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(The Voices #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  33 reviews
The birds are flying. The birds are flocking. The birds know where to find her.

One man is driven by a Voice that isn't his. It's killing his sanity and wrestling with it over and over like a jackal with a bone. He has one goal.

To find the girl with a Voice like his own. She has no one to defend her now. The hunt is on.

But in an inn by the sea, a boy with no tongue and no V

Hardcover, 488 pages
Published May 31st 2018 by Headline
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G.X. Todd Answering that would ruin all the fun. You'll just have to read to find out :)
Good news though: Hunted (book 2) is out 31st May 2018, so there isn't…more
Answering that would ruin all the fun. You'll just have to read to find out :)
Good news though: Hunted (book 2) is out 31st May 2018, so there isn't as long to wait as you thought. (less)
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G.X. Todd She's a character you'll get to know in book 3. And that's all I can say atm :P
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Liz Barnsley
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So the first thing to say is, if you have not yet read DEFENDER then go do it now. Or at least schedule a day or so with no interruptions to do so sometime before May ’18 so we are ALL ready for Hunted. Those of you who have read Defender already – batten down the hatches people, you’ll need all your emotional stamina for the purely brilliant follow up that I guarantee will have you muttering into some kind of alcoholic beverage when you finish it, wishing that book 3 would just magically appear ...more
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I absolutely LOVED first in the series, Defender, but this was so different it was practically unrecognisable and I struggled right from the beginning. It plods along, something other reviewers have enjoyed as a slow burn or time for character development, but for me it meant pages and pages stuck with new people I cared nothing about and who didn't have enough of anything to keep me interested. I had to repeatedly force myself back into the story, which flicked between three converging groups, ...more
Gillian McAllister
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I finished Hunted last night in the small hours. I can't tell you how accomplished I thought it was. It works on so many levels - as a fast-paced thriller, as a sympathetic character study of a world in turmoil, as a large-cast fantasy novel. Todd's control of pace is superb, while her ability to capture multiple voices and characters is unparalleled in commercial fiction. There was something so authentic about it; it feels like a modern classic. I just thought it was such a smart, fast-paced, b ...more
G.X. Todd
Feb 16, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
If any new readers could find the time to transfer their Goodreads review over to Amazon, I would be very grateful. (And a big thank you to everyone who already has 🖤) It makes a huge difference to algorithms and such over there. CHEERS 🖤

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The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...

I received a free copy of the book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Hunted is the second book in The Voices series and follows on from last year’s release, Defender. Which coincidentally is the debut novel from Todd and was also one of my Top Ten Books of 2017! – yes, it’s an accolade worth mentioning as obviously, I have outstanding taste in books.

The post-apocalypt
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book one of this series, Defender, was my favourite book of 2017. I have been waiting for Hunted for what feels like a bloomin' lifetime, but oh my it's been worth the wait. Hunted starts to properly flesh out what is going to be a good old battle between Good and Evil, and everyone, it seems, wants to get hold of Lacey...

There's a lot going on in Hunted. Defender was the fast paced opening episode, and Hunted slows things down a little to develop the world Lacey finds herself in, and the peopl
Julie Lacey
May 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Hunted starts off with different characters to Defender, which left me a bit confused, trying to keep track of them.
There are three groups of people in this book and I just wanted to hear from ‘Voice’ again. This book starts off at a slower pace, and is a bit of a slow burner.
At one point I felt a little lost with the storyline but it does all come together at the end.
I didn’t enjoy this as much as the first book in this series but would say it’s ok, and I will give book 3 a go.
Thanks to Head
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I normally have a rule, I don’t read a series of books until all the volumes are available to read, this waiting for the next book, it KILLS me!!
Partly because I forget, a lot can happen in 12 months, a lot of books pass through my brain!! The other part is I’m in their world, I’m invested in the characters and then it just stops and I’m left in nowhere land! And this novel just stops - aaarrrghhh!!!
I wonder if Stephen King published the Stand today the publishers would have probably made it a
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Last year I read Defender by G X Todd and it is a worthy addition to my doomsday reading list. Todd’s debut novel is reminiscent of other classic cataclysmic novels – The Stand, Swan Song, The Ship and Blood Crazy to name but a few. The sequel, Hunted, has now been released and I am pleased to report it is just as good.

