Monday, 29 January 2018

The Best Seller

The Best Seller

by Dina Rae

2 out of 5

When Maya Smock writes her first novel, everything seems to go her way. Her book practically writes itself. She marries her gorgeous agent. Her name is on all of the best seller lists. Billionaire author Jay McCallister takes an interest in her meteoric rise to fame and invites her into his world of alien-believing celebrities. Her life changes forever when he tells her that they were both created inside of a laboratory. These authors are embedding an alien genetic code within the pages of their novels that originated from Nazi Germany because...

The time has come. They are here.

Maya has nothing in her life, except her love of reading. When she dabbles in writing her own novel, which instantly becomes a best seller, things start to get more than a little crazy.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

This story follows two timelines - that of Maya, a successful, newly-published author; and a secret government base, set up after the Roswell crash.

Both are highly-creative.
American General Andreas and ex-Nazi Dr. Jaeger are at the front of an exciting new area of research, as they find alien beings and their craft, after the Roswell crash. They are at the forefront of genetic research, and creating fuel for conspiracy stories to come.

Maya doesn't think much of herself, an orphan who ran away from the social system as early as possible. She is proud that she is managing to stand on her own two feet, with a job and a roof over her head, and she doesn't dare to dream bigger. Except when she starts to write, and the words flow out of her, as though they don't belong to her.

Which, y'know, is all described in the synopsis of the book. There aren't any surprises beyond that, as this book feels like it's just building the foundation for the second book.

The writing style isn't one that I particularly enjoy. I found it very dry, and full of facts. Yes, it's sci-fi, and yes, that comes along with the necessary details; but I didn't feel anything for the characters involved. Some sections felt like compressed footnotes.

"I should have stayed. The last four years I waited for Eric to say he loved me and when he did I left with the good looking snake oil salesman.
Two weeks later, I was married on the strip in a very tacky chapel with no friends or family..."

Overall, it's an imaginative story, and worth forming your own opinion over.


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