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We Are Watching

(Mindshare #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Henry Malone's childhood was shattered by the unexplained suicide of his father. Now a teenager, his days are spent studying to become a Neural Implant Technician for Planetary Link Corporation, helping them maintain an iron grip over his walled country and every iota of knowledge contained within—but he leads a double life. Henry’s nights are spent helping his mother wage ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published December 16th 2014 by Primrose Publishing LLC
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Andrea Hatfield
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Henry has lived a hard life after the death of his father and has had to deal with everyone trying to gain something because of it. He's also developed a sarcastic and defensive attitude because of it. Henry lives in a futuristic version of Huston called The Gulf Market where everyone has been implanted with a NEX in their brains that connects them with all kinds of knowledge and information. All of the information and knowledge is controlled by Planetary Link or Plink and they determine what an ...more
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Henry Malone has had a hard life following the death of his father, a death which was deemed suicide.

Now a teenager he works for the Planetary Link Corporation (Plink) as a technician specialising in Neural Implants. Everybody has an implant, to me it sounds like having the contents of your iPhone in your head but with the added terror of Plink being able to see what you see.

Plink want to control the knowledge that you absorb, there will be no unauthorised knowledge and Henry as a technician wit
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book giveaway available on my blog

This is the utmost phenomenal sci-fi book that I have had the pleasure of reading.The truth is I have never been an enormous fan of Sci-fi books. Yet this book is so different from the rest of the Sci-fi genre. This is an unconventional and distinct read. An author like M. Stephen Stewart can write in such a profound way that while reading his book the details and settings are so dynamic you feel as if you are living in this f
Angela Cramer
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
***I received a free copy of We Are Watching via Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review***

Wow! This story is not at all what I would have expected from the synopsis. It is so much more and I encourage anyone who loves alternate realities, or futuristic possibilities whether young or adult to read this book.

The main character Henry, Hank, Malone is a 17 year old know-it-all with just the right amount of angst, anger, frustration and fear to be one of my own kids. Throw in a futuristic world wher
I want to thank Netgalley for the copy I received in exchange for an honest review.

Then I come to the difficult part: that honest review. I really am not sure how to rate this book, since I liked the story a lot, and saw so much potential! The characters were real people, whom I could really start to like, if I got the chance. And there it is: I feel like I never got the chance to get to know them. Especially persons like Mark and Riya would be so great to see more realness around. Riya's father
Full review to come!
Alyce Hunt
Aug 22, 2020 rated it did not like it
This is a difficult book to read, because the writing is dreadfully clunky. It took me two weeks to trudge through this story, and I found myself wishing that I’d called it quits and DNF’d as soon as I started having trouble at the 10% mark.

The prologue of We Are Watching is the strongest part of the story. We meet an astronaut who is in mortal peril, experiencing the catastrophic failure of his ship, but who is desperate to get home to his wife and child. I flew through this part of the story a
Sage Knightly
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: xpressoreads
*I’m posting this as part of the XpressoBookTours We Are Watching Blog Tour. I received a free ebook copy of this in order to do so.
*This is also posted on FIhsing For Books

We Are Watching is a well written sci-fi novel full of action, strength, bravery, growth, secrets, deceit, and a chance to make everything right. Henry Malone has had a tough life, losing his father to a rumored suicide and having everyone use him to get shares and fame without caring about Henry and how he might feel abo
Jan 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r4r
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review....

17 year old Henry Malone lives in a futuristic, walled off Houston (called the Gulf Market) where full motion advertisements clutter the skies and the sides of buildings. These advertisements feature the image of the people viewing them because everyone has a neural implant called the NEX that connects them, at all times, to a vast network and database of knowledge. This database is controlled by a corporation called Planeta
Myra (Pieces of Whimsy)
Review first published on my blog, Pieces of Whimsy


This book was a fun sci-fi read, though expect some darker scenes, this book is not afraid to cause its characters pain (which is just how I like it!) My favourite part of this book was the beginning. I thought it was just really well written and such an awesome introduction the book. The rest of it was good too, but I enjoyed the beginning the most.

The sci-fi world M. Stephen Stewart created was very cool but a bit confusing at first, wit
Bianca Ayling
Jul 10, 2015 rated it liked it
True Rating: 3 and 1/2 Stars

Read my entire review and enter the giveaway on {}.

I definitely do not regret requesting to review this book! I mean, when a novel opens with this quote:
"Death is impersonal and untimely.
Impersonal, because death doesn’t care who you are – death cuts through social classes, ages, races, genders, religions and all offices, important or not. Untimely, because there’s always more to do, and there’s always
I really like this book. As a debut, its great. As a novel, its good. Why isn't it being published physically?