When we catch up with Lacey she is on the run. Sadly, Pilgrim is gone, and dark forces are gathering against the young woman. Her only option is to keep moving. Her internal comp
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I can now say for sure that Defender, the debut from G.X. Todd, was no fluke.

This sequel is every bit as good as the first in the series, confirming Todd as a powerful, fresh new voice in genre fiction.

The Voices series is set in a post-apocalyptic world which went to shit thanks to the emergence of voices in people's heads - voices which convinced said people to kill themselves and others.

Book 2 continues the stories of the main protagonists we met in book 1 but also introduces some great new c
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hunted offers up a great bit of escapism that is hard to put down. I have two disclaimers, though. 1: read Defender first and 2: don't worry about the confusion you feel at the start. It all makes sense in quick order.

I forgot how much I loved Defender's dystopian world and was swiftly reminded of its brilliance at the start of Hunted. I've never read anything that brought to mind The Stand more than this book. It's uncanny how Stephen King-esque this novel is. I simply ate it up and felt crushe
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
DEFENDER was one of my top books of 2017 so I was super excited to get my grabby mitts on Hunted (The Voices 2) and dive back into the world of Lacey, Voice, Alex and Addison.

I'll admit to being a little lost at first as the book opens with a different group of characters from the first novel (including Posy) and we are also introduced to a new group featuring Albus. I'll put this confusion down to reading on a sun lounger in Cyprus and being easily distracted by cocktails and sunshine! This is
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-release
This review was originally posted on Strupag 

I have been SO excited to read HUNTED, ever since I closed the final page of DEFENDER (see my review here).  If you follow me on Twitter you are no-doubt aware of my love for that book. So when I was kindly sent a HUNTED ARC by Headling, I started it ASAP and proceeded to eke it out for as long as possible, because I wasn't ready to leave the world and Todd's writing for another year.

As you've probably gleaned from this first paragraph, HUNTED did not
Lynn Williams
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 of 5 stars
Hunted is the second instalment in the Voices series by GX Todd and is a gripping and tense follow up to Defender. Be aware that being a review for the second in series this may contain spoilers – I would also suggest that the Voices is not a series where you can pick the second book up at random – these need to be read in order imo so if you haven’t read Defender then you might want to stop reading this review about now – before you leave th
Stacey Bookerworm
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hunted is the thrilling sequel to Defender by G. X. Todd. If you haven’t read Defender, then I highly recommend you read it before you start reading this.

Read more of my review here:
David Harris
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance copy of Hunted (and - full disclosure - the previous book in this series, Defender, quotes my review).

Todd's previous book, Defender, was an outstanding example of post-apocalyptic storytelling - scary, searing and convincing. Hunted manages - and I don't know how she did this - to be better still. The story corps effortlessly from passages of grim realism, almost miniature documentaries on the breakdown of society under the onslaught of the "Voices",
Victoria Goldman
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hunted follows on from Defender, with tension mounting as some of the original characters continue along their journey, running from danger and trying to keep those around them safe. They are being hunted by new characters, some good and some bad - though it's not actually clear which are which until later on in the book. No one knows where the voices have come from, why they exist or what they want. But it's clear that some, if not all, have their own agenda, leading the characters along a twis ...more
Debbie Littley
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's now 5:36am and I have given up on sleep! I put this book down several times and tried to sleep but my little brain just couldn't silence the voices!! :-) So i read a few more chapters, tried again, same result so now i have finished the book! My poor eyes are burning and feel like they are bleeding! A little over dramatic maybe but still true!

