Jun 10, 2014

Book Review: Crystal Fire

Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.

A storm is brewing on the streets of LA, one that has intensified since a tragic and deadly confrontation claimed an innocent life.

While Gabriel Stewart trains his army of teen psychics to stop Alexander Reese--the obsessed leader of the Believers--the fanatical church becomes more bent on the annihilation of all Indigo and Crystal children. They're silencing the voices of the telepathic hive, one soul at a time, with frightening experiments cruelly executed on vulnerable minds.

When the Believers torture a mysterious homeless boy, Oliver Blue, they brainwash him into betraying his own. The boy becomes a deadly pawn to take Gabriel down. As the fires of chaos burn around him, Gabe is running out of time. He'll need to confront his past--and the man who made him--before the hope of peace for the future is silenced forever.

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Sorry that it has taken so long since I posted my last review.  I actually read a couple books just for enjoyment and don't plan on writing up any review on them other then my quick notes on GoodReads.  I know so wrong but there are times when I just want to totally lose myself in a book.  

Anyways to get back to this book..  CRYSTAL FIRE is the second book in The Hunted series and is a longer book which I find to be rather satisfying as I am able to become closer to the characters.  I didn't read the first book so there were a few cases where I felt kind of lost but Ms. Dane did a great job of filling in the back story without overloading me with information.  

I liked the character of Gabriel but Oliver is the one that had me coming back for more.  Such a tortured soul who would have been an loyal friend if he hadn't been captured and experimented on.  I found the other characters to be well written and the pacing fast enough to be enjoyable.

As much as I enjoyed Oliver and the other kids however this book was lacking that spark that sets it apart from other books in this genre.  I will recommend it to readers of  the young adult genre that are looking for a book involving danger, religion gone haywire and kids that might very well be the next step in evolution.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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