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The Hunted of 2060, a Shifter Dystopia (Shifter Evolutions Book #5) (New Adult) [Kindle Edition]

Ami Blackwelder , Belle Magnolia
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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“Ami Blackwelder is a Romantic Suspense author with a Unique Voice and Unpredictable Plots.”

This is Book #5 in the Shifter Evolutions series.
1-The Invasion of 2020
2-The SCM of 2030
3-The Shifters of 2040
4-The Hybrids of 2050
5-The Hunted of 2060
6-The Revolution of 2060

This series begins in the middle (Shifters of 2040, Hybrids of 2050) and then the reader decides to read the past (Invasion of 2020, SCM of 2030) or the future (Hunted of 2060, Revolution of 2060).

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Summary:

America 2060. Three Lovers. Two Species. One Way to Survive.

Set in Alaska in 2060, when April enters her sophomore year at University, she thought Robert might be the love of her life; but as she discovers, she is hiding something inside her, something the rest of the world believes to have died out. She struggles with who she was and who she is becoming as she learns of a family she never knew existed and of enemies she will have to outrun, outfight or outwit to survive. As April embraces her new identity, will she have to leave the life she loves behind?

With underlining themes of how prejudice breaks human con- nections and animal/wildlife conservation, this novel which has received rave reviews will leave the reader flipping through the pages of April’s story.

"WOW, crazy good plot!" -Book Crazy

"This is a fast-moving story, never a dull moment. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.” -Imogen Rose (Author of Portal Chronicles)


"This story starts out pretty much along the same line that many of the young adult books today do…Usually it’s a vampire or a shifter. Well, it is a shifter ---of a different kind. Blackwelder manages to take an oft used hook and weaves her own awesome story that was well worth your time……This book kept me flipping the pages till I got to the amazing end." -Lisa Richards


"The first thing I liked about this book was that it opened with a very detailed description of the world in which it will take place. While some would argue that these are things best left built into the body of the novel, it reminded me of the opening to Fellowship of the Ring." -Bernard @gGoodreads

"The Hunted of 2060 is much more than the common paranormal romance novels that are popular right now...there was more focus on deeper topics like prejudice and betrayal...It was actually refreshing." -Cassie @Goodreads

"April was one of the strongest herione's I have read. You could feel her struggle between to worlds. Not only being with being a hybrid. She also struggled with making the right choice in relationships. " -Cleverly @Goodreads


Other Books by Ami Blackwelder:
The Mers
She Speaks to Angels
The Day the Flowers Died

The Invasion of 2020
The SCM of 2030
The Shifters of 2040
The Hybrids of 2050
The Hunted of 2060
The Revolution of 2060

The Gate of Lake forest
Prisoners of Pride


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Ami Blackwelder is a forbidden romance writer in the paranormal and historical romance genre. Growing up in Florida, she went to UCf and in 1997 received her BA in English and teaching credentials. She travelled overseas to teach in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Korea. Thailand is considered her second home now. She has always loved writing and wrote poems and short stores since childhood; however, her novels began when she was in Thailand. Having won the Best Fiction Award from the University of Central Florida (Yes, The Blair Witch Project University;), her fiction From Joy We Come, Unto Joy We Return was published in the on campus literary magazine: Cypress Dome and remains to this day in University libraries around the country. Later, she achieved the Semi-Finals in a Laurel Hemingway contest and published a few poems in the Thailand s Expat magazine, and an article in the Thailand s People newspaper. Additionally, she has published poetry in the Korea s AIM magazine, the American Poetic Monthly magazine and Twisted Dreams Magazine.

