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Hybrid (The Evolution Trilogy Book 1) (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Vanessa Wester , Susan Buchanan

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    Kurzbeschreibung

    Caitlin Chance hopes that university life will open many doors. New friends, her own digs, and an enriched learning environment. It's what she needed to get on with her life. When she meets Steven Thorn during Fresher's week she has no idea that her future is on a different kind of trajectory. The attraction they share is instant and it is no surprise that they find themselves drawn to one another.
     
    However, Steven has a secret past that is destined to reveal itself. Soon he will become a stranger to everyone and his new life in Brazil will begin. People like him are not meant to live amongst normal humans. The wheels are set in motion for his radical upheaval.
     
    But first love is a powerful thing, and the connection forged between Caitlin and Steven is not easily broken.
     
    The impossible is only the beginning...
     
    Vanessa Wester's debut novel takes you from the University of Southampton to the depths of the Amazon jungle. An imaginary citadel is waiting to be discovered full of interesting characters, traditions and cultures. There are so many twists and details you will not be able to put this book down.
     
    *****
     
    "Although the author is inspired by novels in the same genre there is nothing wrong in that - most of us take inspiration from one source or another. Vanessa Wester has clearly taken inspiration from her own life and from her imagination. She has clearly spent time creating the imaginary citadel and understands its geography and customs which are made clear to the reader. The story-line flows smoothly... I always think there must be something to recommend a book which you would not normally select."
    Christine Thompson, Gibraltar Chronicle
    Full review at theevolutiontrilogy.blogspot.com
     
    "When you first start getting into the story you automatically think Vampires, but as you discover more, Vampires is not the correct term for Steven's new family... It's well worth the read and as I got to the end I was frantically swiping my kindle screen looking for more as I wanted to know what happened next. I will definitely be reading the next book and would highly recommend it."
    Orchard Book Club
     
    "Not usually the kind of book I like to read, although I was a big fan of Anne Rice in my youth. The unexpected twist in the tale made for compulsive reading, literally forcing you to discover what happens next. This story had it all, brilliantly written, loads of interesting characters, mystery, and romance with an unsettling undercurrent of tension. I cannot wait to read the rest of the trilogy!"
    A Dawes
     
    'This is a very exciting read. Would appeal to the Twilight fan-base, but has definitely put its own twist on the genre. A very well constructed piece, all the more impressive for being a debut novel.'
    Adam
     
    "This is definitely not another vampire tale. You are left, at the end, with lots of questions, there are so many ways the characters could go! I look forward to the next book and the continuing tale of Steven and Caitlin, his mother Emily and the rest of the "family" in the Amazon."
    Susan
     
    *~HYBRID has some scenes of an adult nature. It may be considered unsuitable for younger readers~*
     
    *****
     
    Find out what happens next in COMPLICATIONS; and RETURNYou can also find out more about Steven's mother in the prequel, EMILY.
     
    "I fell in love with Caitlin and Steven, the main characters in Hybrid, joined in on their adventures in Complications, and was rewarded with a finale that tied up all of the details and loose ends in Return book 3... A very satisfying ending! I highly recommend this trilogy."
    Susan
     
    "A great set of books. A must read for all. Imaginative story somehow believable. I would like to visit the community myself."
    Lovely Lane
     
    Visit theevolutiontrilogy.blogspot.com to find out more.

    Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

    When Vanessa Wester decided to start writing she found an outlet for her imagination. It is the best way she can think of to express herself and escape from everyday life. She has a lot of eggs in her basket since she is a qualified Secondary School Mathematics Teacher, ASA Swimming Teacher, has a degree in Accounting & Law, has been a competitive swimmer and enjoys art, singing and drama. In addition, she is bilingual in English and Spanish, and speaks some Dutch, since she was born and raised in Gibraltar and has lived in Rotterdam. However, since her son was born, she has been a stay at home mum who gives up a lot of her time towards voluntary organisations. You can find out more about Vanessa here... TWITTER https://twitter.com/vanessa_wester BLOG http://www.theevolutiontrilogy.blogspot.co.uk/

    Produktinformation

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • Dateigröße: 1623 KB
    • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 322 Seiten
    • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 1477402071
    • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Sprache: Englisch
    • ASIN: B0081EV8Z8
    • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
    • X-Ray:
    • Word Wise: Aktiviert
    • Erweiterte Schriftfunktion: Aktiviert
    • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #548.675 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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    Mehr über den Autor

    Vanessa Wester is bilingual in English and Spanish, since she was born and raised in Gibraltar. With a degree in Accountancy and Law, she initially worked for two leading accountancy firms, before she changed career and became a secondary school mathematics teacher.

    Over the past twelve years, she has devoted her time to the upbringing of her children, whilst giving up a lot of her time to help voluntary organisations.

    Vanessa developed her writing bug in 2010 and has not looked back since. She is currently an author of mainly adult and young adult fiction. HYBRID is her debut novel. You can continue The Evolution Trilogy with COMPLICATIONS and RETURN.

    In addition, Vanessa has also published anthologies in aid of charity. Three adult collections, via the Short Stories Group, and three children's collections, via kids4books.

    She has also released a novelette called FIRST DATE, which is based on her true story.

    Writing is one of her passions. Reading the other. The day she decided to start writing her ideas down she found another way to lose herself in a book, whilst finding an outlet for her imagination. It is the best way she can think of to escape from everyday life.

    She now lives on the Isle of Wight, UK.

    You can find out more about Vanessa here...

