why I n
This is a YA Horror and I am a mature reader – a grandma, in fact. I loved this book! Callum is an orphan who lives in a very rural area with his Gran. They are happy in their snug cottage at the edge of the Marlock Woods. For as long as he can remember, Callum has been able to see ghosts. It is bothersome to Callum who just wants to be a normal kid. He has kept this ability hidden worried that his no-nonsense Gran would not believe him – Sometimes Callum himself thinks he might be crazy.

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Adam Slater doesn't scare easily, which is lucky because his study overlooks a graveyard. He has a degree in Folklore and an unhealthy love of horror films, both of which helped to inspire The Shadowing books. If he wasn't a writer - and if his girlfriend would let him - he'd be a stunt driver.
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“It hungers, always.
It takes shape after shape as its own, and each body it puts on is as hungry as the last.”
“The girl lies by the black canal, her face turned upwards to the sky like a stargazer. But she will never see the stars again. Her eyes have been torn out. The rain fills the empty sockets until they brim over, spilling bloody tears down her cold white cheeks.” 3 likes
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