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HIGH FLYER (Verdant String) by Michelle Diener – Review by Amanda Kimble

High Flyer (Verdant String, #4)High Flyer by Michelle Diener
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

High Flyer (Verdant String Series #4) by Michelle Diener

The first book I’ve read by the author. This is part of the Verdant String Series, but can be read as a stand alone. If I could give it more stars I would. Diener did an amazing job.

Hana, a pilot, doesn’t want to give in to her boss, but then they’re taken down. Hana, being the flyer she is, manages to avoid being hit. The quote I chose for Hana is: “Let’s see how overgrown it is on the outside and whether we can get a runner out at all.”

Iver, head-of-planet and Hana’s boss, finally gets the girl, but it doesn’t come easy. Iver finds that he’s being hunted down because people are worried about something he plans on building. The quote I chose for Iver is: “I can’t get taken. I won’t be used as a tool for them to get off planet with that shielding device.”

Science Fantasy lovers this is your book!

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High Flyer (Verdant String) by Michelle Diener – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur

High Flyer (Verdant String, #4)High Flyer by Michelle Diener
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an action packed adventure from start to finish, situated on the planet Faldine in the Verdant String, a planet which is notorious for being a nightmare for those who rely on technology, as it has magnetic fields over most of the surface. These fields vary in strength from mild, which makes the technology unreliable and patchy, all the way to dead zones which render this technology completely redundant.

Iver is the head of the planet and embraces the difficulty of making technology work on this unforgiving planet. Hana loves her job as Iver Sugotti’s pilot, it tests her skills every time she flies and gives her the adrenaline rush she craves. The only thing both want, but can’t have, is each other.

The story begins with Hana and Iver Sugotti starting a journey from his home to Touka City, as Hana gets Iver’s plane ready to pick him up, she is also planning her own solo trek into the mountains near Tuoka. When she picks Iver up, she realises that his assistant Lancaster is not coming with him and that he has a look on his face that is out of the norm. Iver confirms that it will just be the two of them when he gets comfortable in the cockpit with Hana, this is also out of the norm and Hana isn’t wholly comfortable with the situation.

The flight begins as usual with Hana and Iver exchanging small talk and observing the scenery when things start to go wrong, Hana picks up that they have been targeted by someone and that danger is on the horizon for them both. She warns Iver and begins the evasive maneuvers that she needs to execute successfully in order for them both to stay alive. As usual, Hana is calm and collected as she evades the danger, but is unable to avoid the dead zone which she has to fly through to do this, leading to them having to abort the flight and land as safely as she can with nothing working on the plane. She manages to do this, but as they leave the plane so that Iver can call for help, their plane is destroyed.

What Iver doesn’t know about Hana is that she is not just a pilot, she has some extra abilities which could mean the difference between life and death for the pair of them.

Is Hana going to be able to keep these abilities from Iver, or will her secrets come out as they fight for their lives?

Will they be able to work together and will something develop which they both want, but are scared to accept, or will they be torn apart?

The only way to find out is to join them in their fight and become drawn in as their story develops and it will definitely suck you in!

Reviewed by @RoxsanneL

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North to Nara (Crimson Sash Book 1) by Amanda Marin – Review by Jonell Collins

North to Nara (Crimson Sash, #1)North to Nara by Amanda Marin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

North to Nara (Crimson Sash #1) by Amanda Marin was a really good book. I think it demonstrates how many of us start out. We think we live in a wonderful world, everything looks perfect, everything seems perfect. Little by little we see the worms in the apple. Neve begins to see the worms in the apple when Micah catches her eye and suddenly nothing is as it seems. This is a great introduction to wonderful series.

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Angela Montoya

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

EVERYTHING YOU BUY, EVERY CALL YOU MAKE, EVERY WEBSITE YOU LOOK AT-THERE’S A RECORD OF IT…WE’VE TRADED PRIVACY FOR CONVENIENCE

Deleted is such an exciting read of determination and personal convictions. Author Ruth Mitchell takes you on a journey full of fear, angst, moral dilemmas, and the all-consuming wonder of “what if’s.” You could debate for days over the choices and decisions Lucy and even Nick make at every turn, which gives life to the knowledge that there will be an equal amount of readers turned off by their actions as there will be sympathizers. But that is precisely what made this book, so fun and intriguing to keep turning the pages. How easy would it be to not stick to your beliefs when the world is out to destroy you. How fast would your convictions crumble while lying cold in a ditch, and nobody even remembers your name? Throughout the entire book, I kept getting flashes of what it felt like watching “The Net” in the ’90s, wanting to believe it was a work of total fiction, but knowing it was only too close to the truth that nobody wanted to acknowledge. The only question remaining is WWSBD (What would Sandra Bullock do) or, in this case, Lucy? Survive! Even when you’re Deleted

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deleted
by Ruth Mitchell

Wow what a great book! I was drawn into this story right away and unable to put it down. There are definitely some unexpected twists and turns that completely frustrated me but made it that much better. I love Lucy and Marco, their connection is epic. There are also other really great characters in this story. This book also makes you think about the bigger picture and how far can technology be taken. There are questions of morality as well. This book is filled with action, creativity, originality, and vivid detail. The author made me feel like I was watching this unfold because it felt so real and got me invested in the outcome. This book is a gem and I highly recommend it.

