Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Strange Little Band by Nancy Brauer and Vanessa Brooks

Strange is definitely the word for this. The setting for this is somewhat futuristic, IMO. It's more on the side of sci-fi as we're dealing with people who can basically utilize science to do anything they want, even change themselves into another person.

Dr. Addison Harris has a strange relationship with Dr. Shane Myers. Dr. Addison Harris has a strange relationship with Daniel Gibson ... A mega corporation basically owns everyone who works for it and pull no punches in reminding them if they get out of line. Dr. Harris is a brilliant mind with a daughter and pregnant with a son. She finds out that her unborn son's sperm donation came from a man she despises, Dr. Myers. Once Dr. Myers finds out about this, they begin a whirlwind relationship that is anything other than a normal love story.

This relationship, once started, is so unhealthy and volatile that I questioned how in the world this book would go on. It's laced with deception and meddlesome people with a few 'WHAT THE HELLS' thrown in. I really disliked it at first but soon found that I couldn't put it down.

One thing that bothered me was how grown the children were written to be. I don't know about you, but when I was 4, if I said something like 'so you could f*** mommy,' then I would be in the ground. I guess the authors figured that these are children of super smart human-ish people so this was a normal thing ... Uh uh ... Even at the age of 12 and 16, they were too damn grown and that bothered me but it worked for the book I suppose.

The writing style was rather confusing, especially when we went through character changes or time progressions. It was easy to get lost. I often had to go back and re-read something so I could figure out who's minds-eye we're seeing through. Other than that, it was decent and pretty damn weird, but I definitely recommend it.

3 Stars
IR: Addison Harris (AA)

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