Friday, 29 March 2013

Neptune's Tears by Susan Waggoner (Science Fiction & Romance, good read)

1st September 2012, Piccadilly
224 pages, Paperback
Review Copy
Science Fiction, Love Story
Some non-graphic violence with the emphasis on the love story

Summary from Piccadilly Press

What would you risk for the one you love?

It is love against the odds. There is his world, and there is hers. How can they feel so connected?

It's 2218 and Zee McAdams is in her second year as a healing empath at a busy London hospital. When a mysterious young man arrives for treatment, Zee's hard won calm is pierced. She will need all her courage if she's to follow her heart. Especially when David reveals a devastating secret.

The Mole's Review  
I picked this one up, reading between the lines that it would be science fiction with a love story. I can go with that as I have read many Sci-Fi and Fantasies with a love story included. And the Sci-Fi element is a powerful one with plenty of scope to create a really good story. Sadly I found it the other way round. A good love story with a bit of Sci-Fi thrown in. Well that's not fair really, but all the Sci-Fi is rushed and the tension doesn't build up. It's a shame really because the story has lots of potential and the possibilities for the action that does happen in this book were really under done. 

Overall though I did enjoy the book but nothing like as much as I expected to.

Another book with a better (for me anyway) action/love balance is Blood Red Road by Moira Young

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