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Doubt is the first book of the Among Us Trilogy series.

At 21 years old, Harry and Cristal are fresh out of university with their PhD’s. Labeled all their lives as being ‘weird’ and ‘geeky’, they find true friendships with other outcasts by playing online virtual reality games. Now they face the challenges of starting out in the work force, while at the same time trying to
Paperback, 216 pages
Published October 10th 2013 by AR Publishing (first published September 13th 2013)
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Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-books
LOVE this book. This book is very well written, with an easy flow. I had to begin rereading it again last night. I like Doubt. I love Cristal.
My favorite parts of the book are the attractions between the characters. I reread the scene when Cristal first meets Kerim and she thinks she has a crush on someone else, (Harry), but Kerim obviously likes her and she refuses to admit she is interested.
I was hooked by the first page when Harry's father dies during a dinner party. Then his mother disapp
A free book from Kindle marketed as a paranormal thriller. This starts as science fiction novel with Harry's father Aaron, a physicist who is on the brink of achieving time travel and then dies. Is it simple stroke or something more sinister?

Not a fan of paranormal but was intrigued by the synopsis. However, the writing was staccato and given the final twist, has many plot holes. And not a fan of the paranormal plot which seemed to appear out of nowhere. Plus I am not in agreement with the theol
Lauren Stoolfire
Actual rating 4.5 stars

Doubt: Among Us Trilogy Book 1 is a story I really wish more people knew about because it's really, really awesome! If you like City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, the tv show Fringe and/or Supernatural, you just might want to read this book by Anne-Rae Vasquez. In case anyone is interested in reading a ARC ecopy, you can do so right here.

Both Harry and Cristal have just earned their PhD's at the young age of 21. They have always bee
Dec 05, 2013 rated it did not like it
I received a copy of Doubt through NetGalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

The story of Doubt revolves around an extremely intelligent young man named Harry Doubt whose mother Bina disappeared while she was working for a non-profit called GN or Global Network. Harry's father, Aaron Doub, an employee of GN, died years earlier.

Harry is a genius and a very skilled programmer. He had developed a game called "Truth Seekers" when he was a very young boy and had even managed to get Goo
Roberto Mattos
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a very well written book, directed to the young adult audience, but that any reader that is looking for spending some hours entertained will enjoy very much this reading. The plot is simple to follow. Harry and Cristal just earned their PhD’s and went to work together for a company named GN (Global Nation). Harry is a young and brilliant programmer, son of a famous quantum physicist (Aaron) that died during an after-work dinner party. His father had some strong theories on how time trave ...more
Jim Liston
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never show anyone your weaknesses, especially your closet allies.

Harry’s father was a quantum physicist, working on the feasibility of time travel, before his sudden death. When Harry’s mother was reported missing after working for Global Nation in Tel Aviv as a peacekeeper, he was determined to find her. Global Nation is a worldwide non-profit organization involved in peace, education, and social activism. Harry has data proving that Global Nation conducted experiments on innocent people, and h
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I didn't know quite what to expect when I recieved my ARC of Doubt (Among us #1) but I've got to say that I loved every mystery filled page. Who are the Truth Seekers? and why do their loved ones keep going missing? Friendship and betrayal, and forces of good and evil hold the answers. I look forward to reading book 2 when it comes out. ...more
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eclectic urban fantasy with a Spinechilling supernatural undercurrent, founded on pure inspiration

“Dear Truth Seeker,
I believe in capturing history and this is my attempt to
leave our story for the future generation of Truth Seekers
like you.
I have asked all my Truth Seekers to keep a journal. I
encourage each one to write their thoughts, events, and
ideas so as to preserve the story as close to the real events,
thoughts, and feelings as possible. I want history to
remember us not just from my words
Zed Whisper
Doubt is the first book in the ‘Truth Seekers Among us’ trilogy and I received a free ecopy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

It was interesting to read a story about people that are passionate about virtual games, and to see how these games become ingrained as a part of their ‘real’ life. Harry is the creator of the ‘Truth Seekers’ game and he only sends out invites to the top gamers, amongst those with the required skills that he is looking for, e.g. having someone they love, s
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book because I read the word "programmer" in the blurb. Being a computer science major myself and a "geek" myself I love to read sci-fi fantasy books where the main character is a geek, a nerd, or a computer science person. I might just "geek out" a little when reading references to computers and programmers or "geek" pop culture.

