In hauntingly beautiful prose, Jordan Rosenfeld paints a vivid picture of burn victim Grace Jensen's life just as her previously-absent "bad girl" besIn hauntingly beautiful prose, Jordan Rosenfeld paints a vivid picture of burn victim Grace Jensen's life just as her previously-absent "bad girl" best friend, Marly, comes storming back into town (and Grace's life). Grace's world is turned upside down as Marly convinces her to leave the only home she's ever known for the bright, glittery lights of Sin City. We, the readers, are then drawn into Marly's intriguing and sometimes dangerous world, filled with mermaids and secrets, as Grace rediscovers herself...and Marly. The writing is captivating and powerful, and it pulls you in with each chapter. The relationships are complex and authentic, and each character has layers that, once you delve deeper, you find yourself spellbound by their motives and their story. The themes of friendship, redemption, and healing that play out between the pages of Forged in Grace are evocative without being obvious or detracting from the story's compelling narration. Forged in Grace is a powerful read that will seduce you into reading straight through to the last page, where you'll find yourself entranced but craving more. ...more
If you liked The Hunger Games, you'll love Hunted.
Hunted is an intense read from start to finish, packing the trifecta of awesome you want in a paranoIf you liked The Hunger Games, you'll love Hunted.
Hunted is an intense read from start to finish, packing the trifecta of awesome you want in a paranormal dystopian novel: action, suspense, romance. There are no slow parts to Caitlyn’s story–the ride is taut with suspense and action, and the even pacing will keep you reading. Cheryl Rainfield scores big for originality, lending believability to the paranormal world she so seamlessly creates in Hunted. She also gets high points for characterization, giving her characters the kind of depth that make you feel like you know them personally.
Caitlyn’s struggles are real, despite the paranormal setting, and the message of acceptance, equality, and overcoming diversity is strong without being overpowering. I never once found myself flipping forward to skip boring parts–because there were none.
Hunted is the kind of book that would make a good movie–the depth and complexity of the story and characters are the perfect foundation for the message in Caitlyn’s struggles....more