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That Girl Started Her Own Country (Sequels to the Count of Monte Cristo #6)

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International Playgirl Zaydee finds herself in the midst of a crisis fueled by international intrigue, multinational corporate greed, and a convoluted legal system. Imprisoned for computer hacking, this brilliant jet-setter becomes an international media celebrity as she defends herself, an unknown girl labeled Princess Jane Doe, against unknown charges. With complicated a ...more
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Published August 31st 2012 by Illuminated Publications Limited (first published August 30th 2012)
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John
A Badly Written, Poorly Edited Homage to Stieg Larsson’s Novels

“That Girl Started Her Own Country” is technically speaking, a novella, not a full-length novel, and that, I might add, is its most redeeming feature. Having been asked on several occasions by its publisher to review it online, I agreed only after I received a printed copy. While the premise seemed engaging, it is undermined greatly by poor plotting, stilted prose, and bad editing (e. g. referring to a fictitious Alan Dershowitz as e
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Sharon
“That Girl Started Her Own Country”
There has been a financial and status metamorphosis of a serial killer. Those changes made and after a couple of plastic surgeries Zydee emerges with even a new name which, in Arabic, means prosperous.

Oh yes, Zaydee is prosperous. She has risen from her poverty stricken childhood to be a jet setting, high finance player in the international markets. She’s passing as a princess and has cultivated her attributes along the way. Enough to infiltrate the notorious B
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Jasbir Nagi
That Girl Started Her Own Country- An amazingly fast paced crime saga with an unbelievably hot and strong central character

It’s not hard to find novels with women playing the central character and neither is it hard to find novels with serial killers. But how many of you have read novels where the central character is not just a woman but also a serial killer. Add to that the fact that she’s a playgirl and also a feminist in certain ways and you get Zaydee, which by the way means prosperous. She
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Stephen Fraser
Let me point out that I have stopped judging this series against "The Count of Monte Cristo" to which it claims to be a continuation of. I am now solely judging these books on their sole merits alone. My review follows...

That Girl Started Her Own Country is an interesting light read that will not necessarily appeal to all readers. However there are good points in the book and there are also some that I feel were just there for filler. "That Girl" is a continuation of the Sultan of Monte Cristo a
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Sunflower
I am struggling with this. I have to admit to being seduced by the hype and the incredibly cheap download price and being short on other ideas when I downloaded it. Wasn't prepared for the terrible writing which completely distracts me from the story. Just as I think I'm getting to into the story there's a big clunk and I disengage and stare at the prose not really believing that someone would actually write something so sloppily. I give up.
Cmc
Feb 23, 2013 Cmc rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Cmc by: Goodreads website reviews
This book is fascinatingly bad, which is almost the only reason I read it cover to cover. It was also mercifully short.

One star is way more than this book deserves.

Your average high school English student, considering both their expected development of writing skills and life experience at their stage in life, could have produced something better than this.

How this book ever got published should to be investigated; it's a crime.
Elizabeth
This was horrible. The writing was very basic. The editing was terrible (I finally had to stop reading when "rogue" was misspelled "rouge.") The parallels to Dragon Tattoo were too much; it seemed like a middle schooler trying to plagiarize. This was abysmal.
Nadeeka Danthanarayana
Zaydee reminds me of Lisbeth Salander—but even better! Extremely mysterious, dauntingly brilliant, and highly charismatic, Zaydee will charm anyone.
Bill Seitz
Dragon-Tattoo fan-fic apparently written by a high schooler. Really lame style. Couldn't keep going.
Crystal Peterson
A book with a girl that goes by many names; the main character answers
to Pippi Longstocking, Ester Bilderberg, Her Highness, Prisoner
Princess and finally, Zaydee.
With the zesty entrepreneur now behind bars, the charismatic woman
begins her scheme. She precariously keeps her lover Steven Larson far
enough away so that he won't be hurt, takes pity on jail mate Rickey
Herlick and entices him with her charm, conveys authority to a voodoo
practicing Diablera, and convinces a follower on the inside to g
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Paul
This novel is about a woman who is able to handle herself quite well in federal prison. It is also connected to two very famous pieces of writing, "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas and Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy.

A woman is arrested in present-day Miami on charges of running a very sophisticated money-laundering operation. She refuses to cooperate with the authorities, but does give the impression that she may be actual royalty. At her arraignment, she represents herself. She
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Jon West
This book rips of the story line of the Stieg Larsson books "The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo" etc. It is not well written and has no real ending. Basically an enticement to buy a sequel to continue ripping off this story line.

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1* couldn't finish book
2* finished book, but didn't like it
3* a good read
4* a very good read often with a novel concept or unusual plot
5* an exceptionally good read, a prominent example of the genre
Jenny
Unrealistic and choppy. Trying to play on the Stieg Larson name and popularity
Karen Walcott
That Girl Started Her Own Country was admittedly inspired by the life of journalist, Stieg Larrson, who is also the author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. There are some similarities between this book (the first in a series) and that series. Both feature a heroine with a trouble past who is an accomplished hacker and who is romantically involved with an older journalist. This first book revolves around the adventures of Zaydee, a hactivist who has managed to accrue (steal) a large for ...more
Saumya

Making his debut with the delightful sequel to a timeless novel, the Holy Ghost Writer won the hearts of several readers with his complicated, mysterious and thrilling novel "The Sultan of Monte Cristo (First sequel to the Count of Monte Cristo)."Still riding the waves of his recent success, the elusive author has once again managed to steal the limelight with his latest read "That Girl Started Her Own Country (Sixth Sequel to The Count of Monte Cristo). Engaging and gripping in character, the n
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Brooke St.
Sep 12, 2012 Brooke St. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who likes mystery, suspense, thrillers and a great plot!
After downloading, “That Girl Started Her Own Country” for my Kindle, I had no idea that I was about to read a mystery/suspense/thriller that would keep me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Due to the brilliant writing, you feel you are there with the main character every step of the way. This book is literally almost impossible to put down!

