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Friday, April 18, 2014

Saving Raine Review

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About Saving Raine

Matt, Raine went to California because her parents thought it was safe. It’s not. You’ve got to get her out as soon as possible. She could die, Matt. When 19-year-old Matt Carney gets a cryptic message from his father telling him to go to California and save his girlfriend, Raine, he doesn’t hesitate—he grabs his AK-47, revs up his blue pickup, and gets ready to make the 2,300-mile roadtrip. But cross-country travel in 2021 isn’t easy—or, sometimes, even possible. The U.S. has become a near-military state: 17,000 checkpoints severely restrict interstate movement, Predator drones target innocent civilians without cause, and explosions rock cities daily. Matt and his stepbrother, Benjy, face deadly attacks from a corrupt government, ruthless local law enforcement, and bloodthirsty terrorist groups as they embark on their trek. They’re about to find out that their trip is much more than a private journey, and their success could change the face of the country—forever. Can Matt and Benjy outrun the drone missiles raining down on their heads? Can they avoid assassination by government officials hell-bent on taking over what little is left of the country? Can they outsmart the deadly schemes set in motion against them?
  Break the rules. Save the girl. He only gets one chance before she’s gone forever.
  Genre classification: Action/adventure; sci-fi/dystopian

Jaime's Review: 

Okay, first of all, I need to admit that I totally forgot that I was supposed to read this. 
Secondly, I could kick myself for forgetting!! 
Greatly detailed! 
Set years into the future, our world is overtaken by drones, the UMC, and March22. Who's side will you be on? Me, I am on March22. 
Matt Carney watches his father get arrested. Heartbreaking for a kid when the rest of his family doesn't want him. His father leaves him a secret message to get out of there and save Raine, Matt's girlfriend. All the way in California. Things are crumbling around him. 
He finds that there's only a few select people that he can trust. The only thing is, he doesn't know who those people are until he meets them. He's like a fugitive on the run, wanted for kidnapping his brother who snuck along to be with him. 
Things are blowing up, presidents getting assassinated, as well as thousands and thousands of released prisoners. 
The scary thing was that it made me believe that maybe, just maybe this world this author created could be possible. I really, really hope not. 
I want to read the next in the series to see what happens!


Frederick Lee Brooke’s latest, Saving Raine, is a radical departure from his previous quirky and funny Annie Ogden Mystery series. In this first installment of The Drone Wars, he reveals his dark, dystopian, action-packed sideand, boy, chaos has never been so entertaining. "...a fast paced, well written, plot driven exciting sci-fi story full of adventure." --Kamilah Bryant, Amazon reviewer "...a fantastic look into what our future may become." --Marsha Jeanne Thalleen, Amazon reviewer
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Displaying FrederickLeeBrooke-AuthorPhoto.jpgAbout Frederick Lee Brooke

Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and following with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred’s entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December, 2013. A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago. When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella. Find Frederick Lee Brooke on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.