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Manipulation

(Shadows #2)

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Addison Prince has almost always gotten what she wants.

Dean Courser only wants to find his brother, but it's the one thing he’s failed at... Even with his unusual ability.

Dean and Addison share the gift of Manipulation—a brief touch that forces others to do what they wish. But when they meet and realize their connection, they find more questions than answers. Suddenly Dean
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Paperback, 376 pages
Published January 13th 2013 by Next Door Books
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: february-2013
Jolene Jolene Jolene she has done it again! Holy Hades the second book in this trilogy took me by storm and Lord Have Mercy I could not put this one down either. My poor family they had to eat take out because I refused to put this book until I was finished reading it. Addison is a spoiled rich brat who gets what she wants and wants what she gets. Her parents are not really around so she and her little sister are left alone to do whatever it is they want. This gives Addison a pretty bad attitude ...more
Jolene Perry
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: wrote-this
So. My review is OBVIOUSLY biased, lol.

(also. you really don't NEED to read Insight to follow this one...)

I love what we learn in this book.
In Insight we learn a bit about where the talents might have come from.
in this book we get a glimpse into an organization that uses people with talents.

My favorite part about writing this is that Addie can hear Dean's thoughts, and he forgets. Often...

I love Dean and his aversion to noises.
I love Addison and her aversion to germs.
I love that they both had
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Wendy Higgins
GAH!!! This was awesome! It's funny because there seem to be a ton of well known contemporary YA/NA/adult Indie/Self-pub stories out right now, but not many YA paranormal (that I'm aware). This is fantastic, and so unique. I love the voices Jolene creates. If you haven't read Insight yet, I highly recommend it, and you're going to want to read Manipulation right afterward. Highly enjoyable. :-)
Jennifer
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Giveaway on my blog (INT) http://somelikeitparanormall.blogspot...

Addison is a rich, beautiful, and privileged girl that always gets what she wants, literally. Addison can touch a person and manipulate them into doing whatever she tells them to. She gets arrested without having the chance to touch the person an manipulate her way out of it. She is assigned to a life lessons class where she meets another manipulator Dean. Dean is in foster care and desperate to find his brother and broke some
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Annie
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
After reading Insight (see review here), I was itching for some more understanding into the Middle Men, their motives, and the reason behind the talents. Jolene definitely delivered!

Addison and Dean may come from very different parts of towns, but they have the same exact talent. They can force others to do what they want with just a single touch. Addison is from the wealthy part of NYC, while Dean is a foster kid living in a small apartment. When they are forced to meet at a court mandated life
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Emily Elizabeth
As seen on Ed and Em's Reviews!

Manipulation is a sequel that ties in very well with its prequel and adds a great installment to an interesting series. Though it wasn't perfect, it was an simple, fun read, perfect for my day of lounging around the house.

This novel can be read with or without the previous book in the series, though I recommend reading Insight, book one, first. It gives you a better understanding of the powers and history around which the series revolves and you will know all of
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Debbie
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours-books
Manipulation is told from both Addison’s and Dean's point of view. And yep, this is definitely a plus with me when an author lets me see into both main characters’ heads. Manipulation is an awesome sequel. Jolene Perry has introduced an amazing world of Insighters, Manipulators, and Seekers along with evil villains, the Middleman, and some creepy Shadow people. The Seekers, I'm thinking, are bad guys, too (just going to have to find more about them in the third book). Perry has given me another ...more
Christy LoveOfBooks
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was planning on reading and reviewing Insight (book #1) for the blog tour because of time constraints, but I couldn't stop after I finished it. Seriously, I had to immediately start reading Manipulation. I loved Insight, and got totally sucked into Micah and Landon's story. I knew that Manipulation was going to have a new set of characters and be told from their perspectives, so of course I was a tiny bit apprehensive. I ended up loving Addison and Dean, too!

It's really cool the way the
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Juhina
Sep 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Manipulation is the second installment of the Shadows trilogy. Manipulation introduces two new main characters, different from the first two in Insight. While I enjoyed Insight, I can't say that I loved it. The two main character's romance progressed way too fast and the progression of the plot felt unrealistic to me. However, for Manipulation, I have to say it was as if Perry heard my complaints of Insight (even though I never voiced them anywhere) and then created Manipulation. I adored ...more
Tammy
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Addison is the poor little rich girl. She has always gotten what she wants and if she doesn't she has ways to make it happen. With a touch, she can persuade others. She has no idea how or why she has received the gift of touch and thinks that she may be the only one. Dean is the poor foster kid who only wants to find his little brother who is being kept from him. What in the world would he have in common with Addison? When they meet, there is that instant attraction, almost electric. They find ...more
Ellen
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours
After reading Insight, I couldn't wait to begin Manipulation and find out where Jolene Perry was taking the story next. The book begins with Landon and Micha, in Landon's POV, which I loved. Though they are not the main focus of this book, it was such a plus to find out what was going on with them, especially being able to get inside Landon's head a little. I just fell in love with these two in Insight, book #1.

