Book Review: Viral Execution (The Cantral Chronicles: Book 3)

imageRating: 3/5 stars.

This book was even greater than the last one! But I still think that it went a bit too fast and though the characters went through so much hardship, it still felt too easy in the end. You know what I mean.

The Cantral computers have been taken down. But after living to long in slavery, the slaves want revenge on the Nobles and anyone who wants to protect them. Now they are taking the law into their own hands. Monica, Simon, and Aric must escape the mobs and sail to Eurasia. If they destroy the computers of the biggest city there, the rest of the world’s computers will fall one by one until the world is free. More important to Monica is searching for someone she thought gone from her life forever. Someone who is supposedly alive, unknown to her. Can she cross the sea and shut down the computer before she is found out and killed?

So…the plot was pretty well done. It was exciting, so say the least. Very, very fast paced. Just a bit too fast paced. I think that I found one or two plot holes, but maybe I just missed it in reading too fast or too much or something. I don’t normally miss stuff like that though. I loved the parts when they were on the ship. I love ships and anything to do with it. It brought a fresh taste to the book.

They introduced some new characters into this story that I really liked, especially Fahltrid. He didn’t play a really big part, but I loved his personality and everything about him. I wish that I could know more about all these characters, I feel like you don’t learn that much about them, besides Monica.

This series ended swell. It left it like there could be more, but there isn’t going to be. It was just a touch sad, but mostly good. I just still have this same feeling as I did with the other books. I’m not very interested in it, but it was enjoyable and very good. So I’m sure other people will love these books.

For a teenager’s first series, this is so good. The author should be very proud of herself. She has done a amazing job. I’ll be looking forward to seeing what she creates next! This for those who have read the others books before it and like dystopian. I’d suggest this for teenagers and up.

-G. Paige

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Book Review: Noble Imposter (The Cantral Chronicles: Book 2)

imageRating: 3/5 stars.

This was a good book. The plot was interesting. There is just something that I don’t like about it.

The inhabitants of Cillineese have now been freed from the nobles and their computers, but the rest of the world is still enslaved. Now Monica must go to Cantral and assume to identity of her dying cousin, Amelia who is a Noble and a master computer programmer. But she knows little about computers or anything of the like, so it is only a matter of time before the Nobles realize that she is an imposter. Still, she needs to keep up the disguise until she can take down the computers in Cantral. But will this lie last?

This book was definitely better than the last one. There was much more character development. Monica keeps fighting until there is no hope at all. She makes knew friends and learns more about the Nobles way of life. I really liked Aric. He was a kind of arrogant and uncaring at first, but that was the way he was raised. Overall of that he was still very kind, which was unusual for one of his class. There were characters that actually stayed throughout the book besides just the main character (that didn’t happen in the last book). It was much more well done, I think.

The plot was very interesting and entertaining. It kept pretty fast paced throughout the whole book. There is just something about this book that makes me not very interested in it. It happened with the first book in this series too. I don’t know what it is? I can tell that it is exciting and pretty well written, but I’m not into it. Maybe it is the main character. I like male protagonist better than female protagonist. Or maybe it is the style of writing. Or maybe it moves too fast. I don’t know, but I feel like I’m just not liking it as much as I should be.

I still this that this is a good book. So I’d recommend this to teenagers of all ages and adults. It was very good. I enjoyed it.

-G. Paige

Book Review: Precisely Terminated (The Cantral Chronicles: Book 1)

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Rating: 3/5 stars.

Picking to read this book because Miss Amanda’s father (Bryan Davis) is one of my FAVORITE authors, I have really enjoyed Precisely Terminated. I think she writes a lot like her father.

About 850 years in the future everyone has microchips implanted in their skulls at birth. The world is ruled by the nobles and their computers. Most people are slaves living under the tyrannical rule of these nobles. It has been this way for centuries. When Monica (a noble) escapes death in the city Cillineese, she becomes the only person without a microchip. Now she lives in Cantral (the capital) in hiding pretending to be a slave, while the slave council tries to find a way for her to use her chip-less state to destroy the computers. The fate of millions rests on her shoulders.

This book was a very well written and believable tale with a hopeful ending. I have never read Christian dystopian novel before this and I must say I liked it. The main character, Monica, was well interpreted. But I didn’t connect well with the main character. I still enjoyed reading about her, though I usually like male protagonists better. There were quite a lot of characters that were in the book for only a small amount of time but played important roles. But because they were there for so short a time, I didn’t really get to know any of them.

It was a bit confusing at the beginning, but that’s because I was trying to figure out how this world works. I understood the world better as I read. Also, it took almost until the end for me to get in to it, but once I was I was hooked. It’s an amazing journey, pretty fast-paced (a bit too fast-paced), and has a good bit of danger. Though too many people died and they died so quickly.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes fiction, especially dystopian or adventure. It was a very good book. Quite entertaining. I’m excited to see how the rest of The Cantral Chronicles unfolds.

-G. Paige