Hunting the Shadows (Shadow Ops Project #1)
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Hunting the Shadows (Shadow Ops #1)

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Amy has spent her life in isolation. Locked away in the Centre, a secret government facility where children with extraordinary abilities are raised as highly skilled fighters, she longs for a normal life. A life where being around people doesn't overload her sensitive telepathic mind. A life where she can't see through the eyes of a murderer as he hunts down his next victi...more
ebook, 219 pages
Published May 7th 2012 by Carina (first published January 1st 2012)
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Mei
Actually I give this book a 4 1/2 stars, but only because it has a really dark undertone. When I was reading it I felt that there was not a way out for every character. I felt this hoplessness. The only thing all of them could do is cope at their best. I hope that in the next books come way out the Council control will be found! There's too many things left unexplained... It doesn't actually end with a clear clifhanger, but still...
I'll definitely read the next one!
Dee
A good book by newcomer Alexia Reed. What first attracted me to the book was the cover....I just love that blue in the background!

If you liked Sydney Croft's ACRO series or Christine Feehan's Ghostwalker series of Xmen then you will enjoy this.

I found that the first chapter did get a bit confusing because it jumped straight into the action which is normally a good thing , but as we didnt't know the story, characters or their abilities it took a while to work out who was who, and who could do wha...more
Stella
When I read the blurb of Hunting the Shadows I expected to read an action packed Dark Angel-esque romantic suspense story and I wasn't mislead.

The world-building created by Alexia Reed is fascinating and complex. She develops the details of how these enhanced humans, subject of this shadow government experiment became what they are and she makes it all seem possible with scientific explanations of genetics. The Centre is a reasearch lab: they create and exploit the talents and train them to be...more
Calisto
What if a shadowy government organization created and controlled people with extraordinary abilities?

Amy, a telepath who has been living in isolation, has a direct link to a serial killer who is targeting individuals within the secretive Centre. Unexpectedly, she also finds a link with J.C. Nikolaiev, a researcher willing to risk his life to put an end to the inhumane experiments of the Council. Together, they must discover who the killer is while keeping their budding relationship from destroyi...more
Stacy
I gave it 3.5 stars


Both J.C and Amy grew up in a research program. J.C was groomed to fight and has become a top researcher but Amy was hidden away due to her mental abilities and continues to be hidden away and tested on. That all changes when J.C gets sick of the way the test subjects are treated and hatches a plan to free them that does not go as expected. J.C. and Amy are brought together and help each other find the saboteur and killer before its to late.

The story starts with action and en...more
Jenn
As you probably know by now, I'm a big fan of Carina Press. They have a fantastic variety of titles and authors, which I appreciate because there's something for all of my different moods. I decided to try Hunting the Shadows because I was in the mood for something a little different. Hunting the Shadows is romantic suspense tinged with the paranormal. Everyone at the Centre has some sort of gift, thanks to some genetic engineering and a lifetime of training. They really run the gamut of abiliti...more
Rhonda
3 STARS
I had guessed the killer right. Thier was some sex scenes in it.
The goverment was testing on children trying to get super agents. If they did not think
you could be useful they killed you.
J.C is a doctor and agent he is tired of his part of all that was going on. J.C. put explosives in his lab
to destroy it. He got some of the doctors to get the children out before. The explosions did not go as
he planned. The four doctors who were going to get the children out were murdered and found in J...more
Kimberly
Review written for www.books-n-kisses.com

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. This seems to be the first book by this author and I was not sure what to expect but this book had the feel of Christine Feehan’s “GhostWalkers” series. At first when I read the synopsis I wondered if it was going to be a take off of Feehan’s books but this book really stands alone and while it has the same feel to it the fact is this book can only be compared to “GhostWalkers” because it is set in an institution a...more
Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
Hunting the Shadows by Alexia Reed is an original and face-paced book and I hope there is more to come!

Amy has spent most of her life isolated in a government facility called the Centre. The Centre specializes in creating and controlling human weapons. The government project has found a way to manipulate human DNA causing super human powers. They use them as assassins, tools and control every aspect of their lives. Amy is one of the many test subjects at the Centre and her life is hanging on a d...more
Tracy
~* 2.5 Stars *~
Overreaching and Unfocused

He tried to stop them, tried to destroy it. The Centre, a shadowy, shady research facility ruled by the Council, creates genetically engineered children with spectacular psychic abilities, trains them to be warriors, then uses them as mercenaries. The methods the Centre uses, as well as what the Council commands it do to achieve their nefarious goals, must be stopped.

