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Friend (What Happens on Campus Series Book 3) By M.L. Sparrow – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Friend (What Happens on Campus Series Book 3)
By: M.L. Sparrow
5 out of 5 stars

The story Friend (What Happens on Campus Series Book 3) by M.L. Sparrow is a new adult/contemporary romance. It grabbed my attention from the beginning, and I found myself turning pages wanting to know what would happen next. I enjoyed reading about the characters of Terri Murphy and Jet Chang. Terri is a young woman who has survived an attack that has left her with feelings and fears that she never thought she would have. Terri is fiercely independent and doesn’t always ask for help, even when she needs it. Terri also has feelings for her best friend Jet. Jet is concerned about his best friend and wants to help her. He has the dream of becoming an author. He also realizes that there is a romantic interest between him and Terri. What does the future hold for Terri and Jet? Even if there is a risk to their current friendship will they take a chance and start a relationship? Read this book to find out. This story was an emotional read. When reading about Terri’s character and how she is feeling is hard at times. There are issues that may be triggers to some. I felt that the story was written in such a way that you can’t help but be touched and moved by Terri’s experiences. I enjoyed reading about many of the additional characters that interact with Terri and Jet. I grew to care about Terri with every chapter that I read and wanted her to find happiness. This is an amazing book to read and one I would highly recommend.

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Joined: Book One by Mara Gan is Science Fiction/Romance book . I was drawn in from the beginning and had a hard time putting it down. There’s a little bit of everything from action to danger and even romance.The author’s style of writing and her characters are almost flawless. Her attention to detail was incredible and I literally felt like I was right there with them. At times I was on a emotional rollercoaster ride and others I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what happens next. This is a story about a woman who all she wanted to do was sit around and read books, help others and play the sports she loved to play. Problem is duty gets in the way of her doing that. Her talent of reading minds is what she wants to do most times she can tell what’s going to happen before it happens. She’s next in line to rule the galaxy and there are others who want her assassinated.She doesn’t think she needs protection and her protector has anger problems. Other problem with him being her protector is she thinks she’s falling for him. Find out what happens next in this must read Book. I can’t wait to see what’s next .

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by LaTosha Cook

Joined (Joined #1)Joined by Mara Gan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved reading this book. It pulls you in and keeps you wanting to read more. It caught by the first chapter. I can not wait to read the next book. I highly recommend this book.

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Renee Ullery

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Joined: Book One by Mara Gan
Stars-4

Mara Gan did a wonderful job creating this incredibly world and characters. She has described it very well. The two main characters are Meda and Perseus. Meda is a princess of not just a world, but a galaxy. She is compassionate and sweet. She has a very independent and stubborn streak that I absolutely love. Perseus is beyond fierce. He is a force to be reckoned with, but he may have found a challenge in Meda. There are ups, downs, laughter, and sadness all in this story. At the end of this story, there is a cliffhanger.This is only the first book in this series so more is yet to come, and I cannot wait!

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review By Caralee Loonat

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Joined By Mara Gan
5 Stars!!!!!

I have once again found a new author and another great first in a series book. I really like psy-fi and
paranormal books. This was just such a great read and so refreshing. The book had me from chapter one and if I said it once I’ve said it a million times I just couldn’t put this book down.

I like how the book is in first person. I really like how I am seeing the events through the main character’s eyes. The first person narrative of this brings everything to life. I felt as if I was the character and as the events unfolded that I was experiencing them first hand. The world created by the author just came to life within my mind. I also like how things are not so straight forward and the main character falls for her guard over time. I really look forward to reading more from this author and this series as this is the first book and I am so eager to see how things pan out.

