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- Publication Date: November 4, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MATQ48A
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Newborn (Alien Contact for Idiots Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Jo is born fully grown in the woods, knowing that she has a mission: to assassinate Squitt, the leader of a rebellion in Kwadra (an island nation that splashed down next to Vancouver Island in our world, but was originally located on a parallel earth in a future dimension). She knows just enough to complete her mission, and then end her life. But things do not go according to plan.
The most interesting parts of this character is how she accumulates knowledge, and how she yearns to be a normal human being–but is that even possible? There’s so much she, and we readers, don’t understand.
In the beginning, the other characters (and I) were very suspicious of Jo and her intentions. Although committed to her Destiny, as time passes she becomes attracted to Darby, Scritt’s bodyguard, and longs to be a person with a future. She considers what is good and what is evil, and how to discern the difference between the two.
Hoornaert’s writing is suspenseful and fast moving. Both Jo’s life and Darby’s are in just as much danger as Scritt’s, and Jo’s reprogramed to ensure the success of her mission.
The book is a fast read, and very satisfying. Although a stand-alone, it is Book 3 of the Alien Contact for Idiots series, which I am now going to have to read in its entirety.
The most intriguing part for me was to all of them (characters) to have a pre-downloaded destiny, everyone is created for an specific purpose and they must do exactly just that.
The book is fast paced which is awesome but is also very long, which makes it even more awesome because there are going to be moments when you thought: ‘this can’t get any better than this’ and right after that it gets way too much better than expected. I love science-fiction so is no surprise for me to be so attach to this book.
But love aside, there are some valuable lessons here, once again I find interesting all those concepts of pro-create beings for one purpose only and them killing them off, if you really think about it (And I’m probably thinking way too much into this) in our world, with so much technological advance, it won’t be long for a time when someone invent a device for specific people with specific purposes. Let us decide our own path and choices and face the consequences of it with no regrets, no one can tell you how to live your life, so even if you don’t like the genre, I insist, give it a try to this book.
Jo is basically a killing machine, born with an adult body, brain and everything she needs to accomplish her mission, and that is killing her target. But, she doesn't know very much about anything else because she has a limited time of existing, until she completes her mission.
On the other side is Darby, who protects Jo's target. Of course, their paths cross eventually and Jo learns a lot about life from Darby, including sweet, sweet love. It maybe sounds a little corny, but I like it, the idea about beings with single purpose who die when they complete it is very interesting. Characters who develops and learns to be human is nothing new, in fact it has been done probably hundreds of times, but Jo is likeable and it is fun and moving to learn with her and watch her develop from beginning to end.
It is not a groundbreaking novel, but it is certainly hard to put down once it grabs you. Give it a try.
Josette is born fully clothed, with guns, and a brain that is smart but full of holes.
Turns out she’s the clone of her powerful older sister from a different planet. Her destiny is to kill an evil woman hiding out on Earth and then kill herself. A Get In, Get Out, Goodbye scenario. Had that occurred, this would have been a far less interesting, and much shorter read.
And since I enjoyed every page of this book, that would have been a terrible destiny for the book. So I’m very glad that Darby and Josette managed to ignore his rigid habits and her downloaded instructions to kill and discover a better path.
This is a long, but very fine book. I read it in a single day. As always, I love Ed Hoornaert’s world building. Lots of action with moments of love throughout the story.