- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 675 KB
- Print Length: 207 pages
- Publisher: Carina Press (28 Jan. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A22UVNM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #820,342 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I always like books that make an entire new world, to someone like me (with little or no imagination) that seems like a herculean task so I admire that in an author. I liked Sasha - she was broken but determined to be strong and survive and that trait in her made me hate Nathan for forcing her into the situation above.
But, of course, Nathan manages to change my mind as we find out he actually has feelings for Sasha and isn't just in it for his sister's sake - he wants to help Sasha get on with her life.
Also, I hate Guy and Marco ... that's all I'm going to say on that.
Buy this book, it's a fun, quick read.
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I wasn’t as convinced by the love-triangle or love interest. I appreciate that Guy betrayed Sasha, but that she had absolutely no residual feelings for him (except repulsion) didn’t quite ring true. Despite the fact he’s a drug dealer, he doesn’t actually come across as that bad a fellow. Sasha didn’t seem conflicted about betraying him, which felt a little heartless. Nor was I wholly convinced by the attraction between Sasha and Nathan. Sasha’s uncertainty about why Nathan would want her as a recovering drug addict, on the other hand, was very realistic and made her highly sympathetic.
I liked the dark future setting, but would have liked it to be a little more fully realized. I didn’t have much of a sense of how (or even if) this future evolved from our present, and I would have liked at least a hint of that. I also felt there could have been more thought put into the small details of the setting. Sasha wears wool, for example, which struck me as odd, given the futuristic setting. Do they have sheep on this mining world? In a future where we’ve spread to other worlds, why haven’t we developed alternative materials?
These are small quibbles, however, in a book that I otherwise enjoyed a great deal. I’ll look forward to reading future releases by Cathy Pegau!
I loved the characters. Sasha, despite her dark past, is an immediately likeable and sympathetic character. Even after being broken and having to rebuild herself from the drug-addicted shambles she's become, she's strong, intelligent, and a warm human being who doesn't wallow in self pity but lives with her regrets. She had every reason to tell Nathan Sterling where to stick his request (and frankly I'm not sure what he was offering was good enough a prize), yet she knows what Nathan's sister is heading for and wants to help.
I liked the world building and the idea of Amber, but felt that it wasn't as in depth as I'd like. It was the character and plot that prompted the five star rating for me.
What I didn't like.
Nathan - despite his good intentions and desire to protect Sasha, I'd like to give him such a slap. He still put her in serious danger for his own ends, and ultimately I found that a little too selfish. I felt he used her, no matter how sorry he was about it and how he fretted over her. From a personal perspective, I really hate to be used. Guy - I've no doubt he was a bad man, but I found myself conflicted over him. He genuinely appeared to care for Sasha and *potential spoiler* dealt with the real creep of the piece, so I actually found it hard to hate or understand him.
This reminded me of a Humphrey Bogart thriller/detective story but in a futuristic setting. Not something I'd normally go for, but the author won me over with Sasha and the lovely dark, slightly Bladerunner-esque feel. The tension was good, both romantic and plot-wise, and the one sex scene was done well. I'd like to have seen more on the world building side. If you like spy thrillers along the lines of James Bond in the future, this is for you.