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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Naomi McDonald

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

Superb read!
I loved the plot and character development. The female lead is strong, intelligent, compassionate, and a bit stubborn, which makes her immediately attractive. This book captures your attention from the beginning and holds it through the entire adventure. One of the great things about this story is that you feel like you are IN the story, not just reading it. Joined has a little bit of everything from mystery to action to romance. Never a dull moment!

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Michelle Austin

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

Joined was a great 4 star read and book one in the Joined series.

You get all sorts of great things in this sci-fi book, humor, action, romance and so much more. I like being taken to another world and I really enjoyed this one.

Princess Meda was great, she has feistiness to her. She also has a love for reading. She has people out to get her, trying to prevent her from taking her rightful place as the next ruler. When things take a scary twist and she is forced to flee, she has Perseus assigned to protect her. Perseus was a little bit of a jerk in the beginning but he eventually grew on me. As these two spend more time together things start to grow between them.

Can they have something together? Will Perseus be able to keep her safe?

Overall I really enjoyed this book, I had several LOL moments. Mara pulls you right in with her writing, the world she created was amazing. All of the characters were great. I will warn that there is a slight cliffhanger. If your looking for a great Sci-fi read this is the series for you. 1-click and get started today.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Tausha Treadway

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

Joined: Book One by Mara Gan. This is the story of Princess Andromeda aka Meda who is next in line to rule the Galaxy so she is taken from her family and given to others to raise. Meda is also a empath and telepathic and only wants to read her books, play sports and help people. Only sometimes people don’t want her help or even know they need her help. Being able to sense peoples emotions and thoughts even sometimes before they do can be a hard life. It can drive a person crazy but she keeps thinking it will all be worth it when she helps them. Being the next in line to rule the Galaxy is stressful in itself because she is the only diplomat most planets will listen to and she’s also the one people want to kill. She is given a bodyguard named Perseus and they drive each other crazy. They argue about every little thing but there is also chemistry. The stolen kisses are kisses out of this world, literally! Will Meda and Perseus have a relationship more than bodyguard/ruler or will his jerky behavior keep Meda away. Will Meda save all the Galaxies or will her enemies win? Read Joined to find out!

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Sheri Schrader

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

Joined: Book One by Mara Gan is a new series and author for me. I enjoyed the story and the characters. I also like the nod to mythology with the characters of Andromeda and Perseus. This is an intriguing story which kept me reading from beginning to end. Also, the character development is well done. I enjoyed the story also because it was was not overladen with sex and course language. This was a refreshing thing to see in a YA story which could be read by all ages. I also think this allowed the characters to develop in relationships and character because there was not only a sexual focus. I look forward to reading more in this series to see where the author takes us next.

Review by @sherimichelle1

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Jonell Collins

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

Can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed Joined: Book One by Mara Gan. I knew from the first few pages it was going to be a worthy adventure. By the time I got to the last ten chapters I could not put it down. Nothing got done in my house until I had completed the book. I truly thought I had it figured out by the midpoint of the book. Surprise, surprise….I did not. If you are looking for a new adventure, you can’t go wrong with this one.

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Kerry Carr

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

This is a great fantasy adventure.
After her home plant Halia was destroyed Princess Meda is sent to rebuild her life on another planet.

Surrounded by danger and plots against her life they hire her a Protector.
So the adventure begins. Her protector isnt everyones first choice for the job because of his past, but the princess sees beyond all that.

Over time she falls in love with him but with her being promised to someone else can their love happen and together can they get through all the threats to the her life.

I really enjoyed this book and cant wait to read the next book so see how the adventure continues

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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

Joined: Book One by Mara Gan

5-Stars

Joined: Book One by Mara Gan was magnificently creative and romantic. I loved Meda and Perseus. Both characters were developed well and easy to fall in love with. I also felt that the author did an excellent job on the supporting characters as well. There was enough description and backstory for several of them that seemed to help the storyline. Speaking of the storyline, I felt that it was easy to follow and had an amazing climax. Not once was I bored with it and honestly I had a hard time putting this book down. I also greatly appreciated the various artistic settings the author described in her novel. They were definitely creative and fun. I truly enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it. I look forward to reading more from this series.

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Chantelle Smith

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

What an incredible read! This is my first read by Mara Gan and what an amazing read it was!
This book was an incredible take on Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and even had a bit of a dystopian feel to it! I knew I would enjoy this read as soon as I picked it up 1 because of the synopsis of the read and 2 because of the cover! What a cover!

This was such a mentally visual read, I couldn’t help but feel as though I was being transported into the read as though I was there alongside the characters. I was totally captivated and entranced with this read, it held me captive and I couldn’t put it down until the very end!
Mara Gan has an incredible writing style in which she creates an amazing storyline and then some brilliant characters and then along the way throws in some twists and turns that will keep you guessing till the end!

I’m so glad that I got the chance to read this book! I loved every minute of it and you will too! Don’t miss this read I highly recommend it!

Reviewed by @tillytillzz

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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks – Review by Angela Hayes

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Gumshoe and the Mysterious Mushrooms is the first book in the Gumshoe Mysteries series by Laura Hawks. I was taken with this book the moment I laid eyes on the beautiful cover- and as I had read several of Ms. Hawks’ books before, and had really enjoyed them, getting this one was a no-brainer.
It is a YA mystery, with is a paranormal elements, action, adventure, humour, fun, and a bit of whimsy. The story was intriguing, even though it was a little predictable in parts, and even though it is targeted towards younger readers- I still really enjoyed it.
The characters are well developed, fully realised, quirky, and entirely interesting. This is a very original, fun, quick, and easy read- it has a pretty fast pace and a smooth flow- which enabled me to devour the book very quickly.
Ms. Hawks has always intrigued me with her clever storylines, and this story was no different. I loved meeting Mia, but particularly Gumshoe- who really stole the show.
My favourite of Ms. Hawks’ books, so far!

Thank you, Ms. Hawks!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gumshoe and the Mysterious Mushrooms is the first book in the Gumshoe Mysteries Series by Laura Hawks. This teen mystery book was a good read and held me until the very end. Today is Mia’s 15th birthday, her parents are called into the school to speak to her teacher and then her father is arrested. Then out of nowhere a cat shows up and starts talking to her! Instead of getting upset, she sets out with her new found friend to help her family and spare the family name. But now the only question is, will her snooping help her or be the end of Mia? You must read this to find out and I will say you WILL NOT be disappointed.

This is my first read by this author and it will not be my last. I found the story line strong, characters I adored, and a plot that held me till the end. Mia and Gumshoe really wormed their way into my heart and I cannot wait to read more in this series! 4 stars and highly recommended.

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