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Red Handed

(Young Adult Alien Huntress #1)

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4.03  ·  Rating details ·  2,128 ratings  ·  130 reviews
She's been chosen to fight the elusive enemy among us....

Phoenix Germaine has been trying to earn back her mother's trust after going into rehab and kicking Onadyn -- the drug of choice for New Chicago teens. But when a party in the woods turns into an all-out battle with the most ferocious aliens Phoenix has never seen, she's brought home in what appears to be an Onadyn-i

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Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 19th 2007 by MTV Books
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
I really hate YA books. I would rather skip over these 2 in the series, yet if I do I will miss some vital piece of information. I have got to drag myself through 2 books of self-torture. This book takes place at the elite A.I.R. training facility. These individuals fight the predatorily aggressive aliens. A.I.R. agents are described as the toughest, meanest, most reliable agents out there. Why are they recruiting high school kids? Wouldn’t make more sense to look to the military and other law e ...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Fun story with engaging characters, awesome writing, and tons of action. I would highly recommend this to any YA sci-fi fans that love aliens!

Opening Sentence: I’d always loved the night, where anything could happen and everything usually did.

The Review:

Phoenix Germaine has a serious drug problem with Onadyn. It is a drug that was designed to help aliens deal with our oxygen levels, for humans it will give you the most amazing high. It is ve
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Jen Davis
Mar 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Gena Showalter’s “Red Handed” is the first of two YA books in the Alien Huntress world. Its heroine is Phoenix, a 17 year-old with a rocky past. She has a drug history but is working to overcome it as she learns that the peace between humans and aliens is more fragile than she ever knew. She begins training to become an agent for the Alien Investigation and Removal agency… and develops feelings for one of her trainers, Ryan.

PLOT SPOILERS:
Phoenix is freshly out of rehab when she is at a party tha
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Georgelys
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
ohhhhh! me encanto , corto pero me gusto mucho! xD
Nicky
I'm still on the fence about whether this deserved 3 or 4 stars...

I really enjoyed it and loved the non-annoyingly rebellious main character, Phoenix. She wasn't a rebel without a cause (view spoiler) and proves her worth and can save herself, rather than waiting for prince charming to solve her problems. (view spo
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Jan 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I looked this series up on a fan website for Gena Showalter this is listed as the third book in the series so I am reading it now. On Goodreads they have it listed as the first of a teen series of these books. Oh, well I guess I will see the difference. This book screams teen but I liked it. It still has excitement and a relationship that pours off the page. Definately worth reading. Also, now that I am further in the series I realize the characters from the two teen books are mentioned bri ...more
Caylin
Nov 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
I give this book a very high 4.5... i was really suprised that i loved this book when i really didnt enjoy the first AdulT Alien Huntress book. I think i liked this one is because it reminded me a little of Rose and Dimitri with the forbidden romance and the "Training Sessions". I loved Phoenix's character becuase even though she started out with a bad start she just wanted to make things right by kicking ass lol who wouldnt love a character like that? she was strong and worked hard and i enjoye ...more
Librariann
Sep 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2007, science-fiction
Ages 14+ (sex, drug use)

Former Onadyn addict Phoenix finds herself at a party that's invaded by aliens, and when she comes home her mom is convinced she's been using again. Forcibly taken from her school, Phoenix assumes she's being sent back to rehab. Instead she's been recruited into an academy for A.I.R. agents - the deadly force that protects New Chicago from the threat of predatory aliens. She can stay clean, sure, but can she stay away from sexy Ryan, the instructor who saved her life at
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Tamara
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it
3'5. Epílogo desastroso, muy apresurado y poca chica.
Zarin Rayhana
May 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
The book started off interestingly enough - Phoenix being addicted to drugs and her mother being deeply disappointed in her. She soon has to face an alien attack, where she proves to fight desperately well, and is able to impress a sexy alien hunter named Ryan. She is then recruited by Alien Investigation and Removal Agency where she has to go through ups and downs and control her desire for Ryan because their romance is forbidden. What I deeply disliked about the book is that it is so fast pace ...more
Mary
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I haven’t read this book, I am currently using it for a placeholder for a book that hasn’t been added to goodreads yet.
Haley Gray
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very good
Nicoletta
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
3,5-4
Tejeda Enoe
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVEEEEEEEEE THIS BOOK, IS THE BEST EVER
Andrea Koopaloop
a little alien killing, and a lot of teen angst
Chloe
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a very good book, with lots of suspense. I never got bored of reading.
Tsukiko Haruka
Mar 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Gena by se měla držet této délky knih, protože jinak z toho většinou udělá totálně nudnou blbost.
Hanulla
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Před mnoha lety přišli na Zemi mimozemšťané a vypukla válka. Po mnoha bojích a ztrátách na obou stranách byla nakonec podepsána mírová smlouva a všichni teď spolu žijí v míru. Nebo ne?
Tohle bylo to, co si sedmnáctiletá Phoenix myslela a co ji učili ve škole. Ale jako závislá na droze Onadyn, která je nutná pro přežití mimozemšťanů/=Outerů a smrtelně nebezpečná pro lidi, Phoenix byla už dvakrát na odvykačce.
Čtrnáct dní co se vrátila z té poslední se vyplíží na párty v lese, kde se zjeví tajemný
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Karin
Jul 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: youngadult, aliens
Picture a world where humans and aliens live side by side. They haven't always lived side by side in peace though. When aliens first came to our planet there was a long and difficult battle. Damages done to the earth were so devastating that natural resources had to be replaced by synthetic materials. Eventually a peace treaty was signed and a "new world" was formed. A part of that new world was the AIR, Alien Investigation and Removal, a highly trained organization that policed the aliens in or ...more
Irene
Nov 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: others-9-11
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Brittany (Nice Girls Read Books)

