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- Print Length: 422 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: New Authors Online (October 5, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 5, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01KEF8MO6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #587,547 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Scavenger's Mission (The SkyRyders Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Ms. O’Connor did a brilliant job with her research on parachuting and hand-gliding. The story is rich with details to the point that I could practically feel the wind in my hair. I am looking forward to the next book in the series!
The writer clearly depicts how people can be manipulated to do things they would normally not do, and also how it takes one to stand strong against this, to help others also take a stand.
The romance is part of the book, but not overwhelming the important and fast paced adventure.
Firstly, it’s brilliantly researched. The way of flying constantly had me gaping in awe, trying to figure out whether it would be doable in real life, and imagining things in my head and gaping in even more awe. It reminded me of a few sports, mainly of paragliding and kitesurfing. It boggles the mind how much the author must have researched the whole topic to make it tiptoe the line between the possible and the impossible so fascinatingly.
Secondly, the characters are so complex and authentic that I fully expect them to actually exist somewhere on this planet. I actually found myself thinking “Alisha would be a huge help” when I watched the news last evening and the usual terrorism flickered on the screen. And those are the best books, wouldn’t you say? The ones that make you ponder and treat the protagonists like real people. I have a girl crush on Alisha, she’s just so amazing. Fearless, confident, independent, kind, smart and sassy, but with a vulnerable, feminine edge to her and with hopes and dreams that keep her from becoming a stereotypical superhero.
Thirdly, the author has woven a lot of real-life issues and criticism into the novel. It’s something that always strikes me when I read her books. This one reminded me a little of “The Gods of Probabilities”, dealing with environmental issues, social dynamics, crime and discrimination against women. But as usual, it was all interconnected with the plot and characters and made perfect sense without being too ‘in your face’.
Not only did I fall in love with Alisha, but her Colonel Logan was amazing too. Even the others, like Jack, wiggled their way into my heart and managed to surprise me all the time while still acting in character. Over all, there was a lot of suspense, many emotions all over the place, a tender love story at the core, and a grand finale which doesn’t exactly leave the reader hanging but isn’t a standard ‘happily ever after’ either.
Though I have never been athletic or physically daring, I think women of my generation (boomers) can relate to Alisha. I was one of many taught to be good and polite, self sacrificing, obedient--not bad qualities, but also not fulfilling if a great talent goes wasted. Right from the start I knew her path to love would not be easy, but I wanted her to acheive her dreams.
The hero Logan took a risk with her, and I respected him for that.
This is a unique romance and a super start to a new series.
I received an arc and have left an honest review.
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