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4.0 out of 5 stars Hunted,
This review is from: Hunted (The Medusa Project) (Paperback)You know how I've read the first 3 Medusa Project books, and liked but not loved them? Well, I think all that just changed when I finished Hunted. I couldn't put it down! There were shocking twists and turns all the way through, I loved Dylan as a narrator and everything made sense. I also had an "I knew it!" moment towards the end - believe me, Medusa fans, you will not see it coming. Or maybe you will and I am forever destined to miss even the simplest of hints... either way, there's an OMG ending and I couldn't get enough. I want Double-Cross, like, now!
When people say Sophie McKenzie can write action, they really aren't lying or exaggerating. She managed to have me on the edge of my seat (or bed, if you want to be technical - it's my favourite reading spot) for the whole of Hunted, and if ever there was a series that should be immortalised as a TV show or movie, it's this one. There were explosions, betrayals, force fields, genetically enhanced powers, danger, destruction... and all that from one 261-page book!
This series is definitely getting better with each book, though now I'm left wondering what will happen in Double-Cross. And, more importantly, whose perspective will it be from? The main 4 - Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan - have all had their share of the spotlight now, so who's left? Will it start the cycle again, with Nico and his telekinesis? I do have an idea, though I'm sure I'll be proved wrong when the book finds itself in my possession. Surprise and intrigue are the name of the game when it comes to The Medusa Project, and I'm expecting nothing less from book 5. In the meantime (err... a 5-month wait), I think I'll read Sophie's other 3 novels. I'm obviously missing out on their action-packed greatness!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Medusa Project,
This review is from: Hunted (The Medusa Project) (Paperback)Hunted is the fourth book in a series about a group of teens with psychic powers who are recruited to join a top secret government-funded crime-fighting unit. It's also the first book in the series that I've read. Luckily, author Sophie McKenzie has a real gift for getting backstory across without slowing down her trademark edge-of-your-seat action.
Dylan, Ketty, Ed and Nico are the teenagers who make up The Medusa Project, each owing their special abilities to a scientist who discovered the genetic code that makes them what they are. For American born Dylan, that scientist was also the father she never had a chance to know. And when she begins to delve into the circumstances surrounding his death, all four find themselves drawn into her search for his killer. But the question is, will the killer find them first?
The fourth instalment in The Medusa Project is narrated by Dylan, a headstrong and prickly character who doesn't seem to fit in with the other three members of the crime-fighting crew. Her Medusa superpower is the ability to generate a protective shield around herself that can withstand pretty much anything, and in Hunted we see just how apt this really is. Because while Dylan may act like she doesn't need anyone, her tendency to put up barriers between herself and the rest of the team is another form of shield - and this book, coming from her point of view, gives the reader an insight into the real Dylan behind the devil-may-care bravado. Having not read any of the previous books in the series, I felt that Dylan was the most interesting of the main characters - but, being a big fan of other Sophie McKenzie novels, I wouldn't be surprised if the other three seem just as interesting when they're narrating their own instalment.
At around two hundred and fifty pages long, Hunted packs a whole lot of plot into its twenty-eight relatively short chapters. Part thriller, part mystery, there's never a dull moment. We're talking undercover break-and-enter attempts, daring escapes and even the occasional explosion - and all at a fabulously breathtaking pace. Still, there's time in between all that for the occasional hint of romance, which somehow manages to be cute without any slushiness whatsoever. There's also some surprisingly moving character development for Dylan. Though it reads younger than Blood Ties or Girl, Missing, the mystery behind the murder of Dylan's father is twisty enough to keep the YA crowd guessing right up until the end.
While it's easy to pick up and enjoy Hunted without having read the previous three books, I suspect that this series is really best read in chronological order. By itself, Hunted is gripping and enjoyable but not quite as satisfying as Sophie McKenzie's standalone novels, so Medusa Project newbies like me might want to check the earlier three instalments out first to get the full impact. However, if you've already read and enjoyed the first three books, this one is a thrill a minute.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!,
5.0 out of 5 stars Hunted - Sophie McKenzie,
This review is from: Hunted (The Medusa Project) (Paperback)this is an amazing book - one of my favourites!! I really enjoyed the whole series and found them very easy to get into. the characters are very easy to relate to and I have read this book multiple times!!! it met my expectations as it was full of cliff-hangers and I recommend it to you!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Hunted by Sophie Mckenzie,
This review is from: Hunted (The Medusa Project) (Paperback)I liked this book because there was a mix of action and comedy yet some romance. There were twists that were fun and just genuinely a good read!
The series are great and I cant wait to read them all!
5.0 out of 5 stars Amasing,
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book,
This review is from: Hunted (The Medusa Project) (Paperback)Bought this for my son as he loves this series of books. He was not disappointed and really enjoyed this one too.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book,
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing,
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing,
I love Dylan's side of the story, I was good to find out about how she feels
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