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Cheree Alsop is the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter and amazing twin sons who fill every day with joy and laughter. She is married to her best friend, Michael, the light of her life and her soulmate who shares her dreams and inspires her by reading the first drafts and adding depth to the stories. Cheree is currently working as an independent author and mother. She enjoys reading, riding her motorcycle on warm nights, and playing with her twins while planning her next book. She is also a bass player for her husband’s garage band, Alien Landslide.
Cheree and Michael live in Utah where they rock out, enjoy the outdoors, plan great adventures, and never stop dreaming.
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on June 25, 2014 :
Black (The Silver #2) by Cheree Alsop
I always believe a book should draw you in on the first page and this one did that for me. The opening paragraphs were dramatic and set the scene for what should be a fantastic read. My heart went out to that young boy, who lived locked in a room with no care and only negative attention. After his first phase at seven years old Jet was forced to fight others of his kind and the only way out of the ring was to kill his opponent. For almost ten years this was his life, fight after fight, kill or be killed.
It was only after a fight at the ‘Rumble’ that he was expected to lose, but unfortunately won, that his fate was sealed and orders to kill him were set in place. It was at this point that Jaze and other characters from book #1 were brought into the story and the connection between both books was made.
Jet was rescued and though I should have been elated after seeing him suffer so much, this was actually where the book started to let me down. I became bored with Jet’s inner dialogue and self-deprecating thoughts. I know he must have been emotionally messed up but did I really have to be constantly reminded by him saying how unworthy he was because he was a killer. He was forced to kill, he didn’t choose to kill, it got old pretty quick.
Some of the facts were a little annoying. Jet had been locked up for 16 years with little to no human contact, yet he’d managed to learn Spanish and English, and he taught himself to read both languages by using the subtitles on the small TV set he had in his room, not to mention he could also lip read in both languages too. That was all farfetched enough but with some of the knowledge he had apparently picked up, I couldn’t help but groan when he used conditioner instead of shampoo because he didn’t know the difference. It was such a simple thing that he would have learned from the ads on TV especially considering some of the other knowledge he had.
Overall Black is a solid 3 star read, which considering its beginning, was a huge disappointment, I was really expecting the wow factor throughout but didn’t get it.
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(reviewed within a month of purchase)