Sunday, September 25, 2016
BOOK REVIEW- CAN'T FORGET
Four months have passed since the E’mani—those pale alien freaks—destroyed the Earth and scooped up the remains. Elizabeth “Beta” Camden was one of those taken. But she escapes and confronts her prior captors successfully with the help of their enemies. Yet she knows the Imani won’t forget about her. She should stay vigilant and ready. Her heart refuses to listen. Beta falls in love with Marin—he of the hot hands and slit eyes.
Too bad she was right. This time the E’mani don’t come in force. This time the E’mani slip in silently. And any hope she had of a peaceful life is lost. Beta knows what she has to do and it isn’t play house. She leaves in the dead of night to find the E’mani stronghold and end them once and for all. But love is a tricky bitch. And Marin refuses to let her throw her life away. It takes a threat to his safety to make her realize, if she can’t forget her past, she won’t have a future. AMAZON
I really enjoyed this book. Yes, I had read the first one, "Must Remember," and now I got to read this second one to see where things went. Great main characters, great action, great worlds building, great, secondary characters too. The secondary people were colorful and interesting. Even the "evil" mad scientist, E’mani, Xade, was so evil it made me want to see him go down in flames.
A good thing to keep in mind is that this sci- fi adventure is more for a mature adult audience, because it contains adult content . There is sex, death, loss, and there is torture as part of the story.
Marin pushed things, he always pushed. He was a "man"with leadership abilities and he was the Leader of his Clan. One of his styles was to present something and when he met with resistance, he would let it drop. But he would circle back and push again at a later date and maybe in a different way. Sounded kind of manipulative to me, but I still liked him anyway. He also had such a loveless growing up, and wanted more with Beta. He wanted her love and the loving family he could have with her. And it was clear that he loved her deeply, he was also insecure about her love for him. You can just imagine how many problems that caused.
I really liked the expressive way the author wrote. Like: "His slit pupils dilated and the bruised expression in his eyes faded. His eyes grew languid hot." See what I mean?
Some of the gifts that the Fost had were pretty interesting. One of Marin's had to do with the wind. Elizabeth was a continual surprise when it came to her gifts and the people's connection to their "earth" or in other words, The Land.
For those who who want to know there is a Happy For Now ending, because everything isn't wrapped up. I was hoping that this book would be the end of the story with justice being served. But it looks like there will be another book to hopefully take us there.
I love the picture on the cover of the ebook, it's colorful and dramatic looking.
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.