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The author wrote some very emotional characters . Tara is such a broken character . She is an abuse survivor and is dealing with panic attacks. You want to hug her and keep her safe . The way she handles things is heartbreaking . As you read along you see her starting to let go and realize that she is worth the love . Navenah is well she is the calming effect on Tara and she is strong and silent . You will really like her.
The author takes us on a very emotional journey . I couldn't put this book down I needed to find out what happens . This is a book of healing and a journey into the life after abuse . All rolled up in a sci fi fantasy book . There is action from basically the first page and keeps you engrossed . I was turning pages until late into the night . There wasn't a dull moment and really you just want to hug the main character and tell her everything will be alright . So if you want a gut wrenching book with a great ending check it out .
Title: The Builders
Author: Tonya Cannariato
Star Rating: 4 Stars
Number of Readers: 23
Writing Style: 7/10
Of the 23 readers:
20 would read another book by this author.
14 thought the cover was good or excellent.
23 felt it was easy to follow.
21 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
7 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘plotting a story’.
16 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘developing the characters’.
17 felt the pacing was good or excellent.
20 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted.
17 thought the title was poor.
‘A very enjoyable read. I liked that there were so many twists in this story. The characters were the strongest part of the story, the author working particularly well with speech.’ Male reader, aged 52
‘What an interesting story. I loved the plot; the sci-fi angle (not usually my thing) was well-handled and, often, fascinating. I also loved the way the author handled the bond between the two women. Although this is listed under ‘Lesbian Romance’, and there is a strong element of that, it is much more. ’ Female reader, aged 61
‘Fascinating. I would think anybody who enjoys really getting to know characters and how they tick will enjoy this. The author did a wonderful job here. I enjoyed it very much.’ Female reader, aged 67
‘The cover didn’t work for me. Too bitty; too much going on. But the story is excellent. It is a little slow in parts but the intriguing characters bring the story to life. It’s always fun to watch a character face the unknown, and seeing how he or she will react.’ Male reader, aged 66
‘Terrible title: The Builders – really!? I thought it was a book on house construction. The cover’s also a mess with the author’s name crammed at the bottom. So, getting beyond all that, there’s a wonderful story here. This author can write a book, she just can’t package a book. It has a terrible Amazon ranking but that’s because of the cover, the title and the horrible blurb e.g. ‘a short-term assignment with vague directions to find generators’ – ‘generators!’ Now that’s going to pull the reader in – not! I know I sound mean but I’m not. I’m just frustrated for this author. She’s written an interesting page-turner populated with powerful characters with a well-written lesbian element, and it’s not being sold correctly.’ Male reader (publisher), aged 39
‘A dynamic, powerfully written ‘first contact’ novel.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
However, I think the delivery just didn't follow through.
Poor Tara has had a childhood that makes trying to survive into adulthood almost impossible. But with therapy and her cat she's found a pattern and a way to live doing her job as a planner.
The story started out with a bang! We were introduced to Navenah and Tara's unwanted and unwelcome feelings towards the stranger. But this is where the story kind of fell off for me.
For more than 50% of the book, it's just filled with Tara's adventures of trying to get home.
What's the deal with the suitcase?
Why were the agents after her? Did her blood work show something?
There were so many things that were left unanswered after reading this book it was a bit disappointing.
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