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Hunting monsters was supposed to be the hard part. When Joy came to Apex City, all she cared about was protecting the Cits from the dangers lurking outside protective barriers. She understood the need for the secrecy surrounding her hunts - no need to cause a panic by announcing just how real of a threat the Othersiders pose.

But as she quickly discovered, the conspiracies of the city run much deeper. And a dangerous new covert mission leaves Joy with a target on her back once more. Under the orders of her uncle, the city's prefect, Joy begins patrolling the abandoned tunnels and storm sewers under Apex Center. With her large pack of magical hounds, she can fight the monsters breaking through the barriers with the strength of three hunters. Then she starts finding bodies. Psimons are turning up dead in the bowels of the city, with no apparent injury. Reporting the incidents makes Joy the uncomfortable object of PsiCorps' scrutiny, and the organization appears more interested in keeping her quiet than investigating. Joy's situation grows more precarious, and her relationship with her Psimon boyfriend, Josh, begins to fray. Long-held tensions between PsiCorps and the Hunters seem to be reaching a breaking point. While infighting threatens the stability of Apex City, Othersider forces are gaining strength and momentum outside the borders. Joy desperately seeks answers to figure out who her real enemies are before she and everyone she cares about are locked into an all-out war.

©2016 Mercedes Lackey (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great 2nd book in the series

Not quite as good as the first book (Hunter) but pretty close.

One of the things I've appreciated about both books are that they don't end on a HUGE cliffhanger. You know there's another book to come because there are unanswered questions, but each book has a satisfying ending.

All the characters from the first book are back (unless they died in book 1) and not only do we learn more about them but also more about everyone's abilities (the hunters, the simons, the hounds).

So once again, well-paced, well-written, well-developed characters, interesting plot. Although I will say there was more action in this one, and I could have use a bit less action.

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Fun story, not my favorite narrator

Not bad for a YA fantasy novel, but I was constantly pulled out of the story because of the narrator. Her voice (and the voices she does for others) were just really hard for me to listen to for extended periods of time. I had read the first book in print and really enjoyed it, and have loved everything else by Mercedes Lackey, just didn't care for the audiobook adaptation.

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Easy listening action fantasy

Great for a commute. Good story line but straight forward enough that you can focus on driving. Good enough I’m getting the next in the series. (100+ miles driven per day)

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Let the Rush continue!

What did you love best about Elite?

Fast paced and everything flows and makes sense in the large scheme of the story.

What does Amy Landon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Raw emotion!

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High Recommended

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the tale continues

twists and turns continue to follow the Hunters on their adventures throughout Apex city. A fun read

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This IS a YA novel - but it still a good listen

I find most Young Adult novels that use the main character's POV to be whinny and unreadable. This book has points where it approaches whinny teenager but they pass quickly. I listened to book 1&2 back to bak and while they were a good listen with a interesting plot, I won't be hunting the pre-orders list hunting for book 3.
There are better books, but these were good enough for the commute.

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Solidly Enjoyable

I enjoy the narrator--she somehow becomes Hunter Joy for me without changing her own voice at all.

The story is a little less predictable than the first book in the series, but I also had some trouble following the time series--events appear closer together when referenced later in the book than I thought they were hearing them the first time. Altogether, a well-told and enjoyable fantasy ride.

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Need next book stat

no one be does it like Mercedes. Truly in a class of her own. My favorite series so far and I live Valdemar's. This is timely and amazing. Lots of magic, tech, and (I prefer) 95% read speed the reader dies a great job as well. Next please!!!

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Fantastic

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. Joy's story is a great one and Amy Landon does a fantastic job. I'll be listening to this one again and again.

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  • 09-08-16

Awesome book

Another great book in this series and I can not wait for the next one.

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