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.
About the Author
Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Jordan Dane’s gritty thrillers are ripped from the headlines with vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense novels to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag, naming her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM as Best Books of 2008. She also pens young-adult novels for Harlequin Teen. Formerly an energy sales manager, she writes full time and shares her Texas residence with two lucky rescue dogs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Book two of The Hunted picks up after the disastrous firefight in the abandoned tunnels. The indigo kids have taken refuge with Gabe's family and are training to protect themselves. But there is a new kid with some really strange new powers to contend with. No one is quite sure who he is or what he can do right now. This new kid is Oliver Blue and the Believers have him. They have a handful of others as well that will also play an important role in this story. While I didn't get into this storyline as well as the first book in a general sense, there were some very big scenes that I really loved. Many of these revolved around Oliver and how he learns to control his abilities and use them. The ending of the story was one of the best I'd read in a long time. There was a lot of happiness, but the story was left slightly unresolved. This is definitely not a cliffhanger, but I wonder if at some point there will be a spin-off series or third book. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
If you haven't read any of my reviews for Jordan Dane’s novels, then let me just tell you that Jordan Dane is one of my favorite authors. Dane is an amazing storyteller. She can take me and any reader to a dark, twisted place, sending creepy chills up my spine. And then turn right around and have me in tears, my heart breaking for her beautiful characters. Lets not forget about anger, too. I definitely wanting to rip heads off as Dane had me really disliking these Believers in this final book. Yep, Dane can definitely get all my emotions going when I read one of her novels. Oh wait, and swoony romance, gotta have my romance fix—and Dane most definitely delivers on the romance to feed my romance craving. I didn't think Dane could give me another guy character in this series that I would love just as much if not more than Gabe, Rafael and Lucas, but say hello to nineteen year old Oliver Blue (love that name Blue). OMG, I love Oliver Blue, this guy stole my heart from the first page and ripped it out, too. Lets just say the ripping out part…that this is where the Believers come in to play. I really wanted to do bodily harm to the Believers (Dr. Fiona). I was on pins and needles and in tears for my loner, alpha male, Oliver Blue, waiting to see how this was going to come out for him. Dane also brought another new girl character in this book, Caila. Caila is tender on the outside, but tough on the inside. Dane aged up the vocabulary in Crystal Fire with the guys, and I'm so glad she did. I mean these guys are sixteen to nineteen, so I would definitely expect to hear the f-bomb and the bull**** word from them. Thank you, Jordan, I love Oliver Blue’s sarcastic mouth and Gade and Rafe. I also have to say, since this is the last book in the THE HUNTER series, that I hope Jordan Dane will do a spin off book for Oliver Blue. I just want more Oliver Blue. Jordan Dane did not fail me with the grand finale CRYSTAL FIRE. The storyline is filled with dark and twisted awesomeness, drama, action and beautiful romance. I love every one of Dane's characters’ in this story...Gabe the broody badass brit. Rafe, the broken boy who never had love, but can love so deep and yeah, he's a badass, too. Luke, who's quiet and sensitive, but has a little bit of a dark side going on. And then there's my Oliver Blue, a loner, cocky and a total badass who has a warm heart even though he’s not going to admit it. But can't forget the effin twins; these thirteen year olds are just fun. The girls are great too, Rayne, Kendra and Caila they are self-assured with strong and independent minds. I highly recommend the THE HUNTER series by Jordan Dane as a must, must read!
'Crystal Fire' is the second installment in a young adult fantasy series that follows a group of special kids and teens known as Indigo's. These kids are the next step in human evolution - they all possess unique psychic gifts that set them apart from the rest of the world. Not everyone believes that they are harmless though. The Believers - a church determined to destroy the Indigo kids - will stop at nothing to rid the world of these "abominations." Gabriel Stewart is back as both leader and teacher for the Indigo kids, along with training Lucas - a young teen who is becoming a Crystal. Things are getting worse for the Indigo kids that Gabe hasn't found yet - he's seeing them being held and tortured in his dreams - and he refuses to let any more kids be destroyed for being different. One of the kids, Oliver Blue, has been handpicked as an experiment to determine just how far an Indigo's mind can be broken, and they successfully turn him against the others - especially Gabe. Will Gabe be able to face the Believers in a final attempt to stop them - including the head of the church, who just happens to be his own father? Will Gabe and the other Indigo kids ever be safe? I read and reviewed the first book in this series - and really loved it. The premise and concept behind the series is completely fascinating. I loved learning about the history and the story behind the Indigo and Crystal kids. The story was really detailed and I think the level of description added a lot of depth to the storyline. The characters continued to be interesting with their own personalities and flaws. I liked coming back to the characters from the first book along with meeting new ones and learning about their lives too. The plot was very well written with a realistic dialogue that really helps pull the reader into the story. The writing itself was fantastic and the book flowed effortless with a fast pace. The story is told from varying points of view - different characters in the book - so we get to see into the minds of all the various characters and their views on what was happening. It gives the reader a bit of inside access to the story that you wouldn't normally get with just one defined narrator POV. Overall, this was a really thrilling second book in a series that will have readers begging for more. I'm already eagerly awaiting the next book to see what will happen next. Highly recommended for fans of YA fantasy! Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.