Title: The Anah’jari File
Author: Douglas Armentrout
Finished: July 17, 2010
Format: first edition
I am extremely proud of this book as it is the first published novel of my step-father who inspires me every day to continue writing, especially when you see the end result.
This book was a great piece of work that stays true to current events, past and present, without forcing it. Dak Newman is a writer who spends a good amount of his time in the Idaho wilderness working on his next book. When tragedy strikes Braxton Oil Company, and the keynote speaker for a major convention is murdered, Dak is called upon to return to the city and fill in.
What starts off as a seemingly innocent trip soon turns into a mystery as Dak finds an unlikely resource and begins to piece together the crazy connections between Braxton Oil, an unknown gas that has killed hundreds, and murder.
It took me awhile to get into the story, but once I focused on what I was reading and the clues started falling into place, I found myself on a crazy journey along with Dak to find out the truth about what happened and the fear spreading through the country that a terrorist might be at work.
I absolutely loved the ending and look forward to what Doug has in store next for the book world.
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Author: Scott Westerfled
Finished: July 10, 2010
The third book of the Uglies series picks up not long after Pretties, when the group finds themselves part of an elite group of specials called Cutters. Tally is still learning the ropes and participating in her first mission, in search of finding who is smuggling in the famous pills that nearly killed her boyfriend and promise to save everyone from being “pretty”.
I enjoyed this book, maybe more so than the others. The details of specials along with the continued development of the storyline and characters brings everything together. The more you read about them the more you begin to understand, love/hate, and feel for them and their actions. Like a TV show or movie, I almost wanted to yell at the characters for their actions and constantly found myself rooting for Tally over everyone else for staying true to herself as much as possible despite the circumstances.
I’m looking forward to seeing where book 4 takes us and how it all ties together.
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