Red Handed

Red Handed by Gena Showalter

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Phoenix Germaine has been trying to earn back her mother’s trust after going into rehab and kicking Onadyn — the 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 Investigation 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…. ( The description and picture are not mine and are from Goodreads)

World Building

The world building was okay not the best it was barley touched on apart from the fact was just so much more focused on the characters. Don’t get me wrong I loved the story it would have been nice to learn more about the world.


Their are uses of drugs in this and if you do not like this type of thing then I don’t recommend it. What I can say though it is used in a way that makes it need to be in the story and is handled delicately.


The characters are great and I loved going through their story and what battles they have had to overcome in this camp.


It was good a little predictable at times but was action packed so it was fun to read the adventure that was folding out as I was reading the story.


I gave this book a 4.5/5* I don’t know what it was but it wasn’t Alice In Zombie land nothing can top that series but this came in as a close second. If you love Sci-Fi with a paranormal twist then this book is definantly for you!


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