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Excellent Continuation of The Samantha Project

The Golden Couple - Stephanie Karpinske

The Golden Couple starts off right where The Samantha Project left off.  There was no lag in the storyline and there was an unexpected side of Brittany that was very welcomed.  The group, still on the run, deals with a few unexpected setbacks but there’s no stopping them.   The connection between Samantha and Erik is even stronger than before but with some trepidation now that Colin is back in the picture.


There is a new piece of the puzzle in connection with the genetic enhancements.  One that is shocking and a bit disturbing but bringing the science fiction feel full circle.  More deaths, accidents and secrets abound.  Accomplices that you never would have expected show their faces bringing the extent of GlobalLife Genetics intertwining in Samantha’s life front and center in a bewildering way.


As I had stated in my review of The Samantha Project, bits of this story remind me of the TV show Kyle XY.  This isn’t a bad thing.  I really enjoyed that show as did my family.  Unlike the first book, sexuality is touched on a bit more but thankfully not in way that would make you blush while reading nor did it take away from the storyline.  It has its place and it’s dealt with in rather a nontypical way.  Think about it; you have a genetically enhanced female and a genetically enhanced male…why would GLG want them together?   Better yet, why wouldn’t they want them together?


Again, a good story that kept me reading from start to finish.  I am again looking forward to reading the next book in the series.  It’s not many series that keeps my interest like this, usually I’m ready to go on to something else or the fizz has started to fizzle.   Instead, there is a whole lot more to this story and I can only wonder where the author will take the characters the next go-around. 


I recommend this to all.  It’s a good YA story that will satisfy any age of reader and as a mother, I would not have any problem with my 14 year olds reading it and on the same token I think my 44 year old husband would enjoy it.

Source: http://wordtodreams.blogspot.com/2013/05/review-golden-couple-by-stephanie.html