All of this being said my geek side was slightly disappointed with the programming and the description of the game. There wasn't really anything. I thi
Cid Andrenelli
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading this.
This book has everything: it’s science-fiction, it’s dystopian, it’s horror, it’s post-apocalyptic and it has supernatural elements. Seriously, what doesn’t this book have?
The ideas in this novel are terrifying, yet amazingly vivid in a brutal and beautiful way,
If you think you know all about this novel because you’ve seen Lost or Fringe, you’re wrong.
The world Anne-Rae Vasquez creates is spell binding.
It’s impossible to summarise such a complex plot in a few sentences, but
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rate: 4.5 stars
This is the first book of the Among Us Trilogy series by Anne-Rae Vasquez. It revolves around the lives of unique individuals that are banded together to discover the truth behind their missing loved ones; little do they know they will discover much more than what they anticipated. Harry Doubt created an online game known as Truth Seeker, as a way to gather these people, particularly those with exceptional abilities and skills. Their quest for truth will lead them in the midst of
Christine Steendam
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Doubt is one of those books that surprised me. I was expecting a sci-fi and it ended up being so much more. The author says it is in the lines of TV shows like Fringe and Lost and I'd have to say she's right on the ball with that. So when I say surprised, I mean that in a positive way.

The book was a little slow to start. Anne-Rae Vasquez weaves backstory in and at times I just wanted to get to the meat of the story but I never felt like I wanted to put it down. On the contrary, I felt like I ne
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just One Word: Kickass!

I absolutely loved the book. It is a splendidly written book for YA. It has an easy flow. To be honest, I am not the kinds who would be interested in online gaming and stuff, but the cover and the storyline got me thrilled. Mind you, the book is not about games and gizmos alone, but leaves you with spine chilling paranormal experiences, sci-fi mystery, and thriller. Once you start reading it, it is hard to put it down!

Anne Rae has certainly done an exceptional job by crea
Max Tomlinson
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
‘Doubt’ refers to Harry Doubt, a young activist, intellectual, and creator of an online game that has been sold to Google to fund the Truth Seekers, a team of crack gamers with skills far beyond simple gaming. Think of a younger Fantastic Four with supernatural skills thrown in and you’re getting close. Harry is also a young man with a family secret he is driven to solve.

Cristal, the resourceful and preternaturally gifted protagonist of Doubt, can’t help but be drawn into Harry’s search for his
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommended
Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Doubt. It is extremely well written. The characters are fully developed and highly unique. The plot is intriguing and moves at a brisk pace. In other words, it possesses all of the critical elements that make a great read.

This novel also has something more, however. Nearly every page adds another layer to the engaging mystery. The author, Anne-Rae Vasquez, keeps you guessing about both the plot and the true motivations of each of the main characters until the en
Victoria Brinius
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is great for kids about 14 years old. I really liked that it had a lot of different elements for kids to like. For instance there was time travel, video games, family and science fiction. What I really want to point out is that there are so many kids that are gamers in today's society. Kids are so technologically savvy that they hardly read. However when there is a book about video games where kids are saving the world, and their families, I think that this book will gladly be read. I wish ...more
Marguerite Publishing
Gaming is such a popular thing that young adults are into right now, I found it quite brilliant to fit into the intense plot of this book. I really enjoyed "Doubt (Among Us, #1)" for the simple fact that the story was so packed with plot twists and action. I enjoyed the time travel aspect and the battle between good and evil. The main characters, Harry and Cristal were well developed. The other gamers in the story had individual personalities and traits as well. The dialog was well written and t ...more
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I peeked at some other reviews to get a sense of how to review this without giving away spoilers! :) Don't want to say too much about the story except that it was full of unexpected turns, crossing genres and that it kept my interest throughout and left me ready, at the end, to start the second book in the series. But, oh no, Book #2 isn't out yet!! :) I loved the diversity of the characters and the mystery that begins pretty much on page one. And did I mention, it's funny! Anne-Rae is a very fu ...more
P Bee
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is well worth your time and I'm not surprised this is on the bestseller lists. Doubt is the first book in the series and it's a fantastic start that dumps you into a stark, compelling world of the end times.

