April 02, 2017

#BookReview: Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

This title will be released on April 18, 2017.
 
In a future United States where those who control technology control the wealth, seventeen-year-old Marguerite’s viral video propels a populist candidate to presidential victory on a platform of “tech for all.” But as the mouthpiece of the new leader determined to break the elite stronghold, Marguerite finds herself on the opposite side of the divide in a new high school full of technocrat teens.

When the enigmatic Percy, with his flamboyant fashion sense, sharp wit, and tragic past, takes an interest in her, she is suspicious. But with everyone against her, she needs an ally. Percy is drawn to Marguerite’s passion for the cause, but the legacy of his murdered scientist parents prevents him from letting her get too close.

Soon terrorists strike the capital and technocrat leaders begin turning up dead, and the two must work together to protect both their families and the country. With everyone literally plugged into technology, total domination will take only a flip of the switch. In order to preserve their freedom and the future Marguerite envisions, she and Percy may be forced to pay the ultimate price.





Sarah Fine is the author of several popular series, including The Impostor Queen and the Guards of the Shadowlands. And while she promises she is not psychoanalyzing those around her, she manages to use both her talent as a writer and her experience as a psychologist to great effect. Sarah’s stories blur lines, challenge convention, and press boundaries. Her mash-up of seemingly disparate genres yields stories that not only are engaging but will keep readers guessing.
Sarah has lived on the West Coast and in the Midwest, but she currently calls the East Coast home. She confesses to having the music tastes of an adolescent boy and an adventurous spirit when it comes to food (especially if it’s fried). But if her many books are any indication, writing clearly trumps both her musical and culinary loves.



I haven't had the best luck with Fine's young adult books but I am determined to try them all since I die hard love her new adult series Reliquary. This one for me made me feel a little lost and a little well stupid if you really want to know. This book is for the tech lover and although I do love tech this one is for someone who understands it a little more.  

The story was very good even if it did make me feel a little stupid. It made me think of I Robot, a world where tech rules the world. It had some twists and turns and a great love interest. It did keep my interest but I don't think it would be one that I would reread. At least for me.  Each character brought something new to the page and I enjoyed learning more about each of them.  Marguerite was a little high maintenance for my tastes, but Percy I think rounds her out pretty well.  

I really loved the action once the bad things start happening.  So this one would be for the tech lover who is looking for an edge of your seat ride. 











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