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I am a professional writer with a bachelor's degree in creative writing and a minor in grammar. I have also attended several years of classes and workshops in screenplay writing at the Los Angeles Screenplay writer's Expo.
I love suspenseful, action-adventures and clean, young adult, romance stories. I was born and raised in a small town in Idaho. I am the second out of six children. When I was in my early 20's my mother was killed by a drunk driver. This one incident drastically changed my life. I have always had a passion for reading and writing fiction. Owing to a life long struggle with Dyslexia, early teachers discouraged me from pursuing a career in writing.
As I have spent over twenty-five years transforming my language disabilities into professional writing skills, God has honed my insatiable passion into an incredible vision.
My Christian upbringing has instilled within me the belief that "...with God nothing shall be impossible" (Luke 1:37). This has sustained me through the hard times. Because of my dyslexia, I have had to learn the structure of the English language like math, syntax building block upon syntax building block.
I am grateful for this weakness because it has developed in me a skill and love for diagramming sentences, which unfortunately is becoming a lost art.
on Feb. 08, 2016 :
Rating: 3.5 stars
'Boston's Quest' is book two in a YA sci-fi series. It has all the elements to be a really good sci-fi thriller; there is suspense, danger, friendships, and romance. The writing is really good. It has a changing POV which gives us a more complete and wide view. However, the book never really blows up and it ends with a cliffhanger so we need a new book to get some answers.
After the events in book one, Jason is trying to move on. His brother still hates him and Boston is dealing with all as she can. But the danger is not over yet, someone is after witnesses and victims of Dr. Paden’s crimes. They will once again have to play for their lives and save the people they love.
Jason is not my favorite character. I understand his fears but he becomes this stubborn boy that doesn’t think about his actions or the consequences. Then we have Boston, she needs to put herself first. It’s clear her mom is not a good person and despite I understand why she wants to help her I hope things change for next book.
Now let's start talking about the plot. It’s very solid because the gaming world is flawless; the author did a great job creating a world where virtual reality is a reality. I think the technology sounds believable and it gives more solvency to the story.
I do have to say this… I've read 'DiSemblance' (book one) three years ago so at first I couldn't remember all the facts, luckily the author named a few things and everything rushed to my mind. But if you don't have a good memory, you need to read one book after the other.
I would recommend it to people who read the first book. If you like YA sci-fi you should try with book one.
(reviewed 8 months after purchase)
on Jan. 12, 2016 :
Boston’s Quest starts about six months after DiSemblance, the first book in the series. Isaac is in a psychiatric ward, Jason is escaping into the world of gaming, and Boston is trying to help them both.
I thought this book was going to be about a gaming quest that Boston participated in, after all that’s the title. I also thought it was going to be about a quest where people were fighting for their lives. That’s from the synopsis. As I read the book, I just kept waiting and waiting and waiting for either of those things to happen. Finally they did, but there was no way there was enough story left to really have the game play out well. And it didn’t. The ending is a total cliffhanger, right in the middle of the quest. It was even more frustrating because I felt like the lead up part of the story could have been condensed quite a bit. After awhile, I found myself just pushing through trying to get to the quest.
I did think the writing improved from that of DiSemblance. There was some more depth to it. There were several twists, maybe too many. The story idea is good, I just still have a hard time really connecting with the characters and wanting to keep reading. The quest part was good though. I really liked some of the dynamics there. I may read the next book when it comes out so I know what happens, but I may not. I’m still undecided on that one.
I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed 43 days after purchase)