Check out my review for Portal - then Grab your copy (or read for free with Kindle Unlimited) and don't forget to scroll down for the Giveaway details!
Blurb (From Amazon)
Sometimes, getting what you want is the worst thing that can happen.
Dell Eckhart lives on the wrong side of the portal. The side where the ruin and devastation left behind by the war makes everyday life harder than it’s ever been. More than anything, he wants to win a ticket for passage through the portal. He’s running out of chances, but he’s not going to let that stop him.
He needs that ticket. It’s the only way to save the one person he truly cares about. There’s just one problem. That person is actually an android. And androids aren’t allowed through the portal.
Doesn’t matter. He’ll figure it out. Because life on the other side of the portal is perfect and easy, and she’ll be safe there. At least, that’s what he’s been led to believe…
Standalone or series?
How did I get this book?
I am lucky enough to Kristen's alpha reader.
Why did I choose to read this book:
Because I will literally read anything with Kristen's name attached!
And Now To The Review!
I've read short stories written by Kristen Painter and Bruno Miller before, but right off the bat this felt a little different.
Generally post-apocalyptic stories are not on my to read list but there are a couple that I make exceptions for and stories by Kristen Painter and Bruno Miller are one of those. I've read (and enjoyed) 2 previous short stories from this collaboration, so was surprised to find that this was in fact a full length novel.
And that could be the problem, at least for me. The story idea is fabulous (even if it did take me over half the book to realize K8 was "Kate" not K-Eight - that's totally on me). It has vague Douglas Addams type vibes and will feel familiar, I am sure, to many science fiction fans. That being said the story itself is original. Where it fell down a little for me was that because I know Kristen's writing so well, I could sometimes spot the change in voice, something that wasn't apparent in the previous short stories.
Any time 2 authors write a book together, especially when they both normally write such different genres, this can be an issue. It might honestly be a Melanie issue but as this is my review I am counting my issues as relevant, especially as it stopped it from getting 5 stars.
My favorite story from this collaboration remains Creeper (which if you haven't read you can get here or read free with Kindle Unlimited) but as a long time Kristen Painter fan I am always excited to explore new options!
As always let me know what you think in the comments - and scroll down for the giveaway!
Code word for this article is Portal
And Now For The Giveaway!
This giveaway is a little different because I want to hear what fellow Muser readers think! So for you chance to win the Mystery Prize - you need to read Portal (either through purchasing or KU) and then leave a review! Reviews preferred on Amazon BUT links excepted from Goodreads or Bookbub reviews too.
To give people time to read this giveaway will be open until January 29th!
Once your review is posted EMAIL THE LINK FOR YOU REVIEW TO -
Winner will be announced during the Live show on January 30th (and then posted here on the blog as well on January 31st if the winner isn't at the live.) Full Rules Below!
Good luck everyone! I'm really excited to read those reviews!
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