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The Reader by M.K. Harkins
Release date: August 17th, 2016
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Genre: Young adult, paranormal, romance
Hunted, shot, and without her memory, eighteen-year-old Ann Baker wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow Devon and Archer to help her escape. Soon she finds herself in their North Bend mountain compound, where the higher evolved humans claim to be mind-readers. While Ann heals, she realizes they believe her to be one of the last and most powerful of all – The Lost One.
She’s welcomed by most with opened arms, but not everyone is happy about her arrival. A jealous adversary has plans for Ann, which spirals the entire Reader community into chaos.
As lies, murder, and betrayal threaten to rip apart the once harmonious mountain dwellers, Ann is thrust into making a decision that could save or devastate not only The Readers, but all of mankind. But there’s just one glitch: by doing so it may require her to make the ultimate sacrifice.
I personally liked this book very much. I got hooked from the very beginning and the story is great.
So, here’s what I liked:
The main character. Ann is a girl that does not remember anything that happened to her. She does not know where she comes from or if she has a family. All of a sudden she wakes up, half dead/alive on a beach with her memory wiped. 2 boys , Devon and Archer,save her life and take care of her while trying to explain WHO SHE IS. When they finally get to Samara, Ann finds herself in a totally different place with beautiful people, and pretty faces. Once there, she is being taught and told about her life and how she ended up almost dead that day on the beach.
Ann starts to fit in the group and compound the life in and finally things start to come back, flashbacks and memories about her life. She discovers her real talent and gift. Her new friends have also “powers” and apparently there are more like them.
Caught in the middle of a war between different gifted groups, Ann has to find her true love and her own story.
What I did not like:
I disliked some turn around shifts almost at the end. It seemed like the author was trying to finish the book at all cost. There was also another thing…… the love triangle. love triangles are sometimes boring. I cannot say it was entirely lame , however, I saw it coming.
I am now reading PS I Like you, let’s see how that goes.