Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Chasers - Kindle Book Review


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The small town of Winston, Colorado, has a secret-one that hides in its children. Long ago, there were many children who suffered from the local "condition." There are fewer of them now, but Shelby is one of them. She was born with a ruby embedded in her skin. In the same year, two other kids in town, Gary and May, were born with emeralds. Now a teenager, Shelby nurses a crush on Gary, while he sticks close to the fragile May and tries to protect her from, among other things, Shelby's bullying. Despite their differences, however, their births connect them; when May goes missing, Gary needs Shelby's help. Together, Shelby and Gary learn the unspeakable truth about each other-and about the chasers. Death lurks around every turn; in order to survive, Shelby, Gary, and May must work together. It is now their responsibility to save an entire generation of people also born with their "condition" before a century-old grudge destroys them all.
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Shelby was born with a jewel in her back known as the "condition". She didn't know her true potential or even what the condition really was until she starts hanging out with Gary and May. All three of them are being chased by a spirit man from the past wanting a debt payed by the families. What exactly is this debt and why does it have to be these 3 children?

Shelby was born with a Ruby, while Gary and May were born with Emeralds. Shelby had no idea why she was born this way but always knew she was different. It wasn't until Tyler or is it Ryan, May's brother, came back to town before they knew exactly what was coming for them but had no idea why. Chasers try to collect their souls throughout the entire book. The spirit man manipulating everything he can to try and kill the teens. 

Shelby finds out that she has been chosen as a sacrifice and is the one to end all of the madness. Is she strong enough to make it through her obstacle? Why was this even happening? When the time comes, Shelby's father tells her a story and makes everything she has been through make sense. Bonded to her destiny, she fights hard to keep her and her friends alive. Will she defeat the Spirit Man and live? Or will she become like the other sacrifices from the past and not make it through her obstacle.

This book started out pretty slow but after the first few chapters had my attention. I like how it went from one character to the next so you got an idea of who everyone was and how they connected to each other. The kids were teenagers and the fact that the author included normal everyday problems in with the massive issues following them, made it more realistic. 

I like the jewel dynamic in the characters as well. It's what makes this book different from any other I've read. The way it connects everything together in the end yet makes them all so different. Each stone giving the child a different gift! 

Not knowing until the end what the Spirit Man wanted was great. It makes the reader want to finish the story to find out what it's all about. I did however, want to peak to the end chapters but held myself back so I wouldn't ruin it. 

This would be a great book for tweens and young adults as well as adults who like the sci-fi genre! I know I enjoyed every little tidbit and would recommend it to others!!! 

About the Author:

H. W. Vivian is the author of the YA fictions, Chasers and War of Rain, as well as the adult humor fiction, Days of Amber, and the mystery/thriller fiction, Monarchs, written under her second pseudonym, Alex Chu. (Copied)

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