“Emotive” Kevin Laymon

Emotive is a tale of life, love, compassion, and the pursuit of happiness as told through the eyes of the story’s narrator, Linus. Linus is a puppy living in a small city located in the rolling hillsides of upstate New York. When the abnormalities of his owner Sam are all he knows since birth, he gains a perspective of unyielding acceptance and love towards the man who feeds him, takes him to the park, and murders women in his basement.

I AM LOYAL. I AM TRUSTWORTHY. 

I AM POWERLESS

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When I read the summary of “Emotive” it immediately piqued my interest. I have a huge soft spot for books narrated by animals. Since I also love a good thriller, “Emotive” was a must-read for me and boy am I glad I did. I was glued to this book from the first sentence of the first page. I literally read this entire book in one sitting. Well, I read it in the bath but you get the idea.  I can’t believe I let it sit on my shelf so long unread. I feel like I’ve offended the book gods by letting such a story sit unattended. My apologies, please don’t smite me!

Fair warning, this book will rip your heart out. Don’t worry it’ll return it eventually but holy moly is it one hell of a ride. Of all the murders in this book, I have to admit the cow was the hardest. After all Linus had been through, I had tears streaming down my face as I read those pages. How alone he must of felt. How betrayed by humans. How completely hopeless he must of found it all.

Sam will boggle your mind. He’s a total psycho, of that I have no doubt, but he also has one glimpse of remorse for poor Linus. I had a bit of hope for our little K9 hero but that hope was quickly dashed when Sam fell deeper into his obsession and paranoia. It was hard to see Sam discard Linus from his affection. It was hard to see Linus’ basic needs not be met and realize how animals must feel when us humans don’t make them a priority. When we forget to feed them on time or their water bowl doesn’t get refilled or we make them wait hours and hours on end before we let them out to potty. It was eye opening to see how emotionally devastating it is to animal kind to be at the absolute mercy of someone else’s compassion……or lack there of.

It was incredibly hard to see humans fail this one dog over and over again. This is a sight of our kind that will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth and a brand new perspective. As I read, my own two dogs lay next to the tub and I caught myself looking at them multiple times wondering just what they were thinking and what they thought of me. I didn’t expect to be so affected. As a pet owner and human in general, this story will inspire some introspection and I was definitely not expecting that when I began to read.

The climax is cleverly crafted and brings everything full circle. Laymon has written a masterpiece. I strongly suggest you read it.

5 stars

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Title: Emotive | Series: N/A |  Author(s): Kevin Laymon  |Publisher: Amazon Digital Services / Publication Date: 4-5-2016 |Pages: 194 (Print) | ISBN: B019YT5UIY |Genre(s): Thriller / Novella / Serial Killers / Psychological  |Language: English |Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 8-20-2017 |Source: Copy from author.

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“Emotive was a unique read full of interesting perspective. The storytelling through the eyes of a dog created deep emotions & connections with powerful characters. The writing was strong & visual.” – Amazon Customer

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“Emotive” Kevin Laymon – Book Spotlight

Emotive is a tale of life, love, compassion, and the pursuit of happiness as told through the eyes of the story’s narrator, Linus. Linus is a puppy living in a small city located in the rolling hillsides of upstate New York. When the abnormalities of his owner Sam are all he knows since birth, he gains a perspective of unyielding acceptance and love towards the man who feeds him, takes him to the park, and murders women in his basement.

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What reviewers are saying

“I absolutely loved this book. I stumbled upon it on accident while I was on the Goodreads site. I shelved it and waited anxiously until it was available for purchase on Amazon. Being a huge dog lover is why the cover sparked my interest. The description interested me a lot, even though I knew it was probably going to be a grim book. I love how the book is told from the dog’s point of view. It really makes you think about the emotions dogs probably really do feel, but can’t communicate to us. This book went in directions I didn’t expect. I was kept at suspense and enjoyed how it all played out.” – Kaylee

“Emotive was a unique read full of interesting perspective. The storytelling through the eyes of a dog created deep emotions & connections with powerful characters. The writing was strong & visual.” – Amazon Customer

“I absolutely loved this book !!! Blunt and straight to the point, a quick read that moves right along and delivers. A fresh point a view from the main character that I found myself rooting for and falling in love with. This story takes off like a bolt of lighting right from the starting line. I’m an avid reader and though this story is brutal it is well written and I found that I could not put it down and felt quite satisfied with the ending which was heroic to say the least. I give this book a solid rating of 5 stars. This is the second book in Kevin’s line up that I have read and I can eagerly say that I am looking forward to reading his next publication. He’s a new and young writer who shows a lot of promise. I highly recommend this book as well as his first ( FUTURE WINDS )” – Don B.

