S.L. Wallace is a teacher and life long writer who is a descendant of the famous William Wallace. Like him, she believes in freedom and independence. Unlike him, she fights her battles with the pen, most recently taking a political stand against recent changes in government at both local and state levels.
on Sep. 14, 2013 :
Action, Suspense, and Romance
This is one of my new favorite reads. It has so many of the elements I enjoy - a strong female character, danger and action, a plot that keeps you turning pages to see what happens, and plenty of romance.
Kiera has had a rough life, so the life of a paid assassin works for her. She only takes contracts on those that deserve to die, and when one of her targets isn’t what he seems, she gives him a second chance.
She’s never trusted others, for good reason, and when she gets drawn into the “Resistance” it isn’t easy to change her ways. Working against the “Elite” in a society totally controlled by the upper class, Kiera discovers hidden secrets everywhere she turns.
S.L. Wallace is skilled at keeping each point of view unique and insightful. I’m looking forward to the next book in the trilogy, and have a feeling I’ll need more from this author when I finish the third book.
(review of free book)
T. R. Stoddard
on Sep. 07, 2013 :
When the Wind Blows by James Patterson meets Robin Hood wrapped up in a lovely dystopian package. Price of a Bounty by S.L. Wallace is all of that and more. Told in first person and changing point of views it is very easy to connect and relate to Keira and the rest of the main characters. The only minor complaint I have is the repetition of dialogue when you switch views.
Shortened vocabulary for words we know give the world a new, vivid feel: techno for technology, vid for video, and so on.
Keira is a strong female lead, but she has her vulnerabilities. That makes her plight all the more believable. If she didn't need help every now and then...where would the suspense be? Price of a Bounty is a fast, smart, awesome read and I can't wait to start Canvas Skies.
(review of free book)
on June 05, 2013 :
The writing in this book comes to life. It's a great roller coaster highs and lows. The writing is smooth and captivating. Told in the first person, that person changes with each chapter(not easy to pull off but done well here). In a future where there is a two class system some lines get crossed, a freelance (thief/assassin) hired to retrieve money and kill the thief set off an adventure of secrets and lies; mystery and mayhem; murder and intrigue; love and loss; and even a few explosions. This is a great page turner. Strap in and go for a little ride.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)