Doubt introduces you to some great characters that continue on in the second book, Resist. Sometimes, the first book in the series can be rather boring because the author has to introduce you to the characters and help you understand the world they have created. I didn't feel that
Dominic King
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
'Doubt' tells the story of a group of gamers, brought together by Harry Doubt at Global Nation, working to uncover a great mystery but none of them really have any idea how great until an unexpected, intense finale. The pace is pretty relentless; the chapters short and snappy. ARV produces some punchy dialogue and a few mind-bending twists.

Would recommend this to dystopia fans everywhere or anyone who just loves a good conspiracy.
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was a great read. I picked it, with a 'what the hell' attitude, wanting something fun and different than what I usually read. It was very interesting learning about the gaming aspect of the book. You don't necessarily have to like gaming to enjoy this book. It is good read for just about anyone. It combines gaming, romance, science fiction, and a mystery all in one. I will definitely be reading the next book. A lot of fun. ...more
Jessica Lorraine
Doubt is a well-written fast pace novel that you won’t want to put down. I started reading Doubt on a whim, and quickly found myself hooked. It had all the elements of a great story surprises and depth. The characters Harry and Crista were well developed, complicated and dynamic. The plot was full of twists and turns. It was a quick read highly and I would recommend it to anyone. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
Allison Kohn
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If "End of times / Armageddon" themes intrigue you; if you are a fan of shows like "Medium" and "Fringe"; "Doubt" will intrigue you. It mashes fringe science, corporate espionage and paranormal encounters to catapult the reader into an out-of-this-world experience. I am not a fan of paranormal fiction but I was mesmerized by this book and am waiting to see what the next book holds. It is a clean read that is so entertaining anyone could enjoy it. ...more
Kenneth Eade
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Anne-Rae Vasquez has created a lovable character in Harry Doubt, who leads his Truth Seekers on an amazing quest that ends up taking the reader on a journey on the edge of science and the supernatural. It is well written and engaging, with great development of characters you can really care about. I'm glad I had the chance to enjoy this wonderful book and I hope you do too. ...more
Luccia Gray
Although the story is well-written and the plot develops well, I found it hard to relate to the characters or get involved in the story. I'm sure it is because I'm not a YA. It's not the type of book I enjoy reading, but I wanted to give it a try. On the other hand, I can appreciate that YA readers who enjoy fantasy fiction would enjoy it. ...more
Melissa ownsbey
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
omg what a superb book
im blown away ploit twists
i never saw coming smacked me right in the face
this bookis a must read a need to read book
its new and fresh
i love it from start to finsh
the athuor brings new life to angels
and demons in a very unquley way this book
packs a good punch
Lakiisha Cook
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story, I could not put it down. Lots of twists and turns. Can’t wait to read books two and three!
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Jeff Dawson
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant Writing Style

This is a great YA novel. Anne has written more than an exciting book, she’s written a story that teaches reading skills. After I finished it, I gave it to my nine year old granddaughter who read two chapters in twenty minutes. The great part was how much of the story she was able to retain and talk about. For me, that is worth five stars any day of the week.
What’s cool is the story. Harry Doub, changed his name to Doubt, has been hired by GN to find out how the servers ha
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