Have you read this book? If so, do Mr. Laymon a solid and give your two cents by reviewing it on Amazon or Goodreads! 

We loved this book and will tell you all about it in our review in a few days! Keep an eye out but in the mean time give it a look yourself and see what all the buzz is about!

 

“Double Dealing In Dubuque” Dean Klinkenberg

     Writer Frank Dodge is feeling optimistic for a change. He just landed a plum assignment from a national magazine to write about the growth of boutique food in the Midwest. Dodge’s mood quickly turns sour, though, when his scheming rival Helen shows up–is she trying to steal another story from him? When a fire erupts at the food convention Dodge is scouting out, two people die and Dodge can’t shake the feeling that the fire was no accident.
 
Dodge’s search for the truth will take him from the specialty shops of Galena, Illinois, through the neighborhoods of Dubuque, Iowa, and to the murky backwaters of the Mississippi River, landing him in the middle of a volatile feud between ice cream queen Stella and chocolatier Ashley.
 
Can he keep Helen at bay as he investigates the fire? And how far will Stella and Ashley ultimately go to skewer each other? Double-Dealing in Dubuque is a compelling novel that delves into what can go wrong when feuds get out of hand.

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There is so much that I loved about this book! It was so good! Frank Dodge is witty and very clever. He may stick out like a sore thumb at times with his fancy hats but as different as he is….he’s also right at home along the river. His love and acceptance of others cultures was moving. He has a depth and realness to him that really made this book. He also has a way with people that I would think comes in handy in his profession. He has this down-home quality that inspires people to trust him….. which leads to confessions. Oh…the confessions!

 Klinkenberg has real talent with crafting characters. Each new person introduced as I read added another layer to this story. From a bartender to a backwoods bear of man, every single person adds authenticity to the river culture. The river is really it’s own character. Everyone’s lives revolve around it in some way and there’s no doubt it’s got a bit of a siren song. It calls to many and doesn’t let go of some. The Midwest really does have it’s own magic and allure that is too often overlooked. Thankfully, books like Klinkenberg’s come along and fix that. If after reading “Double Dealing In Dubuque” you don’t feel the call of the river……I don’t know if anything will call you….ever.

Want diversity in your reading? Well this book delivers in the best way. Not only is Frank a gay man but it’s not a defining part of his character! Do you get that? It’s as mundane as his hair color! Why? Because who Frank loves isn’t who he is, it’s a part of him…not one label but one of many. I loved how Klinkenberg handled Frank’s “relationships”. Our partner preference isn’t the whole of our identity and thanks a million to Klinkenberg for pioneering that logic into his writing! I don’t want to drop any spoilers but…..the end….I’ll admit it…I cried. It was beautiful and tragic and sad. Really, really sad.

By the way, don’t read this book on an empty stomach. Actually, wait…maybe you should. “Double Dealing In Dubuque” inspired me to try all kinds of new restaurants. The food in this story will inspire you to find a few pounds you weren’t previously sporting though but, you know what, YOLO. Ha ha, but really. Try the foods. Klinkenberg knows what he’s talking about. 

I loved everything about this story. It moves fast but not too fast and the story keeps you engaged with plenty of twists to make you wonder just “who dun it”. I enjoyed the story and I know you will to.

5 stars.

5 stars

The Technical Data:

Title: Double Dealing In Dubuque | Series: Frank Dodge Mysteries |  Author(s): Dean Klinkenberg  |Publisher: Amazon Digital Services / Publication Date: 7-7-2017 |Pages: 298 (Print) | ISBN: B072TM35FR |Genre(s): Mystery |Language: English |Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 7-28-2017 |Source: Copy from author.

 

 

Book Review “Burned” Ellen Hopkins

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Pattyn Von Stratten is searching for the love she isn’t getting from God or her family in this novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.

It all started with a dream. Just a typical fantasy, but for a girl raised in a religious—and abusive—family, a simple dream could be the first step toward eternal damnation. Now Pattyn Von Stratten has questions. Questions about God, and sex, and mostly love. Will she ever find it? Pattyn experiences the first stirrings of passion, but when her father catches her in a compromising position, events spiral out of control.