Red Handed is an action packed and highly-enjoyable read. While the first few chapters are a little predictable for some, the story soon develops into a incredibly imaginative world where humans and aliens alike battle together for the safety of planet Earth.

I remember reading one of the YA Alien Huntress books a few years ago – and I remember really enjoying it. Mistakenly, I thought it was this one, and decided to re-read to complete the series (it’s only two books so far and I’m not sure i
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Karissa
Dec 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
I liked the first couple books in Showalter's Alien Huntress series, but didn't like the last few. So, I had mixed feelings about reading the Teen Alien Huntress series. Luckily this was a pretty darn good book. It is not high literature, but is fun to read and full of action.

Phoenix has been through rehab twice already and is trying to kick her addiction to Onadyn for good. Still she needs to see her friends sometimes, so she sneaks out to a party to meet up with them. There she meets the super
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Cassandra
Review by Cassandra from Book Talk

She has been chosen. Phoenix Germaine has been trying her best to earn her mother's trust back after once again being put into rehab and kicking her Onadyn habit, the drug of choice for New Chicago teens. Unfortunately for her, a party in the woods ends up in a battle with the worst aliens Phoenix has ever seen, and she is brought home in what seems to be an Onadyn-induced state. Reform school is now in her future. Except, the reform school isn't what it seems.
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Angie (Mind Malfunction)
Feb 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Bookiemonster
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Red Handed by Gena Showalter :SPOILER-LESS REVIEW:
Rated: 5 stars


Okay despite the fact that i've read this book more than a few times and love it, i very vaguely remember it.


BUT, what i remember from this book is pure awesomeness.

She's been chosen to fight the elusive enemy among us....

Phoenix Germaine has been trying to earn back her mother's trust after going into rehab and kicking Onadyn -- the drug of choice for New Chicago teens. But when a party in the woods turns into an all-out battle wi
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Tez
Jun 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Amanda
Jun 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
Phoenix Germaine has finally kicked her Onadyn habit, and she's proud of her accomplishment. However, one bad night in the woods with a bunch of nasty aliens leaves her in a bad state, and she discovers that she's burned more bridges with her drug habit than she realized. Phoenix's mother sends her off to what she believes is a camp for troubled kids . . . but Phoenix discovers that she's been recruited for A.I.R. - Alien Investigation and Removal, an elite government agency charged with trackin ...more
Ronda
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Gena Showalter Fans - and any paranormal fans!
I knew that this book and the next book were meant to be read in-between the Alien Huntress books and I also knew that they happened at the same time as the Alien Huntress books... I think I believed that because they were Y.A. (and I do enjoy a lot of Y.A. books), they wouldn't have the same impact.

Wrong!!! The story grabbed me within the first two pages and I was hooked. If I hadn't of had to go to work, this book would have been dusted in one session, unfortunately I have to pay my bills some
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Khalia Hades
Nov 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Phoenix Germaine knows she has given her mother no reason to trust her. After all the lies, the stealing, the cruel words, and the two trips to rehab, Phoenix has used up her mother's store of faith in her. So when a strange man brings her home unconscious and showing all the classic signs of Onadyn abuse, Phoenix's mom leaps to the obvious conclusion: Phoenix is using the alien drug again. For once though, her mom is wrong. Phoenix wasn't using at all, she was caught up in a battle between pred ...more
Samantha Young
Dec 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Phoenix is a former flyer - a drug addict - and with this being her second time out of rehab no one really trusts that she can change her ways, even her mom, the only person she thought she could depend on. But when her friends are attacked by a group of predatory aliens in a party at the woods one night, Phoenix life changes drastically. After witnessing how well Phoenix can take care of herself, Ryan Stone and A.I.R (Alien Investigation and Removal) take her under their wing and into training ...more
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

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