Saturday, January 19, 2013

REVIEW: The Insurgent's Journal by Don A Martinez

Title: The Insurgent's Journal
Series: Phantom Squadron #3
Author: Don A Martinez
Published Date: February 2012
Publisher: Desert Coyote Production
Format: ebook
Pages: 222
ISBN: 1468022199 
Copy provided by: author
Genre: fantasy dystopian
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis: The United States is no more. The New Empire of America holds power now.
The people of the former U.S.A now live in the "glory" of President-for-Life Carleton Regent, his wife and Vice President Jennifer, and the immensely powerful Supernatural Suppression Agency.
Their goal: eliminate all supernaturals!
A victim of the SSA's purges is Alanna Sharpe, now missing her supernatural parents Ariel and Cole. Summoned by her parents' former ally Gabe Francis, she takes the burden of her Sharpe birthright ... the Sword of the Guardsman.
Gabe presents Alanna with a quest. To save her parents, she must bring down the New Empire of America!
Alanna pushes forth against the SSA and its field commander, General Tyrelius Scolar. But will Alanna be prepared for the haunting secret behind the rise of Scolar, the SSA, and the New Empire?

My review: I would like to thank the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I can honestly say this is the first series that gets better and better with each book! This time I really could connect with Alanna on an emotional level. I loved how the author let us see into the mind of the Guardswoman. 
With the whole dystopian part of it, it was so possible and that's what made it so scary. The author melds modern politics into a horrifying possibility so well that you can believe that it is right on the cusp of almost happening. It's absolutely terrifying. The ending was the ultimate cliffhanger.
I can't wait to read the next book!

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