Product Details

  • File Size: 395 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1452805474
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Eloquent Enraptures Publishing (December 21, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003HC9A86
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,056,547 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it September 21, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Wow. I was hoping, when I bought this book that it would be one of those secretly amazing books no one has discovered yet. Major disappointment. The writing feels like a story from a 7th grader. The characters are not believable at all and the choices they make have no reasoning behind them. The events progress weirdly through time, almost too quickly, and the sentence structure is poor. It is rare I don't finish a book, especially one with shape shifting, but I could not get into the book at all. Every mistake would jump out of me, jarring me out of the attempt at a story. This book is not worth your time, you won't be able to get past the horrible writing to read the not-that-interesting story.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Hunted of 2060 August 4, 2010
By MB13
Format:Kindle Edition
Upon reading the description of this book, I was very interested in reading it. It didn't sound like anything I've read before, which was a breath of fresh air.

The premise of the book is about an alien species coming to earth, and wishing to make a life for themselves alongside humans. Unsurprisingly, there are humans that are resistant to them, and cause the aliens to be hunted down. The aliens are shape shifters, able to mimic something they have previously touched, e.g. animals and humans. Because the aliens are being hunted, they try to save their species by mating with humans, and hybrids are born.

This book revolves around the hybrids, April in particular, and their fight for survival. An interesting concept, it caught my attention. I love how Ami brought the future to life, and how the hybrids could change shape. There were twists and turns that I couldn't always predict, which definitely make for an enjoyable read.

It took me a while to become fully engaged in the story. I ran across a number of grammar issues, which kept throwing me off. Also, there were times when I would become confused with what was going on or how something was being described. In addition, it took me a while to connect with the characters. I didn't engage with the main character as much as I kept hoping I would, but that may be due to the fact that she was young, and being thrust into a new and unexpected situation.

I see lots of potential with this book, and with the prequel and sequel that are scheduled to be released.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fast-Moving Enjoyable Read June 4, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Transport yourself fifty years into the future-to 2060. To a world with humans and a new species, a hybrid species, created by the interbreeding of humans and an alien species which arrived on Earth in 2020. The Rogue Militia, an organization set up to destroy them, exterminated the whole species. What remains in 2060, are the hybrid survivors, a species of shifters.

April is one such hybrid. Left at an early age with adoptive parents, her early normal life was spent surrounded by humans. By the time she reaches the age of nineteen, she notices changes within her. She also notices physical changes. She realizes that she is a shifter-she can transform into a wolf. She is introduced to her hybrid family. She also realizes that she is 'The Hunted'-hunted by the The Rogue Militia, who having eliminated the alien species, now focuses on exterminating the hybrids.

Ami Blackwelder takes us on a rip-roaring adventure in the future. I was immediately drawn in by April and this intriguing story. Her struggles to accept who she is, torn between her loyalties to her hybrid clan and to the humans in her life. This is a fast-moving story, never a dull moment. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it and can't wait to read more from this awesome author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Polished imagination August 2, 2010
Format:Paperback
"The Hunted of 2060" cuts instantly to the chase suiting well the teen-and-above audience that it is pitched at. Paced briskly from the outset, Ami Blackwelder creates a futuristic blend of sci-fi and teen-female-adventure. However, this novel has more about it than the recent blitz of teen vampire novels. You can see how Blackwelder has taken the time to project a fully plausible future based on the best and worst of current society that we can all relate to without it being in any way Dystopian.
Written in the first person from the perspective of April, an everyday student from 2060 whose life is spun completely around when she discovers that she is in fact a human /alien hybrid, which in 2060 means that she's suddenly little more than hunted game riding on time. With nicely digestible chapter lengths flowing freely throughout and dialogue set for the teenage reader upwards, Blackwelder is a name to be watched closely in this genre.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Unique Futuristic Novel October 6, 2010
Format:Paperback
I received an e-book copy of The Hunted of 2060 from the author in exchange for an honest review. Overall, I enjoyed the book. I read a lot of books in the paranormal genre, but have never been a big fan of shifters or hybrids. However, after reading the description of the book it sounded intriguing and I am glad the author offered to let me read and review it. The book introduces the reader to April, a student attending college in Alaska in the year 2060. The reader is then taken on a journey as it is revealed that April is part of an endangered hybrid species that are being hunted by the government in order to eradicate the remaining members and clans.

