Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Genre: Fantasy/ YA Romance/ Sci-Fi
Approximate word count: 90-95,000 words
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Suze Reese earned a bachelor's degree, and has worked in the real world in both marketing and journalism. ExtraNormal is her first venture into writing young adult fiction, she and her imaginary friends are very excited about this series. Some of Ms. Reese’s favorite things are toddler hugs and chocolate.
I grabbed this from her website: “I'm told by my pre-teen son that I'm not the Coolest Mom. (… Can you imagine?) Apparently spending your days in pajamas slumped over a computer does not score you points in the Cool Mom department.”
For more, visit Reese’s website.
I really enjoyed Ms. Reese’s unique, innovative story line and the sci-fi components. I loved how the author worked all the uses ofWhat was most intriguing was how and why the alien civilization had eliminated or controlled certain sociological and environmental elements, which we take for granted, believing they were providing a better quality of life for their species. They infiltrated our society, which was easy to do because they were humanoid, with the intent to aid us along our evolutionary path. I can only hope that perhaps we aid them on a path of de-evolution in the future books of this series.
Mira’s task seemed simple enough; little did anyone realize the depths some leaders are willing to go to advance themselves, not necessarily for the greater good. Mira faced similar decisions putting herself, her family, and her friends at risk as she unravels and tries to piece together the mystery she finds herself in the midst of. I found the story a little tedious in the middle as Mira struggles with all the lies she has to tell repeatedly. However, I was greatly entertained with her conversations with Geery, her best friend back home, through thought streams.
was truly frightening with his
abilities of mind control and Jesse, provided the perfect flawed romantic lead.
He is a mystery at first, but as his character unfolds, you will be blown away.
I thought the story ended on a nice note and sets up the next adventure quite
I think this is going to be a great series, probably for older teens because of the angst that was dealt with. The romantic element was YA appropriate and heartwarming.
I found no significant editing errors or issues.
Rating: **** Four stars