Hunted (Talented Saga #3)

Rated 4.71/5 based on 7 reviews
In need of a distraction from her best friend's betrayal, Talia agrees to serve as an administrator for the annual Talent Aptitude Tests. She soon learns it isn't the children who are tested she needs to worry about, it’s the ones who aren't. Life altering choices will be made. Loyalties will be tested. When the war begins, which side will Talia choose? More

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About Sophie Davis

"Sophie Davis" is the pseudonym for two best friends, roommates, and now writing partners. The pair met at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law in 2005 and instantly bonded over their love of great books and bad horror movies. After they graduated, when one longed for the ability to read minds so she wouldn't have to study for the bar exam, a Saga was born. When the Talented Saga went on to be an internationally bestselling series, the girls decided to throw caution to the wind and follow their shared life-long dream of being writers.

The duo currently lives in Washington, D.C. with a poodle and a rescued mutt. The pups are their faithful companions--with frequent social media appearances--as the girls navigate the world of Indie Publishing.
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Review by: Ever Star on March 20, 2014 :
I received this book to give an honest review.

Sophie has done it again. You are taken into the world full of action and drama like no other. Talia is still "sick" and it doesn't seem like there is a cure. But what is really making her sick? Mac the director is wanting Talia to come and aid with the placement test that that children at the age of 5 have to take every year. Failure to do so well lets just say it is best to comply. Mac really does seem to be losing it within this story he is starting to crack and we see his true colors.
Now Talia she is started to become more angry with little things, and she isn't sure why? She is also beginning to question the Agency and what they are really doing.
Erik is Talia's shining light through all of this, he wants to help her through everything and is still so loving of her even though she has her issues.
Now with this story we are learning more about the Agency and what their main mission may be with those with Talents and it is all too much for Talia. She has been lied to enough and she is going to do something drastic! There was a big moment in the book that I didn't even think to see coming but it was a oh wow! Well lets just say there was two big moments.
Secrets are going to surface and who will be hurt by them?
Talia has really grown into a very strong character who I really enjoy reading about. I even could by pass her outburst that she would have over jealousy.
There is so much going on within this book that this is a story you can for sure get lost in. I can not wait to read book 4 and see what is going to happen with Talia is she ever going to get the answers and truth she deserves? What is going to happen to those close to her? Heck what is even going to happen with the Agency? All these questions that I need/want the answers to.
If you enjoy the paranormal/drama/a great story line then you have to get your hands on this series. It is a a must read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: CRISSY MACKEY on Oct. 27, 2013 :
“Talented” and “Caged” were great books but “Hunted” is definitely a nonstop page turner. I absolutely loved this book and it is the best book in the series thus far; at least for me it is. It picks up right where “Caged” leaves off. Talia is leaving with Mac to help assist with the talent aptitude test. Erik and Cadence would also be there assisting. Talia’s diagnosis is still unknown, the coalition wants her and Mac is determined to keep her safe at all costs. Talia and Erik stumbles upon some information regarding her diagnosis and they need help she just never expected the help to come from one of Erik’s ex but there are bigger threats to worry about. Talia is sent on a mission that hits her hard; not only is her world shattered her heart gets broken all over again. Betrayal is in full swing, secrets are revealed and the life of someone she loves hangs in the balance. Talia needs help getting back someone she loves but in order to get that help she has to go to an unlikely source that has an unexpected surprise within his mist. I look forward to reading the next book in the series and recommend this book to anyone looking for a great series that will have you hooked from beginning to end.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jen Wylie on Oct. 11, 2013 :
Another fantastic book in this series. More things are learned...but still so many questions at the end! The story line had a lot of action and flowed along nicely. I enjoyed learning more about a number of the characters and there were a few surprises. Waiting impatiently for the next book! I need to find out what happens next!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Joyce Wetherbee on Oct. 01, 2013 :
Talia's seizures are mostly controlled with a daily shot. However, her mood swings are becoming more rapid and uncontrollable. Erik is standing by her through everything, giving her much needed strength as she struggles to stay in control. She is beginning to ask questions and question the answers.

In an attempt to get her mind off the betrayal and execution of her best friend, the director tells her she will be going with him for the annual testing for Talented children. Already uneasy with how the tests are conducted, twice Talia is told she and Erik must collect a Talented child the parents have hidden. During all of this, Erik has a friend who may be able to provide answers Talia desperately needs.

Secrets are revealed, lies and truths are exposed. Potentially fatal decisions are made.I suspected where the story would go by the title of the book. What I couldn't possibly have anticipated was the way in which the story would get there.There were a small handful of missed proofreading errors in this story, however, by the time I was half way through the book, Davis had such a tight grip on me I couldn't put the book down. How tight? I risked being late to work in order to finish the book. I finished the book and punched in six minutes late.

