Carmine #Review and #BlogTour by Alan Janney

by Alan Janney
Genre: YA Dystopian/Adventure/Romance
Sparkle Press

To get into character, I've to a lot of excellent music on Spotify written and/or preformed by strong women.

Here are my favorites:

The Naked and Famous - “No Way,” “Runners,” “Higher”

The Foxies - “Floods,” and “Box Wine”

Halsey - “Colors”

Five Knives - “Savages,” and “Dirty Souls”

LEVV - “Heartbreaker”

Broods - “Bridges”

Hailee Steinfeld - “Rock Bottom”

FLETCHER - “War Paint”

Also, the entire 1989 album by Taylor Swift. Shut up, she rules. I listen to more music than anyone I know. Probably five hours a day, headphones clamped tight. If you have Spotify or something similar and want to check out a few bands you may not have heard of, I recommend:

The Hearts
Conquer Divide
The Runaway Club
Jack Moy & Gloden

Here’s the Outlaw’s playlist, just for fun:


Alan Janney

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She wakes as society crumbles
She wakes up with no memory
She wakes up a queen

The girl once known as Katie Lopez wakes up in an abandoned Wal-Mart with no memory, possessing only the vague sense that something has happened.  Where is her family?  Where is her boyfriend?  She has a faint recollection of him, a ghost of a memory.  The world, she discovers, is staggering from the weight of rampaging mutants, victims of a bizarre surgery gone wrong.  Once intended to bring about a utopia, now the victims threaten societal meltdown.  Much to her surprise, the girl with no memory discovers she is their queen.

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Review: This book started off with a bang. The main character, Carmine, wakes up in a Walmart without any memories. She learns about an infection and super human people and these people seem to be drawn to her. After gathering a small group, Carmine decides to go to LA to take over another group of super humans, don't ask me why, it just all of a sudden happens. The whole middle of the book seemed to fly by without a lot of excitement or extra content to keep me interested. It seemed like every chapter there were way more super humans gathering in LA, and all though they all considered Carmine their leader, not a lot of them knew who she was.

I had a hard time getting through this book, but the concept and writing were good. I just wished there was more excitement throughout the story to keep me hooked. For this, I gave the book three stars, because I had hoped for more.

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