Hi my hot cute girly and boy geeks of course. I’m a bit behind on my book reviews and seeing I have a 4 day weekend I decided to spend some of that time into writing a couple reviews. And as I’m typing this, I’, enjoying the sun in my backyard, laptop and all. I’m sheltered enough from the wind that it’s actually warm enough to sit here without a jacket and such. But let’s get on with the review. And as always, be prepared for spoilers!
About the book:
- Title: Baby
- Series: Species intervention #6609 #2
- Author: J.K. Accinni
- Website: http://www.speciesintervention.com/
Synopsis according to Goodreads:
Netty’s influence transcends a full century as the United States evolves to a point of politically driven economic collapse. The year is 2033 as a young mother, abused by her shiftless husband, heroically decides to remove her two sickly children, Scotty and Abby, from the mean streets of their government subsidized tenement town of Short Hills, New Jersey to the hills and old farmland of Sussex County. There they unite with a Latino family that adopted Jose, a young boy from Costa Rica, traumatized at the age of seven by the brutal murder of his parents and the kidnapping of his infant sister.
The two families unite to pool finances, creating the love and bonds that will enable them to survive the psychotic attention of Armoni, a soul damaged beyond redemption, discovery of Baby’s miraculous offspring, Echo; and their subsequent body changes. Through the efforts of Echo who develops an unexplained passion for the curly haired dog, Barney, they flee the clutches of Armoni after the murder of Armoni’s sidekicks by Echo, to Sarasota, Florida, one of the last remaining enclaves of wealth in the U.S.
Scotty learns to utilize Echo as a co-conspirator in his intrigue to thwart the efforts of heinous people that prey on the lives of creatures in their environmentally rich new home, where the insidious miscreant, Armoni, tracks them; dragging along Ginger Mae, a New York City prostitute looking for opportunity with her mute child, Daisy; bringing brutality and violence to all.
Having fallen in love, the young Abby and Jose draw close, only to be separated by the transcendental Netty, who tries to use Abby as a conduit in her plan to rescue as much wildlife as they can before despicable political events bring on the specter of Armageddon.
I read the first book in this series (for my thoughts and a review: https://hotcutegirlygeek.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/baby-species-intervention-6609-1-by-j-k-accini-a-book-review/ and I liked it really much. So of course I read the second book in the series. Originally I thought it would pick up where we left in the first book. But much to my surprise the author takes us to the year 2033. And might I say it’s a gloomy look on our future. Sickness, poverty, diseases, violence. Hopefully it’s not where we are heading to; destroying this earth we are living on.
Our main heroine in this story is much like Netty from the first book, Abbey has to overcome some terrible ordeals in order to finally get to a point in her life were things are looking up for her. Together with her little brother Scotty and Jose, a young man with as much as a troubled youth as Abbey they find each other and Echo, one of Baby’s sisters, and struggle to come to terms with what’s happening to them now they have Echo in their lives. The changes they go through, the psychotic Armoni they have to fight off and much more.
Just as in the first book, I love that the main characters aren’t just people with a normal background. Because, let’s face it, who has nowadays. They have to fight for their love and their happiness and still things go wrong. Making them all the more realistic.
The world as we know it, seeing described in 2033 is really scary, also because this really is a possible outcome if we continue living our lives and consuming the way we do.
And that’s what I like so much about the books by J.K. Accinni. Although you have the paranormal / supernatural feeling of the story, it’s also realistic and identifiable. It’s not some totally unconventional story about some dystopian world. She’s even able to write the more gruesome parts of her tale with such accuracy you really feel the pain of the main characters. You are rooting for these main characters to get away from the psychotic Armoni.
Saying that, it’s only fair to give a slight warning that not everyone will like this book. There is mention and vivid description of torture and violence and it will not be everyone’s cup of tea. I myself don’t mind. Even these parts off the story are well written and necessary for the book.
I compliment the author how she can switch between romance, the supernatural, the future, the gruesome parts and not once thinking it was too much. She finds the perfect balance between all this and it leaves you hunger for more.
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I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. If you love paranormal / supernatural stories with a bit of romance and don’t shy away from a bit of violence as well, be sure to pick up a copy of your own on Amazon and check out the website of the author!
Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy