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(The Warrior Chronicles #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  5,887 ratings  ·  252 reviews
With a new Chosen coming forward, Shanti has lost sight of her duty. With her plans unraveling, she does the only thing she can think of - frees her brother and a mysterious stranger from a Graygual camp before heading back to beg for Cayan's aid.

Unfortunately, that stranger was precious to the enemy, guarded by one of the elite. A Superior Officer known as the Hunter, thi
Published March 2015
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K.F. Breene I really have no idea. Shanti has to wind closer to Xandre, which is no easy feat. To have the might behind her, she needs an army. But where does a…moreI really have no idea. Shanti has to wind closer to Xandre, which is no easy feat. To have the might behind her, she needs an army. But where does a lone woman from a conquered nation get one of those?? :)(less)

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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
● September 2015 buddy read with my MacHalo Freaks.

Previous rating: 4.5
New rating: 8
← Oh yes, most definitely.

So. It seems some of my MacHalo colleagues didn't enjoy this one as much as book 1. Sigh. Is it my fault they have desperately bad taste? Besides, they like reading Neanderthal romances (no, I am NOT making this up) and tentacled alien smut *shudders*, clearly their judgement can't be trusted.

So. Some readers complain about the lack of Shanti + Cayan action here. Newsflash: we are n
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing

30% in and I'm already caught in my own triangle. Yes, it's between me and the two characters in this series, don't judge. I'm having a hard time deciding who I love more, Cayan or Rohnan. Halp.



This was still as thrilling and captivating as the first book.

I thought I wouldn't like the plot of this because of how the last book ended. But no, I still genuinely loved it.

I don't think I can comment
Sep 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to Sh3lly by: Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Well, my friends know that I totally fangirled over the first book in this series, Chosen. I even admitted to a girl-crush on Shanti. Shanti is an amazingly strong and kick-ass female protagonist. She is absolutely still a new favorite of mine.

But... I just didn't feel this book as much as the first. Maybe I just got too spoiled with the humor and banter, while this one is darker and more serious. I loved the supporting characters in the first book and they don't even come back into this one rea
*** 4.44 ***

A buddy read with my friends at the MacHalo Freaks! Because we love kick-ass warrior women!

"...“If we’re running to our death, I’d like to get there before supper.” ..."

Now this is what I call a bad-ass lady! Shanti is awesome, and this is why I want the dude that seems to be destined to be her love interest to be awesome too, but I just can't feel any good feelings for Cayan, who is just as self-involved, bossy, pushy, and used to get everything the way he wants it as any other ge
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
Yet another good one, good to know the first book was no a fluke. I couldn't stop reading, lucky for me there are four more books to go through, yay.
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After absolutely loving Chosen I couldn't wait to find out what happened next so I dove straight into Hunted and K.F. Breene has given us another fantastic instalment in this series. This is quite different to the first book, in some ways it's a bit darker and there is a little less funny banter and humour but that's because Shanti is facing more danger than ever before.

At the end of the previous book we saw her walk away from the help Cayan was willing to offer her, she turned her back on her a
Hunted, like Chosen before, was a mixed bag of goodies for me. Here goes a handy pros/cons list for what's probably going to be an unreasonably long review.

« The good »
Hunted is a page-turner. I’ve been buddy reading it with some MacHalo ladies and there’s been very little buddying and a lot of reading. Not our fault, really: Breene has a fantastic sense for pacing her story so you’ll be engaged non-stop, each chapter cleverly hinting at something even more intriguing just around the corner. He
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Buddy read with the MacHalos (doesn't that make us sound like we should be singing backup to Diana Ross or something?)

According to my fellow buddy readers, they didn't enjoy this book as much as the first. I don't agree, obviously, as my rating shows. Why I liked this one just as much as the first, but in a different way....

1. This book is deeper and darker, it's a better look into what makes up Shanti, Cayan, the Honor Guard, Sanders, etc. It gives more the initial one or two dimensional charac
Monique V
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, fantasy
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
3 1/2 stars Shanti goes traveling.
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Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series is living up to the hype

Whoa! It's getting even better! Where I'd struggled in the beginning of part one to get my mind into the story and this world with all the different types of people, I'd jumped now head first into the story and was in from page one. And what a ride it was! I'm still breathless and panting.

Shanti finds her adopted brother and with him a mysterious stranger and heads straight back to Cayan (thank to the elders ;)) ). Together with him and some others of the bunch they go on a dangerous journey to
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
I've figured it out!! It's romance! It's romance that I missed in the first book, now in this one as well. If Shanti let go of her past, let herself heal and love again, I believe this series will be a lot better!
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it
If you need one reason to read this book... The horse. Read this for the horse.
As many of the other reviews mentioned, the book is driven via the story and the plot and there is no problem in that. However, I need a balance of all aspects in order for me to be fully engaged within the series.

