Faith Elaina lives a lonely life with no friends or family in one of the richest areas of the city. She’s a news reporter and jumps at the chance given to her by the former head professor of Advance Industries to expose illegal human experimentation. When she meets the mysterious and handsome Kye, she begins to question her reality. Will her suppressed memories provide the answers?
Duggsy’s first novel in the Advance Industries series, Advance, is set in a dystopian future controlled by Advance Industries. It is a relatively short book and a quick read. The story is told from several different points of view which became laborious, especially in the second half of the book. The author goes into so much detail with each person’s thoughts that I eventually started skimming over them.
This is a good story and goes on to show that free will is strong in all of us. Unlike so many dystopian novels being churned out today this one is not about a teenage girl saving the world. In fact, this woman is the one who has to be saved. It also points out that who is good and who is evil is not always cut and dry.
3 out of 5 stars.
I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.
Roya Stark can’t catch a break. She’s defeated Zhuang and he’s back stronger than ever. She’s rescued Dr. Aiden Livingston, one of the young men she loves, from the Voyageurs, a rival Dream Traveler sect. Trey reveals that he is hers and Joseph’s, her twin, father. And, now, Chase, a devilishly handsome Voyageur, wants to claim her for his bride. Just another day in the life of a Lucidite.
Noffke’s third and final installment in The Lucidites Series, Revived, packs a lot of action. All of the supporting characters return to help Roya with yet another battle or two. The only battle they cannot help her with is the ongoing struggle within her heart. She continues to go from pillar to post, from George to Aiden, unable to finalize a decision. Will Chase tear her love from both of them?
This novel comes full circle and answers all of the questions that I’ve had from the beginning. It also is the saddest of the series with scenes that took me by surprise. Thankfully, the ending is as I had hoped. Therefore, I am content.
5 out of 5 stars.
Roya Stark fought the battle of her life saving the Lucidites and herself from the monster Zhuang. Finding the Lucidites full of secrets and possible lies she is ready to leave the Institute and start a new life with her pseudo parents. But, the Institute and the Lucidites are not done with her and her powers just yet. Why does everything have to be so hard? And, why is she the answer to everything wrong in the Lucidite world?
Noffke’s second novel in The Lucidites Series, Stunned, picks up with Roya anxiously counting the days before she will leave the Institute for good. She has been overwhelmed with revelations about her life and seeks the comfort afforded to her by Bob and Steve, her pseudo parents. Her life has her torn between two very different young men of whom she both loves.
Roya’s character continues to develop as she grows into her new role as a member of the Dream Traveler society. Every bit the typical teenaged girl exploring her emotions and sometimes being a brat, or a prat as Ren would call her. The war between the Lucidites and another faction of Dream Travelers again tests and expands her abilities.
This book is very fast paced and a rollercoaster of emotions. I actually found it more enjoyable than the first book in this series. Again, this is not my genre, but I am willing to stretch my mind and go all the way to the end.
5 out of 5 stars.