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Kinetic (The Luminaries) Paperback – September 20, 2013
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About the Author
S. K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!
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Reviewed by author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
The action in this novel is fantastic. This is Anthony's forte. She keeps you turning the pages quickly anytime there's action because it's fast paced and exciting!
I will continue to read this series. I love that there wasn't a cliffhanger and that all the novels in the series will be stand alones. I could actually see a story written about each of the characters since they all have different powers. I hope one of the novels goes in depth with the training at the Org. That sounded really interesting!
The multitude of characters in Kinetic speak of a much broader world and I can't wait to read more about them. The story itself really pulls you in. With Annie's past looming over her you instantly understand her pain and are right there with her for the whole ride. Kevin is one of my favorite characters in the story and I can't wait to read more about him.
The action is gripping, the romance is breathtaking and the twist will have you flipping pages quickly. This is an amazing debut for an incredible new author. I feel we will be seeing much more of miss Anthony in the future.
I did enjoy this book, and when I set it down I always wanted to pick it up and read more. I did struggle with the character development and I found myself struggling to figure out what each luminary's power was, and I could not remember from the earlier descriptions. This was especially confusing in the end when additional powers were being developed.
I think with better-developed/more in-depth details on the characters, this will be a fantastic series to follow.
Anyway, besides that, Annie did seem like a good person who tries to do the right thing. She's all about helping people and saving the world. Unfortunately that also makes her really predictable. Hopefully she has more character growth in the rest of the series.
The plot itself is decent; pacing is decent; it kept me engaged, though I thought it became a bit easy to guess who the bad guy was.
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