Hybrid (The Evolution Trilogy, #1)
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Hybrid (The Evolution Trilogy #1)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  70 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Steven Thorn has no trouble settling in at University. Having grown up at boarding school, he is used to living away from home. He’s smart, so studying comes naturally. When it comes to making new friends, he’s cautious. Usually, he receives too much unwanted attention.

Caitlin Chance catches him off guard. She’s the first girl he has ever felt an instant attraction toward...more
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 334 pages
Published May 7th 2012 by Amazon (first published March 27th 2012)
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Zoe Saadia
Not your usual vampire story :)

I enjoyed reading "Hybrid". This book is written in a believable way, with believable characters and interesting situations. Half way through the story it took an unexpected turn that I enjoyed very much. An unusual take on the sort of vampires and the aspects of their lives. I enjoyed their point of view.

All in all it's a good read
This is a story that could be considered a paranormal romance, but it’s so much more than that. The story starts out with a young woman, Caitlin, headed to college and introduces you to her and her four “roommates”, getting right into the feel of starting out in a new place in college and the different types of people you will meet. I immediately liked Caitlin and could understand her situation and the feelings she had of being in a new place, both excitement and intimidation. A new place, new p...more
Scarlett Flame
As promised I have read and reviewed this wonderful book by Vanessa Wester and really can recommend this I gave it a well deserved 5 stars

This book is introduced with a prologue, which initially I didn't understand, but it really helped once the main story began to unfold

The opening chapter of Hybrid begins with our introduction to one of the main protagonist, Caitlin, and gives a narrative about her first semester at University and attempts to settle in on campus. We also begin to meet quite a...more
S.A. Williams
Initially I was attracted to 'Hybrid' after reading a great, shorter piece by the same author--so I decided to give this a go. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed.

The plot of this book revolves around a 19 year old University student (Steven) who embarks on the typical adjustment to university life (takes classes, occasionally oversleeps, makes friends, meets a girl, etc.). But Steven is going through a very atypical transition as well (at first unknowingly), and this other transition (along...more
Vanessa Wester
Oct 28, 2012 Vanessa Wester rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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I have added the 5 star reviews I have received during October on Amazon UK... I was over the moon with these!

Thanks a lot
Vanessa :) xx

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Debut, 24 Oct 2012
By J. S. Houliston "Jan" (West Sussex) - See all my reviews

"I was a bit dubious at first about this type of novel as I am not really 'into' this sort of theme but I was pleasantly surprised. Once you have met the main characters and realise that things are going to go off at a different angle it all becomes clear an...more
This book is introduced with a prologue, which initially I didn't understand, but it really helped once the main story began to unfold

The opening chapter of Hybrid begins with our introduction to one of the main protagonist, Caitlin, and gives a narrative about her first semester at University and attempts to settle in on campus. We also begin to meet quite a few of the other minor characters and these fill out the narrative rather nicely.

Before too long we are then become acquainted with the ma...more
Meet Steven Thorn, a university student whose life is turned upside when he discovers he's a Hybrid. Steven has lost his family, friends and his girlfriend and is then kidnapped by his maternal family and thrown into a world far away from everyone. Everyone human that is.

When you first start getting into the story you automatically think Vampires, but as you discover more, Vampires is not the correct term for Steven's new family and he must learn to accept what he has become and embrace his new...more
Devorah Fox
Stories about paranormals are not my usual read but I was intrigued by the title. Indeed I found the concept of a "hybrid" original. I enjoyed the different take on how the people in the story became vampires and what abilities that gave them. The suggestion that they might contribute to an evolution of a different species was thought provoking. I am curious to see where the author takes the notion of a human/vampire "hybrid."
Lydia Aswolf
You know that habit...the one where you think you know where things are going in the book you're reading? Check such expectations at the door. Vanessa Wester isn't going concede to any expectations on behalf of her readers with her debut novel, HYBRID. No, she blows them to smithereens with real skill and panache. Solid, sympathetic characters, a breathtakingly fresh premise, and a pace that resulted in me finishing the book and immediately grabbing COMPLICATIONS, the next book in this series. I...more
Rachael Boyd
I liked this book most of the time. There were points in the book where I got bored and felt the history of the characters was repetitive and I found myself skipping over it. The concept is refreshing and unique but the story just didn't have enough excitement to keep me reading through the trilogy. I struggled to get an image of the characters and the relationships and dialogue seemed a little wooden. Like I said I love the concept but this just didn't suck me in.
Firstly, I need to acknowledge how FAST I was drawn in. An original story line, that I could easily see on the big screen. The isolation of this new breed gave me flash back images of "Logan's Run". Very much enjoyed the concept, though wanted a more thorough, descriptive dialogue to correspond with my active imagination. This story definitely has the possibility of running feet!! Looking forward to Part II...
Awesome!!! As I started this book, I enjoyed the set up and the character pov's. as the story progressed I was completely reeled in. I am excited to see where this series goes, I am rooting for Steven, his independence and hoping he reconnects with Caitlan. I am also hoping we get a story line on Emily.
This was a different take on the usual vampire story, completely unlike any others Ive read. I'd highly recommend it, I was totally absorbed in the story and the well thought out back story of the evolution of the vampires. A brilliant debut and I cant wait to read the next installment
A great twist on the usual vampire tale. I loved Stephen's character and how he was dealing with everything that had been thrown at him. Can't wait for the next book out. Kim
Laura Smith
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I really enjoyed this novel and it definitely wasn’t what I was expecting when I started. I thought that both main characters, Caitlin and Steven, were well established from the beginning and I found the development of their relationship believable. The opening section worked well in creating empathy with both of them and I found myself routing for them throughout the rest of the novel.

Hybrid is also very well paced and has little hooks throughout the novel that make you want to read on. One ele...more
Christoph Fischer
"Hybrid (The Evolution Trilogy)" by Vanessa Wester is a very original paranormal novel with great romance and a unique story line. It starts off as a regular University romance story between Steven Thorn and Caitlin. They meet at her first day at a UK university and fall for each other. By allowing alternating viewpoints we get to feel for the characters and see the pure nature of their feelings for each other. Wester establishes also a few important side characters and gives enough time to the...more
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When Vanessa Wester decided to start writing she found an outlet for her imagination. It is the best way she can think of to express herself and escape from everyday life.

She has a lot of eggs in her basket since she is a qualified Secondary School Mathematics Teacher, ASA Swimming Teacher, has a degree in Accounting & Law, has been a competitive swimmer and enjoys art, singing and drama. In a...more
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