Stealth Moves

Stealth Moves Three daring daylight kidnappings stun Boston When Beacon Hill preppie Liv Smallwood sees an extraordinary classmate taken she can t wait for police to find her friend Liv launches a social media ca

  • Title: Stealth Moves
  • Author: Sanna Hines
  • ISBN: 9781478756040
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three daring, daylight kidnappings stun Boston When Beacon Hill preppie Liv Smallwood sees an extraordinary classmate taken, she can t wait for police to find her friend Liv launches a social media campaign to intrigue the kidnapper and draw all of Boston into the search Even this is not enough.Two obstacles stand in her way bodyguard and kidnapper Holly Glasscock, neThree daring, daylight kidnappings stun Boston When Beacon Hill preppie Liv Smallwood sees an extraordinary classmate taken, she can t wait for police to find her friend Liv launches a social media campaign to intrigue the kidnapper and draw all of Boston into the search Even this is not enough.Two obstacles stand in her way bodyguard and kidnapper Holly Glasscock, new college grad and cop wannabe, wins the role of Liv s bodyguard with bold moves of her own Convinced the job will propel her into a law enforcement career, Holly soon learns to protect and to serve She soon learns to protect and to serve takes than education and martial arts skills She ll need wit, courage, and heart to keep Liv from the man called Stealth, a man tormented by the death of his twin brother, Brandon.One person with two souls, Stealth will do anything to appease Brandon, even risk a final, desperate capture.Young Adult Thriller

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    1. Meet Olivia Smallwood (goes by Liv). She's a young girl who witnesses her best friend's abduction (the third in a series of abductions) as soon as the book opens. She's your average teen, creative, driven, and not one to be babied, even though her wealthy grandmother from Beacon Hill in Boston has just hired her a bodyguard.Then meet Holly Glasscock (honestly, hands down my favorite character and the true moral compass of the book). She's a recent graduate who Mrs. Smallwood has just hired as he [...]

    2. “Stealth Moves” by Sanna Hines is a well-written novel. I picked up this story as it was one of the selections offered by an online book club I am a member of. It’s a bit outside of the genre I would normally read but the cover and the book blurb intrigued me nonetheless.I am a great fan of sophisticated Mystery/Suspense tales with some of my especial favorites being Dean Koontz and Allister McLean. The blurb hinted at a fast paced tale with some unexpected twists. With all this in mind I [...]

    3. STEALTH MOVES by Sanna Hines literally starts us out on a wild ride. Liv and Ari, two students who attend the exclusive school, Sidley, saunter through Boston’s Back Bay streets, stopping only to buy gelatos from a street vendor and rescue a stray puppy. A van pulls up for a fleeting moment. When it pulls away on squealing tires, Ari and the puppy are gone. “Ariel Kelly!” Liv screeches in panic searching for her friend, “Stop hiding. This isn’t funny.” And she’s right—there’s n [...]

    4. When I read a book outside my usual genre, I try to place myself in the mind of the intended audience. Thinking as a young adult becomes more and more challenging as I age, but I found reading the YA suspense novel by Sanna Hines, “Stealth Moves,” enjoyable for any age. Shortly after a teenage girl goes missing in South Boston, high school students begin disappearing on their way to The Sidley School in Boston’s upscale Back Bay. Jokester Kyle Blake is the first to go missing and then a po [...]

    5. Stealth Moves is the story of high school sophomore Liv Smallwood’s efforts to rescue three other teens from the clutches of a deranged kidnapper, Stealth. In true YA fashion, Liv outmaneuvers her older bodyguard, Holly Glasscock, in these attempts, only to place herself in Stealth’s sights. In the end, Liv and Holly must work together, when it’s not at all clear whom they can trust other than themselves.Overall, this book held my attention, with good action start to finish. Liv’s action [...]

    6. Masterful Tale, Masterly ToldStealth moves by Sanna Hines is a fast-paced YA thriller. Excellent writing skills, a cleverly plotted story, an interesting and convincing Boston locale, and a cast of well-drawn characters grab the reader’s attention and never let go.If a reviewer is to be fair to the author and true to his task, one criterion that he must consider is the author’s purpose. Who is the book aimed at? What is their natural language and milieu? Does the author have a feel for her t [...]

