Publishers: Tate Publishing
Published: 29th January 2013
Main Characters: Maggie
Date Started: 8th January 2013
Date Finished: 15th January 2013
The Blurb from Goodreads:
In a world where collective hives are enslaving the population and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper, and independent 21st Century woman, must find the strength to preserve the freedom of the future, but without the aid of her memories.I was contacted by the author of this book asking if I wanted to join her blog tour and to review her book which I thought it sounded like something that I would enjoy and I'm glad I accepted as it was a very enjoyable read.
After experiencing a traumatic time loss, Maggie is plagued by a barrage of images she can't explain. When she's attacked by a creep with a spider's web tattoo, she is saved by Marcus, a man she's never met, but somehow remembers. He tells her that both he and her creepy attacker are from a future in which individuals are being murdered by collectives, and Marcus is part of the rebellion. The collectives have acquired time travel and they plan to enslave the human race throughout all of history. The flashes Maggie has been seeing are echoes of lost memories, and the information buried deep within them is instrumental in defeating the collective hives.
In order to preserve the individuality of mankind, Maggie must try to re-discover stolen memories, re-kindle friendships she has no recollection of, and wade through her feelings for the mysterious Marcus, all while dodging the tattooed assassins the collectives keep sending her way.
If Maggie can't fill the holes in her memory and find the answers to stop the collectives, the world both in her time and in all ages past and future will be doomed to enslavement in the grey, mediocre collectives. As the danger swirls around her and the collectives close in, Maggie realizes she must make a choice: stand out or fade away...
*New Adult futuristic dystopian fantasy
I like the cover as I like that the person on the front is tied into the story but it doesn't really say much about what the story is about.
When I first started this book I was really confused as to what was happening it even got to the point of me wanting to stop reading it, but, I continued on through and it got so much better that I didn't want to put it down. Things do get explained and then there would be other questions thrown into the equation but these ones didn't make the story confusing. There was still unanswered questions at the end of the story which i can't wait to find the answers in the next book. I loved that there was always something happening which started from the moment I read the first page as it made for a thrilling book. I did find some things was predictable but then there was other times I just wasn't expecting certain things to happen. With the romance side of the story it was very much a slow build up with loads of will they-won't they making me feel for both of these characters. I loved the ending as it has left me dying to know what happens next.
Maggie was the character everyone loved and I kind of understood where they was coming from as she was thrown into this situation and only wanted to help everyone but I did feel as though she was a bit too believing in what was happening. I loved Marcus he was such a sweet guy trying to hide the way he felt and the things that had happened to him made me feel so sorry for him. There was some other character that gave a bit of light relief to the whole story and I loved them for it.
Overall a confusing start but a great story building that has left me wanting more.