Enigma Black (Enigma Black, #1)

Enigma Black (Enigma Black, #1) - Sara Furlong Burr From pagetrotter.blogspot.com

I loved this book. So GD original! HOW have I missed this book?! Its a hybrid book, which threw me for a minute because how in the world would all these genre's mesh? It's science fiction, dystopian, romance, and political thriller all rolled into one. And guess what? It was awesome! I'm so glad Sara asked me to read this because I was getting seriously desensitized by the whole dystopian genre. How does it work in the literary world again? Oh yes, something gets popular and then we are flooded with these types of books with only 10% of being actually good quality. But I took a chance on this one and was so glad because the writing is on point. The story was fast paced and exciting. I easily connected with the characters and felt for them, especially in the end. I may have teared up at one point, but I won't be giving anything away as to why :) Guess you'll just have to read it! Hahaha! The dialogue rhythm was a little odd at first. Not sure why, can't really put my finger on it, but then I got so wrapped up in how just all around amazing this book is that I forgot alllll about it. And what's more is that it is actually pretty freaking funny too!

The premise is awesome. Lemme just repeat on how original this is? Ok done. We start off with a young Celaine. There are attacks happening everywhere. Bombings mostly, but like most everyone we have this cloak of immortality through displacement. Well, unfortunately it happens to Celaine and she ends up losing her entire family. All she has is this burning need for vengeance Fast forward about a decade and we have a well adjusted Celaine. Well...almost. She still has a lot of issues with what happened with her family. Totally understandable. But right now everything is great. She has a good job, nice apartment, awesome friends, she basically is adopted by her boyfriend's family, and Chase (the aforementioned bf). Ah, Chase. We love and like you. Enter Blake. Blake offers Celaine an opportunity. It really is an offer she can't resist. The catch? She literally needs to leave everything/everyone behind and cannot tell them where she's going. It's all very cloak and dagger, and for good reason. Now the fun stuff begins. Basically she is transformed into a super human fighting machine (think La Femme Nikita/Sydney from Alias/Buffy/Veronica Mars/every single kick ass female) with one mission. Bring. Down. The Man In Black. He is the one behind all the terror attacks. He is the one that has caused a once prosperous country to basically live under Marshall Law. He is the one who killed her family. There is about to be another attack and it's up to her and her partner to stop it. This book needs to be made into a movie, for real. It reads exactly like one, the imagery was so easy to picture. Yeah, book 2 needs to hurry up!

I loved it. Like a lot. It's a fantastic read and just so damn thrilling! Go read it! You'll love it! Pinky swear.