While the description of the book leads the reader to believe that they will be reading a love story, The Hunted of 2060 is much more than the common paranormal romance novels that are popular right now. While there is some romance throughout the book, I felt there was more focus on deeper topics like prejudice and betrayal. Personal growth is also a prominent part of the novel, which is clearly evident as the reader witnesses April come to terms with who she really is and finds her place within her clan and the human society. It was actually refreshing to read a paranormal novel that deals with these topics, and it really allows the reader to think and reflect on the repercussions that issues like prejudice and racism really have on society. Even though this book is set 50 years from now, the issues presented within the novel could easily apply to our society today.

There were only a few minor issues I had with the novel. First, some of the characters were difficult to keep track of.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars good book to read
This is a good book for fantasy readers. It kept me interested and I will search out books by this author. Definitely worth the price
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars The Hunted of 2060
I liked it a lot. Not normally something I would read but I really enjoyed it. Everything about this book intrigued me.
Published 15 months ago by Natalie Ferguson
3.0 out of 5 stars Engaging story
Engaging storyline with elements of various genres ; futuristic, scy-fi, paranormal and romance. The main character is a female hybrid named April and the story is told from her... Read more
Published 16 months ago by D. Slonek
4.0 out of 5 stars The Hunted of 2060
A good read but a bit jumpy. Didn't realize it was book 5 till I was all done with it though.
Published 21 months ago by Taylee Distler
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
What can I say... I LOVED THIS BOOK! The author created such interesting characters and villains. I loved how every character had a back story to them. Read more
Published 21 months ago by kimmie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good paranormal, romance and young adult
This is another good book in the shifter series. Excitement, action, paranormal and romance all in one book. Try any or all of these books and you WILL enjoy them.
Published on December 6, 2012 by roadway2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story
I received this book as a free review copy with the only request that I write a review.
I was unaware of this series before and see that the Hunted of 2060 is actually the 5th... Read more
Published on September 21, 2012 by S. Merritt
4.0 out of 5 stars A Step into the future
Step into the future 50 years as a young women is finding her world is not what she had always believed, that she is not who she always thought she was. Read more
Published on November 20, 2011 by G. Alexander
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Futuristic World
This story starts out pretty much along the same line that many of the young adult books today do, a young girl knows she's different all her young life and now those changes have... Read more
Published on June 20, 2011 by Lisa A. Richards(alterlisa)
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I just loved the world that was created in this book. I like how well the future was shaped and how the government worked. Read more
Published on June 16, 2011 by Savannah (Books With Bite)
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More About the Author

Ami Blackwelder is a paranormal and scifi writer. Pen names: Rebecca May (historical/contemporary) & M. Black (Dystopia/Thrillers)

"Ami Blackwelder is a Romantic Suspense author with a Unique Voice and Unpredictable Plots."

When not writing, yelling at her beat-up Volkswagen, glued to her Siamese cat Lotus, Fabulous Keyboard, or reading books way into the night, Ami Blackwelder can be found on her website http://amiblackwelder.blogspot.com, singing in the shower, eating way too much spicy KFC chicken, and fantasizing about her next best selling book.

Her motto: They Defeat Those Who Believe They Can.

Growing up in Florida, she graduated to UCF (The Blair Witch Project University;) after her fiction From Joy We Come, Unto Joy We Return was published as Best Fiction 1997 in the on campus literary magazine Cypress Dome and remains to this day in University libraries around the country. Later, she achieved the Semi-Finals in a Laurel Hemingway contest and published a few poems in the Thailand's Expat magazine, and an article in the Thailand's People newspaper. Additionally, she has published poetry in the Korea's AIM magazine, the American Poetic Monthly magazine and Twisted Dreams Magazine.

Come visit me.
http://amiblackwelder.blogspot.com



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