The Shifters of 2040 by Ami Blackwelder was gripping and brilliant.
Melissa Marn was a scientist working for the SCM. Shifters posed a threat to the military and it was her duty to test the captured shifters to find out how they worked. Melissa and Bruce put in many man hours, testing shifters and cloning soldiers at the demands of the new General Raul.
When they bring in children that seem more human than not, the stress builds. Melissa takes one night to just forget - about work, demands on her, who she is. After a mug of beer and meeting a new fellow, she allows herself a night of pleasure, only to find out he's a shifter. It was unacceptable and the very thing she was helping to destroy. How could this happen?
Weeks later she finds herself pregnant. Determined to keep it hidden, she plans for adoption after being unable to abort, her love growing for what was inside of her.
Meanwhile, Brenden, the shifter and father to Melissa's baby keeps a close watch on her. It had been his plan all along to help save his species. The Shifters already knew they could create a hybrid, by mating with a human. The Hybrids were more human-like and better able to save them, giving them a chance at survival.
When Melissa has the twins and takes them to an orphanage, Brenden and the other shifters plan to not chance the safety of the shifter babies to human hands and the war begins, blood is shed.
Blackwelder did such a magnificent job with The Shifters of 2040. I could only imagine how hard it may have been to write this story, as it was actually the first in the series but written second to the first introduction of The Hunters of 2060.
I did get a better understanding of The Hunters and the entire story was moving. I found myself mad at Melissa, loving Melissa, and I absolutely loved Brenden and Keenan. Keenan is one of the cloned soldiers, and technically #13. What they never expected after successfully cloning was that the clones might have free will. Even though they were brainwashed to hate, capture or kill shifters, Keenan finds his own way, even falling in love with Diamond, a shifter.
Colonel Raul, well I just wanted to strangle him myself. He was completely driven by hate and it so clouded his mind.
All in all, this title was well written, the characters were likeable, or hateable, and it was a pleasure to see how Ami's grown in her writing since The Hunters of 2060.
I give this title ***** (5) Stars and I cannot wait for The Hybrids of 2050. ~BK Walker
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The Hunted of 2060 by Ami Blackwelder was a fantastic read! Becoming a shape shifter is the easy part, staying alive is what becomes the challenge.
April knew there was something wrong as she wrenched in pain at random times throughout the day. She knew she must be careful who she could trust and confide in as well.
Her boyfriend Robert wanted to be there for her. He continually put up with April avoiding him, just wanting to become closer.
When April meets the sister she never even knew she had, she finds out she is hybrid, part wolf and part human. She must learn how to survive as she learns how to deal with the fact she is a shape shifter, and that she is being hunted by the Rogue Malitia, who wants to eradicate their kind.
As they fight for their lives, April is also fighting for love. Her human part wants to be with Robert, while her wolf part is drawn to another wolf named Arkin. As these three struggle with love, they must learn to survive each other as well as the Malitia.
Can they survive emotions and save their species before they become extinct? Find out in The Hunted of 2060.
Blackwelder did a fantastic job pulling the reader in from the first page. With everything we know of all books in this genre, she keeps a lot of originality to keep just the right twist on it.
I give The Hunted of 2060 ****1/2 (4.5) Stars, BK Walker, http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com
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Review by Paula Phillips
The Hunted of 2060 by Ami Blackwelder
Think forward many years and decades into the future , the world is
similar yet different than what we know exists today , technology has
advanced but not to the extreme of hovering cars and bunker houses that talk to you -think Eureka the TV Series. Though the world is still
advanced with techonolgy from robotic lunch ladies to class schedules sent on electronic devices, though in modern society I guess it won't be too long till schedules and homework is sent through cellphones and text
messaging. In terms of the animals and creatures that once roamed the
earth hiding their true forms from anybody, that has all been destroyed .
Two sisters , sent to be hidden among the human race and protected from those who hunted them are about to discover who they are and what they are. On a race against time to save themselves and the ones they love from the Rogue Militant - April and her sister along with their loved ones must do everything in their power to protect and save their kind from extinction. As April and her friend Robert are chucked into this unknown world ,will their newly found love stand the strains of time and will Robert be able to commit as he discovers what life would be with both sides of April. Her human self and the beast inside. An action packed story that keeps readers entertained and Ami the author has done a wonderful job in setting it in the future without going overboard on the futuristic like some Sci-Fi's authors do. This book is for those who love Romances .chicklits with a hint of Supernatural and Sci-Fi served on the side in meat format. Parts of the book reminded me of the movie Starring Josh Jackson Cursed with a hint of Keri Arthur's Riley Jenson series.www.amiblackwelder.com
4 Stars :)
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