I can't say I loved the characters, they lacked the depth we admire. For Mark and Riya, we got just a glimpse into who they really are. What their past is. Things that we should love about them. Most of them lacked the depth we needed. There was potential. The characters weren't connectable. It was a mess.

The worldbuilding. The NEX. Now, that was deeply admirable. It wasnt explained imme
Ren nerdychampagne
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review



Overall, We Are Watching is a cliche-complex-sci-fi, all-cliche-dytopian novel. The hint of romance and humour was there and the action scenes were great. One thing I can say to you is that this book is mostly made up of a lot that you’ve already read. I know so. The uniqueness is there but it really isn’t all new. So many characters were getting introduced at one and sometimes, you’d really wonde
Melissa Burcham
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015
I was given an ARC book for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.


This book was a very good read. It was amazing to see what our world could very well be headed to. Once I began reading, I couldn't put the book down. The pages kept turning as I couldn't wait to find out what happened next and get answers to the questions arising during the story. The book ended in a cliff hanger that leaves so many open doors for the n
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

I love a good dystopian, or young adult, or sci-fi book. This one was all three combined into one and it was a wild ride. I thought that the premise was unique but it also reminded me of other books that I have read. There was a lot of suspense and intrigue in this book and I couldn't guess what was going to happen, which was awesome. The author was able to keep my attention and keep me glued to the pages. I read the book in 2 day
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We Are Watching!!! Oh you wonderful book, you!!!I know, I know, this book took me forever to finish. I just it when it takes me a month to finish a book. But this doesn't even say anything about the quality of the book, cause it's seriousy so good. (I started the second book in the series right after cause I just needed more).
First of all the main character. Henry Malone. I have to admit that in the beginning I wasn't entirely sure about him and it took me a while to decide if he was likeable o
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book!

The characters were well-developed and interesting, the kind you'd feel were old friends if you met them in person. I especially appreciated the relationship between the two main characters, which felt generally earnest and true without falling back on the "male protagonist + female sidekick" tropes we so often see.

The constructed world was different, complex, and intriguing. If you've ever felt even a little bit uncomfortable about the future of digital privacy, corpora
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly Enjoyable!
When I read the synopsis for this book I was really intrigued and knew that I wanted to read it. I found it to be better than my expectations. It is very well written. The futuristic plot is complex and rich and mysterious, and will keep you turning pages to see what happens next. I love to try to figure it out ahead of time, but that wasn't easy with this book. It's definitely not what you would call predictable. It is brisk paced, and a really smooth read, and you can easi
Georgiann Hennelly
Henry Malone's childhood was shattered when his Father committed suicide no one knows why he did it? Now he is a teenager and he is studying to become a Neural Implant technician for Planetary Link Corp, He would be helping them maintain an iron grip over his country and all the knowledge contained there. He leads a double life at night he helps his Mother wage a cyber war against Planetary Link in a quest to find the truth behind her Husband's suicide.He so far has managed to keep his twolives ...more
Jun 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, first-reads
Thank you Xpresso Book Tours for providing me this book

DNF @ 10%

I was really excited after reading the synopsis the first time, so I shelved it. But after reading it again, I removed it from the shelf and got a review copy... I'm such an idiot.

I really did try to read this book, but I became even more confused. A whole lotta rules, characters, and events are just thrown into the story. It had no fluidity.

The whole book talked about NEX and fixing humans. Are these people half machine and half hu
Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)
I enjoyed reading this story a lot, there was a bit of mystery that went along with it. While reading I just wanted answers and to know what was going to happen next.

It was very interesting looking a world with a very futurist feel. The Nex was quite interesting, at first it confused me a little bit, but as the book went on, I learned more about it. It showed that nothing was private for these characters and everything they said and did was recorded.

One thing I always look for while reading boo
Kira Brighton
May 04, 2015 added it
Recommends it for: Needs some revisions, maybe casual dystopia readers?
Shelves: won-in-giveaway
*Received free e-copy from IceyBooks*

This book wasn't as vibrantly or clearly written as the prequel, but it was decent. Things started seeming really off when they made it to the Silent City -- it was just weirdly done -- but I liked the climax a lot.
Angela Watson
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my
got this for free or an honest review. thought this book was good. not my kind of read but i am not into science faction,
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
DNF @ 35%

Review of what I did read coming soon
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