Pattyn is sent to live with an aunt in the wilds of rural Nevada to find salvation and redemption. What she finds instead is love and acceptance, and for the first time she feels worthy of both—until she realizes that her old demons will not let her go. Those demons lead Pattyn down a path to hell—not to the place she learned about in sacrament meetings, but to an existence every bit as horrifying.

In this gripping and masterful novel told in verse, Ellen Hopkins embarks on an emotional journey that ebbs and flows. From the highs of true love to the lows of loss and despair, Pattyn’s story is utterly compelling. You won’t want this story to end—but when it does, you can find out what’s next for Pattyn in the sequel, Smoke.

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First lines: DID YOU EVER? 

When you were little, endure?

your parents’ warnings, then wait

for them to leave the room,

pry loose protective covers

and consider inserting some metal

object into an electrical outlet?

I don’t usually post Trigger warnings….however, I feel like this book needs them. The following is a list of triggers this book may contain for certain people. This list may contain SPOILERS.

Here is your chance to skip….

I’m about to list spoilers…..

Are you still with me?

Ok, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Trigger List

Miscarriage

Religious In-doctrine

Domestic Abuse

Child Abuse

Murder

“Burned” is a very intense read. What makes it so emotional is it’s close ties to reality. This book could be about someone I know. It could be about the religious zealot we have all seen at school, work or standing on a corner with a sign proclaiming the “end”. The portrayal of domestic abuse is chillingly accurate.   I grew up in an abusive home and I know first hand how close to reality this story really is. The feelings that Pattyn expresses are so real that it’s easy to forget she isn’t real and this is just a story.

“Burned” is shocking. If I had to sum the entire book into one word that would be it. It’s authenticity is shocking. It’s accuracy is shocking. It’s subject matter is shocking. But, this story needs to be told and I am extremely glad that Hopkins has told it so masterfully. 

Pattyn is a character that has stuck with me for a long time. See, this is a book I bought years ago. It’s been sitting on my shelf a long time. I’ve re-read it countless times. Pattyn is a character I know well. Her story is one I go back to again and again. 

This story is a dark one. It’s dark because reality can be dark. It’s not as simple as running away. It’s not as simple as standing up for yourself. In some households, that could get you killed. Or….someone you love killed. For those whose lives have not been tainted by abuse (religious or other) it’s hard to understand the darkness that surrounds you. The lack of faith and trust you have in humanity. The isolation you feel while surrounded by your peers. The choices you have to make…. The way people turn on you with breakneck speed. 

Thank you Ellen Hopkins for bringing the story of so many to the forefront. Thank you for telling it in its painful reality. Thank you for not sparing the bad. 

5 stars.

5 stars

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The Technical Data:

Title: Burned | Series: Burned Series  |  Author(s):  Ellen Hopkins |Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books / Publication Date: 9-10-2013 |Pages: 560 (Print) | ISBN: 978-1442494619  |Genre(s): Fiction & Religion & Young Adult |Language: English |Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 10-20-2016 |Source: Copy from personal collection.

About The Author

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I was adopted at birth and raised by a great, loving older couple. I grew up in Palm Springs CA, although we summered in Napa and Lake Tahoe, to avoid those 120 degree summers. After my adopted parents died, I did find my birth mother, who lives in Michigan with my half sister.

I studied journalism in college, but left school to marry, raise kids and start my own business–a video store, before the mega-chains were out there. After a divorce, I met my current husband and we moved to Tahoe to become ski bums and otherwise try to find our dreams. At that time, I went to work for a small alternative press, writing stories and eventually editing.

When we moved down the mountain to the Reno area, I started writing nonfiction books, many of which you can see here. The rest are viewable on my personal website. I also continued to freelance articles for newspapers and magazines.

All that has changed, with the publication of my novel, CRANK, which has led to a valued career writing YA novels in verse, all of which explore the more difficult situations young adults often find themselves in. Will I ever write one in prose? No doubt! But, for the moment, writing novels in verse fulfills two needs: writing poetry and writing fiction. The combination is so interesting!

Book Review “Walk In The Flesh” by Peter Bailey

Summary from Amazon:

After terrorists killed his wife, scientists used nanotechnology to turn Neil into something that was not quite human. As a man he was unpleasant, dangerous and of little use. As wetwear, he is unpleasant, very dangerous and extremely useful. He kills without mercy, then erases the evidence by destroying his temporary body. The aftermath is someone else’s problem.

