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Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan – Review by Sarah Oakes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great read about theft. Meda wakes up on a beach with no memories except her name. She tries to make a life for herself on an unfamilair world and ends up stealing to make ends meet. In her own way, she does what she can to help those in need under a corrupt and tyrannical Prince. But can her meddlesome ways keep her out of trouble or will she end up in danger?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Meda as brave and bold but kind underneath. Great cast of supporting characters like the concerned Kako or the enigmatic Kyrios.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the white beaches and grass and blue sky in the sun drawing the reader in with exotic beauty. Or the volcano inside the island under the clear sky with the sound of the birds as fantastical yet serene, wonderfully written. Or with the market on the island later on full of life and people with the food and wares with their sights and sounds and smells so vivid its as if you’re actually there.
A great example of world building with a fantasy world with its own geography and history, full of life and colour. The first person narrative worked well to display Meda’s journey to find herself again. I also loved the use of Greek mythology with characters true to their origins and given the respect they deserve, with some new perspectives on characters like Medusa that were a lovely touch. The only issue I would raise is that it felt slow to start. It also had lot sof long sentences making it hard to read which could be resolved with a variety of sentence lengths. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.

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Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan – Review by Renee Ullery

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misplaced: Joined: Book Two by Mara Gan
Stars-4

This story picks up with Meda not remembering much of anything, but her name. This story combines romance, adventure, and suspense with ups and downs for Meda. I really enjoyed reading this story. I also love reading how Meda handles everything and finds her way back to those who love her.I cannot wait to see how all the twists and turns play out!

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Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan – Review by Mirela Ruiz

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan was a fantastic read! I give this book a five out of five stars. This is book two in the series and I felt like it was a great continuation. I enjoyed the plot and the twists and turns definitely kept me engaged. The characters were well developed and the attention to their development felt intentional.

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Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misplaced by Mara Gan is the second book in the Joined series from her. I loved the first book and was very anxious to get my hands on this one to see where things would go next. I would personally recommend that you read the first book before diving into this one or you may find yourself a tad confused at times. This book will be the one you want to carve out some time for because it is so fast paced and full of action that you will be anxious on the edge of your seat to find out what will come of the characters you have grown to love. I know I did and was awake slightly past my bedtime to read the end.

This one finds Meda awakening very confused. She doesn’t even know if her real name is Meda. Regardless of her situation she becomes influential in protecting several others. I loved how she was so selfless and inviting as a character. I could totally see myself being friends with her if she were to be real. This book is sci-fi of sorts but also includes some realistic historical facts that enhance the story to make it feel that much more realistic. I loved how I never felt overwhelmed by made up names etc, something I often struggle with in this genre of books. Never an issue with Mara Gan’s work. I look forward to seeing what will come next from Mara Gan, and I am sure I will love it already!

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Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan – Review by Chantelle Smith

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I do love a good fantasy read, and Mara Gan has once again proved that she writes brilliant Fantasy Romance. This is book 2 in the Joined series and for the full effect of these books, they should be read in order!
This book has twists and turns throughout, you can never guess what is about to happen! Along with the twists and turns, this read is full of suspense, adventure, action & mystery things you always need in a good read! I was hooked with this book from the first sentence! We get another lot of brilliant characters that I love watching them grow and progress with their story.

Mara Gan creates a fantastic vivid world that is made mentally visual with her descriptive words, and I love diving into the world she creates. I can’t wait to see what else this author has to offer and what else will come next!

Reviewed By @tillytillzz

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Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mara Gan’s Joined series is one that moves between different genres. The first book was science fiction, with a space opera feel to it. The second book, Misplaced, is a mythological fantasy set in Ancient Greece. They are held together by character and story but the world has a completely different feel to it.
I particularly liked Meda in Joined and love how her character is developed in Misplaced. She has woken up in this strange world with no memories of her past, besides her name. She is struggling to survive, going to desperate lengths to protect others and herself. The world she has found herself in is one of corrupt power and unjust rules, where doing what is right can get her into a lot of trouble.
As before, the world building was fantastic. There were plenty of recognisable figures and events from history and mythology, as well as vivid scenes such as markets and forests. I could really picture the environments Meda was in!
For me, this is a five star book. I’d recommend reading from the start of the series if you’re after a rich fantasy that will take you to some wonderful places.
I’m really excited to see where this story goes next, and how it develops further. After Joined and Misplaced, it feels like anything could happen!

