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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
Awaken - Garth Reasby,  Quiana Kirkland,  H.L. Reasby Okay- quick notes... kick butt heroine, check!
Spy, super cool Bond-like gadgets.... check!
Heart-pumping action... check!
Paranormal shenanigans... check!

And as a bonus... Mutant SHARKS (but no laser beams attached to their heads...)

While I did receive an eBook from the author for free in exchange for review, my thoughts are my own. I really, really enjoyed this book. I wasn't fully sure what to expect with it, but it really surprised me. If you are after spy thriller, action/adventure, paranormal type books with even a dash of romance and sci-fi thrown it, I highly recommend trying this book.

I love the strong heroine, Jordan Law. She can kick butt, take names and disappear. Started in the book as a trained sniper for British Intelligence, it's like a female Bond but with extraordinary powers. I enjoyed the ensemble cast, many of the 'minor' characters are well 'fleshed-out' and as interesting to read as Jordan's part of the book.

I mentioned earlier about the 'dash of sci-fi'... well I think that's actually one of the things I disliked about the book. There is so much information, the level of detail with the missions, hierarchy of the spy network, weapons (it was wonderfully vivid due to the almost OCD descriptions) but the addition of the sci-fi. At one point, I actually questioned if I was still reading the same book or if I accidentally loaded a different one in the middle of it. I think it would have been just as entertaining without that portion.

Ultimately, I still enjoyed the book. After this first in the series, I would absolutely read more. And can I also say, how often does one read about mutant sharks? Not nearly enough! Laser beams would have been a nice addition... just my two cents.