The third edition to the Alien Huntress series surprised me. I thought it was just going to be another book to the series but instead Red Handed was a teen book. That caught me off guard because all her books have been adult fiction. I was excited to see how she would incorporate the genre into a Teen novel.
Phoenix Germaine has been trying to earn back her mother’s trust after going into rehab and kicking Onadyn-teh drug of choice for New Chicago teens. But when a party in the woods turns into an all-out battle with the most ferocious aliens Phoenix has never seen, she’s brought home in what appears to be an Onadyn-induced state. Hello, reform school.
Except, what her mother doesn’t know is that Phoenix has just been recruited to join the elite Alien Invesigation and Removal agency, where she’ll learn to fight dirty, track hard, and destroy the enemy. Her professional training will be rigorous and dangerous, and the fact that one of her instructors is Ryan Stone-the drop-dead gorgeous, nineteen year-old agent she met in the woods that night-doesn’t make things any easier. Especially when dating him is totally against the rules…
Gena Showalter showed that she is dynamic with being a teen novel into the series. The characters and plot were interesting and correlated to the series.
I liked that you got to read about the school where the agents were made. I like the fact that Mia who was from the first book was involved in the recruiting of the teens.
In the book there is the mention of a drug which many kids use. The main girl Phoenix uses but stops and she wants to be better. I liked that it was a struggle. Showed a very realistic person going through an addiction.
Since this is a teen book there are sensual scenes but Showalter cuts it down from her other novels, which is apporpriate. But there is still plenty of fighting.