Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Mainframe: The New Agenda Book 3

Author: Simone Pond
Genre: Scifi/Dystopian/Action suspense
Book Rating: 7.5
Personal Rating: 6

Okay.  Don't know how many ways I can say this but this author is brilliant.  This is another well crafted novel yet still like the last I just cant make it a five star.  I really want to but I just cant.

This novel starts further into the future whereas the last one started in the past.  That was refreshing.  The plot as always moved along just fine.  Twist and turns great, teen angst on point.  Not much in those areas to complain about.  The problem lies in the main character.  In this book it's Ava and her teen daughter Grace.

Basically Ava after spending an entire book in Morray's past seeing how his father's need to work made him a bad father, well absent.  Then Morray himself did the same thing to his son.  Completely neglected him for the mission of continuing his father's work.  And, now, Ava, has spent over fifteen years I believe, living in the mainframe and Lillian's journals trying to find Morray.  Which subsequently placed her work above being a mother.  Thankfully this child, Grace, has Joseph her father.  But Resentment, yes.  She has bucket loads of this stuff.  And her excuse is, what I'm doing is for you.

The New Agenda: The New Agenda Series Book 2

Author: Simone Pond
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian/Suspense/Action
Book Rating: 7
Personal Rating: 6.5

I went into this book with really high hopes.  I gave the first in this series five stars.  This one well I was rather underwhelmed.  The plot was still great.  The writing is still excellent.  Basically there is no real reason why this book should've failed.  Yet it just did.  Ultimately through all of the brilliance I just found I couldn't fall in love with the main character.  I felt that I was supposed to sympathise with them and mostly just ended up being annoyed.

This book goes back in time while still being in the present.  I found that to be the most interesting detail about this book.  When I realised this I was very excited.  It has a host of rather nice characters.  The energy seekers amongst my faves.  I honestly don't think they were crazy enough.  Morray seems to have this aversion to them like they are weird but I find them just as easy to understand as him and the rest of the non-energy seeker crew.  Their riddle speak was too clear for me to grasp why he just seemed to not understand.