I have coveted this book for months after picking up a copy of the first book Defender and being completely sucked in by it, but now I kinda wish I ha
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Defender, the book prior to this one. I just loved everything about it – the characters, the concept, the plot, the setting, it was just brilliant. For me, Hunted has gone one step beyond. Even though part of me was still utterly devastated about Pilgrim (hopefully not a spoiler as I’m imagining if you’re reading this review you’ve already read Defender, the first book in the series) and I had absolutely adored his interactions with other characters throughout Defender, the new character ...more
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
A brave and bold follow-up to the awesome Defender. Todd expands and develops her post-apocalyptic vision in Hunted. Whilst its first half is more deliberately paced and focused on world-building than its predecessor, the finale is intense and ferocious.
Hunted develops the lore of the Voices series, retaining the rich characterisation of the previous book and the delicate balance of darkness and warmth that is quick becoming a hallmark of the author. Todd creates a beautiful tapestry of moving p
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This is the sequel to Defender, the book I most wanted to read in 2017 and if you haven't read it - it was AMAZING! I was lucky enough to win a proof copy of Hunted, which was brilliant as I'd been itching to see what happened next to the characters I'd taken to my heart.

G X Todd is an extraordinary writer (it's hard to believe that this is only her second published novel because she has such talent, as if she somehow popped up fully formed as a storyteller). She has that ability to tell a story
Claire Sinclair
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Defender and could not wait to read the second instalment. If anything I thought this book was even better. I am so invested in the characters and can't wait to find out where their journeys go next. I can't wait for the next book .... I wish it was out sooner.
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-2019
Awesome book 😃
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sequel to the utterly brilliant Defender (one of my books of the year for 2017) we now have Hunted.

And boy, what a hunt it is. It’s going to be hard to talk about this book without spoiling anything, but trust me on this. If you read and loved Defender, you *need* to read this. Pick up a copy, set aside a day, stockpile the biscuits, take the phone off the hook and strap yourself in for the chase.

And if you’ve not read Defender (what’s wrong with you??), go pick up that too (along with extra bis
Ella (The Story Collector)
In book #2 of The Voices series, it seems everyone is searching for Lacey. Albus, a man with no voice of his own, is led by the voice of his lost sister with one goal: find and protect the martyr. He and his friends must find her, before anyone else does. Before Posy, and the evil voice inside him – The Other – can.

This series is so good, omg. I can’t even tell you. I’ve seen surprisingly few post-apocalyptic books around recently, and The Voices is based on a really scary and interesting concep
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
EPIC in capital letters!

Defender was one of my favourite books of 2017 and despite having a review copy of Hunted on my Kindle I went out and ordered the hardback version so they could sit nicely side by side on the bookshelf!

The second in a four part series, Hunted carries on from the events of the first book and so it’s essential to have read that first. The story alternates between three groups of people, all driven towards each other by unseen Voices. There’s a lot going on in Hunted with n
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm so torn about this book. On one hand it's sublimely written with great characterisation and has some truly heart breaking and heart in the mouth moments. But on the other hand it does sometimes meander a bit too much so rather than been a slow burn it's just slow. But its biggest problem is one of the author's own making. It's just not as good as Defender. That novel has really stayed with me and I can't begin to think how many people I have recommended it to. The big problem is the loss of ...more
Oct 26, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm quite disappointed. It didn't feel like the world in Defender. It felt completely different. The new characters that we have to follow in the beginning annoyed the hell out me. I wanted to follow Lacey, Addison, Alex and Voice. Definitely not sunny and beck whom I never really felt anything for at all. So the first half of the book felt like a totally different thing until we get to follow Lacey and Co. at last, that made it better, but still, this hunt. It just goes on and on, like a song w ...more
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another really good book by G.X. Todd. In truth I found the beginning a bit tricky with new characters, and I was a bit confused. But it soon settled and found its pace, and the worldbuilding is second-to-none.

A great book to entice me back to goodreads!

Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Took a while to get going but I devoured the second half in one sitting!
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Other books in the series

The Voices (3 books)
  • Defender (The Voices #1)
  • Survivors: The Voices Book 3