He should know. He is one of their top researchers. And he is one of their top agents. He...more
Romancing the Book
Posted on Romancing the Book's blog
Reviewed by Ashleigh
Review Copy Provided by the Author

Warning… there are mild spoilers ahead.

While I wanted to like this story, not only because this a new genre for me but because the blurb made it sound so interesting. I found that the entire first 65 pages that I muddled my way through was so convoluted that I by then I couldn’t understand who was a good guy or bad guy. Time seemed to be irrelevant, and often things happened that just plain didn’t make sense...more
Christi Snow
My Review:
I loved this book. It was a sci-fi suspense, but the book never left the Centre, so you never really got bogged down in this world. What you do know of it is of the Centre and the horrific way they treat these children, soldiers, and experiments. If this is a glimpse into the future, I don't want any part of it because it is NOT pretty.

The Centre is creating a new kind of soldiers who have special abilities...ranging from telekinesis to pyrokinesis to telepathy. They create these soldi...more
Brie C.
Originally posted at Romance Around the Corner

Have I mentioned that I have a thing for the X-Men? Well, I do. So when I read that this book was about children with extraordinary abilities locked away in a government facility and being turned into super soldiers, I couldn’t wait to read it.

The basic premise goes like this: the government has created a secret facility to experiment with genetics and children, in order to create killing machines. Each kid has a different set of abilities and they...more
Nicole
Review originally posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2012/05/21/...

It’s been awhile since I read a great sci-fi romance, and I was in the mood when I read the blurb for this one. Since it sounded like good fun, I picked it up right away.

Amy has spent her entire life in the Centre, living in isolation because of her strong psychic powers. But she wants out of her cell and the chance to go outside. When she connects mentally with J.C., she thinks that she might finally get that chance.

J.C. has...more
Ni_kii
Really 3.75 Stars


Well, this was unexpected. I didn’t expect this novel to be quite so dark or quite so engaging. The premise is anything but simple and sometimes made for a somewhat confusing story. The Government has made a virus to unlock psychic powers and created a league of super soldiers. All housed in the centre, they were property, not humans. I didn’t like the world that this story was set in. The morals were suspect, people were disposed of if their powers didn’t fit and everyone was s...more
Holly
I really liked the premise of this. The government created a virus that unlocked psychic potential in humans, then kept them locked up in the Centre testing their abilities, until they were fully trained as weapons.

I enjoy books with psychic elements. That aspect of the book was interesting and well done, though I do wish more detail had been given to explain the abilities of the agents.

Aside from that, I was kind of disappointed in the way the story developed. It started out really strong but t...more
PointyEars42
The audiobook is absolutely incomprehensible - there isn't the slightest change in tone or volume to indicate a change in POV or to indicate the transitions from dream to reality. As most of the characters have psychic abilities and play around inside each others' heads and can create false images or memories, you as the listener are left feeling very confused. If those lack of transitions & markers made you understand the characters' inability to correctly identify reality, that would be go...more
Nathalia
Fast-paced, action packed and overall a fantastic read! The cover simply does not do this book any justice. I started reading with the impression that this was just another paranormal romance, but I was pleasantly surprised when the first chapter jumped out and grabbed me by the collar. I only have two negative things to say about this novel: one being that this should have been made into a series, and the second being that visuals could be improved. I was confused as to what time period the nov...more
Tamara Morgan
Loved this book! It's equal parts X-Files and CSI, with a healthy dollop of romance thrown in.

The worldbuilding is some of the most unique I've come across in a romance novel, and is obviously based in quite a bit of scientific research. The book is also a lot darker than you might think, plunging straight into a series of murders and a bunch of political intrigue set in the mysterious Centre where the characters were raised and work.

I believe this is the first book in a series, and I'm excited...more
Kristen Koster
I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this book. I loved the way the science, romance and suspense all blended together to make for a compelling page-turner. The worldbuilding is intriguing and lush enough to support many return visits with JC's team as a larger plot arc is set up.
Paris
May 06, 2012 Paris marked it as dnf
I really wanted to like this book. I love the description, but the first 20% really didn't live up to my expectations and I had to mark this as a DNF. Perhaps I'll revisit it at a later date, but for now I'm just not into it.

ARC provided by Netgalley and Carina Press.
Sharon
I loved this book. I loved the darkness and the complexity. I enjoy reading books like this about once a month and this one was perfect for me.
Rhys Astason
Terrific, dark read with plenty of action and a great universe.
Jenese (Readers Confession)
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Jen
May 20, 2012 Jen added it
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