Zaydee, the violet-eyed protagonist, is mysterious and fascinating on so many levels. She is a jet setter and businessperson extraordinaire, fluent in
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Jen Moore
Once again, The Holy Ghost Writer, so full of mystery himself, leaves more mystery in this book of his series. After reading the other two, one is left wondering how on earth they’re all supposed to connect together, and why isn’t he writing in order? Is it on purpose? To create more anticipation and curiosity?
There are once again many questions left unanswered: towards the beginning of the book it seems that he named the book a bit too obviously. At the end, however, the assumption is not fulf
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Amber Rose
This surpassed all expectations!

I am a huge fan of mystery and suspense thrillers, as those genres provide such an intriguing overlap of various plots, twists, and characters that ultimately have the potential to create a beautifully woven story. You can say it's one of my favorite genres.

This book was recommended to me so I definitely had expectations for it. Fortunately, it met my standards and provided for a very entertaining read. I'm eager to read the other works by the same author, as he
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Jillian
That Girl Started her Own Country is a book you cannot put down after you start reading it. It is a story that plays in modern days, but ties in with another publication from Holy Ghost Writer, The Sultan of Monte Cristo: First Sequel to the Count of Monte Cristo. Both books connect to the original work The Count of Monte Cristo, and they could be seen as a trilogy.

Just as in The Sultan of Monte Cristo: First Sequel to the Count of Monte Cristo, the author makes the characters come to life, in s
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Bryan
Pathetic
Dena Scroggins
It's a very gripping mystery/suspense novel of a heroine that is on a mission to help her true love all while feeding him information bit by bit. Zaydee is a strong character who seems to be able to drawn in everyone from criminals to judges. I really appreciated the fact that even though many of the characters that she talked about were in prison, that she seemed to find good things about them such as the woman who killed her abuser and the man who killed the guy who was abusing his pregnant co ...more
Thomas Amo
I love stories that deal with conspiracy, whenever I read, Bilderbergers, Skull and Bones, instantly I think Illuminati and this book has it all in this sequel to “The Sultan of Monte Cristo,” authored by the mysterious, Holy Ghost Writer. “That Girl Started Her Own Country” is inspired on the death of a Swedish investigator author. This book is filled with a maze of clues and colorful characters, such as famed attorney, Alan Dershowitz. It is a roller coaster of intrigue and international plots ...more
Read Hard or Die
In a word- wow... This book totally blew me away. I had previously read The Sultan of Monte Cristo by HGW, and was both surprised and happy to find That Girl Who Started Her Own Country. The story is full of espionage, intrigue and drew me in from the start- I ended up reading the whole book in an extended sitting, pausing only long enough for necessity breaks.

I also really enjoy the true life mystery surrounding the author- It makes me wonder if author Stieg Larsson really did fake his death! O
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Ingrid Jennings
That Girl Started Her Own Country by the Holy Ghost writer is a very interesting book. It is about a woman named Zaydee who is very mysterious. The more you read the more details are revealed about her. She is somewhat of a 21st century rich playgirl. But it seems her heart belongs to an ex-boyfriend. She is very wealthy and gets arrested while discussing terms to laundry money. But she is charged with assualting an FBI agent. Once she is arrested she never reveals her name. She is booked as Pri ...more
Emily
This book is proof that the ratings of a book can mean absolutely nothing. Goodreads and Amazon both suggested this book to me and with a 4.65 star rating, I thought I'd give it a whirl. Boy were those ratings unfounded! It is glaringly obvious that this book (despite its statements to the contrary in the author's note)is based off of The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo series. The grammatical errors were so frequent as to be obnoxious, and I swear there were product placement ads throughout the entir ...more
Nini
I enjoyed this book for several reasons. First of all, I like how author portraited strong, smart and independant woman. Secondly, I really liked science being involved in the story it definately gives some cool twists to the plot. The author seems to be very educated and intelligent person. Also, it is fascinating how story of count of monte cristo and this modern novel are intertwined and make reading more amusing. I would give five stars if novel was little more intense and intriguing. Also w ...more
Ravyn Whyt
I got this book as an advanced readers copy:
I was rather excited to read this book, that is, until I got started. It starts off confusing and doesn't ever seem to get better. It has an intriguing storyline, and if it didn't seem to be so jumbled I think I would have enjoyed it. There is also the matter of the flat and undeveloped characters, which you have no reason to care about, and the lack of completion when you finish the book. All in all it was a disappointment.
Seven
This is actually the second book that I've read from the author, the first being the Monte Cristo sequel.

So knowing that I already liked this author, I had high hopes for "That Girl Started Her Own Country" and lucky those expectations were well met.

I started this book on Saturday morning and finished it later that evening, which is very rare for me to finish a book in one day.

So little need to say, I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.
Matt Morgan
I must be missing something. I felt like this book was an "all over the place" mess. It had promise at times, really cool promise, but ultimately it was just a mess. The prose was really awkward in some places as well. Maybe I'll check out the first book in the series to see if that helps. Or maybe this writer is just not for me. I found the style of writing to be distracting from the story...that probably isn't good.
Eddie Jong
This book is an attempt to latch onto the success of The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

It fails miserably.

The cardboard characters are shallow and the events unbelievable. The authors attempt to inject realism by referring to objects and radio stations by brand name, only added to my irritation.

Although I would have liked to know how the story develops, I gave up after reading about 25%.
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