Linked: Can Empathy Save the United Terrestrial Democracy? By Gaia B. Amman. Wow what did I just read. Seriously did I just read a book outside my comfort zone and love it! Yes I sure did. This book had me completely hooked from start to end. This story blew me away in a matter of speaking, the authors writing style and attention to details is outstanding. It’s a ride I truly wish I could take again for the first time. The characters are complex and enjoyable to read. You truly get taken on a journey with Naira and the other characters. Pick up this book and buckle up for an enjoyable ride. I’m giving this story a five star review and highly recommend it.
Linked: Can Empathy Save the United Terrestrial Democracy? was an interesting 4 star read.
This is a sci-fi romance. I was pulled in right from the beginning.
Gaia B Amman brings you into a world that is very unique along with the characters. Naira has been living with the humans and when there is a risk of someone finding out what she is, they come for her. She isn’t happy about it, she hates the Cursoi, but she has plans. Drama is trying to teach and train Naira. Will she be able to go through with her plans?
There were so many great characters. Naira also learns about love. I had some funny moments, and there were some darker ones as well. There are several twist and turns. Overall this was a good read and my first time reading this author. I look forward to reading more from this author to see what other worlds she comes up with. 1-click and get started today.
Amman continues to leave me breathless with her wide array of books and characters. I cannot even begin to explain how much I enjoyed this book. And truthfully I don’t even know how to put into words how much I enjoyed this book. Amman has an innate ability to engulf the reader into her imagination and develop a new world with complex characters and themes that challenge you to consider lines between good and evil, right and wrong, black and white. I truthfully wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked this book up. But truthfully it is best with a book like this to pick it up with a blank slate. Thank you Ms. Amman for sharing this amazing treasure with your readers. It is extremely well written and just a delight to enjoy.
I have had the pleasure of reading novels from Gaia b. Amman before Linked, but this was truly a different experience altogether than anything I think I have ever truly picked up. Not only from a sci-fi point of view, but from the political view as well. Normally these are things I tend to not pick up as choice contenders in general but like I said I have read Amman before and loved her novels up until now so when the title peaked my interest I had to dive in to find out what was behind the cover. I am glad that I did. It was a tad confusing at first but once I got into the swing of the writing I was hooked and truly loved the underlying messages that was being put forth. I think that this is definitely something that people would really find a relief in the current political climate that we are in right now. I know I did, and from reading the author’s notes it seems this was therapeutic to write this novel too. I can’t wait to see what we will get next from Ms. Amman!
Linked: Can Empathy Save the United Terrestrial Democracy? – by Gaia B Amman
– review by Natalie Hanley
I have read several books by this author, but she never fails to surprise me – in a good way. Linked is the type of novel I love to read – futuristic, dynamic and a fabulously-built fantasy world. What sets this book apart for me is the gender neutrality of some of the characters and the fluidity of their sexuality. I found this a refreshing inclusion instead of the girl meets boy type of relationships these novels normally promote.
The writing is fabulous and the worlds that Amman builds are sensational. I love the idea of blinking and travelling in time or across dimensions. The story arc builds to a satisfying, if unpredictable conclusion. I loved the introduction of a different type of love triangle – you will understand that when you read the book. Naira is a strong character who is not swayed by her peers. She will not “merge” just because they tell her she should. I liked that about her.
I cant really say much more without spoilers but read it! If you like dystopian/ fantasy fiction, read it. A change from the YA norm.. if it is even classed as YA.
The book and its concept were interesting. I found the authors writing style a little hard to follow, because there was a lot of situation jumps instead of smooth transitions. I think that’s what made it a little difficult for me to read.
The story was about a group of people who are genetically different from Earthlings, earthling democracy, the special skills this group of people had, and their system of governing.
This authors opinion on politics and the current state of affairs is laden throughout this book. So if your reading to escape politics or real life problems, you can not with this book!
There is a section labeled Afterword, where she shares her opinions in a bit of a rant. If you don’t follow popular opinion you will be irritated.
Linked: Can Empathy Save the United Terrestrial Democracy by Gaia B. Amman is an incredible dystopian romance story. The author creates a world that is so thrilling to read about and characters that you become so connected with. Everything about this book drew me in and I just had to find out what it was about. And then I had to find out more about the characters and their journey.
The author handles all the different components of the book with ease. I really felt like I was taken along the journey with the characters. The story was original and well crafted. This is a well deserved 5*!
If I could, I would quote the author’s words verbatim from the very last page of this book. I would give that 27 stars on its own – paired with this amazing story…. there aren’t enough stars in the universe.
According to Merriam Webster ™
em·pa·thy | \ ˈem-pə-thē \
1 : the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner
This story has so many amazing layers and undertones. It is written in a way that is pure perfection. While it is set in an imaginary world in the future, there is nothing imaginary about it.
I want to write so much about this story. About how I whipped through it and read it at work and how it took me out of my head and the stuff that’s going on right now. About how I empathized with the characters and what they were going through and about how everyone should have to walk in someone else’s shoes before judging them (don’t get me started about how everyone should have to waitress, work retail, and clean toilets as a job at least once in their lifetime). This is one of those books that I will be recommending to everyone. It was FANTASTIC.
Here are 3 of my favorite quotes:
“Nobody chooses what they are, only what to make with it.”
“Anyone can be the chosen one; you just have to dare to be different.”
“We all feel so entitled to our pain that we make ourselves blind to everyone else’s.”
I’ve read stories by this author before and this is my favorite from her and is in my top 5 of 2019.
Review by @mauraharper
Linked: Can Empathy Save the United Terrestrial Democracy? by Gaia B. Amman
I have no words at this moment. I am both confused and giddy over this story. The characters were a mixture of strong and weak. The author did show them growing throughout the story. Rouge and Lethal were weird but perfect. The way the author went about the whole linking them was wild. There were some confusing parts in the beginning but as you keep reading it somewhat explains itself. The merging and linking were not my think and kind of gave me the creeps. To be linked the way they were just wasn’t right. Rouge wasn’t my favorite character. She was very judgmental and controlling. It was almost like she wanted everyone to think the way she thought. The killing got to her but she was willing to kill someone in cold blood to serve her needs. We all live in situations we don’t like but there are better ways around them. I say this story is something you would have to get used to. It’s not something you can just jump right into. I feel you need a guide to the species before reading this story.
Review by @gguerrero89
Linked: Can Empathy Save the United Terrestrial Democracy? By: Gaia B. Amman is a book that started out being confusing but once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. Naira is a very passionate person about what she believes she’s also a bit stubborn. Naira and other characters seem to have some inner conflict going on. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough I had to know what happens next. It makes you think if you would make the same choices or not. I highly recommend reading this interesting book.i look forward to reading more from this Author.