I loved it. It's a unique story with and intriguing plot. Since it's only a sneak peek, there's still much more to learn about this world. So far it's only been about Mac and her job as a Keeper, and how she misses family members she'd lost.
Mac looks back to when she first trained for the job she was too young for, but asked to be part of. At the same time adjusting to the new life her parents want for everyone.
The book I read stopped at a part when something was revealed to Mac and it just got more exciting for me. What more can I say? Simply put, The Archived is unique, intriguing, amazingly written. I can't wait to read the rest of this novel, too bad it won't be released until January.
UPDATE! [May 3, 2013]
Finished the whole book. LOVED IT! <3
July 12, 2013
Original rating for the sneak peek was 4 but after finishing the whole thing, I had to give it a 5!
I cannot wait for the next book. A lot of questions were unanswered and there is still that mysterious murder that happened in her room that needs to be solved. Why? I don't know. It just has to be. It's sad though that he had to forget what happened. I seriously thought he would be allowed to remember, and it would certainly help her solve the mystery. 2014 come sooner!...more
Where to begin? You know how something starts as intense and exciting, and after a while it gets dull and boring and you'd end up disappointed with itWhere to begin? You know how something starts as intense and exciting, and after a while it gets dull and boring and you'd end up disappointed with it? Well, that's not the case with Christine Fonseca's Lacrimosa.
I like Christine Fonseca's writing style, her words are captivating. The moment I started reading, I was drawn to the story right away, I could feel the emotions her characters are experiencing. And after two chapters, I was already hooked. I immediately fell in love with the characters too and longed to read more about them.
Of course, it's not perfect. It has flaws but I looked past that and just enjoyed the rest of the story.
The ending was heartbreaking. I didn't see it coming, although while I was reading I kept wondering how it will end because it seemed like whatever happens, no one ends up happy. I cried so many times throughout this book, even when it reached the end, even with a glimpse of happiness, I am curious as to what will happen next and how that ending happened. I can't wait for the book 2 of the Requiem series.
I have a few issues with it, like moving in with strangers, and (view spoiler)[did it really have to end in a sex scene? (hide spoiler)], but I reallyI have a few issues with it, like moving in with strangers, and (view spoiler)[did it really have to end in a sex scene? (hide spoiler)], but I really enjoyed the experience especially the original soundtrack that came along with it that made the whole thing special and real. I must admit, I understood the situation and what everone was feeling/going through. I think it's very relatable especially in this day and age. Definitely recommended....more
I enjoyed this so much. It's funny and feels natural. Drew is such a horndog but he's honest. I like how the story is narrated, it's like he's talkingI enjoyed this so much. It's funny and feels natural. Drew is such a horndog but he's honest. I like how the story is narrated, it's like he's talking to you. It makes me feel like I'm watching a show or sitcom. And I love Drew's efforts and laughed out loud on things he says. I often find myself smiling like a dork. Love the humor in this book....more
I received a copy of this ebook from the author as part of the book tour. All opinions are my own and are influenced by no one.
I was surprised with how good this book is. Granted it has some elements that I didn't like, but it worked well with the whole story.
While reading, X-men, Dollhouse, and Nikita came to mind. It's like those 3 got married and gave birth to Forbidden Mind. Children and teens with para-powers are kept in an organization/secluded school for gifted children called Rent-A-Kid (X-Men), most of them have no identity in the real world (Nikita), they are rented out to rich and powerful people who need their services (Nikita and Dollhouse), and they are promised to get out of the system when they turn 18. (In Dollhouse, volunteers are in the Dollhouse for 3 years and are released after their contract expires.)
Sam can read minds, she's also a very talented artist. Her 18th birthday is fast approaching and she plans for a future outside Rent-A-Kid. But everything changed when she returns from an assignment to find the art room burned and her mentor Mr. K was no longer in Rent-a-kid. To top it off, there was a boy brought into the facility who was strapped to the bed and somehow asked for her help by communicating with her mind.
Drake can control minds and has super strength. He was in foster care until he ran away and lived with his best friend. He's an amazing surfer and joined a competition to earn money for his future plans. It all fell apart when he was abducted.
Strapped to a bed and can't use his powers, he forced the thought and asked for Sam's help, their minds have been linked ever since. This book gives a different meaning to insta-love. The linking of minds enabled them to communicate from afar. Their attraction wasn't physical, but emotional. They can show each other a part of their life that no one else can share, that intimate connection made them close that falling in love was possible.
Sam and Drake uncovered secrets about Rent-a-kid with the help of Sam's best friends, twins Luke and Lucy. Faced with the reality of their situation, they planned to escape to find someone who could help them save everyone in the program.
Forbidden Mind has romance, mystery, action, and suspense that will keep you hooked from beginning till end. I really enjoyed reading this sensational novel and I can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy....more