Waking up without your memory in a cell and bound by chains is terrifying.
Two nameless strangers, a man and a woman, find themselves imprisoned together. With no memories of their own identities, let alone their captor and tormentor, escape is the only option. The pair faces a bizarre labyrinth of rooms and clues that confus...more
This novel captured my interest from the first sentence and held it right to the end. In fact, I ended up reading it in one day. I just couldn't put it down!
A fantastic blend of science fiction and suspense with a touch of romance. Foreign Identity has easily become one of my favourite novels of 2012!
Book Info: Genre: Psychological Suspense/Science Fantasy Reading Level: Adult
Disclosure: I received a free ebook ARC edition of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I have been asked to take part in a blog tour to promote this book, and my entry will basically be this review.
Synopsis: Cold. Confusion. Fear. This is how it all begins.
If you want a book in which you have no idea where you or the characters will end up, then this is the book for you. When the book begins a man and woman wake up in chains with no idea who they are or how they got there. As they slowly find their way out of captivity, still with no hint of who their captor may be, they come across themed rooms that appear to have been designed to appeal to certain scenes. I loved this part o...more
But as soon as you think you have a handle on the direction of the plot, the author surprises you with one 90-degree turn...more
I don't want to say too much to spoil the story for anyone- just know that it is an awesome read that you wont want to pu...more
Kel wakes up chained to a wall with one man as her companion. Who is he? But soon, that doesn’t even matter because she doesn’t even know who she is. Kel is a very realistic character that I would expect to meet on the streets. There is a vulnerability about her, but at the same time she is incredibly strong. What I love about Kel is t...more
I love puzzles and mysteries; Foreign Identity is constructed like a labyrinth. When you finally reach the center and discover the truth, it's a real revelation.
I started to really care about the characters, which is a feat since the book begins with them not even knowing their own names. They are flawed and nua...more
From the beginning, the minute I picked up this book, I could not put it down. It is so compulsively addictive that it is the only thing I did for three days until I finished it. This book was so mysterious and so thrilling to read, I was compelled to keep reading until the end.
Ms. Campbell has a way with the characters in...more
The science fiction and mystery elements keep the story moving, but the real power of the book is entirely in the relationship between the protagonists, the conflict of true character, and the painful struggle to find a companion when you r...more
While fitting in the Science Fiction genre, this book exceeds the genre in my opinion in several ways. The characters are ultimately on a journey of discovery about themselves and each other, a journey forced on them by very extenuating circumstances, but it's the journey and the discovery that takes center stage, while keeping the reader waiting with bated breath to see what happens nex...more
The two main characters have been imprisoned and have no memory of who they even are, whether or not they have families, or where they came from, it's like a scene out of a Criminal Minds episode, especially with the opening scene being shackled to the...more
I thought this was a pretty interesting concept and it was well done, with a plenty of mystery and intrigue mixed with romance. The first few chapters are fairly tense, the pace then slows a bit before the suspense builds up again towards the end. There are only a few characters but this pu...more
I was intrigued by the premise of this book. Two strangers wake up in a room together while chained to the wall. They then have to work together to break away from their prison. They also have total memory loss so they go by the names "Jax" and "Kel".
At first I couldn't quite get into the story. The writing was well done, but at times it felt repetitive. The same descriptive words were used over and over. Somewhere around...more
The book is a story of two strangers who find themselves in an unfamiliar room together and both have no memory of how they got there or who they are.
When I read the brief synopsis of the book I instantly wanted to read more. The book draws you in from the start and there is plenty of mystery, suspense and a touch of romance for good measure. After an excellent start I did feel that the book failed to continue the suspense t...more
I have given the book 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads, but would ideally have given it 3.5.
The premise is a familiar one – two strangers find themselves imprisoned and must work together to escape. However, it is soon clear that the true tale lies in the characters’ struggle to recover their identities.
Part science-fiction, part psychological drama, Foreign Identity by Becca J. Campbell turned out to be very different from what I was expecting – in a good way.
Campbell jumps right into the midst of her story, with Kel and Jax waking up in chains in an empty room with no idea who they are or how they got there. Once they discover the key to their escape lies in working together, they manage to release themselves from the chains and the room only to find a ma...more
What a fun, unpredictable read! I was left guessing for the better part of this book and felt just as in the dark as the characters Jax and Kel. In a lot of ways this book brings to mind the movies Saw and Cube but it also bring a completely other element with the Sci-fi.
One thing that I have minor issues with was at times it felt the characters talked to much when I wanted them to be doing something instead. Now that being said it doesn't really change my opinion of the book it is more or less...more
Foreign Identity is about the search for identity as an individual and within a relationship. It couches this exploration in science fiction trappings to good effect. Kel and Jax are awakened through a series of trials th...more
When the Protagonist’s woke up locked in a dungeon, they had no memory of who they were. They had to work together to escape, which gave them the names Jax and Kel. They navigated their way through a labyrinth of different rooms until they escaped outside. With no knowledge of where they were or how to get home, they adapted to their situation and stayed together for survival. Jax scoured for a way out. With his incredible memory he was able to map the a...more
Becca's journey into writing began as many of he...more