Wednesday, January 21, 2015

REVIEW FOR UNSTRUNG BY KENDRA C. HIGHLEY

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pic and description from Goodreads

DESCRIPTION:

Lexa Pate, seventeen-year-old thief extraordinaire, has burned a bridge or two in her life. You don’t make a career out of stealing other people’s property without making enemies. 

When a risky job goes from bad to worse, Lexa and her adopted family find themselves on Precipice Corporation’s hit list because they’ve accidentally stolen the wrong thing—plans for a new model of genetically-engineered super humans. Now every bounty hunter, cop on the take, and snitch in the city is after them.

Lexa’s world crumbles around her as she fights to keep her family safe even as someone strolls out of her forgotten past. Quinn says he knows who Lexa really is, but can she trust a stranger she met while robbing his boss? 

More importantly, does she really want to know what Quinn has to tell her?

Based on the fairy tale Pinocchio, UNSTRUNG takes you into a near future world where the lines between fake and real are blurred, all that’s pristine isn’t always innocent, and being a criminal isn’t always wrong.


MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

This book was so much better than I thought it would be.  Lexa is a 17 year old who can break into any building and  retrieve almost anything for her boss / father figure Turpin.  She works with her best friend Joel as well.  They are quite the trio.  

Lexa is plagued by dreams that don't make any sense to her.  She keeps dreaming about a little girl in a white room.  She keeps getting flashes of this girl over and over.  She cannot understand them.  Lexa cannot remember where she came from before finding Turpin and Joel.  

After a job goes bad Lexa's life starts to get way more interesting.  She lives in a world of Humans and Bolt's (artificial humans).  Bolts are considered to be the lowest of the low.  

Lexa is kidnapped and finds out that her life isn't quite what she thought it was.  This seriously is when the book gets even more interesting.   This is when we meet Quinn....I love Quinn.  I am going to leave it at that.  You have to read it to find out :).

This book was so intense.  I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.  Especially the last few chapters.  I felt like I was holding my breath.  It was so fantastic.  I love it when a book does that to me.  I was on pins and needles.   Now I cannot wait for the second part of this story!  Seriously when it ended I was like "WHAT!".  I hate cliff hangers.  Okay not really, but right now I am hating the cliff hanger, because I just want to read on.

This book is exciting, and it's full of some very interesting characters.  It's a strange world, and fantastic.

Source:  I was given this book in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.


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WHERE TO BUY:

  
(as of today this book is $0.99 on Amazon and B&N)


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

pic and bio taken from Goodreads


Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.