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Hybrid (The Evolution Trilogy #1)

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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
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 334 pages
Published May 7th 2012 by Amazon (first published March 27th 2012)
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🌚The Talented🌗 Miss Ripley 🌝
I really liked this book! I thought this was a great book. When I first read about this book I was kind of confused that Steven was the main character I thought it would be Caitlyn but it all panned out in the end. Also, it was nothing like I thought it would be, however I was pleasantly surprised!

I recommend this book 100x's over!
Zoe Saadia
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Julie
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal Vampire Readers
Recommended to Julie by: Venessa Wester
Amazing love story between Steven and Caitlin! Both are living normal lives as any student does when going to college. Steven had everything falling into place and meeting a nice girl that both can't keep away from each other. Some peculiar and strange things have been happing and Steven is caught in the middle of it. The life Steven has changes whether good or bad Steven finds out. It's a thrilling and suspenseful romantic story with character you fall in love with. It keeps you on the edge and ...more
Wendi Wilson
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book roped me in from the beginning and took me on a fantastic ride. The story is unique and unlike other "vampire" stories, which was quite refreshing. I loved getting to know the characters and I can't wait to continue the story and see what happens!
J.B. Garner
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
From jbgarner58.wordpress.com:

As I hoped for some more book sales to fill my pantry, I was fortunate enough to get a new book to chow down on instead. That’s right, it’s time for another Starving Review!

This week’s main course is Hybrid, the first book in a paranormal romance series, The Evolution Trilogy. What you say? The guy who writes superhero and wrestling fiction picking up a romance book? To that I say, ‘Broaden your minds! The Tale of the Tape had a huge romance sub-plot! Plus I was sta
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Vanessa Wester
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heptathlon
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
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Aislinn
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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Sandra
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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Karla Brandenburg
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
3.5 stars, and that mostly because this is a YA/NA book (which isn't normally my target reading).

A group of kids are starting their first year at university, trying to fit in, adjusting to being away from home, reinventing themselves into who they will become. For some, it is easier than for others. Caitlin shares a hall with three other girls, one of which is horribly homesick and struggling to fit in. Lonely, homesick girls make the easiest targets, and before she has a chance to go home, she
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Jolene
Oct 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Imagine finding out that your life is just one big farce; the hopes and dreams that you've wished for your future will never transpire ohhh and throw in discovering that you’re the first of your kind, half human and half vampire. Life as you know it will never be the same.

Nineteen year old Steven Thorn had his whole life ahead of him, he had it all….good looks, a loving family, a beautiful girlfriend and a promising future until he receives a phone call at midnight from Catlin (his girlfriend)
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Barb McKinley
A SURPRISING BOOK CREATING AN AMAZING COMMUNITY!

I would love to visit the home of the main characters, even maybe join up and live there forever. It really seemed utopian.

This is a love story that has all the characteristics of every genre that is important: mystery, thrills, danger, suspense, action and adventure. I love Author, Vanessa Wester's creation of a hidden society and her interpretation of evolution of mankind to the next level....could it actually happen? You will have to read "Hybri
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Christoph Fischer
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"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
Natalie
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
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OrchardBookClub
Feb 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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April
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Vanessa Wester has done well with her first book. The plot was excellent refreshingly engaging with a hint of love story with a lot of paranormal. I really enjoy Steven and how he was discovered to have been a part of this new evolved form of the human race. I loved how emotional Vanessa made the characters. The concept of a vampire utopia was a great addition to the book. Even though the characters had to make a kill on thier change was an excellent idea. The abilities that each individual acqu ...more
phyllis
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Who am I-What am I

Scotland was very excited about being a freshman at college. Although she didn't know what she wanted as a major, she kept her mind open to change. Cairo and meets Steven the very first day and knows she is very attracted to him. Steven was going into law and didn't have many classes together with Cairo and, but they did run into each other a lot. As their friendship grew, they became very close. Feeling that someone was going watching him, Steven became uneasy. Although he did
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Theresa (TBC)
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steven meets Caitlin at university, catching him off guard with the instant attraction between them.
Steven though has a secret past and it's unveiling will change everything. Steven then meets with others as his secret is revealed to him and he learns all about his Mother's family.
Though classed as romance, I didn't find this overbearing, yes romance in it, blossoming. Sex but not graphic and not off putting, actually well written! I don't read many books in this genre but I've added next 2 to
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Rachael Boyd
Jun 24, 2013 rated it liked it
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.
Lisa
Jun 18, 2012 rated it liked it
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...
Devorah Fox
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
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."
Celeste
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Angel Graham
A good book that followed the tropes, until about the middle of the story, and then it went in a different direction. Not saying that is bad, just it was unexpected.

I enjoyed and would read another of Ms. Wester's books.
Kevin Marsh
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written book that I found fascinating from the start.
I had to keep reading at every opportunity. It's not the usual type of book that I read, but I will definitely be reading the others in the series.
Steph
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-on-kindle
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
Kim
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
My review has been posted under Orchard Book Club
samantha ventura
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Not what it seems to be at first...

Thoroughly enjoyable. Took some twists, took some turns. But wow, the ideas, the secrets. I want to read the next one, and the next one....
Jenny Orelle
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
A fun read which made me read the rest of the trilogy - and which I also enjoyed.
Rebecca
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. A really good read.

Well written characters and plot. Really sucked me in.
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Vanessa Wester is bilingual in English and Spanish, since she was born and raised in Gibraltar. With a degree in Accountancy & Law, she initially worked for two leading accountancy firms, before she changed career and became a secondary school mathematics teacher. Over the past fourteen years, she has devoted her time to the upbringing of her children, whilst giving up a lot of her time to hel ...more
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