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Techno Thriller

DiSemblance - Shanae Branham

First I’d like to thank the author for providing me a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review, for a blog tour.

When I started the book, I thought, cool, this sounds like Star Trek, and you can imagine my glee when the character describes it the same way.  But that’s about it when it comes to Star Trek.  From there we are thrown into mystery, murder, suspense and a true thriller novel.  There is a total uniqueness to this story that really impresses me, especially with the direction that YA/Teen novels are currently progressing.  This one will satisfy those who want a mystery minus the paranormal.

The characters themselves do not have an even flow.  I’m not sure if this was intentional or not.  Being that Jason and Isaac had basically been social outcasts since their father cut them off from the world and homeschooled them plus kept them mentally tuned to technology than with sociology there should be an awkwardness to them.  Sometimes I felt that, but then there were times that when they should have been basically falling over themselves, they weren’t.  The romantic chemistry between the characters didn’t mesh very well either and I feel that could definitely use an overhaul.

There are layers of stories here which in turn gives the reader different character personalities and has the reader keeping their thinking cap on.  What will happen to this couple?  Who is real?  How in the world did they do that?  More questions, but the ending does a pretty good job of giving you the answers needed until the next book comes out. 

All in all it was interesting read and again, for those who are looking for something a bit more grounded, almost Mission Impossible style, they will surely enjoy this book.  Those who are all out techno wizards will also enjoy this book.  Read only paranormal or contemporary?  You will probably not enjoy this, but hey, not every book is for every person.

Source: http://wordtodreams.blogspot.com/2013/09/review-of-disemblance-by-shanae-branham.html