The scientists that created this weapon knew they had made a monster. They did not know that Neil was monstrous before they started. What do they tell their superiors when Neil’s atrocities escalate? With every mission a success, will the bureaucrats even care?

But Neil is worse than homicidal and psychopathic, he’s untidy. When he leaves his severed head in Iran, he leaves a pathologist a puzzle to solve. If she succeeds, it will destroy England’s only chance to survive in a terrorists’ transformed world. The humanity of every member of this top secret team will be stretched to the limit when they are ordered to send this powerful psychotic assassin on a rescue mission.


 

Peter Bailey did an amazing job with this book. It was creepy and disturbing while at the same time action packed and emotional. Bailey does what I think is tantamount to impossible…he makes you care about a psychotic killer.

Neil is no doubt a psycho. A certain passage stuck out to me from the book…Neil was admiring Ariana’s ear and musing to himself how beautiful it was…then he thinks about how best to preserve it after he kills her.

He is supposed to be rescuing her!

The nanobot take on the “body snatchers” idea is fantastic. The idea that our conscious can be uploaded like data on a computer is amazing. The Doctor’s total lack on disregard for the people Neil kills is disturbing but I think realistic. When you are so far removed from the actual act it is easy to see them as simple numbers or names on a screen.

The characters that Bailey has created are amazing. He writes for both a man and a woman wonderfully.

I was very impressed with the intricacies of Neil’s mind. Bailey did a fantastic job building this character.   I would get chills reading Neil’s thoughts. Very disturbing!

Bailey did an equally fantastic job with Ariana. He writes a woman’s perspective beautifully. I was even more impressed with how well Bailey portrayed the thoughts and feelings of a woman oppressed by a religious regime. 

I am incredibly impressed with this author. I definitely binge read this book. It was that good. It is disturbing. No doubt. So, if you are squeamish…this book is not for you.

I give this book the full five stars.

5 stars

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Title: Walk In The Flesh | Author(s): Peter Bailey |

Publisher: Barbarian Books / Publication Date: 9-6-2015 | Pages: 202 (Kindle) |ISBN: 9781622060405 | Genre(s): Terrorism, Action | Language:English |Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 1-2-2016 | Source: Copy From Author

Book Review for “Irony : The Animal” by Robert Shroud

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Summary from Goodreads:

Detective Reginald Thomas Williams was on the fast track to promotional success. Now, subsequent to the shooting, he is a man barely holding on. His wife left him. He’s two steps away from being a full blown alcoholic, and there is a serial killer nicknamed The Animal loose on Bay City’s streets. Can he hold it together long enough to get his man and reclaim his life? Will his wife even want him back? Who is this Animal that has the city’s female population afraid to go out at night? Is The Animal really who everyone thinks he is? Follow the investigation to learn the answers to these questions and more, in Author Robert Shroud’s new book Irony.


 

This was a fast paced mystery/crime novel. My head was spinning. From the very beginning to the very end you are sucked into the eyes and ears of Reg. His life becomes your life. His woes become your woes. Splendid novel.

The pacing of this book is on point. That’s a make it or break it with this type of novel. It definitely fits in the make it category. 

My heart went out to Reg. Being a detective has to be a hard life. Not only do you witness horrible things but you are expected to be perfect at all times and to never ever mess up. 

Accidents happen though. And Reg does mess up.

His wife leaving him tears him apart. This poor man has the worst run of luck.

The Animal throws you for a loop. Half of you wants to hate him for what he does but the other half sees a very abused person who is suffering from an extreme mental illness. 

The plot line is clever to say the least. I put together who the killer was pretty quick but that was the authors intention. I actually enjoyed knowing who the killer was before the main character. I could enjoy watching him work out the puzzle without being distracted by my own musings. 

The ending will surprise the crap out of you. Not for one minute did that possible outcome even cross my mind. I was totally thrown off guard.

I loved this book and definitely look forward to reading the next.

This book gets the full 5 stars.

5 stars

This book is available for purchase through Amazon. Click the title “Irony: The Animal” It is also available as a free download!!

I personally recommend this book. It has my official stamp of approval.

