Monday, November 12, 2012

Book Review - Created

Teenage spies? Sounds great already! I'm coming in on the third and final book of Author Cindy M. Hogan's Watched series with Created. I didn't read the first two, so I missed a few things but read the first chapter of Watched on Cindy's blog. That helped, but not a requirement to enjoy this one. Hogan does a good job filling in what reminders or backstory a reader needs without spoiling the other books. 
It's a plus when an author can get a series out so close together for her fans. And did Hogan convert me into a fan? Yes! Not only was it a fun read with suspense, romance, and twists, I found myself (my name, actually) featured in the book. I don't recall entering the contest but my first name was given to one character and last name to another. Ha! That was a delightful surprise!

Hogan gives enough details about the spy lessons and equipment for plausibility but left me hoping for more details in a couple places. That's just the adult in me. YA will love it. There's a good mix of sorting through relationships and coming into the development of ones self as seen through the teen voice. The pace was great throughout and kept me wanting to read. 

You can find out more about the author and her books here. Read her first chapter and you'll find yourself wanting more.


kbrebes said...

Great review, Renae! I love the book too, and I have read all three. This was my favorite!!

RaShelle Workman said...

Awesome review. I loved this book. A really fun read. =)

Renae W. Mackley said...

Yes, it was a fun read and sounds like it finished strong in the series. Thanks for commenting, ladies.

Lisa Swinton said...

nice review!