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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.

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A Review of Gyre by Jessica Gunn

Gyre was brilliant. Chelsea is Atlantean and Trevor is Lemurian. Chelsea is an archeologist and Trevor is a video game maker. They should never have met, but fate brought the two together and into a war centuries older than they were; Atlantean vs. Lemurian. In the book, both factions are thought to be myth. J. Gunn made something that should have been paranormal normal. It was kinda weird at first. I mean, even in the book, it’s not normal. They are supposed to be creatures of fantasy, but they just so happen to be on a submarine where there are others like them.

The plot seems predictable, but trust me when I say the storyline was intriguing to the max. Ish happened! We should call Chelsea, Chelsea the Brave. And Trevor, boy oh boy. He was annoying (for the most part). He made several stupid moves and could have prepared everyone for what happened, especially to the girl who showed him what freedom was, but he was scared. That’s a new on , uh? The hero being scared. Isn’t he supposed to be the strong man who made everything alright? Nope, not Trevor (in the annoying parts, but he was helpful many times). Trevor was a hero (in some ways), but Chelsea was a vanguard. I’m definitely sticking this book in my “Female Vanguard” kindle collection.

The book was kinda slow and fast at the same time. The entire book was action all the way, and it started that way. I think that might have been why it read slow simultaneously. I just wanted more action, and when I tell you I got it, it’s not a lie. But, still my soul yearned for me. Silly me, I mean Chelsea did some pretty hardcore things, and the drama from Trevor? It should have been enough. Maybe that’s just because it was all high? Maybe. I think it was like we were stuck in Climax mode all through. Sounds fun right? Yeah, but the slow-fast drive still nags me even now. I just can’t quit rout my hands on it.

Anyway, I can’t wait for book two, because guess what? The action still continues and thank the Almighty that this cliffhanger didn’t make me wanna claw my eye out.

I would definitely recommend this to a friend. It really was good, I’mm just quirky. I loved the storyline, the action and everything in between. I’ll give it a 4 ½ out of 5 stars if anyone is asking.