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Rippler (Ripple Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Samantha is your typical 15 year old girl, right? Except that she's not your typical 15 year old girl at all. Sam, to her friends, has faced tragedy in her young life. Losing her mother and best friend in a hit and run by a drunk driver mars what should be joyful childhood years. Now Sam is finally starting to regain her happiness. One of her childhood friends has returned and she has the serious beginnings of a crush on her cross country teammate Will.
Just as things are starting to look up, something happens on the team building rafting trip. Sam just vanishes, and Will knows something is going on. After helping her cover up for her disappearance, Will becomes her confidante as Sam tries to figure out just what happens when she "ripples".
Conspiracy theories and a dark history reaching all the way from Nazi Germany threaten the lives of Sam, Will, and his sister Mickie. Can they discover who is after them in time to stop their nefarious plot? Or will they be victims of another accident?
This is my second read of this book. It was fun to go back and re-experience Sam and the gang and see the rippler life reborn. The reason for the reread was to listen to the new Audible version. I did enjoy the narration of Sarah Mollo-Christensen. Now as good as she was, Ms. Mollo-Christensen, I found her voice too low in comparison with my inner voice. Only the fake male voices were right. So my guess is that if this was your first time reading this book the narrator's voices will be the correct ones. By the way, the hardest voices for me to hear were Sam's friend, Gwyn Li and her mother. They just were too low and too -- boring. They should sound a lot more energetic. But even so, I am giving this audio version five stars. That is because I am assuming a first time listener wouldn't have so many preconceived ideas.
Thank you, Cidney Swanson for letting me enjoy this version at a discount. I love your work!
From previous read:
From the moment I started reading this book I was hooked. It starts in the middle of the action, a new talent and a new fear. Who wouldn't want to be invisible? But when there are people out to kill you or trap you for your genes, is anywhere safe?
There were a few things that made me unsuspend disbelieve when the main character's running mate turns out to be a fellow rippler. What are the chances of that? But the story keeps going, and I was brought in running for my life with the characters.
This is a YA and as such there is a bit of the angst of teens, but not as much as other YA's contain. And there is a tiny bit of romance but gentle and not quite as quite as squishy as the average YA. Instead it keeps you going wondering what was going to happen.
I was happy that there wasn't a cliffhanger. But the reason I didn't write this review when finished was I found that the trilogy was on sale for $.99 so then I started reading book two. Oops. I am enjoying it, too. :-)
The story idea was original and the characters were relatable. Each book builds on the foundation of the previous stories. The villains are truly dislikable. I also appreciate that while everything starts in a small community in California, the story is not confined to this area or even to the United States. Later books will delight those who dream of seeing the world.
I am sad that I have finished the series but I look forward to reading further works by this author and, please, if anyone hears that they will be making the series into movies, alert me. I very much want to audition for Mickie.
*This review originally posted on Goodreads.
I usually don't enjoy books that include one or more neo-nazi characters, but Cidney Swanson has done a good job with this suspenseful novel that includes romantic overtones. Perhaps as you read this novel, you will agree that it is beautiful and dark.