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Romance and action come crashing together when a teenage boy with incredible powers is brought to the attention of the government.

Jake Lukin just turned 18. He's decent at tennis and Halo, and waiting to hear on his app to Stanford. But he's also being followed by a creep with a gun, and there's a DARPA agent waiting in his bedroom. His secret is blown.

When Jake holds a pe
ebook, 320 pages
Published January 20th 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Kate Welsh
This book grabbed me from page one - and then it just kept getting better and better. At several points I was thinking I had the book figured out, knew more or less where it was going - and then Adrian pulled the rug out from under the reader in the best possible ways, with twists and surprises that feel utterly inevitable in retrospect, rather than just being shocking for the sake of it. This is a fast-paced sci-fi thriller that also had loads of heart and humor and romance and great family rel ...more
Heather Petty
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, friends, ya
I was super lucky to get a sneak peek at this book, and it is fantastic! I think the cast of characters is my favorite part. I pretty much loved the main character from the first page, and his relationship with his sister made me love him more. Beyond that, the pacing of the book will keep you reading like it's your job until the very end.

You should definitely add this to your wish list for 2015. You can thank me later. :)
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
3.5 Stars!

I admit, I had absolutely no expectations going into this other than keeping my fingers crossed that with that premises, I was going to get something totally fun and original, which I completely did but I also got an exciting story told from the point of view of a boy. Yes you heard me right, a YA book told from the male point of view.

Why do we not get more of these in the YA genre because I really enjoy them! It is refreshing to get something different and fun and yes, get a guys poin
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
okay, okay, okay. i need the sequel now. where is it?!

tunnel vision took me completely by surprise. not a huge fan of the action genre, i expected this to be just another addition to a crowd already oversaturated with look-alikes. turns out i was wrong, way wrong. tunnel vision is exactly what this genre needs: it's got a whip-fast plot, hooks you from page 1, but never sacrifices characterization or logic for its thrills. it's the bee's knees of YA. oh, and it would make a perfect movie.

it's ab
Danielle (Love at First Page)
3.5-4 stars

So Tunnel Vision took me by complete surprise! Considering none of my blogging buddies had read and reviewed it yet, I was nervous to maybe "take one for the team". That's so NOT the case here. I'm happy to report that you should absolutely be reading this book, especially if you're a fan of science fiction and likable male narrators. I can honestly say it's one of the most engaging and absorbing books I've read recently. I can't wait to see where Susan Adrian takes her story next!

Stephanie Pitman
A very good read, fantastic debut novel. The plot was very well designed and left me guessing which is hard to do. Jake was believable and had a great voice. And the way the love interest tied in was great and a good twist. I would have rated this higher but for one major thing - the foul language. A few swear words in a book I can overlook but it personally pulled me out of the story every time the F-bomb was used or Christ's name, especially in the beginning when I wasn't invested as much. I a ...more
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Susan Adrian’s Tunnel Vision pleasantly surprised me with how quickly and easily it swept me away into a thrilling tale full of supernatural powers, mystery, secret government projects, sweet romance, and fun action.

Eighteen year old Jake Lukin just wants to survive senior year, get into Stanford, play tennis, and maybe date know, normal stuff. But Jake is far from normal. He possesses the ability to touch an object and “tunnel” his way into that person’s head, sensing their locatio
For this book, let's just say you'll get what you expect.
It has a reasonably see-through plot, a teenage boy with powers, and some evil government bad guys. It's not exactly original.
It was thoroughly entertaining and fast-paced though. I felt like the story was good until the end, when they suddenly sprung this very minor character, Rachel, into all of the action. The author tried her best to make Rachel seem like an important character, but her struggle was futile. I really hated Rachel, just
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, firstreads
I received this book from the goodreads first reads program.
A well thought out mix of genres that was perfectly executed. My attention was grabbed from the beginning and was masterfully held throughout. The storyline is both compelling and believable, especially because the government has done this kind of testing in the past. An excellent read that I highly recommend.
Jan 20, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Pro tip, a super good way to get me to want to read your book is to tell me it was inspired by one of my favorite tv shows.
Charlotte Huang
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love a fast-paced, high action story with wonderful characters. That combo made Tunnel Vision such a gripping, exciting read! Well done!
It feels like I'm in a Death to Spies game, this is World War II, and I have covert information he's after. Except this isn't a game, and I didn't imagine it. He is following me. But not for what I know. For what I can do. Who I am.

Jacob Lukin, eighteen years old, is preparing for the next step of his life: he wants to go to Standford, major in history, and in the meantime he wants to woo Rachel Watkins, a beautiful and smart girl in his class. But Jake isn't as normal as he would seem... becaus
Hazel West
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Thoughts on the Overall Book: I love a good YA thriller and this was no exception. It took a little bit to warm up to the story, but once I did, this was one of those books that kept getting better and better as you go along.

Cover--Yea or Nay: It's not really anything special. Nothing that jumps out at me. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either.