Reviewed By @caraleeloonat
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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Karyn Taylor

Joined (Joined #1)Joined by Mara Gan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Joined: Book One by Mara Gan is a fantastic science fiction/fantasy novel. I have only recently started reading this genre and I’m so glad that I gave it a go as I absolutely loved this book. This is a new author to me and I had no idea of their writing style but I can safely say now that Mara Gan sure knows how to write a fantastic engaging story.
When I think of the imagination required to create this story, it blows me away. Not only are there many different characters who all play a vital role in the story but there are different nationalities, planets, galaxies etc that must have taken a great deal of imagination, planning and preparation.
As to the story itself, I was totally hooked on it from the very beginning and was taken on a rollercoaster journey to the end only to be left wanting more.
The 2 main characters Princess Andromeda (or Meda as she’s better known) and her Protector Perseus are awesome. Meda is sassy, strong willed and does not like having restrictions placed on her. As her life is under threat, Perseus is constantly exasperated by her constant rule breaking. All this is not helped by the fact that they both have feelings for each other but, with Meda being a Princess and Heir to the galaxy, her future husband has been chosen for her.
Can Perseus keep Meda safe from those who want her killed? Can the 2 of them resist the obvious feelings that they have for one another? I’d really recommend that you read this fantastic book to find out. For me, I can’t wait for Book Two as I want to know what the future has in store for Meda and Perseus.

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Joined: Book One by Mara Gan
4 stars

I have to say I was very intrigued by this book by the synopsis, but very wary due to page count. This book is long, yes, but is a really good story. I’m not a big “step out of my comfort zone” genre reader, I love romance and the angst but this book really captured my attention.
The character descriptions felt like they were very vivid in my mind and I could really picture everything i was seeing/reading, I LOVE that. But there were some things that could have done fine with not being included, it just got too wordy, for me personally. I felt like I skimmed a lot, which I hate to do, but it felt repetitive or unnecessary to get to the next part of the story.
I will say I’m intrigued for the next book, as that cliffhanger leaves me to believe there will be another. Overall i enjoyed the story.

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Susan Mowdy

Joined (Joined #1)Joined by Mara Gan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an awesome book 1 to a series that already has me hooked!

I loved Meda. She was a force to be reckoned with. Even though this was a story about a Princess that needed to be saved, Meda wasn’t your typical princess! Her flaws made you love her!

This was a fast pace read with action and suspense! I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough just to see what would happen next. Great start to new series and I can’t wait to read the next book. Mara Gan is now a must one-click author for me!

Review by @listersda
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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Debi Kircher

Joined (Joined #1)Joined by Mara Gan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Joined: Book One by Mara Gan

4 Stars

I went way out of my comfort zone on this book. It was recommended when I mentioned I needed something different. This was definitely different for me. I don’t read sci fi and I’m not a huge fan of YA, but in saying all of that I did enjoy many parts of this story. I definitely had no questions regarding the characters as they were well described and had the depth you need to truly understand. The surroundings and times I could almost visualize with the descriptive words used. There was definitely a uniqueness to the storyline which I completely appreciated.

In saying all of that, this book was a bit long and drawn out for me. I’m not crazy about reading a book I find myself having to skip through especially when an author works so hard to give me the words to read, but I did skip quite a bit, it felt very wordy in many places and I might be exaggerating a bit but it almost feels like half the page count could have been eliminated. Okay, maybe not that much but it did leave me with that feeling.

Again..in saying all of that I will be reading the next in this series as there was enough of a cliffhanger to have me craving more, and although this story did not change my choice of not reading this genre it is quite possible that the next in the series will.

Definitely do recommend for anyone that loves a good NA SciFi romance novel without too much of the romance.

Review by @debikircher

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Janet Harville

Joined (Joined #1)Joined by Mara Gan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this book giving off Throne of Glass vibes along with some Star Wars bits. It starts off with Meda who is a non-royal born into a prophecy that deems her saving the galaxy. She has a bodyguard who is a mercenary but she doesn’t think she needs one and is perfectly fine being able to do what she wants. Meda is an empath and semi-frequent telepath who gets overwhelmed sometimes with all the people around her and escapes quite a bit that her bodyguard, Perseus gets angry with her. Not wanting to spoil but Meda ends up falling for Perseus.

I loved the plot of the story but the description of Perseus was a bit too much, I’m not a fan of big muscled guys even tho he did sound rugged and handsome. I also found it a bit deeming that he kept calling her “little girl” even though it changes a bit in the end after they are both in love.

In other words, I would recommend this book to anyone who likes sci-fi, humor, fantasy and a bit of action. I feel this book provided a lot of those things along with romance of course but not too much it was overbearing.

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