Book Review: Hunted (Donovan Circus #3) by Liz Long (@LizCLong)

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Lucy Sullivan finally belongs with the gifted Donovan Circus. Members are finding their rhythm, even the new folks from the Grayson Circus who joined after the last attack. Lucy feels like a trusted leader who can win the gifted battles and prevent humans from discovering their existence.

When tragedy strikes camp, a distraught Sheffield sends Lucy and her gifted team to hunt down the enemy – Alex, a Chameleon with a wicked ability for war. He’s out for blood and won’t stop until Lucy and her friends are dead.

This time, it won’t be Lucy’s gift that is tested – it will be her morality. To save her circus, the price will be greater than she ever expected. This time, she will lose someone she loves. And it will change everything.

Ginny’s Thoughts: I beta read this book. That’s not a secret. What is a secret is that it’s currently 8:30 pm on Thursday, March 19th and I’m just finally writing this review.

Why?

Well … when I read I always try to figure out who the jerk is going to be. It might be the bad guy, a traitorous friend, or even a dog that craps on the couch at an inopportune time. The scale doesn’t matter, I just want to know who’s bringing the drama.

While reading Hunted, I knew who the jerk was. I was so positive that I noted it in the margins. It’s right there, highlighted for ever. “I don’t really trust him.”

But I was wrong. I was so wrong. Like, tragically and catastrophically wrong. And I’m not sure I can forgive myself for it.

Or Long.

You see, she has created these characters that aren’t just words on a page anymore. It’s as if they were actually friends, mentors, and enemies. There are times when it feels like it might be possible to travel and find the Donovan Circus setup somewhere. So when something bad happens to the family, you feel it. And when it happens to the person you were doubting.

This is why I couldn’t write the review. I’m tearing up and suffering from extensive guilt over my mistake. I may never forgive myself.

For doubting a character.

And that says more about Hunted than any flip review I could write.

It’s not all a downer though. There are some sweet moments, some touching moments, some hilarious moments, and- though I hate to admit it- some hot moments. Lucy and company have come a long way, they’ve gone through some shit, and I’ve had a hell of a time going with them.

I’m thrilled Long has allowed me to take this journey with them.

Give the Donovan Circus a try, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Unless you ship the same couple I shipped. And even then you just want to shake Lucy a bit, but you get over that.

Hunted by Liz Long is live today. Get a copy for you Kindle now!

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One comment

  1. Ohhhh gosh thank you for this. Completely moved by your take on what happens and your reactions to it. I am so glad you ran away to the circus with me!

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