Characters: I wasn't really sure how I felt about Jake at first. I didn't hate him, and I noticed he was a good big brother so I approved of that. D
Julie Rimpula
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: diversity-ftw
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Tunnel Vision follows Jake Lukin, a teenager who has an ability he calls “tunneling”. He only has to hold an object and he can already locate its owner and even know his thoughts. It’s a unique ability that he has hidden all his life – that is until he makes a mistake at a party. Suddenly Jake and his family aren’t so safe anymore. Then a government agency tracks him and offers protection in exchange of Jake using his ability to work for them. Thing
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TUNNEL VISION is an incredibly exciting, action-packed story about a boy with a fascinating ability, one that can be used to help or to harm, and a ruthless government agent who is willing to do whatever it takes to control him and use his ability for her own gains. It’s a story full of twists and turns, nail-biting suspense, danger, deception, secrets and lies. It is a story that will keep readers intrigued, immerse them in a world that is dark and chilling, and hold them captive until the very ...more
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pub-st-martins, 2015
Ooh! This was so much fun. I really enjoyed the narrator Jake. He starts off as a normal high school kid with regular concerns - except for one extraordinary talent. And he's quite naive and way over his head when he gets mixed up in government plots. But I loved seeing him grow up through it all. He learns to navigate some very sticky situations and becomes quite badass by the end. But he's still relatable and likable through it all.

Loved his sister Myka and grandfather especially. Eric became
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fast read with a very compelling story and authentic voice. Tunnel Vision is a fast paced science fiction novel with elements of a spy thriller. The main character is very well realized and despite the action and seriousness of his situation is able to inject humor and a teenage point of view into often dire situations. What I love most is that there is no filler in this book-- there are mysteries but nothing is withheld for too long and the author doesn't let the main character or reader wall ...more
Gail Nall
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 15ers, arc, ya
If you're in the mood for a fast-paced, twisty, spy adventure, this is the book. Jake is such a relatable main character, even with his unwanted tunneling power. I loved that I couldn't figure out what was going to happen next, plot-wise, and I especially loved the sibling relationship between Jake and his younger sister, Myka. This is just a really great book that left me wanting to find out what happens next. Sequel, please!
The cover copy makes this sound like it's about how romantic love will be the key that helps you save the day/escape from the corrupt government agency. It's not. It's a story about how family love will be the key that helps you save the day/escape from the corrupt government agency.

Important distinction.
Carson Ball
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book. It swooped me away from the first page. I wish this book had a sequel. Jake is a fun and loving character in the book Tunnel Vision, by Susan Adrian. The book is a great thriller and i just couldn't put it down. I recommend this book for anyone who is seeking a thriller and can't put the book down!
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


2)gripping moments
3)cool cover
4)powerful sub-plots
5)intense roller coaster of action
6)no holes
7)fast pace
8)life lessens
10)interesting character back story
11)well written
12)character building
13)likable characters
14)Strong main character
15)fantastic ending
16) A little romance

Michael Goellner
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book was a pretty easy read it was captivating enough to help keep you wanting to pick up the book and definitely leaves room for future books to continue on on the topic as there were a lot of questions with stuff they dropped on you at the end of the book, but overall i would recommend it for YA book lovers.
Okay read but not great. The concept was new but not used to make the story exciting. I wish the author had made it more about Jake using his gift to actually do stuff then spend the whole story running from his gift. Kind of let down with the use of the material.
Alice Rackham
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this! I'm not much of a scifi girl, but maybe I've changed my mind because of this book!
Patricia Martinez
Sep 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a really good book.
Hey guys, so I finished Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian and it was quite interesting. I thought the general description of the story had me thinking that this book would go a certain way. Yet, in that sense, the book jacket was misleading. However, I did enjoy the turn the novel did take. I wasn't expecting it, and now, I don't think I can imagine the novel without the direction it took kind of early on. Also, because how the novel was written, it was easy to glide from one chapter to another. Alm ...more
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a solid book with an interesting premise. I haven't read a lot of YA thrillers, and I really enjoyed this one. Jacob struck me as a little whiny at some points, but his life wasn't exactly going so great, so I'll forgive it. I really liked his determination and protectiveness. He was a great son and brother and a good well rounded character. I loved Myka. She seemed like such a cute little nerd and I would have loved to go deeper into her story. I was interested in Dedushka as well. He ...more
I almost couldn't handle this book. The government control gave me the heebie jeebies. Author Susan Adrian did a fantastic job of really making the feelings of Jake come to life. I felt as uncomfortable and uncertain as Jake did while being probed and manipulated by the officials. I almost didn't read this book because I don't like those kind of feelings, but I'm glad I pushed through that because Tunnel Vision was a great read. So much action and adventure packed splendidly into 300 pages.

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Once I read the synopsis, I knew I’d enjoy Tunnel Vision, but I wasn’t prepared for how much I’d love it! It is the perfect blend of Sci-fi, mystery and thriller genres with government plots and intrigue thrown in, and it’s easily the best Sci-fi novel I’ve read in a long, long time. It combines so many elements flawlessly, resulting in a thrilling adventure that had me on the edge of my seat and I didn’t want it to end! Add to this the amazing characterisations and a heart-warming family bond,
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