Title: Unborn (The Birthright Theft Series Book 1)
Author: Daniel Gage
My rating: A hearty five! (♥♥♥♥♥)
It’s nothing personal. You’re just part of the transaction.
Cameron Briggs always wondered what the strange birthmark on his shoulder meant. For his entire life, it seemed he was never meant to be anything special, that is, until the day it happened. Something dormant inside of him awoke.
In the near future, birthright theft is on the rise, a vast network of dealers offering desperate buyers the chance to steal a more desirable next life. Their power and influence is absolute, with little standing in their way. However, unexpected anomalies in the process endow unique abilities to their victims who, once identified, are offered one chance – to save our world or destroy it, one Unborn child at a time.
With the truth shrouded in conspiracy, Emma Jennings, a troubled but strong-minded young agent with a defiant reputation, is determined to prove these crimes exist. But in order to accomplish her goal, she’ll need to find the one victim who can turn the tide of her war.
Daniel Gage grew up in a small mountain town and according to his blog site, he never watched any TV programs until he reached his teenage years (WOW!). And just like any other bibliophiles, Daniel’s escape from reality was nothing but books, books, and BOOKS!!! Visiting libraries were one of his favorite pastime, and that is the beginning of his breathtaking imaginations and adventure with words and phrases, “magics and monsters”, according to him. — oooh! relate!? 🙂
Right now, he lives in Arizona, keeping up his career – his dream to become a writer of fantasy and science-fiction novels, and caring more about his fellow readers.
“Suddenly I was in new worlds, filled with magic and monsters. I was hooked, and there was no going back. Dune. Ender’s Game. The Wheel of Time. A Song of Ice and Fire. Anything by Jim Butcher. I couldn’t get enough of it. And when I was about ten, I decided I wanted to become a writer of fantasy and science fiction.”
I just finished reading Unborn novel the other day (Oct. 3), and I haven’t posted a review about it last night because of slo…o…ow internet connection… Anyways, I just wanted to thank Vanquish Books for lending me a copy of this novel, and for choosing me as one of your book reviewers. I am so flattered (yes, yes) that they emailed me regarding this story, and asked me if I can write a review about it afterwards. Since it’s one of my first times, I’m so grateful that I get a chance to have a copy of this one, and the story is GREAT. 🙂
If only I can create more appropriate and convincing words to tell everyone how great this book is… maybe you’ll be persuaded to buy a copy of this book on Amazon and start reading it. But I’ll still convince you anyway soo…
Here’s my short review:
The story was well-written, it’s a fast-paced book, the character development was excellent and… *insert-all-the-good-comments-here* 🙂 🙂 🙂
“It was beautiful and terrifying. Mesmerizing and hypnotic.”
As I began reading this novel, I couldn’t stop turning the pages, (because if you didn’t continue reading it, it makes you wonder what will happen next). I always have this “urge” to flip my e-book’s pages. When I’m telling myself to stop, I’m always like:
“Wait, one more chapter!”
“Last one! Then I’ll stop.”
“No! I’ll stop later, I’m so close with the conflict part!” …etc.
Okay, so this is what the Unborn novel does to me. 🙂 It’s like I am watching a movie adaptation. It’s like they’re really happening it front of me, the adventures, the heart-stopping action scenes… all I can say is WOW. To be honest, I really, really love this book (since I’m into action and it isn’t sluggish at all).
“What if,” he finally said, “you could start over?”
As for the characters — well it has a LOT of characters that really bothered me at the first few chapters because I couldn’t memorize all of them and I’m wondering why is it that there are different characters in different chapters. And as I go on with the story, all I can say is “Ahh, alright, I get it, I get it!”. The story and character development is a huge plus for me. 🙂
(I will not include little bit parts about the story because I’m afraid to spoil those who will read my review… I want you guys to feel intrigued and fascinated about it.) 🙂
“But, Leonard,” the man said, “you don’t have to be. You could have a second chance. A second life.”
If you’re looking for a unique, action-packed story, you should read this one. And I must say that Daniel Gage is an excellent writer.
I’m saying this without skepticism 🙂 ♥