Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Hunted Hardcover – December 15, 2011
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Spellbound by this one! HUNTED gets my vote for the sharpest, most thought-provoking fantasy I ve read in a long time. It is hard not to fall in love with resilient, defiant Caitlyn, whose voice is as tough as it is pure.
Vividly realized and tightly wound, HUNTED builds tension on the edge of a knife. Its cut-glass style will hook you, and its brave and provocative themes are sure to stir up both emotions and conversation.
--Adele Griffin, Author of Where I Want to Be, National Book Award finalist, Kirkus Best Book, ALA Best Book --.
With its eerily contemporary themes, Hunted will set your pulse to pounding as Caitlyn struggles to cling to a faith in the basic goodness of humankind in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
--Cinda Williams Chima, The Demon King, 2011 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults --.
In this suspenseful parable of prejudice and oppression, Rainfield creates unique, appealing characters we root for until the satisfying end.
--Pam Bachorz, author of Candor, 2011 YALSA Popular Paperback --.
Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award nominee, 2013
Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy finalist, 2012
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Hunted is filled with endless surprises, adventure, and heartache, as Caitlyn is forced to make choices that not only affect her, but those she loves, other paranormals like her, as well as the those who persecute her. Cheryl has done an excellent job of bringing the characters to life, and has managed to throw a bit of romance in the mix. Though the book is entirely fictional, it is eye-opening in that it brings awareness to the discrimination and isolation that are prevalent in society today, because people are afraid of those who are "different."
If you enjoy the action and adventure found in dystopian centered YA fiction, combine that with the paranormal, and a bit of romance to boot, you will enjoy Hunted. As a bonus, Cheryl also shares at the end of the book how her own experiences and the things she has suffered inspired the story.
Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield
I need to step outside my typical one-line review box for a moment...be right back.
I had absolutely no clue what to expect when I ordered Hunted. The synopsis sounded cool and Cheryl Rainfield comes across as incredibly likeable, down to Earth and easily reachable. It reviewed well, but I try not to let that influence my reading list....anyway, I sat down (actually, I was already sitting having just finished another book -it was Sunday, I'm allowed to veg a bit.) and started reading...and couldn't stop myself.
Fortunately my family managed to work around my transfixed corpse for the day allowing me to finish. That's right, started Sunday, finished Sunday. Captivated.
It touches on so many topics that are so important to its target reader (teens) while telling an amazing story. Bigotry, sexuality, acceptance, defiance, love, sacrifice, being different, loving yourself, being yourself, being strong (I have two daughters and I love strong female characters), turmoil, family...and I'm sure I am scratching the surface.
Then there's the plot -people with paranormal abilities being hunted, tortured, killed by the anti-paranormal government. I was expecting to be taken to cool settings in this unique dystopian world where the climax would draw all the necessary elements together but Rainfield kept it tight. Everything was close -literally and figuratively. Her story didn't need to be drawn to fancy settings because of the emotional depth. You experience Caitlyn's (the main character) doubt and fear and inner turmoil as if they're your own. This isn't the product of her being a telepath (making thoughts and experiences seemingly easier to convey), it's a product of good writing.Read more ›
In this world, Caitlyn and her mother are on the run. Caitlyn's father was murdered for the crime of trying to speak reasonably, to keep the peace. She's never seen her brother Daniel since that horrible night.
Caitlyn enrolls in another new school, living in another new town...hoping for just a few months of peace before they're forced to run again.
The new school has more Para haters,but for the first time, a group of Para supporters...but things spiral out of control quickly as Daniel and his keepers enter the picture, trying to recruit Caitlyn, not to right the wrongs done to Paras, but to destroy the world of the Normals and any Paras who are not totally committed to total destruction.
Within this sci-fi setting, Cheryl makes us think about our own world...and our own intolerance of differences -- all differences. She sees the set-up as cultish behavior, mind-control...I see it even more sinisterly: This is the hatred that spews from fearful people right now -- this unwillingness to see beyond differences, to the humanity of our souls. It's so pervasive right now that this book is a cautionary tale, reminding us our own humanity is at stake.
And who among us isn't PARA-normal? Which of us isn't quirky, different, strange? Isn't that our beauty? Isn't that what makes us worthy of being cherished and respected?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The story line itself was good. The only issue that I have is the same issue that I have with most YA and that is that everyone falls in love with each other in two minutes. Read morePublished on July 5, 2014 by Demonite
I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to read Hunted through JKSCommunications. I'm so happy I was able to read this book. Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by Britt R.
What if you could hear the thoughts of people around you? What if you were always on the run, hunted like an animal? Read morePublished on December 20, 2013 by Beverly's Reviews
I really liked this book. There was definitely a theme to the story about standing up for what's right. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Sherry Knack (She Has A Knack For It)
Review: Imagine being on the run for your life. Imagine being only 15 years old and unable to trust anyone and knowing that there are people all around you that want you to suffer... Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by Romancing the Book
Cheryl Rainfield proves once again why she's one of my top favorite writers and personal heroes. In Hunted, she writes a suspenseful, nail-biting novel about Caitlyn, a telepath... Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Raven DeLajour
"Sometimes humans are so inhumane."
Caitlyn is a telepath, or, as they are now called, a Para. Read more
I really enjoyed Hunted. The plot was incredibly and uniquely captivating. It kept my interest until the very end. Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by Emily (Book Jems)
Wow, the first page just sucked me in!!! I didn't want to stop. I started reading the book at 12am and I knew I had to go to bed but the story was not letting me. Read morePublished on September 26, 2012 by FireStarBooks