Cynetic Wolf by Matt Ward

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Book: Cynetic Wolf


Author: Matt Ward


Book Series: Wolfish Book 1


Rating: 4/5


Publication Date: March 26, 2020


Genre: YA Sci-Fi


Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, tropes, wolves, and cyborgs!)


Publisher: Myrmani LLC


Pages: 342


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Synopsis: It’s 2096, sixty years after ninety percent died from a man-made Bioplague. Humanity has splintered into four unequal subspecies: immortals, cyborgs, enhancers, and subservient half-human, half-animal hybrids.

The world is anything but equal. Hybrids everywhere are suffering, but sixteen-year-old Raek Mekorian, a wolfish with a nose for trouble, doesn’t see an alternative. Except the Resistance, who don’t stand a chance against the world government. His mom always said, “Keep your head down.”

And he does, until his sister is murdered by a pair of cyborgs. Overnight, his simple life is shattered, fracturing the rigid governmental caste as he is thrust into the dangerous world of superhuman hit squads, Resistance uprisings, and secrets better left unsaid.

With only built-in blasters and the advice of a mysterious professor, Raek must navigate crushing betrayal, self-doubt, and a limitless enemy whose evil knows no bounds.

Can Raek unify his people and free them from tyranny? The fate of mankind may rest in his hands.


Review: Overall, this was a good book. The writing was well done and the world was intriguing. I really liked how the world was built, I thought that was the strongest part of this book and if you’re a sci-fi nerd like me then you’ll really love this more than likely.


However, I did feel like the characters were hit or miss. Some were wonderful and marvelously built, others weren’t. The book was also a bit trope-y, but it was good for the most part. I think a map would have been great for this and I think that the writing got a bit chaotic when the action scenes happened as well.


Verdict: It was a good sci-fi for the most part!

The Au Pair by Emma Rous

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Book: The Au Pair


Author: Emma Rous


Book Series: Standalone


Rating: 1/5


Publication Date: January 8, 2019


Genre: Mystery


Recommended Age: can’t recommend as DNF


Publisher: Berkley Books


Pages: 360


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Synopsis: Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother Danny were born in the middle of summer at their family’s estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circle.

Now an adult, Seraphine mourns the recent death of her father. While going through his belongings, she uncovers a family photograph that raises dangerous questions. It was taken on the day the twins were born, and in the photo, their mother, surrounded by her husband and her young son, is beautifully dressed, smiling serenely, and holding just one baby.

Who is the child and what really happened that day?

One person knows the truth, if only Seraphine can find her.


Review: I had to dnf this book at about halfway through. I just felt like the story was really uninteresting and the writing really lazy when memories and such just spring to mind at the perfect time. The book also jumps back and forth between several timelines and it can be hard to keep track of it. It just didn’t captivate me.


Verdict: It wasn’t for me but it sounds good?