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The Reader by M.K. Harkins – Review by Lisa Helmick

The ReaderThe Reader by M.K. Harkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Reader (The Immortal Series)
by M.K. Harkins
Rated 5 stars

Wow! What an amazing story! The world building was perfect. The characters drew me in and didnt want to let go. They were fun, serious, different and strong willed. I even chuckled and said “Oh!” A couple times. I loved the story of the readers, the jacks and the seers. Ann, Archer and Devon were Intriguing and I just kept turning pages until I knew all about them and all their secrets. I was amazed by Ann more than once. She might have no memory but those memory muscles….they work perfectly. Ha ha. Right Devon?? I loved the idea of “The Lost One”. Some of the history was tedious but it was needed as well to understand the future story. I enjoyed learning about where The Readers lived and how they made things work. Very smart!

If Ann is the Lost One she will need to soul bond with either Devon, Archer, Lucy Or Marcus. What happens if more than one feels the beginnings of the bond. Who will Ann choose?

This is not my first book by the author. I enjoy all of her stories. They are inventive and interesting. This one was no exception. There was action, action and more action. The wording flows nicely and the story catches my attention. I loved the world and the characters.

Review by @lisahelmick

The Reader by M.K. Harkins – review by Tracy Manderson

The ReaderThe Reader by M.K. Harkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Reader by M.K. Harkins
5 out of 5 stars
The Reader is the first book in the Immortal series written by M.K. Harkins and I have read a few of this author books and she is amazing. The characters are well written and amazing I loved the way they interacted with each other. The way this author described the scenery was incredible and I could picture myself there.
Ann Baker is an eighteen year old girl who is being hunted on top of this she was shot and has no memory when she wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow Devon and Archer to help her escape. Soon she finds herself in their North Bend mountain compound, where the higher evolved humans claim to be mind-readers. While Ann heals, she realizes they believe her to be one of the last and most powerful of all – The Lost One.
She’s welcomed by most with opened arms, but not everyone is happy about her arrival. A jealous adversary has plans for Ann, which spirals the entire Reader community into chaos.
As lies, murder, and betrayal threaten to rip apart the once harmonious mountain dwellers, Ann is thrust into making a decision that could save or devastate not only The Readers, but all of mankind. But there’s just one glitch: by doing so it may require her to make the ultimate sacrifice can she make this sacrifice?
I highly recommend this book and can’t wait to read the next book in this series…
Review by @tracym

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The Reader by M.K. Harkins – Review by Michelle Austin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Reader was an interesting 4 star read.

Ann wakes up on a beach with no memory of who she is and a gunshot wound to her arm. She ends up meeting Devon and Archer who were sent to find her and bring her safely back to the compound where doc can help her.

Both Devon and Archer definitely have different personalities. Devon was standoffish and short with Ann and Archer was charming and helpful. As I got to know them better and we learned more about Ann and the Readers, I understood some things even more.

Ann starts to have memory flashes here and there. I had a lol moment during the “rat” scene. Ann eventually gets confronted and threatened by someone who has some jealousy issues with her.

There are some twists, turns and a love triangle. This was a quick read with a good storyline. The secondary characters were great, my most favorite character was Lucy, her personality was bouncy and fun. I really enjoyed this book, although while reading I felt some similarities to some other books I’ve read. If your looking for some action and heart stopping moments this would be a good read for you. I actually would love to see more from all of these characters, maybe some history on them. Can’t wait to see what’s coming next from M.K. Harkins.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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The Reader (The Immortals Book 2) by M.K. Harkins – Review by Cynthia Ayala

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Riveting and incredibly fast-paced, The Reader delivers a non-stop action ride that keeps the reader entertained and enthralled by the story and the characters. That is probably the best facet of this story, the pace because Harkins can do what many people cant, which is squeeze is massive amounts of history without bogging down the pace of the story or distracting the reader. Harkins approaches her storytelling the way she approaches it regarding Ann. She does not know much, and she has to learn a lot in a small amount of time, so Harkins gives the Ann the cliff notes version of history which is essential. Some authors do not do that which does not work out to well because unless it is essential, it can just make the story drag out. Here Harkins breaks up the history with tension, with a descriptive narrative of what the world is like in the present. So, with the break history lessons broken up by action and character dynamics, it makes for a great read because the story keeps up the momentum while also building up this world for the reader, a world that the reader can understand and get to know.

Some slight problems go hand in hand with the pace of the novel, but ultimately, they are minimal. It just follows the ending. The resolution was so quick; it happened in a snap and the redemption of the villain, it moves like a flick of a switch that their loyalties, it is uneasy to see a villain switch over so quickly without really understanding the motive. It was just too quick, the ending, and could have used a tad more action and character development here.