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The Technical Data:

Title: Irony: The Animal (book 1) | Author(s): Robert Shroud |

Publisher: Robert Shroud / Publication Date: 1-12-2014 | Pages: 120 (Kindle) |ISBN: B00H9FTJC4 | Genre(s): Crime / Mystery | Language: English |Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 11-23-2015 | Source: Copy From Author

 

Book Review for “Blue Flamingo” by Joyce V. Harrison

 

 

When his father dies, 24-year-old Dylan Ryker finds a matchbook his dad had hidden in a drawer. Could it be a clue to the identity of his mystery birth mother? The matchbook, from a bar called the Blue Flamingo, takes him from Chicago to a village in the Florida Panhandle where he goes to work for the owner, Rita Cornwall. He’s sure this woman knows something but she’s not telling.

In his search for answers to where he came from and where his future lies, Dylan finds himself in harm’s way, threatened by a local troublemaker and warned by a religious fanatic to stay away from his daughter, conflicts that will lead him to the truth but not the one he imagined.

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This Novella had a lot going on for such a short book. The author manages a surprising amount of character depth and drama with so few words. Unlike other novella’s I have read this one was not lacking in anything.

The protagonist is male which I always enjoy and he is flawlessly written. He is so real in my head I swear I can compare him to people I know in real life. 

The trials he goes through are written with compassion but also exhibit the confusion and listlessness that he is experiencing. Imagine losing the only person you have in an instant and while you’re still reeling from your loss you find a thread (or matchbook in this case) of hope. 

I really enjoyed how the author sprinkles in the witness statements from the private investigator throughout the story. As a reader, I always like having knowledge the character doesn’t and watching their reactions as opposed to focusing on my own as the character discovers them.

All of the characters in this novella are unique but yet oh so realistic. I have been to Florida and can easily imagine the scenes. At the same time, the writing was so good that even though I haven’t been to New York, I had no issue with creating the images of the various clubs and people in my mind. 

Very well done.

In conclusion, this is a top notch novella. Plenty of action balanced with the right amount of emotion and tied up all nice in the end. I wouldn’t change a thing about it.

I rate this book 5 stars. It’s the best novella of it’s genre I’ve read. 

5 stars

 

The Technical Data:

Title: Blue Flamingo | Author(s): Joyce V. Harrison |

Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing / Publication Date: 10-24-2015 | Pages: 111 (Paperback) | ISBN: 9781517569068  | Genre(s): Adult Fiction Mystery | Language: English |Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 11-13-2015 | Source: Copy From Author

Book Review for “The Betrayal Of KA” by Shea R. Oliver

 

 

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As the spaceship secretly lands on Earth, Ka’s mission is clear: find and kill Transprophetics. His shipmates think of him as a killer. On his home planet of Koranth, he is considered a murderer. Haunted in his dreams by the boy whose life he stole, Ka struggles to define who he really is.

A girl in a temple in Thailand. A boy kidnapped in Mexico. Both can do the impossible. Both can move objects with their minds. These two Transprophetics pose grave risks to the Donovackia Corporation as it plans its invasion of Earth.

With a blade in his hand, Ka’s decision to kill, or not, will reverberate across the galaxy.

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This book is GRITTY. It hits on politics as well as some of the lesser used subjects in science fiction. It will kick your butt.

On the one hand, you want to hate Ka. You really do. He does something incredibly immoral and stupid. He pays for it though. He pays for it for a long time. 

I had to remind myself that he was just a kid who found himself in a very bad situation with some very bad people. Being under that kind of stress can make a teen justify action’s they normally wouldn’t. You really have to keep that in perspective.

Watching those around him react to him with no real knowledge of the situation was eye opening. I realized that often we make assumptions about someone with very little real knowledge of the exact circumstances. Circumstances matter. They really do.

This book is multi-faceted. It brings up real political issues that are relate-able to our current time period while at the same time creating a story that is both entertaining and emotion catching. 

It take’s talent to be able to draw so many things into one story and have it all tie in together.

There are no real cliff hangers in this book. You leave the story with a sense of transition more than frustration for not having it completely tied up. It is the first book in a series and I am really looking forward to the second.

Series books make me happy. They really do.

I rate this book with 5 stars.

5 stars

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The Technical Data:

Title: The Betrayal Of KA ( The Transprophetics: Book 1) | Author(s): Shea R. Oliver |Publisher: Colorado Sky Media, LLC / Publication Date: 9-13-2015 | Pages: 259 (Paperback) | ISBN: B015D3W2YK  | Genre(s): Science Fiction | Language: English |
Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 11-11-2015 | Source: Copy From Author


Did you know? The Betrayal of Ka is a Fort Bookworm double-dip. Both myself and Lilyn, from Scifi and Scary, have reviewed this book.  Click here to be taken to her review!)