    7. Stealth Moves by Sanna Hines is an enjoyable read, with plenty of tension, a fast pace and an intriguing mystery to solve. Having said that, there were a few issues along the way that kept the book from receiving five stars, in particular, consistency and coincidence.First, re consistency: when the character of Myron Smallwood is introduced, one character refers to him as Myron and in the very next line, a different character refers to him as Mike, with no explanation as to why these two names. [...]

    8. Stealth Moves is a novel about Liv Smallwood, a member of the Boston Aristocracy who witnesses one of her friends (Ariel) literally get kidnapped by a mysterious van. Seeing as how this was the 3rd kidnapping in just a short amount of time, Liv's mother does what any rational rich woman would do- hire a bodyguard! Too bad though that the very green bodyguard was never expecting a kidnapper with dual personalities (and so many other issues), plus an extremely determined teenager who is not going [...]

    9. I’m hardly a “young adult,” but I really enjoyed this YA novel. Upper class Boston society is shocked and scared when three teens are kidnapped, two from the same high school. Sophomore Liv Smallwood witnesses one of the kidnappings. Because Liv saw the van that spirited her friend away, her grandmother, with whom she is living in Beacon Hill, hires Holly Glasscock to be Liv’s bodyguard until the kidnapper is caught. Liv, like too many teens, thinks she can “take care of herself,” an [...]

    10. Stealth Moves is a fast-paced, YA thriller through and through.Meet the three main characters: Olivia Smallwood, a friendly young woman who witnesses the kidnapping of another girl.Holly Glasscock - a college graduate with ambitions to join the Boston police force; she’s hired by Olivia’s wealthy grandmother to bodyguard her granddaughter.Stealth, a man with multiple personalities, controlled by his past and confused by his present.And then there is a pack of students at the prestigious Sidl [...]

    11. The first thing that strikes you about Stealth Moves is that it’s extremely well written; Sanna Hines is an accomplished writer. The story gives us a view of wealthy young people in Boston that was new to me and, while I did not feel I wished to meet them, I certainly can’t fault the author’s presentation of them. How much I actually like Olivia Smallwood is open to question but I certainly feel I know her,The disorder suffered by the character known (at least by himself and his dead broth [...]

    12. By Toni Louise DiolLittle did Holly realize how difficult this task would be due to Liv’s strong will and determination to live her life freely.In between the goings on, Liv also tried to help her friend, Stealth heal after the death of his twin bother.I did not anticipate the twist at the end of the book. Throughout, my heart raced and my adrenalin flowed. Every chapter had a surprise that drew me in deeper into the storyline. I cared about these people who became real to me. Constant action [...]

    13. Kidnappings plague Boston as students from a private school disappear. Leaping into protect-mode, families suffer the trauma of not knowing when or with whom to share family details to advance the search. For students of the school friends of the missing, a plan is clear. Hit social media. Liv Smallwood wants to find her friend Ari. She weaves her way through her insecurities and fierce loyalties while coming to terms with a body guard. Holly Glasscock, the body guard, finds protecting Liv is mo [...]

    14. Stealth Moves is a great game of ‘cat and mouse.’ From start to finish it held my attention. All of the characters are distinct and dimensional. From Liv Smallwood, who sets out to find her kidnapped school friends, to Holly Glasscock, a college graduate and martial artist hired by Liv’s wealthy grandmother to bodyguard her granddaughter, to the very complex Brent Tinsley, a genius with a secret past, the characters are real and present. The action increases with each new chapter, and I ev [...]

    15. A great story excellently told and well written.I loved this novel for young adults. Steal Moves takes us to Boston where three young people are kidnapped. The story follows many turns and twists to a satisfying, albeit surprising, end.What I particularly enjoyed in the novel - apart from the fact that it is a fast paced and cracking thriller - was the outstanding characterisation of the cast of characters who range through a variety of ages. The author portrays each character perfectly accordin [...]

    16. Stealth Moves is well written and intense, following Liv Smallwood and her bodyguard, Holly, as they try to discover who kidnapped two students from the same private school. Holly has her work cut out for her trying to keep independent-minded Liv safe. The rapid paced twists and turns keep the reader flipping the pages to see what happens next. A great read. I highly recommend it!

    17. This book is a page turner from beginning to end! I am in love with Stealth, the sexy complex bad boy. All the characters are well developed and the story line moves along with twists and turns that keeps you wanting more.

