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Absolution: Book Three - Edgewood Series Kindle Edition
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After surviving a danger-filled trip to Peru, Russ Becker looks forward to a laid-back summer spending time with his new love, Nadia. But plans go awry when he and his friends are invited by the Praetorian Guard to the event of the season. The mission? To protect the president and her daughter from assassination at the elegant Presidential Black Tie Bash.
While Nadia struggles with her own troubles at home, Russ is torn, but determined to do his job, not easy when he doesn’t know who to trust. Battling for his life against the evil Associates, Russ confronts his worst fears and learns shocking revelations about those around him.
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"I devoured it in one sitting!" --New York Times Bestselling author Lesley Kagen on Edgewood
"I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. It was so much action from the very beginning to the very end. It even had a lot of romance in it...Pick up this book and read it. You will love it." --Tiffany from Once Upon A Twilight.com reviews on Edgewood
"At first glance Favorite is a story of a girl and her family learning to cope with loss. But at some point it morphs into a psychological thriller. It's an unexpected but welcome turn that will leave readers on the edge of their seats." --Jessica Harrison, Cracking the Cover
"This story featuring a strong protagonist who has mastered the art of being the new girl will appeal to girls who are fans of this genre."--School Library Journal on Life on Hold
- ASIN : B00GI28W18
- Publisher : NIGHTSKY PRESS (November 6, 2013)
- Publication date : November 6, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1185 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 431 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1493591991
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #33,244 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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You have accomplished to educate me and have me hooked on a genre I had not read before. Your descriptions of the power's that Nadia, Mallory, Jameson, Russ, Sam Specter and others were intriguing . You have also educated me about the Associates vs. the Praetorian Guard. I Google everything that I don't know about and I did Google and got educated about the Praetorian Guard in 275 BC, and other things you mentioned. You had to have done a lot of research with all that is in this series. I thoroughly enjoyed everything in Absolution. 58 chapters in this story and they flew by for me for sure. Thank you Karen McQuestion.
I kept wanting to turn the pages to see what was happening or what was going to happen next. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. There are many twists and turns and unexpected happenings through out the story, it was a great interesting read.
I am not a spoiler so I will carefully write the following. After reader's read Absolution they will know who I am talking about. I really appreciated Karen McQ. including what some family members were going through and no matter what the problem she showed commitment, devotion, emotions and love that was given and how important these qualities are in life.
I am no spring chicken, I am a few months away from seventy--yikes, yet I have read all 10 of this author's books which are books for kids, young adults and adults and enjoyed every one of them. I recommend Absolution and every book Karen McQuestion has written.
As I write this review, I realize that I assumed this was a trilogy, this the final installment, but I can't find anything to support my assumption. If there will be more adventures made by Russ and company I will definitely not be disappointed! Just like the books that came before it, Absolution spins a tale of adventure and science fiction while maintaining its heart for friendship and the perfect splash of teen romance. Russ continues to be a protagonist that readers of all ages can get behind: he's brave and intelligent with a strong sense of right and wrong and a heart for his loved ones. But he also shows enough teenage boy qualities to emphasize that he's human and identifiable. My favorite thing about Russ is his main priority to protect the people he loves, and, especially in this book, that makes things especially interesting since he can't be available for everyone at the same time.
This book took longer for me to connect with than the other two books in this series because there was a lot of set up that I thought unnecessary. I felt somewhat bored reading about all the plans and preparations for Washington D.C. and hearing about Nadia's house arrest. I think all of those things were important to the story, but they could have been condensed, especially for readers with a shorter attention span than mine. However, once the group heads to Washington D.C., the action does not stop!
While this book could be read by high school and advanced middle school readers, I was entertained as an adult. I recommend this book as something parents can read alongside their teen and pre-teen children to engage together. Like all the books in the Edgewood series, there are great opportunities for lessons and discussions while reading, especially with kids growing and developing their own opinions. As an adult reader I thought I had everything all figured out, who Russ could trust and who was a "bad guy" - but let me humbly tell you I was completely wrong! This book will keep you guessing until the end, no matter your age!
Bottom Line: A wonderfully exciting read for any age, but I think this would be particularly fun to read with kids! But don't start here, make sure you read Edgewood and Wanderlust first! They are all equally entertaining and full of adventure! 4/5 stars!
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The other annoying thing was the gender stereotyping. The main character is a teenage boy. But there are two major teen girl characters as well. The main priority for the boy is to save the world, the main for the girl is to save her boyfriend, and to be jealous of other girls who have his attention. Also they have these superpowers, but the main girl seems to only remember to use hers sporadically, and allows some obvious risks to carry on whilst mulling over whether her boyfriend is interested in other girls.
Not a patch on some of the other young adults series, such as the shapeshifters, but if you've finished all of those, these are worth a read.