April 1, 2013

Review: FREE SOULS by Susan Kaye Quinn


Author: Susan Kaye Quinn

Source: ebook from author for review

When your mind is a weapon, freedom comes at a price.

The final installment of the Mindjack Trilogy is here!

Four months have passed since Kira left home to join Julian’s Jacker Freedom Alliance, but the hole in her heart still whistles empty where her boyfriend Raf used to be. She fills it with weapons training, JFA patrols, and an obsessive hunt for FBI agent Kestrel, ignoring Julian’s worries about her safety and repeated attempts to recruit her for his revolutionary chat-casts. When anti-jacker politician Vellus surrounds Jackertown with the National Guard, Kira discovers there’s more to Julian’s concerns than she knew, but she’s forced to take on a mission that neither want and that might be her last: assassinating Senator Vellus before he can snuff out Julian’s revolution and the jackers she’s come to love.

My take...
Although I have loved the first 2 in the series (OPEN MINDS & CLOSED HEARTS), this one fell a tad short for me. Just a tad. Not that I hated it...oh no. Not at all. It just wasn't as great as the first two. I think it was the first half of the book which seemed to drag some. But still, I adored this book and where the author ran with the story line. It really is beyond different and unique and readers will love that about the series.
Now there is a lot of action and suspense in the story, it just seemed that it all occurred in the 2nd half of the book. Which is great and all, but it seemed with everything going on, the pace of the book felt smidge rushed in the end. But the twists and the turns and the revelations are going to shock the readers. Double takes will be had…gasps will be heard…and mouths will be gaping. The conclusion to the story will leave the readers shocked to a certain degree…but I believe they will finish the trilogy with a happy heart and a smile on their face.
Another aspect of the story I loved was the growing relationship between Julian and Kira. Oh how I love them so very much. And the pace the author took with them was spot on. The small moments we captured of them was so sweet and touching. It was perfect. So, so perfect! And maybe, just maybe, Quinn will give us readers a novella of them. Hey a person can dream (and hope and pray and cross fingers). Right?.  
Great ending to a great series. I just feel so honored that Quinn asked me to read and review her wonderful books. If you haven’t started this series yet get on it. You will love the storyline and how it differs from a lot of the stuff out there. Then come back and let me know what you thought of them all.  I'll be waiting. ;)

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