Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Title: The Shadowing: Hunted
Author: Adam Slater
Publisher: Egmont USA
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
To Purchase: Amazon  

Description: Once every century, the barrier between the human world and the demon realm begins to break down. Creatures gather, anxiously waiting to cross the divide, to bring death and destruction from their world to ours. This time is called The Shadowing.

Callum Scott has always known that there is a supernatural world out there—he’s seen ghosts for as long as he can remember. Lately, he’s had visions of children being brutally murdered by a terrifying creature. Then the visions start coming true, and Callum realizes that he’s being hunted, too.

Driven by a dark destiny, he must stand against the demons that threaten our world. And The Shadowing is almost here. . . .

Review: Adam Slater's The Shadowing: Hunted blends modern day with ancient legends for a horrifying tale.

The Hunter is coming, and it hungers for children's eyes. Callum Scott has always been able to see ghosts, but when visions of murdered children enter his nightmares, he realizes it is just the beginning. He's being hunted too. With a school friend, a ghost with a grim, and his Gran, he must face the dark and what is out there, or it might be too late for them all.

The Shadowing: Hunted narrows the fine line between the supernatural and natural worlds. The beginning horrors are a bit too quick and almost lack a terrifying impact because we hadn't gotten to know the protagonist yet, but Slater remedies this when Callum is in school and saves a fellow classmate from certain death. A sense of immediacy sets the reader on edge during the present tense Hunter scenes. The spooky atmosphere is downright creepy. I fell in love with the characters and the myths and legends Slater uses to tell his horror story. The best thing is this novel is just the beginning. The Shadowing is almost here, and I'm ready to read more.

I would recommend Adam Slater's The Shadowing: Hunted on a cold autumn's evening with a cup of hot tea. The beginning may have been a tad sudden for my tastes, but keep reading. Horrors abound and the pace will keep you up at night!