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A review of Landlocked by Jessica Gunn

Oh wow! I was pleasantly surprised by landlocked. It’s nice to know that Jessica Gunn actually takes notes of reviews. In my review of book one Gyre, I did not like Trevor all that much, I felt he was a wuss, but boy oh boy, have Chelsea and Trevor grown. Not only has the characters grown, the author has too. I quite frankly expected this book to not be as good as it was, but Jessica Gunn has done a five star job on this one.

I loved this book. In my review of Gyre, I had said that the book was predictable, but I can’t say that for this book. It was hardly predictable, and that just showed me growth, and showed me as a reader that the author was willing to grow. I sincerely cannot wait for book three. How’s anything gonna go? I don’t know? Things are up in the air all around.

So, in this book, it’s been two years since SeaSat 5 was taken? Everything we thought we knew was a lie. Who are the players in this war? Do we really know? Personally, I can’t wait to find out. I’m really pleased with this book because it actually developed the story and didn’t just go round in a loop like some YA books do.

The characters are grown up (well just 2 years), but they’re different. Like I said, I did not like Trevor that much, but really, it was that I didn’t respect him. But his character has grown so much, and I definitely like and respect him now. Good job to Jessica Gunn! I loved Gyre, but I didn’t like Trevor, and now she has made me like and respect him. Chelsea, Chelsea, still love her. She’s definitely still in my female vanguard collection, but boy oh boy are things up in the air. And weird. Uhm. We’ll see in Book 3.

I would definitely recommend Landlocked to everyone, and if you haven’t read Gyre, do so first!

*I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Altaica by Tracy M. Joyce

Dang it’s good. Once in a while you run into books like Cindi Williams Chima ‘ s Gray wolves clan novels or Scarlett Dawn ‘ s King’s hall series and you just know you’ve hit the jackpot.  This is one of those times. This is a series that will keep you wanting more.
When I first read the synopsis, I had no idea that it carried so much depth. The synopsis was all simple and small in comparison to the depth and broadness of the story in its entirety.
The story starts with Isaura.  She is the thread that binds everyone together but her story is not the only one you will hear. Her story is the general plot, one that is not by any means finished in this book and everyone else’s stories are the subplots that somehow manage to enrichen the plot and sweeten the deal even more.
I expected to be bored by the novel.  I felt that Joyce’s choice of diction was what I would have chosen to start a novel, and since I don’t find my work riveting,  I assumed she’d bore me soon enough.  Not so. I was pleasantly surprised and happy to have run into this book. It delves into the facets of relationships, clan wise as well as filial.
I would most definitely recommend this book to people of all ages especially since people of all ages starred in it.
Joyce manages to give everyone a role that brings their lives and fortunes into the limelight so that nobody feels cheated, especially the reader. I did at one time feel eager to see Isaura but the drama that ensued made the wait worthwhile. 
I definitely love this book and will be giving it five stars.
Definitely.
*I was given an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. *

P.S I loooovvveee this book and I hope your opinion of my review of it has not been marred by its provenance. 

Recommendation: Buy it!