    18. Why is a kidnapper targeting kids from a Boston prep school? The answer might surprise you. Although romance is usually my go-to genre, I definitely enjoy getting lost in a great suspense novel on occasion, especially psychological thrillers. This one delivered for me! The characters were all well developed; any one of them could take center stage in a spin-off sequel. I love it when that happens. My favorite character was Holly, the wannabe cop hired to protect Liv Smallwood, a fifteen-year-old [...]

    19. I've always been a fan of the mystery/thriller genre (have a book of my own in the works actually) so I was looking forward to this read. It did not disappoint. A series of kidnappings, an unlikely duo set on solving the mystery and getting the victims home safely, and a tormented man whose brother's presence never has quite left after his death years ago.Stealth Moves was well written and easy to follow, scenes described in such a way to bring the reader right into the story, following along as [...]

    20. Stealth Moves is a suspense novel with an interesting story line, and lots of intrigue, all of which keeps the reader interested in the outcome. Reading this book was difficult for me for one simple reason; I have never read Young Adult books. Not ever! Even when I was of the appropriate age to do so, I was the one reading Emily Dickinson. I started Stealth Moves, put it down and then started it again, twice, until at last I was able to align myself with the flow of the book. I sat there with a [...]

    21. Initially, I struggled with the concept embraced enthusiastically by the main characters of this book—a public relations exercise called “Be a Hero” campaign that involved making an eye-catching, lively video extolling how great the kidnapped victims were prior to their misfortune, and also appealing to the kidnapper himself to turn in the victims out of virtuosity and raising money for information leading to the safe return of the victims. This really threw me off, as it seems so misguide [...]

    22. This is a terrific young adult novel. It’s a suspense filled abduction/murder/madness story set in an elite private school in Boston. A place for the kids of well monied families. Too bad it’s not safe. When Olivia witnesses the kidnapping of another girl, she’s in danger. Her grandmother’s solution is to hire Holly Glasscock, a college aged woman who intends to join the Boston police force. She is a martial arts expert. Safeguarding Olivia isn’t so easy, however; teenaged Olivia has h [...]

    23. I really liked this story overall. It has great, compelling characters and a tight plot. It manages to move between different PoV characters without feeling too choppy past the first few chapters.So, why not five stars?Mentally ill, gay villain.That's not too spoilery, as both are revealed fairly early on.But yeah. In 2017 I'm still reading books about mentally ill, gay villains. Which I'm not against when neither of those facts are suggested to be the reason why they're doing the bad things the [...]

    24. As a father of three daughters, I usually avoid books about kidnapping of teenage girls. Maybe I am just squeamish. Anyways, as I began Stealth Moves by Sarah Hines, I worried it would turn into a dark book that I would want to quickly lay aside or have to force myself to finish. I am glad to say that was not the case.Hines has a great written voice and her stories are definitely entertaining. I was quickly drawn in to the story and found myself quite engaged. At the same time, she didn't go too [...]

    25. Well developed storytelling, interesting characters, funny and poignant. "Stealth Moves" is classified as YA fiction but it could have just as easily been classified as Crime or Suspense. Liv (Olivia) struggles to fit in her new environment in a new city and a new school. Up to now, her attempts to find new friends has not been very successful. Her world changes suddenly when she witnesses one of her new acquaintances being kidnapped, one of three kidnappings of high school kids within a few mon [...]

    26. I thought I was too long in the tooth to read YA books but this one was highly recommended by a friend so I decided to give it a shot. I wasn’t disappointed. Paced as excellent thrillers should be, there were lots of edge of the seat moments that got my heart racing and a marvellous plot that kept me guessing. Some of the characters were rich kids who could have easily been portrayed as shallow and uninteresting. However, this author is far too intelligent and talented for that to happen. I th [...]

    27. Stealth moves is well written and intense, following Liv Smallwood and her bodyguard Holly as they try to discover who kidnapped two students from the same private school. Holly has her work cut out for her trying to keep independent-minded Liv safe. The rapid paced twists and turns keep the reader flipping the pages to see what happens next. A great read, I highly recommend!

    28. This was an interesting story with an ending that was a bit of a surprise. I definitely enjoyed it and would read future books from this author!

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