I am super excited to be a part of the TUNNEL VISION Blog Tour and to be able to share my thoughts about the book on its release day. I knew I was going to love this book from the moment I read its description and I am happy to say that it was even more awesome than I hoped it would be.
If you’d like to know what I thought about it – and, no, there are no spoilers – feel free to check out my review which follows below the details about the book. If you’d like to know more about the author, enter for a chance to win a copy of TUNNEL VISION, or check out some of the other stops on the tour, keep reading on below my review.
And if you’d like to read an excerpt from TUNNEL VISION, head over to the author’s website to read this EXCERPT.
About TUNNEL VISION
Title: TUNNEL VISION
Author: Susan Adrian
Release date: January 20, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Romance and action come crashing together when a teenage boy with incredible powers is brought to the attention of the government.
Jake Lukin just turned 18. He’s decent at tennis and Halo, and waiting to hear on his app to Stanford. But he’s also being followed by a creep with a gun, and there’s a DARPA agent waiting in his bedroom. His secret is blown.
When Jake holds a personal object, like a pet rock or a ring, he has the ability to “tunnel” into the owner. He can sense where they are, like a human GPS, and can see, hear, and feel what they do. It’s an ability the government would do anything to possess: a perfect surveillance unit who could locate fugitives, spies, or terrorists with a single touch.
Jake promised his dad he’d never tell anyone about his ability. But his dad died two years ago, and Jake slipped. If he doesn’t agree to help the government, his mother and sister may be in danger. Suddenly he’s juggling high school, tennis tryouts, flirting with Rachel Watkins, and work as a government asset, complete with 24-hour bodyguards.
Forced to lie to his friends and family, and then to choose whether to give up everything for their safety, Jake hopes the good he’s doing—finding kidnap victims and hostages, and tracking down terrorists—is worth it. But he starts to suspect the good guys may not be so good after all. With Rachel’s help, Jake has to try to escape both good guys and bad guys and find a way to live his own life instead of tunneling through others.
TUNNEL VISION is an incredibly exciting, action-packed story about a boy with a fascinating ability, one that can be used to help or to harm, and a ruthless government agent who is willing to do whatever it takes to control him and use his ability for her own gains. It’s a story full of twists and turns, nail-biting suspense, danger, deception, secrets and lies. It is a story that will keep readers intrigued, immerse them in a world that is dark and chilling, and hold them captive until the very last page.
When Jacob Lukin’s dad told him to keep his ability a secret, he tried to obey his wishes but never really believed anything bad would happen if the truth came out. Boy was he wrong. Being able to use an object to not only locate its owner but experience what they are and feel what they’re feeling at that moment, cost him the girl he liked, cost him his privacy, and cost him his freedom.
His ability to “tunnel” made him an asset to anyone looking to track down their enemies, to locate someone who didn’t want to be found, and to find someone in need of rescue. His ability made him a powerful weapon. One that the government would do anything to possess.
Told in first-person narrative, readers will be able to make a stronger connection with Jake as his life gets turned completely upside down after one slip-up proves more costly than he ever would have imagined. Seeing things through his eyes, they’ll get to witness his visions, experience their aftermath, and learn how powerful he really is.
Author Susan Adrian created a likable and interesting character in Jake Lukin and filled her novel with an array of both appealing and reprehensible characters, many of whom had hidden agendas, most of whom were clever, ambitious, and untrustworthy, forcing Jake to be on alert to have any hope of regaining his freedom. She delivered an absolutely thrilling story that will keep readers guessing as to who can be trusted and keep them on edge as Jake plans his escape.
Cunning and dangerous foes, shocking surprises and a scary yet thought-provoking ability make TUNNEL VISION a gripping and wildly entertaining read that will appeal to those who like smart and tension-filled stories that offer mystery and intrigue and build to a climactic conclusion.
About Susan Adrian
Susan Adrian is a 4th-generation Californian who somehow stumbled into living in Montana. She danced in a ballet company and worked in the fields of exotic pet-sitting, clothes-schlepping, and bookstore management. She’s settled in, mostly, as a scientific editor. When she’s not with her family, she keeps busy researching spy stuff, traveling, and writing more books.
Susan is represented by Kate Schafer Testerman of kt literary (firstname.lastname@example.org). For film/television rights she is represented by Jon Cassir of CAA. She is a member of SCBWI.
The publisher has generously offered up a copy of TUNNEL VISION for me to give away on the blog as part of my tour stop to ONE winner.
- Must be 13 or older to enter
- Giveaway is US ONLY
- Giveaway ends February 2nd at 11:59 p.m. Pacific
- Prize will be sent directly from the publisher
- Winner will be chosen by Random via Rafflecopter
- Winner will be announced in the Rafflecopter form and contacted by email
- Winner has 72 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen
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The Tour Schedule
Jan. 20th – Fiktshun
Jan. 21st – A Dream Within A Dream
Jan. 22nd – Books, Bones & Buffy
Jan. 23rd – The Young Folks
Jan. 24th – Dani’s Book Nirvana
Jan. 25th – Lit Bites
Jan. 26th – Unbound Books
Jan. 27th – Jessabella Reads
Jan. 28th – Word Spelunking
Jan. 29th – Journey Through Fiction
Jan. 30th – The Write Path
Jan. 31st – Bibliophilia, Please
Feb. 1st – Lindsay Cummings
Feb. 2nd – My Guilty Obsession