Nevertheless, it is a good novel. There is a small cast of characters that allows the reader to get to know each of these characters and how they fit with one another. There isn’t much room for character growth in this novel, but the way they all fit together and influence each other is what makes it fun and makes the reader invested in them.

Ultimately, this is just a quick read. It offers a great story that moves effortlessly with a quick pace that keeps the reader engrossed in the story and action of it all.

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The Reader (The Immortal Series Book One) by M.K Harkins – Review by Emily Brockschmidt

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“The Reader” by M.K. Harkins is the first gripping book in The Immortal Series by M.K. Harkins. This book blew me away with the originality of the story, amazing characters and nearly non- stop action. To say I was pulled to it is an understatement. I couldn’t stop thinking about it! It starts with a young woman waking up on a beach, not knowing who she is or where she is. From there, the story gets crazy good but I don’t want to give away any details because they are SO GOOD! If you like books that are a bit off the norm, you will love this book! M.K Harkins has built such an interesting world with “The Reader” and I’m hoping for many books to follow! M.K. Harkins really keeps you guessing until the very end how everything will shake out and even in the end, I’m still not sure what lies ahead but I know I can’t wait to read it! This book isn’t very long, so give yourself a few hours to devour this book and get ready for “The Jack!” I clearly give “The Reader” five stars and would give more if I could!
Reviewed by @emilybee430

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The Reader by M. K. Harkins The Immortal Series Book One – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

The ReaderThe Reader by M.K. Harkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Reader by M. K. Harkins The Immortal Series Book One

5 stars!
Ann has no memory of her past. She is taken in by a group of people who call themselves the Readers. They have lived for centuries and are immortal. They also believe Ann is the Lost One, a very powerful Reader who will change their world when she is bonded with her soulmate. There are four different individuals who could possibly fill that role and they all have to see if they have a connection. With the Jacks attempting to steal her new friends work to keep her safe while also helping to restore her memory.

I loved Ann’s character as well as her friends Archer, Devon, and Lucy. They help her so much with the memory loss and the loss of her family. I also loved the excitement the storyline had and how easily it flowed. I could not put this book down.

-Review by @mratclif

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The Reader (The Immortal Series Book 1) by M.K. Harkins – Review by Sunday Barnaby

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Reader by M.K. Harkins
Four Stars

The Reader is the first book in the Immortal Series by M.K. Harkins. This is not the first book I have read by this author, but it is my new favorite of hers. This Young Adult book had me hooked from the very first page. I read it in one sitting. The witty banter and the intrigue was funny and creative. The characters are likable and the plotline although paranormal is highly believable. I love that this book had me guessing almost till the end, and the twists and turns had me shaking my head thinking what could happen next. This is a great start to a new series, and I can’t wait to see what M.K. has instore for us in the next book in this series.

Reviewed by @sunbarn

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The Reader (The Immortal Series book 1) by M.K. Harkins – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

The ReaderThe Reader by M.K. Harkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Reader (The Immortal Series book 1) by M.K. Harkins
4 stars

I’ve never read a book by this author and was pleasantly surprised by this read!
I loved the twists and turns and I was able to be sicked right in. The story,even without the romantic interests , was great.
After waking and not remembering what happened, Ann is on the beach injured and finds a community of readers. They believe she’s one of The Lost Ones, and it causes split thoughts in the community. Jealousy causes actions that turn to chaos.
I really didnt want this to end, cant wait to read more from this author.

@lyndseyfairley

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The Reader ( The Immortal Series Book 1) by M.K. Harkins – review by Katie Kearney

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Reader (The Immortal Series Book 1) By MK Harkins. While I wasn’t immediately drawn in, I did eventually get hooked on this story of a young girl in a world she doesn’t know. Now I did take an instant liking to the main character Ann, I simply loved her character. In fact I liked every character for a different reason, each of them brings something unique and different to the story making for a really great reading experience. This book is more than just a paranormal type story there’s a healthy dose of suspense that keeps you on both the edge of your seat and the tips of your toes. The characters are complex, flawed and believable. The author brings the story to life simply with the way it’s written. It’s well thought out and paced nicely. I’m excited to read more. Giving this story a five star review and highly recommend it.

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The Reader (The Immortal Series Book 1) By M.K. Harkins – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

The ReaderThe Reader by M.K. Harkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
The Reader ( The Immortal Series Book 1) By M.K.Harkins is the first book in the Immortal Series and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series as well. I’ve read other books by this author and this one climbs to the top.I had the hardest time putting it down once I started reading. The authors style of writing grabs your attention from the beginning and keeps it till the end. There are some twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what happens next and then we are taken the other way. This story is about Ann, who is a eighteen years old and she’s being hunted, shot and has some memory loss. When she finds herself on a deserted island And is approached by two men.Does she get her memory back?will she regain her past and who she really is?who are these two men? I highly recommend reading this Book especially if you want to know what happens

@ddaugh35
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