This collection is eclectic because I only recently subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, so I’m reading whatever has the best reviews. Except for The Dark Monk (sequel to The Hangman’s Daughter) and Wool, these are fast-paced novels that can be completed in under 10 hours. Oh, I should also mention the The Dark Monk isn’t on Kindle Unlimited. I just happened to have a copy.
Wired by Douglas E. Richards
By and far, Wired is my favorite title on this list. I felt like I’d learned a lot, but it wasn’t like classroom study. Richards is creative in that way. He can weave philosophy and science into a story without distracting from the story. Everything is interesting and everything has value. This one’s a page-turner for sure.
It’s action, sci-fi, and a bit of romance thrown in for good measure. The story follows David Desh, a sexy, ex-special forces soldier. He retired from the military after his team was viciously murdered in Iran, but he’s activated a final time to take down Kira Miller, a brilliant genetic-engineer-turned-bioterrorist.
Kira’s discovered a technology that allows the user to expand their mental capacities beyond the boundaries of normal human capacity (think Limitless); however, this superhuman intelligence comes with a price, a terrifying megalomania. Desh finds himself involved in a dangerous plot that has the potential to change the course of human history. He’s lured into a complex web of deceit and lies, and will ultimately have to choose between following the orders of his government and trusting the one person he’s been told he can’t trust.
I recommend this novel to everyone.
Wreckage by Emily Bleeker
What the… huh? Although I really liked Wreckage by Emily Bleeker, it left me with a lot of questions. The novel is great until the end where I was left scratching my head. I won’t give away any spoilers, but I would love it if someone I knew read it, so we could discuss the somewhat ridiculous ending.
Lillian Linden and Dave Hall are the sole survivors of a plane crash…Or are they? After the crash, the survivors found refuge on a deserted island in the South Pacific. I love island romances, and this one didn’t disappoint. Lillian and Dave feel drawn to one another, such as two connecting puzzle pieces.
The novel is told from two perspectives, Lillian’s and Dave’s. It opens post-crash, Continue reading