While I did enjoy the book and its turns and twists it provided, I was not fully entranced by it either. I found myself putting it off or disinterest towards the plot in itself. It felt somewhat redundant, the world-building and intense action is carried further within this book. Howev
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
הספר השני בסדרה מהווה את המשכו הישיר של הספר הראשון ואני שמחה לומר שנהניתי מאד גם ממנו. מדובר, כאמור, בפנטזיה מתמשכת, שהעלילה שלה הולכת ונפרסת מספר לספר, כשאין ממש סגירה של עלילה בכל אחר מהם בנפרד.

למי שלא רוצה ספוילרים ובטח למי שלא קרא את הספר הראשון, אני מציעה לדלג על הסקירה.

הספר השני נפתח בכך ששאנטי מצילה את רונאן, אחיה והשומר (Chance) שלה, מפני הגרייגואל ביחד איתו גם אדם נוסף, שרונאן מתעקש שהם חייבים להציל - אדם שמסתבר ששמו בורסון והוא מהווה נכס חשוב בעיניי הגרייגואל ולפיכך רונאן מניח שהוא
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
few inconsistencies detracted from the overall impression like mentioning personality disorders and genetics when nothing suggests their medicine was so evolved. those kind of blunders punch me out of the story immediately. story had potential but suffers from repetition and insufficient editing.
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Why is this series, so good??
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stubborn woman

Shanti finally realizes that she needs Cayan. It was pretty obvious to everyone else but she can be very stubborn. I did like how she apologized to her team and to Cayan. What I don't understand is the reasoning she uses to keep Cayan at a distance. It drives me crazy that she is interested in men that are fine, but not as amazing as him.

The adventures are exciting and I like the growth that happens in the groups. I was confused at first about the Wanderer vs Chosen prophecies. Th
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good book and great series...I just wanted a little more of romance.
Well, I'm officially hooked on this series. Hunted picks up where Chosen left off with Shanti sneaking out from the Cayan's city to continue on her journey to go to the Shadow Lands to take the trials to be officially "Chosen." New characters are added in this story (not the least of which is a horse) with good amount of the action. The "gift" is kind of corny with all the mind power stuff. The romance is dialed back quite a bit in this story although there is the visual inventory by Shanti of C ...more
Stacey is Sassy
The Journey continues…

I received a copy of Hunted (The Warrior Chronicles #2) from the author to read and review.

Hunted is the second book in the series. It is about Shanti, the heroine, continuing her journey to save the world. There is some action and adventure, but a lot of it was based around mental fights. The characters did not stay true to how they were portrayed in the first one which didn't make the story flow well for me. There is no romance in this story.
Kim Howard
Apr 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Book two in the Warrior Chronicles can best be described as a leeway to the real story that is yet to come. While there was plenty of action and humor, this just felt unfinished. I'm not discouraged because it was still entertaining but a slower read. I have book three ready to go but I'm not in a rush to get there. I still would recommend it though.
Lyndsi Kay
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
I don't know how I feel about this one.
Yes, I do, that's a lie. I just dont *like* how I feel about this one and that is blergh.

Yes, Shanti and her peeps are still totally kickass. We gain two new characters, Rohnan and Burson. Both good additions. We also delve deeper into the psyches of Shanti and Cayan. We now know their deepest insecurities.


We're missing so much that I loved about the first one! The playful banter, the flirting, the HUMOR. The stuff that gave life to all the serious and
It took me forever to write this but finally here it is:

Chosen was surprisingly good, but I had such a hard time getting into this one. Maybe my mood was affecting my enjoyment of it? IDK what it was exactly, but it just dragged. There wasn’t much of a plot so it all felt kind of aimless. Everyone stumbled around doing whatever without a real goal in mind. The tone was different; it was far more somber. Jokes were still made, but in general it didn’t have the same lighthearted feel.

Shanti was a
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Before getting into this book, I reread “Chosen” since it had been quite a while since I had read it. (It was actually one of my first reviews!) I completely forgot how dang FUNNY parts of the dialogue are. It’s hard to find an author who is able to make you laugh in the middle of a tense scene. I absolutely love the banter. In addition to having many laugh out loud moments, Breene has come up with a fantastic fantasy series with a strong female kicking butt. For being relatively short books (fo ...more
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good and intense book. Shanti is a formidable character with her strengths and her weaknesses, her fears and her hopes. She is a leader, a warrior, strong, loyal, reliable and it's good to have a woman in that role.

We get to know more about Cayan and I have developped a soft spot for Sanders. His dry humour killed me more than once.

I was expecting a clifhanger but nothing of the sort happened. So, what was all the talk about ? Anyway. I still have the "waiting" problem as the sequel t
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
UGH be warned cliffhanger ending.
Another excellent adventure, fantastic character & over all arc development. Exciting read.
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