December 26, 2010

Review : The Pack by LM Preston

Title : The Pack
Author : LM Preston
Reading Dates : 24 Nov - 28 Nov 2010
From Amazon :
Shamira is considered an outcast by most, but little do they know that she is on a mission. Kids on Mars are disappearing, but Shamira decides to use the criminals most unlikely weapons against them the very kids of which they have captured. In order to succeed, she is forced to trust another, something she is afraid to do. However, Valens, her connection to the underworld of her enemy, proves to be a useful ally. Time is slipping, and so is her control on the power that resides within her. But in order to save her brother's life, she is willing to risk it all.

Book Review of The Pack.
The Pack was an okay read and was certainly a huge improvement over Explorer X-Alpha.

While the occasional typographical errors and stilted conversations do pop up, these seem to be limited to what would be considered the more emotional scenes. Which of course lessens the impact of the story. Still, it was an interesting enough read.

The parts I liked had more to do with Shamira’s investigations and how the former victims of the crime organisation bands together to help others in a similar predicament. It was certainly fun to try and figure out the mystery of how Monev is managing to take over Mars. Even to see if I could figure it out before the main characters.

What I didn’t like was the heroine herself. Although her behaviour is supposed to be a cover to protect a vulnerable heart, she just comes off as an arrogant and spoilt know-it-all. For the life of me, I couldn’t understand why her new found friends put up with her. The idea that they liked her was absolutely unbelievable. However, compared to the other characters she is at least recognisable as an individual. The other characters need more work on their personality before they appear to be more than copies of each other.

My conclusion : This book isn’t one I’m planning on re-reading and while I’m curious about what comes next, I’m not interested to purchase it. So, I’d suggest borrowing the book for a read if you’re interested.

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I won this book from Bookish in a Box.

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