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"I can't wait to see what Ash has in store for us in the next installment of the Anomaly series. Until then, I highly recommend SHADES OF TREASON, this is a book I intend to reread many times." - All Things Urban Fantasy
"Conspiracies, treason, and intrigue oh my! Shades of Treason includes all of that and more (like a pretty hot relationship build-up)." - Kindle reviewer
"A wonderful scifi romance, with two fantastic, complex characters stuck in a seemingly hopeless position." - Kindle reviewer
"It was adrenaline-pumping, heart-stopping action from start to finish and I loved the original, unpredictable plot." - Kindle reviewer
About the Author
- ASIN : B00WGY2IC6
- Publisher : Sandy Williams (July 1, 2015)
- Publication date : July 1, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1910 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 321 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #183,226 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But I got to agree with the hero of the story - the romance should not have happened. Not ever, under any circumstances. The definition of "handler" goes way beyond what we normally see in spy movies. You can't have an equal relationship with someone who has gone through the Anomaly loyalty training; this goes way beyond the Stockholm Syndrome. Because of this Every Time the romantic element of the story came up, my stomach churned.
And yet, I still would like to see the next in the series.
In summary, this book keeps you in constant anxiety and has a "so so" ending, but it's spellbinding with a rather unique plot so I gave it 4 stars.
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Probably written for teenage and young adult women. Sequels to come after a rather unsatisfactory ending.
So just to be clear: I read the book in a bit more than a day, it kept me reading through the night. I just needed to know, what the agenda of the hinted at culprit was, how Ash would get out of her miserable situation and if Rykus ever acknowledged her innocence of the crimes she was accused of. And who the hell is compromised and can't be trusted?
Alright, I'm a bit spoilery here, so read at own risk.... But I wish I had known about these premises, because I wouldn't have picked the book up. Never in a thousand years.
But even though I was compelled to read on [yep, pun intended], I had to fight my horror at Ash's situation at the same time. And no, I don't mean prison or torture or nightmares because of her dead teammates. No, I was horrified during all the other scenes, when it was made clear that Ash is truly not her own person. That she is, in short, a slave who can't act on her own volition, if her master [yeah, let's tell it like it is] doesn't want her to. And her handler, Rykus, who is so so so devastated that he ever took part in the loyalty program, compels her nevertheless whenever it suits him and then starts some kind of ill-conceived affair with her. WTF??? I mean, talk about an imbalance! And when I thought, things could change some to the better, the last chapters came and they nearly turned my stomach.
And although I was so interested in the background of the attack at Ash's team and the overall story arc, I lost all motivation to read on, just because I wanted the Coalition obliterated for what it did to the anomalies [and no, an author telling me that it was needed to keep them from “snapping” won't convince me, because there is too much evidence to the contrary in the book itself]. So, I feel deeply with poor Ash, who may be a super-soldier, but who got enslaved and is just a puppet. But I really don't want to know what else will happen to that poor girl. I can tell you, she is the opposite of kick-a**. No, that book was like a car crash: although you can't look away, it horrifies you every second. Definitely not my cup of tea. If you can stomach it, go ahead. The sci-fi-world is a bit insufficiently pictured, but it's enough to carry the plot. And since this is a first in a series, I guess there is more information coming along. That may also be the reason the end is not really wrapped up, but rather kind of sizzling out. Don't know. By the time the showdown was over, I was already skimming pages, because I hated what happened to Ash. Yeah, I'll stop my ranting, I'm sure I got my point across by now.