Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#Review: S.H.A.Y. (The Almost Series, Book 1) by Christina Leigh Pritchard | #Giveaway @teeny120 @XpressoTours

S.H.A.Y. (Almost #1)

Genre: NA Scifi/Suspense

Release Date: August 16th 2016

Limitless Publishing

Experiment 318: Gone Rogue

Shay is scientific experiment #318. Science may have created her, but she refuses to allow it to blind her to the difference between right and wrong…

Synthetic Hominid Assumed Youth (S.H.A.Y.) is eighteen years old, which means she has completed Phase One: Develop  ;mental. Shay no longer requires the assistance of her Optional Human Parent, Darla, who has guided her in the process of disc
overing her morality. Shay loves her easy, charming life aboard the marine research facility and doesn’t want it to change.

Phase Two: Experimental. All S.H.A.Y. ages 18-20 will experience loss…

Darla shouldn’t have to die because of an experiment. The thought of losing the only parent she’s ever known is too much. Determined to make sure the scientists at the facility don’t get their way, Shay entraps Darla in a transport device to escape across the Miami Border. There, on the mainland, law enforcement will keep her human parent safe.  

Escape Mission: Failed…

Shay crashes into one of the Lone Keys off the coast of Florida, abandoned to all humanity, except for the stranger who drags her ashore. Shay must get Darla to safety or she will die of radiation poisoning trapped inside the Freeze Portal, but Shay can’t do it alone. 

The boy who found her, an Ersatz Reproduction Intelligence Clone (E.R.I.C.), is her only hope. He has adaptation skills she needs to complete her mission. Eric was created by the same scientists who want to kill Darla, though. She tries to keep their interaction strictly business, but it’s hard to hate him. He’s flirty, charming and not to mention devastatingly handsome. 

Shay must put her trust in Eric’s hands if she wants to save Darla from her fate. It may be worth her heart, but will it be worth her life?

DISCLAIMER: I received an e-ARC of this book as part of this tour, but I also purchased a copy recently.

My, my my! First of all, the title is very clever. I love how the acronym spells out what is considered a common name, but is just a short cut for their 'scientific' or 'experiment' titles. I totally love E.R.I.C. His character is super fun, and serious when needed. The friendship (and relationship) that formulates between them is very catching. I love how Shay doesn't know if she really wants to trust him, but in a way, she does. 

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars.
Great weekend read, I would say since I read it in a weekend. I definitely read this one slower, wanting to absorb every detail I could without rushing to the finish and not be able to keep going. I definitely need the next book. Must know what happens!

About the Author

Christina Leigh Pritchard was born and raised in South Florida. Her first stories were written at the age of nine in spiral notebooks and in the various diaries she kept.

Since she's upgraded to a computer, she's completed over fifty books, including her ALMOST Series, signed with Limitless Publishing.

Christina Leigh Pritchard is still going strong with many more to come! Her genre's include science fiction, dark fantasy, young adult, drama, suspense, historical romance, multicultural, comedy, poetry and many more.