Hostage is the first book that I have read by Hooper, and I found that I really enjoyed it. Since this book is further along in the series, it was a little difficult to really capture the essence of the series right away. It took me a little bit to get a handle on each of the main characters and their abilities. However at the same time, it was the characters that really sold me on the book and this series. I really found myself caught up in the lives of Luther, Callie, Hollis, and Reese, and I liked how Hooper interwove these two stories together. The book's main plot was interesting and full of enough twists and turns to keep the reader's interest. Overall Hostage was an enjoyable read, and I look forward to reading more books in this series.