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Friday, July 10, 2015

Review: Cipher

Title: Cipher
Author: Aileen Erin
Series: The Shadow Ravens #1
Format: ebook
Release Date: October 31st 2014
Length: Novel (330 pages)
Genre: Science Fiction
Source: Author
Buy: Amazon, B&N
Rating: 4.0-stars 

Melissa's Review:

​Cipher is a unique science fiction story that I can't say I've run across anything like it before. The main character, Cipher is a hacker extraordinaire that runs from one place to the next as soon as she thinks her identity is compromised. The reason she runs, is that she's a Red Helix. A Red Helix is basically a person with slightly modified DNA which gives them some sort of ability. Cipher has the ability to harness electricity. The exact powers vary and though rare, there are other Red Helixes.

Enter the Shadow Ravens, the group that is out to locate and protect the Red Helixes. Knight, a gamer that knows Cipher from online is the male lead that enters the story after a bit. I enjoyed his character, he has that protective vibe going but he wasn't really rude about it. The whole story is a race against the clock to get Cipher out of danger and back to their compound to safety. There are quite a few obstacles in their way and I wasn't sure if they'd make it. I will note that the books in this series will change authors which I find intriguing. I'm excited to read book two since it is penned by one of my favorite authors, Lola Dodge! I'd recommend this story if you're looking for something a bit out of the box.


11 comments:

  1. I'm not a big Sci-fi fan but I'm glad you had a good time with this one. It's a new one to me.

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    1. Sci-fi are hit and miss for me, glad this one was a hit :)

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  2. I'm like Melliane, but I remember seeing this book around and thinking it was quite intriguing. Glad to hear it was so good for you! :)

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    1. Thanks Silvia!! Hope you have a great weekend :)

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  3. Sounds cool, like very futuristic but possibly plausible since people are already playing with DNA:) It's awesome you liked it, are you gonna read more if this is a series?

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    1. I love Lola Dodge's work so book two will be a must read for me!! :)

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  4. Great find! Adding this to my TBR. I'm not a gamer but it sounds like the novel is "dumbed down" for idiots like me. Like I don't have to grapple with jargons and shit.

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    1. Lol! You're silly. You'll do fine if I did! :)

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  5. I'm not into sic-fy, but this does look different!

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  6. Thank you for sharing, I've just added this to my wishlist now, it looks v good. Glad you enjoyed it

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  7. Oh this is a new to me book. And it sounds like a great read! Thank you!

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