This is the best book I've read, and not just this year, but for a very long time.
It's fascinating, the story. Post-apocalyptic, southern California, and order has been restored for a while. Well, except for this tithing thing. . . . I'm not going to give away any details, because a lot of this surprised me, but suffice it to say that the plot kept me reading long past when I should have moved on to other things.
And as I read, I laughed, I was entranced, and I cried. I identified with characters who live in pain every single day, like I do, and like so many of us do. In fact, not only did I identify, but in these pages I admired, I hated, I longed, I hoped, and I despaired. I wanted, and I wondered, and I gritted my teeth. This book - - well, it's her best one yet, and if you don't buy it, you'll more than regret it. I promise.
Lauri J Owen, author of "The Embers Series"
Elle's last novel in the Hunted Series, Hunted Dreams revolves around the ages-old push and pull of the Clan and the group the Clan has sworn to hunt down, the Broschi, or as the Clan contemptuously label them, the Leeches. Both possess extraordinary powers. But Hunted Dreams also turns on the dreamscape of a woman who occupies a zone between sleep and waking, inhabiting seemingly endless vistas which seem so real that it is difficult for her to distinguish between the dreams and reality. To put it another way, the dreams seem to become her reality.
...[T]he lush and visionary scenes of Hunted Dreams include so much sensory detail that at times it feels as if one is feasting on the details alone, much as the Broschi feast on the negative emotions of humans, which is one of the main reasons they keep Katana, the main female protagonist, in a constant limbo between dream/nightmare states and reality.
...The main male protagonist who appears in Katana's dreams possesses a past as troubled as Katana's. As they meet in each other's dreams and fall deeply in love, the two of them also make chilling discoveries about their own lives and families which culminate in revelation, and finally knowledge and understanding of the losses with which they come to grips.
Hunted Dreams remains in my own mind's caverns. It travels over excruciatingly contemporary realms and dances just beyond the edge of possibility, enough to fascinate constantly, yet almost too close for comfort. Dangerously delicious, it looms over the psychic horizon like one of the dreams it discloses, both alien and yet hurtfully familiar.
Frannie Zellman, author of "The FatLand Trilogy"
With a handful of words, Elle Hill sculptures the most glorious characters, scarred yet beautiful, valiant and caring. Like Serena we are hurled from the normal world into one inhabited by psychics and super-human hunters, and by the leeches who feed on the darker side of us mere mortals to sate their evil hungers and who view us as little more than a food source. An all-action paranormal romance with more than one twist in the telling, this will leave you gasping for more.
Pippa Jay, author of Keir
I read through this novella in one sitting... and then immediately bought Elle Hill's other novels. This is a great novella --- but it will whet your appetite for more from this author!!!!
Ragen Chastain, author of Fat: The Owner's Manual and the Dances with Fat website