Monday, 24 March 2014

ARC Review: The Hunt (Project Paper Dolls #2) by Stacey Kade

The Hunt (Project Paper Doll, #2)The Hunt - Project Paper Dolls #2

Author: Stacey Kade
Series: Project Paper Dolls
Pages: 400
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Amazon
Release date: 22nd April 2014

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

Ariane Tucker has finally escaped GTX, the research facility that created her. While on the run, Zane Bradshaw is the only person she can trust. He knows who-and what-she is and still wants to be part of her life. 

But accepting Zane's help means putting him in danger.

Dr. Jacobs, head of GTX, is not the only one hunting for Ariane. Two rival corporations have their sights set on taking down their competition. Permanently. To protect Zane and herself, Ariane needs allies. She needs the other hybrids. The hybrids who are way more alien and a lot less human. Can Ariane win them over before they turn on her? Or will she be forced to choose sides, to decide who lives and who dies?

Review: 4 out of 5 stars

Contains possible spoilers from the first book, The Rules

The Hunt was kindly provided to me by Disney-Hyperion via Netgalley and is the second book in the Project Paper Dolls series.

The Hunt starts off right where The Rules ended - Ariane Tucker has finally escaped GTX but has been forced to flee from not only them but other corporations who see her as their competition and a threat.

My heart breaks for Ariane, she is more or less now alone; feeling deceived by the man she believed was her father and having to rely on Zane Bradshaw but realising that he is in danger the more he stays with her, she has a realistic and relatable voice that you couldn’t help but sympathise with.

Told in alternating POV’s we also get to know more about Zane and how he is truly feeling which I appreciated and I feel it worked well in this book, he was a kind and caring protector which Ariane definitely needed but more for the emotional connection. I enjoy their sweet romance despite their many misunderstandings and the squabbling.

The plot was intense as Ariane and Zane travel to Chicago to find Zane’s estranged mother but they are also in search of other human/alien hybrids; I wasn’t as entertained in the first book, The Rules as the high-school melodramatics weren’t for me but the sci-fi elements were kicked up a notch and this was more thrilling with twists and turns I never expected and more insight in the alien portion of the hybrids and the companies fighting for them.

The secondary characters were great; the bad guys were written well but I would have liked to see the hybrids have their own distinct voices/personalities; they were all too similar, Ford though does have me intrigued.

Stacey Kade’s writing kept me entertained right from the onset and despite having read an ARC of The Rules a year prior I was able to pick up the story and characters easily. The Hunt is a fabulous sequel with an ending that left me shocked so I’m more than eager to read the next installment.

The Hunt was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for Disney Hyperion.

  

Stacey KadeAbout the author: (Goodreads) As an award-winning corporate copywriter, Stacey Kade has written about everything from backhoe loaders to breast pumps. But she prefers to make things up instead.

She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg, and two retired racing greyhounds, Tall Walker (Walker) and SheWearsThePants (Pansy). When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll likely find her parked in front of the television catching up on her favorite shows (Scandal, The Vampire Diaries, Almost Human, The Walking Dead, and Sherlock, among others.)

Stacey is the author of the The Ghost and the Goth trilogy (THE GHOST AND THE GOTH, QUEEN OF THE DEAD, and BODY & SOUL) and The Project Paper Doll Series (THE RULES and THE HUNT). You can find her (far too often) on Facebook and Twitter as well as http://www.staceykade.com

1 comment:

  1. I missed book one, but you have me curious about the series :)

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