May 2, 2019

The Reader

The Reader
by M.K. Harkins

Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Createspace 
Pub Date: August 17, 2016
Genre: Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
Book Links: Goodreads 

Hunted, shot, and without her memory, eighteen-year-old Ann Baker wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow Devon and Archer to help her escape. Soon she finds herself in their North Bend mountain compound, where the higher evolved humans claim to be mind-readers. While Ann heals, she realizes they believe her to be one of the last and most powerful of all – The Lost One.

She’s welcomed by most with opened arms, but not everyone is happy about her arrival. A jealous adversary has plans for Ann, which spirals the entire Reader community into chaos. 

As lies, murder, and betrayal threaten to rip apart the once harmonious mountain dwellers, Ann is thrust into making a decision that could save or devastate not only The Readers, but all of mankind. But there’s just one glitch: by doing so it may require her to make the ultimate sacrifice.

My Review: LOVE! Where has this book been hiding?! 

Naturally, I was drawn in by the title. What reader wouldn't like a book about readers? Mind readers to be more pressie....

Ann is on a beach, shot, and with no idea what the heck happened to lead her to this point. 

Two guys, Archer and Devon show up and take her to safety. Seems to be okay, after Ann calms down a little bit and they give her some information.

It isn't until they arrive to their hidden home, that things really picked up. Ann is all fixed up, learns about who and what she is. The history of readers, their gifts, their enemies, and the special reader.

There is one reader who is said to find their mate, be stronger than the rest, and be the key to starting a war.

Ann comes to realize, she is the reader that they've been waiting a long time for. It took her a while to figure it out. But once she and Devon connected...everything changed.

Suddenly, there is a trial, a murder, a friend betrays her, and her parents are still alive. 

The second everything picked up the pace, everything changed. The whole book managed to drag me in deeper until the very last page. Many surprises that I didn't expect. But most of all, an amazing end comes to life. 

A super amazing story for any and all readers!

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