Book Review “Dream Student” by J. J. DiBenedetto

 

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What would you do if you could see other people’s dreams? If you could watch their hidden fantasies and uncover their deepest, darkest secrets…without them ever knowing?

Sara Barnes is about to find out. She thought that all she had to worry about was final exams, Christmas shopping and deciding whether she likes the cute freshman in the next dorm who’s got a crush on her.

But when she starts seeing dreams that aren’t hers, she learns more than she ever wanted to know about her friends, her classmates…and a strange, terrifying man whose dreams could get Sara killed.

“Dream Student” is the thrilling first installment of the Dreams series.

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This book has an interesting premise. It starts out with a pretty normal college girl with pretty normal college girl problems. Next thing you know she’s seeing into other people’s dreams. That could get messy if you really think about it. Oh, and it does get messy.

I liked Sara. It was nice getting to watch her transform from this rather shy and inconsequential person into someone who was confident enough to use her dream “power” for good.

With all she sees in her dreams, I think that the author did a great job by providing her with a really great support group of friends and family.

It was a different take on that for me. Most protagonists are usually floating around on their own trying to solve problems. They’re usually very introverted or have some other quirk.

It was a different take to have a main character who was a regular person.

The book has a lot of dialog where the same things are said over and over but, it actually wasn’t annoying. It helps solidify the characters as people to me. Wouldn’t I run the problems over and over in my head to find a solution? 

The description’s of the murders is very well done. The author doesn’t blast you with a ton of gory details and still manages to translate the horror of what is happening and what Sara sees.

This is the first book in a series but it was a full story on its own. I’m always happy to see that. Nothing is more annoying than a book with a basic ” to be continued” at the end. 

All in all, the character building is solid. Description’s are done well. There is drama, action and just the right balance of good events to balance the scale. 

AND it has a happy ending. I like my happy endings.

Solid book in my opinion.

I give it 5 stars.

5 stars

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The Technical Data:

Title: Dream Student | Author(s): J. J. DiBenedetto | Publisher: Amazon Digital Servies Inc. / Publication Date: 3-18-2013 |Pages: 287 (kindle) | ISBN: B00BW3FPF4 | Genre(s): Paranormal Romance Suspense  | Language: English |
Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 11-4-2015 | Source: Copy from Author

Book Review “Manufractured” by Paul A. Trinetti

 

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This is a story of a future America. Moving between the government bureaucracy of Washington and a farming town called Vexton, MANUFRACTURED tells the story of a politically divided country in search of the true meaning of life, twenty-five years after a civil war. When a mysterious illness infects the country’s youth, nationwide panic erupts, adding pressure to an already unstable government as it fights to find the cause and cure. Amidst environmental turmoil, a series of high profile murders suggests a conspiracy that could put America’s entire future in jeopardy.

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This book was a wild ride. My head was spinning trying to piece all the elements together. So much happens!

I love all the different view points you get in this book! You get a piece of literally every side of the story. You really feel all the ups and down with the characters. I swear this book is so well written that the whole time you are sucked into the eyes and ears of the current person’s point of view. It was everything I had to put this book down and get some sleep. I probably could have read it straight through. 

Division in politics in inevitable. There are always going to be varying opinions on every move a governing system makes. What makes this story so intriguing is the brought to life scenarios that extreme division can cause. The lengths that some will take.

When the illness first comes to light I was riveted. It spread so fast and was hitting the most vulnerable of a countries citizens – the children.  I was enraged thinking that a governments negligence of a environmental problem was at cause for all this suffering. Then..boom…PLOT TWIST!

Get used to those. It’s one after another in this book. Just when you think you know why something happened and who is at fault the entire thing is flipped and you’re left reeling.

This book is a whole load of clever. The twists are clever. The plots are clever. The whole thing is clever. This author’s mind is a web of intrigue. I am hooked.

I give the book the full 5.

5 stars

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Title: Manufractured | Series:  The Vexton Series  |  Author(s): Paul A. Trinetti |Publisher:  Iguana Books / Publication Date: 8-18-2015 |Pages: 270 (Print) | ISBN: B0143VY8IG  | Genre(s): Science Fiction / Dystopian |Language: English |Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 2015 |Source: Copy from Netgally