I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. With the way Davis ratcheted things up in this book, she has earned space in my box of favorite authors the next time (if ever) I move. "Hunted" is far and away the best of the series so far. She has definitely earned that fifth star, which I rarely give out to books with errors. Make sure to read the first two books in this series, "Talented" and "Caged." They provide the necessary background to get the most out of Hunted.

This book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Linda Terrutty on Sep. 28, 2013 :
3.5 stars

Here's the deal. What I loved - Erik. I always want more of Erik cause I love him, and glad that Talia still does as well.

What I didn't like was...

One, Talia still drives me crazy. I'm glad we start to get more of an understanding about her emotional issues, because frankly, the girl was all over the place. I could understand some of it...losing your best friend and knowing that they planned on killing her would definitely upset even the strongest of us...unless you are emotionally dead. However, her insane responses to Erik at times just seemed that, insane. I can understand jealousy, but she is still friends with Donovan so being overly jealous of Erik's past was extreme. He was a saint for putting up with her. The other thing is that it takes so long for her to not see what is going on with Toxic and Mac. How she could continue to go along with things and not see how he used her and others was beyond me. Ok, so maybe not if all she heard and saw were the good things, and not the bad. She just comes across as so much drama...too young compared to everyone else. I know I have to cut her some slack knowing that she lost her parents very young; murdered in front of her. That her best friend was deemed a traitor and sentenced to death. Her first love betrays her with another woman, and that he was not the one who wanted the relationship in the first place, but rather his father wanted it. All she seems to sustain is loss, and after being shot and drugged, her health is suffering and she'll never have kids. The girl has definitely NOT led the charmed life, but even knowing that, um, she still drives me crazy. I know! I feel heartless sometimes, but I just can't help how I feel. I don't dislike Talia, but I keep waiting for her to grow up.

And two, the other issue that was a bit distracting is the grammatical errors. There weren't a ton, but enough to notice.

So, I am waiting for the next book because I want to know what happens with Erik.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Christoph Fischer on Sep. 04, 2013 :
"Hunted" by Sophie Davis is the third in her Talented Saga and is another strong book by this talented author.
Set in a world where children with special talents (telepathy for example) are trained in the Agency, our heroine Tala is assigned to assist in a talent testing project. The Agency is under constant threat by its enemies and Tala in particular is a target.
All the while there is Tala's slightly complicated love life, beautifully set up in the previous books and portrayed delicately and in a pleasantly understated way. The romance segment is a particular strong point in this book, as are some other conflicts Tala experiences. With some unexpected secrets being uncovered the suspense and the pace keep the reader glued to the book.
This is a very entertaining read, Davis knows how to keep the series fresh and exciting, this is not a repetition of formula. Some issues remain open for the next book to come. Tala has grown a lot since the first book and is now a stronger character from the first book. It is fun to watch a character and a series to grow when it is done so well. The book contains references to sex but is suitable for mature teenagers and should please the fans of fantasy and supernatural/ paranormal books.
I am looking forward to the next book in this elegant and well written series.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Beth Hoover on Oct. 23, 2012 :
Reeling from the execution of her best friend, Natalia Lyons decides to accompany Mac to Washington DC. Mac will be overseeing the Talent Aptitude Testing and Talia will be assisting in the administration of the test.

Happy for the distraction and anxious to be reunited with Erik, Talia embarks on this new journey only to find huge fissures in what she has considers truth and morally right. With each discovering, shocking revelations are exposed. Talia must decide where her loyalties lie. Who can she truly trust? What horrible truths are still not uncovered?

Sophie Davis completely brings to life this incredible world where some of the human population develops “talents”, paranormal abilities, and the power struggle to control these abilities. Davis twisted in the perfect amount of action, romance, heart ache, friendships, family and witty banter to create an astonishing trip into the lives of her fabulous characters.

I was sucked in from the very beginning, feeling deeply for the characters and the choices they are making and facing. At times my heart clenched, I laughed and cheered at Talia’s strength, I celebrated and was shocked by the revelations and was plastered to the pages.

Hunted is the 3rd installment in the Talented Saga. I have read and loved Talented and Caged but Hunted absolutely blew me away! Hunted is truly an incredible work of young adult fiction that happily engulfed me.

This ARC copy of Hunted was given to me by Sophie Davis in exchange for an honest review.

Hunted is scheduled for release in November 2012!

Young Adult - intimate acts are implied not described
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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