May 5, 2011

ARC Review | Bandits by L.M. Preston

Bandits by L.M. Preston
Publisher: Phenomenal One Press
Date Published: June 1, 2011 [on Paperback]
Pages: 323 [ARC]
Chapters: 60 [ARC]
Original Language: English
Source: Author & Publisher*


Daniel's father has gotten himself killed and left another mess for Daniel to clean up. To save his world from destruction, he must fight off his father's killers while discovering a way to save his world. Time is running out, and Daniel must choose to either walk in his father's footsteps or to reinvent himself into the one to save his world.

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The author of this book has requested me to review this book. And definitely, I said YES! I have been waiting for this book to arrive on my mail last month and thankfully, it finally came. My first review this May. Let’s begin shall we?

The Plot. Wow, it’s just wow! Few of the books I read with some chapters are somewhat dull, not that I don’t actually enjoyed it. But this book never gave me that dull moment. I am very surprised that every counted chapter here is jam-packed with something that will make you drawn to read it more. Essentially, there is something always going on! It was never boring from the start ‘til the ending of the book.

The storyline submerged with not just cool-amazing actions but it was also filled with drama, humor, suspense and romance. Blend it with adventure and sci-fi, you’re going to enjoy this book! In addition, the story holds beyond our imagination. It’s creativity—the universe, events, people, creatures and such—are distinct and original, it will make you feel more in a different world. It is not just a common adventure you are riding on.

Everything is new and fresh and never boring. Even it was written; the statements and description of the things like the Sea of Fire [which is my favorite] mentioned here are interesting and fun. Your curiosity on how would it looks like depends on the person who reads this book. Great? Definitely! The words are precise and you may able to grasp the knowledge of something new, easily. :]

The Characters. The highlight of the story is the reason of the death of Daniel’s father. So you would probably wonder that Daniel is the only focus of the story. Well… Wrong! There are lots of characters involved to the story, not just Daniel himself. They practically part of the whole book. Without each and every one of them, the story is worth nothing to understand and to appreciate.

There is some character switching. For example, in some chapter, Daniel’s feelings, thoughts and pain are focused on how he reacts on his surroundings. How he reacts and moves. What he sees and experience. And after the next chapter, a different character is placed over, for instance Jade. Then Nickel, Faulk and got back to Daniel again. Which is very unique for me.

Aside from that, each of them is easy to like. Faulk is my favorite, by the way. The romance give the book a kick, there is not much of caressing and intimate love, just kissing and hugging. So we’re on a safe zone. :]

Tiny Flaw. There is not much of a shocker here. I wasn’t surprised knowing who the culprit of killing Daniel’s father is. The answer is already written there, you just have to figure it out by yourself. Though the soul purpose of the story and the reason Daniel and his gang stated their adventure. Gave it an extra point. But I wasn’t that astounded. The surprise factor in this book is set off in low. Making some twist should probably—just my opinion—can make it even better.

Bandits gave me a great and awesome adventure beyond the universe. An adventure that will make your imagination put to test. I enjoyed it from start to finish! A worthy read! :]

I definitely recommend this book for everyone who wants some Sci-fi adventure. It is new and very fresh! A great salute to L.M. Preston! :]

*I received this ARC from the author, L.M. Preston and publisher Phenomenal One Press,in exchange for my honest review. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! :]



Ladybug said...

This definitely sounds like a great read, I have to say that I honestly wouldn't have looked twice at the book in a store due to the slightly boring cover. I know, never judge a book by its cover.. Thank you for your honest review!

Mia said...

I'm really starting to like Sci-Fi! I cannot wait to finally read my own copy :)

Kah Woei said...

I can see that you really liked it ... which was almost the opposite reaction from me :-)

T.B. said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this one. I'm so glad you liked it! I love it when books focus on more than one character, and periodically switch off. This sounds like such an action-packed, intense read! Thanks for your awesome review!

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