In Manipulation, we meet Dean and Addison. Two teenagers from completely different
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Ali
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
The cover of Manipulation was the first thing to catch my eye, I think it is beautifully done. Then the synopsis grabbed me. I'll admit that I have not read Insight, the first book in this series but I was assured that I didn't need to, that Manipulation could stand on its own. Normally I would not even consider starting a series from anywhere but the beginning but I thought I would jump out of my comfortably made box and give it a shot.

The assurances I was given were right on. You don't have to
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Sandra "Jeanz"
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
MY REVIEW
Again I received this e-book copy of Manipulation directly from the author via YA Bound who is running this Blog Tour!
So I'll start with the cover, On this cover the female is Addison, and it is a good representation of her. There is also the "air of mystery" or the "air of Manipulation" represented by the smoke around her. I once again like the font and the placement of the wording. Again the only negative I have is that the series name of the "Shadows" is not featured on the cover.
Now
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Kristen Jett
(As posted on PenandMuse.com )

I am notoriously suspicious of the second book in a series. You know the common plot falls that second books usually get – a love triangle thrown in for no reason, a cliffhanging ending involving said romance, lots of action but no filler. This book had none of that. In all honesty, I enjoyed Manipulation even more than I did Insight – something I would have thought unlikely after enjoying Insight so much. Yet again I flew through this book so fast that I only had
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Seirra
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A review copy was provided for an honest review. Manipulation turned out to be harder to put down than I thought! It was really good and the newly introduced characters Addie and Dean are amazing. Whereas Insight was darker this book was lighter. It was pretty much the exact opposite and I loved that. It was fun, had tons of different twists, loveable characters, and more history on talents. It was everything I felt was missing from the first book, and don't get me wrong I really enjoyed Insight ...more
Mandy
I received Manipulation in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by YABound Book Tour.. Manipulation is the second book in the Shadows Series we get a little perspective of what’s currently happening to Micah and Landon before we surge into a new story. Addison Prince is the wealthy daughter of two parents who are never home which allows her to get away with almost everything. Addison has the gift of Manipulation she can tell people to do as she wishes but when she gets caught ...more
MGGMMGGM
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted at The Solitary Bookworm
RATING 4 1/2 stars

Addison and Dean are two people who are of north and south of the society spectrum. Being rich and priviledge, Addison can get whatever she wants while Dean on the other hand had it rough being a child in the system but they both have one thing in common, a gift that can manipulate a person to whatever they desire.

Addison is the b*tch you love to hate. She is petty, childish and rich. Your typical cliche brat and spoiled kid and I hated
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Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
3.5 stars

Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book but not as much as the first book, Insight. It was different - a good second book in a series - but not quite as exciting as Insight. I think that is because the reader is already aware of what is going on with the shadows after reading Insight. So, the air of mystery is gone. However, this book held my attention, I read it every free chance I could, and I finished Manipulation rather quickly.

We are introduced to Addison and Dean in
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Kai
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Manipulation is a story that has more mystery than answers. The story starts with a prelude of asecret government agency trying to recruit Landon Michaels and Micah. Somehow Landon and Micah knew something was up and was able to escape.

Now the story shifts to Addison Prince and Dean Courser. Addison believes that she was in love with Chase, was caught trying to ride a train for free. The irony is that Addison's mom owns the train company and that Addison didn't want her parents to know that she
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Jenny Morris
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I will start with--LOVED! But must admit it took me a minute to embrace Addison. But I LOVE when a character completely grows on me and then I love them in the end and that's what happened. Dean won me over by his name of first. I have a tiny infatuation with a fictional character named Dean. Anyway, what I ADORE about Jo's paranormal books is that the relationship is front and center. It drives the story. Getting to know these two, there ability of manipulation, and how they use it in their ...more
Stephanie Kaye (In Wonderland)
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Manipulation is the second book in the Shadows Trilogy. I was a little worried at first because Manipulation follows different characters than Insight, however, it makes sense. Insight is about how Micah can “see” things. In Manipulation, Addison can get pretty much anything she wants. She manipulates into getting things. Addison kind of reminded me of a Serena van der Woodsen character, with being beautiful, rich, and getting what she wants. However, I liked Addison A LOT better than I liked ...more
Emily
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ya/new adult
Recommended to Emily by: wattpad
I received an email from the author noting this book was available to read on wattpad, so I have it a shot. It's actually book 2 of a series, but can be read as a stand alone. I found book 1 on wattpad, so I'm going to read it next.

I've never been disappointed in Perry's work. I think it's fantastic that she's made some of her work free to read.

This is a really great read, and I recommend it.
Jen
Oct 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome read by Jolene Perry! As a big fan of paranormal and romance,I am completely hooked on this series and couldn't wait for this book to be released. I wanted more of Micah and Landon, but became just as involved with Addie and Dean so it was all good. I adore this series and can't wait for the release of the third book!
Sam
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Louisa
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book, really really good, and yeah, really enjoyed it, can't wait for the 3rd book!
Emily
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Other books in the series

Shadows (4 books)
  • Insight (Shadows, #1)
  • Seeker (Shadows, #3)
  • The Shadows Trilogy (Shadows, #1-3)