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Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan

4 Stars

As I said in my review of the 1st book of this series I am not a huge fan of sci fi or fantasy…I enjoyed the first book enough to read this one and I might have liked this one a little better. It’s been a bit since I’ve read the first and I thought I was ok because most of the book can be read as a stand alone but later on some of the first book came into play and I probably should have refreshed my memory and it might have helped, but this one felt completely different and I did enjoy it more.

I really did like Meda, her character was awesome and I was drawn into the story right away with reading about her waking up and the sensations she was experiencing trying to figure out where she was, and then who she was. Her struggles to survive felt very real, and realizing her special ability yet having no idea how she got it was awesome. I loved how she set a mission to help and followed through.

The story did flow nicely and didnt feel near as wordy as the first book did. I will just say that if your a fan of Sci Fi, Epic fantasy than you will love this book. It was written very well. The whole Meda and Perseus part of the story put a whole new spin on second chances. I loved that!

I will definitely read more from this author!

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Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Misplaced is the much anticipated second book in the Joined Series by Mara Gan. I have been anticipating the release of this book, waiting to continue from where we left off in book one. To say I had high expectations would be an understatement! I adored the first book and couldn’t wait to dive into this one. I am so impressed by this exciting second instalment!! It is everything I could have hoped for, and more!!!
The story picks up a little after the climactic events at the end of book one. Meda awakes on a remote beach- with no memory of where she is, how she got there- or anything else for that matter- except for knowing her name. I won’t go into too much detail here, because I don’t want to spoil the story for you. But what ensues makes for an exceptional, and spellbinding read which any real fantasy lover sure won’t want to miss.
As it is a continuation of the story from book one- I really recommend reading the first book before beginning on this one. There is a lot of backstory, character introductions, and other important information contained in Joined (Book One), which I feel you need to know in order to fully appreciate this book.
This book has so much going for it- it has a bit of a Greek myth feel to it- but with an originality all its own. It’s a mystical and suspenseful- with mystery, drama, danger, action, adventure, brilliant world building, superb characters, intriguing storyline, choreographed beautifully, with real historical facts sprinkled throughout the storyline to add an extra element of interest to the whole thing. I can see Ms. Gan put a lot of time, effort, research, planning, heart, and soul into this story- and it really shows- setting this story apart from many others in the same genre.
As I mentioned in my review for “Joined”- the characters are really superb! They’re so well crafted, complex, and incredibly endearing. Ms. Gan’s world building skills are top notch- she has built an entirely believable, vividly detailed, rich and fascinating world in which to set her story/series- right down to intricate backstories, histories, and even languages.
The story is elaborate, and multi-layered- with so much happening, I was on the edge of my seat. That ending!!! I NEED the next book NOW!!! I CAN-NOT-WAIT!!!! My mind is reeling with possibilities- anticipating where the story is heading!! It’s set to be EPIC!!!

Thank you, and once again KUDOS to you Ms. Gan!!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan – Review by Caralee Loonat

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misplaced (Joined Book 2) By Mara Gan
4 Stars!!!!

This is the second book in this series and also second book I have read from this author. I was not let down. I really find that the author has a refreshing writing style that brings the characters to life. I really like how the author picked up from the cliff hanger from the previous book and the adventure in this book really kept me glued to the pages and at the edge of my seat.

I really felt myself putting myself in Meda’s shoes as she struggled with amnesia. The drama and intrigue really add to the book and draw in the reader. I really like the fact that even though Meda is a princess that the author has written her character down to earth and I really found myself drawn to her character. The mysteries about herself that she needs to piece together and the intrigue that ensues really bring the reader into the book. I felt as though I was right with Meda as she goes about trying to remember who she is as she also goes about the new life she created on the planet she awoke on. I really look forward to reading more from this author and I hope this series.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan – Review by Jana Teppih

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misplaced is the second book in Mara Gan’s Joined series and somehow I happened to start with book two. It feels like the book could be read as a standalone as I didn’t really feel as if I were missing something though I would always recommend starting a series from the beginning. Joined is a fantasy romance series so if that is your genre then this is definitely a good series to add to your repertoire. Also if you are fascinated with Greek mythology and history then you will find something to like with the series and the book! (I am sure Sappho rings a bell, right?)
The writer gives us Meda who wakes up not knowing who she is or how she came to be where she was at when waking up … somehow she manages to keep herself alive and carves out a life in the strange surroundings she woke up in … she has a special skill of healing people … the writer takes us on a journey along with Meda that is filled with twists and intrigue and danger so hold on and enjoy the ride!

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