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Finn Cunningham

DeletedDeleted by Ruth Mitchell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deleted by Ruth Mitchell is an absolutely phenomenal read. The concept of the story caught my eye and once I started the book I absolutely couldnt put it down. Mitchells writing and world building is incredibly original. Normally i dont read this genre, what with Science Fiction not being one of my go to’s, i was metaphorically blown out of the water. I loved following with Lucy’s story, albeit you really need to focus to catch everything that’s happening. Mitchell really knows how to hook a reader, and I definitely recommend this book!

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Debi Kircher

DeletedDeleted by Ruth Mitchell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deleted by Ruth Mitchell

5 Stars

Ok this book was a complete surprise to me. I started out being totally fascinated with the synopsis and decided to give it a try. I don’t normally read this genre so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I started it and as usual with this genre I got totally lost. I almost gave up but this is when reviews are so important, I read many of them and realized I needed to go back and try again. I had to be missing something. I am so so thankful I did.

I will say you don’t want any distractions while reading, it really does take focus to keep up with everything that is going on. Once I started again I was completely hooked and then could not put it down. I love how this was left wide open to a possible next book and truly hope that happens.

I was confused at the end because I dont think Ive ever in reading a book hated someone so much then ending up with them being one of my favorite characters and really hope that’s who gets the next book. I think that one would be a ton of fun especially how this one ended.

Grab this book!! It was awesome, do not give up, if you lose it, go back I am so glad I chose to do that!!

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Carrie Reed

DeletedDeleted by Ruth Mitchell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!

Excellent. This story is fun, it is original, techy, funny and dramatic. I love the storyline of a world addicted to technology and a world where you can hack into someone’s glasses and erase or read their memories. This is also slightly creepy but fun. The only big news Lucy has to share with her sister Mollie, is that she likes Marco. Mollie on the other hand shares that she can erase people’s memories. Then we meet Nick, who can also erase memories, and he sees that Lucy now knows of him. Watching Lucy on the run, as to not get her memories wiped, and her interactions with Marco is an adventure. The romance between Lucy and Marco is sweet and at times for me, frustrating, due to Marco’s memories being wiped. Overall a fantastic read, wonderful characters and I can’t say enough how creative this book really is.
I highly recommend this read! I felt as though I was watching a movie and not reading a book. Ruth Mitchell is an amazing writer and I hope for another book like this in the future from her.

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

DeletedDeleted by Ruth Mitchell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deleted is a young adult sci-fi book by Ruth Mitchell. The story takes place in the near future – a few decades on from where we are now. Technology has progressed with digital assistants connected directly to most people’s minds.
Our protagonist Lucy, a philosophy student, is one of the few people app developer Marco has ever met who still relies on a smartphone rather than the much more convenient Spex. She is concerned about privacy and security, and it turns out her concerns are not unfounded. It is possible, it turns out, to hack people’s minds through their Spex and while Lucy’s reluctance to embrace the technology keeps her mind safe, it doesn’t stop other people’s memories of her being accessed and erased.
This is an enticing story, and an interesting exploration of the advantages and dangers of technology. It also touches upon how fragile our memories are, even without technology that’s vulnerable to hacking.
This is a great book for teens and young adults who are interested in how technology can develop in the future, and concerned about privacy and how their data is used. The near future setting means much of the world seems familiar, so it would be a good starting point for readers who are just beginning to get into sci-fi. It’s also a fun, thought-provoking read for adults – I thoroughly enjoyed it! It gets 5 stars from me!

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Deleted by Ruth Mitchell – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ruth Mitchell is a new author to me. I could not have picked a better story to start reading her books. This is a YA science fiction story with a twist of mystery mixed in. The characters are complex and interesting. The plotline is engaging and I found myself turning the pages quickly to see what is coming next. We are introduced to Lucy. Lucy loves everything old. This is interesting since she is a mind-hacker. She did not realize that her sister was a mind-hacker. There is much more for Lucy to learn. Throughout this story, you follow Lucy. You learn what she can do. What will Lucy do now she knows she is a mind-hacker? Can Lucy find whom she is looking for to save lives so their lives are rewritten?

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