    BLOG http://www.theevolutiontrilogy.blogspot.co.uk/

    TWITTER https://twitter.com/vanessa_wester

    FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/TheEvolutionSeries?ref=hl

    GOODREADS https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6421055.Vanessa_Wester

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    5.0 von 5 Sternen Captivation at Every Twist and Turn! Next Bestseller! 23. Juli 2012
    Von MrsMud - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
    Format:Taschenbuch
    As an 8th grade English teacher, reading is my passion. In order to entice my middle school kids to read, I must make sure that what I present to them is something that will not only catch their attention, but keep it through to the end. Popular series such as Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, and the Divergent Trilogy are series that I've read and presented to my students, and received an overwhelming response with kids fighting for books to read them. In saying that, I am constantly looking for books that are up to my standards to "infect" my students with that bug to read. I can say, after reading Hybrid, that this is my next book craze that will be taking over my class. Since I live in the USA, the terms and spellings of Great Britain threw me at first, but was great to be exposed to a different way of reading. Will be great discussions in class!

    Hybrid begins in the setting of England, with student Caitlin joining the University, and meeting new people. It threw me, at first, because the story does change to the different characters points of view, but you catch on quick after that. At school, Caitlin meets Steven and all that comes with him; many things that even HE didn't realize came with him. You get caught up in young blossoming love, that soon become overshadowed by darknesses hidden by the past. When dark family secrets make themselves known, the story twists into one of survival and the costs of living. Will the overwhelming love endure all costs? Is survival worth losing yourself? Is there anyway out?

    The Hybrid series is sure to keep the reader on edge throughout the chapters, and leaves you wanting more at the end. This, to me, is the mark of a true bestseller. It leaves me wanting more, and will leave any reader wanting her to hurry up and release the other books! Any fans of The Hunger Games and/or Twilight will instantly be captivated. I will state, I am NOT a Twilight/vampire fan AT ALL, but I was captivated by this book. You must read to know more! I recommend this book to anyone who wants to "get lost" in a new book, and for any English teacher looking to get their kids hooked on reading. I'm confident in recommending this, and look forward to many more works in this series and by this author.
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    5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent first book, you'll be hooked 20. Mai 2013
    Von Gary Henson - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
    Vanessa Wester has a great first book in 'Hybrid'. If this is her first, we all have a lot to look forward to in the coming years as she brings out more of this series and hopefully other stories.

    The opening is set at a University in England. Wester immeadiately drew me into the worlds of the two main characters, Steven and Caitlin, as well as some very well established secondary characters. I was invested in her creations right away.

    Then Vanessa throws me a unique twist I was totally unprepared for, even though I had an inkling of what was eventually going to happen. It's not a simple 'young vampires in love' story by any means. There is a lot more to the core story and how it drives her characters forward. I was actually disappointed when it ended; I wanted more. And from the epiloge, I believe the next book will be even better!

    As a further note, I read both 'Hunger Games' and 'Twilight' at the insistence of my family (all female). 'Hybrid' was much more engaging and believable than either of those books. I found 'Twilight' very shallow and simple. 'Humger Games' is better but still just 'Gladiators' for kids. 'Hybrid' is a step above both these books and I would not be surprised to see it on film some time soon.

    'Hybrid' is an engaging, fun, twisting, page turner that bodes well for Ms. Wester's writing career. I'm ready to grab books two!
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    5.0 von 5 Sternen A great read 28. Mai 2013
    Von C. Plunkett - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Instantly engaging book that has a twist on the usual vampire stories. The main characters Steven and Caitlin are well matched and I particularly enjoyed the beginning of the story that is set at university and shows how their relationship develops before things start to get confusing for Steven. I don't want to spoil the story for you but would say if you enjoy reading teen/young adult fiction with a strong storyline and great characters then this is the book for you.
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    4.0 von 5 Sternen Fresh and engaging! 7. März 2013
    Von Buckethead - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Initially I was attracted to 'Hybrid' after reading a great, shorter piece by the same author--so I decided to give this a go. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed.

    The plot of this book revolves around a 19 year old University student (Steven) who embarks on the typical adjustment to university life (takes classes, occasionally oversleeps, makes friends, meets a girl, etc.). But Steven is going through a very atypical transition as well (at first unknowingly), and this other transition (along with the intersections between the normal and abnormal) is truly the heart of the story.

    I liked this book because the plot was engaging and it kept me reading. (In truth, I had a hard time putting it down because I was so invested in the characters and the outcome.) Beyond that, Wester has taken an interesting and pleasantly surprising angle on what would otherwise be a tired plot device (think vampires, though strictly speaking it's a bit more than that). And before you count this book out due to the genre, I will note that the plot is far more engaging than some other recent works in the same vein (pun certainly intended), and in my view better written.

    It's not a perfect novel to be sure. At times Wester's prose and dialogue come across a bit clunky (and with dialogue specifically: at times it was overly formal). The book could also use another round of editing to eliminate the remaining typographical and grammatical problems. But that said, none of these minor drawbacks stopped me from reading or really pulled me far enough out of the story to be bothered--and the quality of the writing, overall, more than made up for them.

    In summary, this was a pleasant read and I'm hooked. I definitely recommend it and will, without a doubt, be reading the next book in the series.
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    4.0 von 5 Sternen Unusual and imaginagtive 24. März 2014
    Von Rivergirl - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
    Like some of the other reviewers here, I read this knowing that I wouldn't normally buy this genre of book, and I was a bit sceptical as to whether I would like it. But, I was surprised to find I enjoyed it very much. It is aimed at younger readers, but is quite mature enough for older folk like me. The storyline is very unusual, but well thought through and I liked the humanity shown throughout despite the basic premise that this strange race of beings needs human blood to survive. It's a compelling story with characters the reader can empathise with and care about. It's also gripping and imaginative, and cleverly, the ending leaves you wanting to know what happens next. Well done Vanessa Wester! I have a feeling I'm going to be reading the next in the series one of these days!
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