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The Designed

Title: The Designed
Series: The Designed Series #1
Author: Kate Tailor
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: BookBaby
Publishing date: January 26th, 2015
ISBN: 9781483548838
Purchase Link: Amazon.co.uk

Synopsis: What if the next new drug was you? Raleigh’s body produces a drug that could define the future of medicine if the dangerous world surrounding it doesn’t kill her first.
Eighteen-year old Raleigh Groves can sense disease in others and is suffering from her own unexplained illness as well. After years and dozens of doctor visits, she has given up hope of ever finding a cure, let alone a diagnosis. Then she meets a man who explains that her talent and curse are linked. Her body produces a drug, Lucidin, which allows her to sense others. She’s rare, and the drug she makes is coveted.
Rho has spent the last few years on the run. The Lucidin that is racing through his system makes him a target. Surrounded by addicts and dealers on one side and scientists and doctors on the other, he has to rely on his wits and his team to stay one step ahead. So far he has stayed afloat, but some of his brothers haven’t been as lucky.
As Rho and Raleigh collide they must face the perilous world of Lucidin together. Nothing is black-and-white and Raleigh must decide where her alliances lie. Sometimes the hardest heart to sense is your own.

My Review:

The Designed is a very well written indie book. It got a lot of tension, the author knows to pace her characters and the events. The story is intriguing and drives the reader forward, it is a book you can easily read in one sitting.
Like any other work of art The Designed does have it’s problems and one of the main problems with this book is the story of Rho. His story line is very intriguing, but it raises too many questions, questions which are left unanswered. This is the first book in a series, but I am a firm believer that every “first book” in a series should house enough qualities to stand as a stand alone book (in case you have no interest in continue reading the series). At that book this book failed, as it ended on a cliffhanger, and not only a cliffhanger but a massive one
That aside, this books has enough good points; exceptional writing, leveled characters, multiple layers and a good story. This is a book which is well worth reading.



Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. A topic is provided for each Tuesday, and this post will answer my top ten for that topic. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

1. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin (finishing)
2. Ignite The Shadows by Ingrid Seymour
3. The Designed by Kate Tailor
4. Centuries of Genocide: Essays and Eyewitness Accounts by Samuel Totten (Editor) & William S. Parsons (Editor)
5. Are You Still There by Sarah Lynn Scheerger
6. Footprints in the Desert by Maha Akhtar
7. Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
8. The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
9. Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood
10. Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye  by Tania del Rio

What books are you looking forward to read this summer?

Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. A topic is provided for every Tuesday. This week’s topic is: Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads.
Well first off, I am not much of a beach goer. Secondly I don’t read books at the beach (they get so sandy). So I will make a list of ten books I look forward to read or re-read this summer.

1. Clash of Kings by G.R.R. Martin
I’ve been reading this book for over a year. This is a book I’m not reading to review, this book is read purely for the pleasure of reading. Obviously I don’t have a lot of time for such, I would like to finish this book this summer.

2. The Graveyard Book (The Comic book) Vol.I by Neil Gaiman. 
I’ve had this book forever and I absolutely loved the original novel. There is no reason I won’t love the comic book as well. I’ve already started reading it a tiny bit, would like to read it through soon though.

3. Footprints in the Desert by Maha Akhtar
This is a book I’m going to read and I have to read it during the summer, because the review is scheduled for late July. I’m looking forward to read this book and I really hope it is a good one. This is a book I need to be good.

4. The Selection  by Kiera Cass
The book cover is just gorgeous. I’m looking forward to read this book, I just hope it is as good as it’s cover. Last week I put up a list of gorgeous covers, this book should have made the cut, but I kind of forgot about it. I’m crossing my fingers and hope I’ll like this book.

5. Everything Is Present by Emma Strong
Emma Strong was one of my Seminar Tutors during my first year at Uni and she’s publishing her debut novel in late June. So I’m really looking forward to get my claws into her first book!

6. The Designed by Kate Tailor

7. Stray by Rachel Vincent

8. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

9. Taran Wanderer by Lloys Alexander 
(The whole Chronicles of Prydain, really…)

10.Countess Dracula: The Life and Times of Elisabeth Bathory, the Blood Countess by Tony Thorne