Hello I’m DeeDee and I’d like to welcome you to my blog, please take a chair by the fire and if there are too many fluffy pillows just knock them off on to the floor! First of all thank you for visiting me, I don’t know what you’ve been told about me but I can tell you right now that almost 99% is untrue… what’s that??? What about my brownie addiction??? I have no idea what you’re talking about!!! So hopefully you’re here because you’ve heard that I write… no??? Oh well as I’ve got you here I’m going to tell you ALL about it anyway!!! Now you know why that armchair has restraints on it! I love to write, I always have, but it wasn’t until my Aunt suggested that I try writing a book that I began to think how great it would be to write something that people might read and hopefully enjoy. So I settled down to produce a masterpiece… predictably the 90.000 words of my first story, written at sixteen, was pretty poor… but I like to think that I learn a lot from it. In any case my failure didn’t put me off and my next attempt ‘Broken City’ was born! I’ve written five stories so far (plus a few short stories), three of which are published and the other two are awaiting editing. They will be available sometime next year. They are the second books in three different series! I also love to review! When I like a book I find it hard to stop talking about it!!! Now that’s out of the way would you like a nice cup of tea and a brownie???
This was a great read; it had adventure, romance and hero that was sometimes out of his depth, but all the better just because he wasn’t always impossibly cool!
Jak is just a normal every day kind of guy (I mean alien, make that good looking alien!), who finds himself unwittingly drawn into the machinations of the baddie (aka The Sooner).
I don’t want to give away too much of the story, so I’ll just say that the main characters were likeable, and I was also fond of some of the secondary characters too. Sten in particular was funny, Keenan was just so nice and Cass’s mischievousness was hilarious. I loved the way she said things to give the most impact. Definitely one to keep on your (virtual) bookshelf.
P.S. look out for the crazy Doc in the first part of the book, when he asks Jak if he's Sten’s father I was in stitches!!!