Sunday, January 22, 2012

5-Star Cheap Reads

Chosen  (1.99)
Book#1

This one starts off fast with Emma Thompson, a single mom, on the run with her 5yr old son. Powerful men are after them, and they won't stop until they are captured. For three years Emma has been on the run from these men, and she can only guess as to why. But it doesn't mater, because the most important thing in her life, is the one thing she is willing to die for. The book starts just as Emma and her son are making yet another quick dash before the "Bad Men" can catch up to them. Emma will do anything to protect her son, even when it means accepting the help of a stranger.

Written in 3rd person POV, this book is well edited and super easy to read. The plot turned out a lot more interesting and complicated than I first expected. Prophesies, gifted children, secret societies, evil politicians, and a hunt for those that some think will change it all. The world building towards the end was excellent and I can't wait to learn more and possibly unravel the full mystery of this world. The romance builds quickly, but it's endearing and believable. The male protagonist's easy cocky wit had me liking him right from the start and kept me smiling throughout. Emma is a bit on the histrionic side, but all considered, she is allowed some caring-on after what she goes through.

I kept passing on this one due to its unimaginative cover and name.  However, after reading the book, the cover and name does make sense and fits quite nicely.  The only negative I can come up with is the book's curt ending. It seemed like a good place to stop without a gaping cliffhanger, but it definitely felt like it was cut short. Maybe it's just a good sign that the book left me wanting more. No problem, since the 2nd has already been released.

In summary, this was a damned good read that was so quick and engaging, that I might have read it a little to fast before finding myself at the end. I can't wait to read its followup, and find out what happens next.

Warning: Violence, Sexual Content, & Rape (However nothing is described in explicit detail).

3-Sacrifice (Mar 2012)

-Life is too Short to Read a Bad Book-

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