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...more
Good news though: Hunted (book 2) is out 31st May 2018, so there isn't…moreAnswering 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)
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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", ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more