- File Size: 3269 KB
- Print Length: 344 pages
- Publication Date: June 26, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B010INJ2CU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #518,482 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Marie (Teumessian Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The story is fast-paced, with plenty of action. If you like exploding bombs, and assassins out for revenge, you'll be certain to enjoy this story. Without giving anything away, it has some great twists and the perfect ending to set the reader up for the story to continue without leaving loose ends to the first book.
Ana’s work is truly unique, and if this is marketed properly, I can see it becoming a huge best seller developing as a movie. It’s like the Fantastic 4, but a true adult version, mixed with X-Men. All about mutants (but on the more realistic side), humans who possess a genetic trait, an x-gene, that allows the mutant to develop superhero powers and abilities…in this case they are simply able to heal physically faster than anyone, basically non-destructible. Since they were born, the chosen few were brought up as lab rats, knowing that this seemed normal to any kid, they knew no better. Zero cheesiness, intelligent, and very realistic.
The protagonist is a hot strong female lead whose good with knives, but who also has a motherly instinct. All around very entertaining read, I absolutely loved everything about this novel and really hope it does very well. Fantastic story.
The title character (and science experiment) Marie goes on a murdering rampage after the death of her husband and son, but she was so sympathetic and kind to children that readers cheer for her.
Here is what I didn't like: Marie is a great first book, but it has a few “first book” issues. As I said above it took awhile to get going. The book is well written and nothing pulled me out of the story, but the prose seems a little blah. I wished for a little more description in places. A pet peeve of mine, when authors have expositional dialogue. This is dialogue that no one would really say, but tells the audiences something. (It's fine in television and films, but books can just use exposition.) There is a scene when the experiments are teenagers that is specifically to introduce their traits, but it was slow and plodding specifically because all the description was in dialogue.
Other than that, this was a fun book that I enjoyed reading. If you like books about science gone awry mixed with military, espionage, and revenge stories, then check out Marie.
Overall, this book has a great pace, and definitely leaves you eager for the follow-up (which reminds me: I should probably begin reading "James"). The characters are great and have their own unique voices; the author's (Ana Elise Meyer) demonstrates a great ability to vividly craft a scene within your head through her writing.
Very satisfied with this purchase, and would recommend it to any fans of Thriller, Action, and War genres. Dare I say Dystopian as well? I do!
Job well done to the author.
I listened to the Audible audio version of this book narrated by Lori Faiella. She did a pretty good job with pacing, connecting with the audience, and giving different voices to the characters. The only criticism that I have is that her male voices sounded a bit forced. You can tell that she is lowering her voice to fit the male characters, but it seems just out of her comfort range.
Overall, a really exciting book that will keep you hooked - perfect for fans of sci-fi and suspense.