Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Redlisted by Sara Beaman

Title: Redlisted
Author: Sara Beaman
Series: Mnemosyne's Head (Book 1)
# Of Pages: 244 (ebook edition)

4 out of 5 Stars

GoodReads Summary:
Kate wakes from a gunshot wound to find herself dependent on the blood of the man who shot her. She can't remember who she is and her own face in the mirror is unfamiliar. As she tries to unravel the mystery of her own identity, she's swept along on a covert mission she barely understands.

Remnants, a vampiric race of post-mortals, maneuver for power in the world of plastic surgery, internet conspiracy theories, and information-stifling media conglomerates. Those who can control dream and memory muddy the waters as the mission converges on a underground bunker and the key to a source of eldritch power. Kate must uncover her past and tease apart clues to her companions' urgent mission so she can take a stand before it's too late to act.

*I received this book for free to review from the: [Lovers of Paranormal ] Read2Review Program*

My brief description of the book:
The story opens with a girl that can not remember her past. When she looks in the mirror, the reflection staring back at her is also unfamiliar. All she remembers is that she is preparing herself to become a double of someone else, but can't remember who. Due to her new appearance she is mistaken for a powerful remnant named Marabel and is shot. Upon realizing he shot the wrong person, Adam does everything in his power to make sure she survives. What he doesn't realize is that this girl is the key to remembering the past and saving the future of his kind. 

Writing Style:
I instantly fell in love with the writing style of this book! The chapters alternate between the point of views and dreams/visions of Kate and Adam. The visions and dream scenes contain much of the details for the backdrop of the story and explain how things ended up the way they currently are in the present time. This style of writing make this book a quick read that was hard to put down! Sara Beaman put a lot of effort in establishing the plot in her story and believe me it shows. Some parts were a bit confusing at times but as the story continued every detail began to make sense. I enjoyed the way Redlisted ended, it has the perfect introduction for the next book! (Which I CAN NOT wait to read)

My Overall Opinion: 
Redlisted was nothing like I thought it would be, it was so much better! I loved how the author provided many details of the story through various dreams/memories of the main characters. At times some parts of the dream sequences were a bit confusing but in the end everything came together nicely. One of my favorite aspects of this novel was the many different groups of Remnants (vampires) included, each having specific abilities. This story took me on an action-packed journey I will never forget. Sara Beaman keeps some of the classic traits of vampires we have grown to love while adding refreshing new abilities that will keep you craving more! Do NOT let the summary throw you off, give it a try I promise you will be blown away!  
*In my opinion the summary provided from GoodReads seems far too harsh almost giving this book a war-like feel...scaring away a lot of potential readers!*

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