by Lanie Jordan YA Paranormal Published: 7/4/12 Publisher: LJ Books
Six hours ago, men in dark suits and sunglasses came looking for me. Four hours ago, they offered me training to hunt the things that killed my family: demons. Two hours ago, I joined their secret organization—the CGE. Now… All I have to do is survive demon-hunting school. The classes won’t kill me, but the finals might.
My Rating: 4 Coffee Cups!
I received a free copy from author Lanie Jordan (thank you! thank you!) in exchange for an honest review I LOVED this book. Lanie Jordan takes what could be a very corny, overdone subject and gives it a refreshing twist. I know, I know hunters ughh not again right? Nope, not even close with this one. The characters are awesome and the world of the CGE (the Consortium of Genetic Engineering) immerses you. "When I reached the bottom of the stairs, instead of stopping like I really planned to, I did what any normal sixteen year old troublemaker did when they had the cops on their heels: hooked a sharp left and ran." From that line I was sold. Jade was a strong, feisty, snarky, smart character. She knew demons existed and were the ones that killed her family and despite being called delusional by several people she tried to find them any way. Mr. Greene came in and proved that everything she thought was true and brought her back to the CGE to train. The world of the CGE was perfectly described. It was a little reminiscent of The Vampire Academy, but not enough that it made it distracting or annoying. The supporting characters were all completely fleshed out. Linc- oh my gosh Linc, was perfect. I can't wait to see where their relationship goes. He's the perfect compliment to Jade's smart-assed-ness(not sure if that's actually a word or not, but you get where I'm going). And he is there for her when she is so used to being alone and dealing with everything herself. Their relationship's foundation is a solid friendship. He is her rock. Mr. Greene despite EVERYTHING I think is almost like a father figure to her, or at least he is trying to be. He was the first one since her mother died that ever believed in her. And Felecia, well to be honest (and I could be ENTIRELY wrong) I don't think we've seen the last of her. If I had to pick out anything bad it would be that I saw a lot of the twists coming ahead of time. But even that didn't really deter me. 4 Love it-highly caffeinated coffee cups!