- File Size: 2512 KB
- Print Length: 73 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wittegen Press (February 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: February 14, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BT8X0JY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Machine: Rise of the Gifted Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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I received this book as a free advanced copy for reviewing purposes.
At first glance the premise for this book seem like an odd mash up but the author manages to make it work perfectly. Rafe is a closeted professional skater who can no longer compete due to an injury Brainwashed and programmed as a young child professional skater Louis must fight against the part of himself known as The Machine and keep hold of himself in order to stop the man who made him into The Machine. This story of two rivals is engaging from beginning to end, from the very start of this book you are swept up by the characters and their story. I don’t want to give too much away so I will simply say that this is a great book and in the end this story is really about skating, brainwashing, overcoming said brainwashing, psychic abilities, coming out and love.
I read the book in it's first form and liked it. This? Even better with more details. I'd love to have known more about the background -- the events that lead to this -- and I'd love to see a sequel.
Louis and Rafe's characters are well developed and their relationship believable. The plot was unique and kept my attention all the way to the end. The writing felt a bit abrupt, but overall, a well done story. Definitely recommending it!
I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of the Machine and was blown away by the intrigue of the story. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat wondering what happens next. The characters seemed alive and the heartwarming connection between the two was nicely done. Loved the story line and the setting.