Thursday, November 3, 2016
Memory of Monet by Robin M. King -- Giveaway
Author: Robin M. King
Publisher: Walnut Springs
Publish Date: October 15, 2016
Paperback: 260 pages
FTC FYI: Received a complimentary copy, all opinions and views are my own.
Alexandra Stewart thought she was born to be a spy. Her eidetic memory, the adrenaline rush, and the calling to help people was in her blood. But after her latest mission in Paris and her confrontation with a terrorist, Alex begins to question her role working for The Company, a secret spy organization that exists in the basement of Brown University.
When the CIA asks for her assistance on a mission only she has the ability to complete, Alex agrees to travel to Mexico City as an exchange student at an elite art school, leaving behind her comatose brother and her handler who has risked everything to keep her safe and would do anything to be with her.
In an attempt to prove to herself where she belongs, Alex throws herself into the mission, only to discover that her training may not be enough. As her perspective changes, she begins to realize that her memory isn't a canvas of realistic paint strokes, but an impressionistic landscape influenced by her own emotions. Scaling buildings and discovering secrets may not be as hard as finding her own heart. And the enemy she is fighting against could be the one person closest to her.
I have really enjoyed this series by Robin M. King. The author does a great job of wrapping up the series and its characters, all while giving the reader a great adventure. At times I thought I had it figured out, but Robin does a great job of planting seeds and tricking the reader into thinking they know what was going on. Then delivering a great climax that is heart-pounding. This time with Alex's eidetic memory flashes, though, I felt some were out of place. The story would just get going, then she would have a memory for a page or two. It was a great way to keep me reading, as I wanted to know what would happen in a particular scene, but at times, they felt misplaced. The Mexico setting was very enjoyable and I loved Alex's journey into painting, like her mom. Many fun surprises throughout and the ending was wonderful!
4 out of 5 stars. I love that these books are clean and I can pass them to my daughters. The spy work is fun, intense and very entertaining.
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