Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.
Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.
A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything…
Kinetic as the title suggests was full of energy. It was fast paced and totally enjoyable. The whole concept of luminaries was so original and unique. It was so far away from the usual vampires, werewolves and nephilim. Nowadays when people come up with original concepts the story normally falls short because they spend all their time and talent developing the powers and abilities of the characters that they forget to focus on the essence of the characters. They forget about the part that really matters and the part that forms the true connection with the reader; I'm happy to report that S. K. Anthony is NOT one of those people.
Her portrayal of the characters was wonderful and I really felt like I got glimpse into the minds of all the characters. Annie is the perfect heroine and I honestly loved her cockiness. It was so refreshing to find some one who loved to kick butt and was so damn proud of it. She was like the female Bruce Lee or something. She was the strongest heroine I've ever come across (You'll understand my pun after you've read the book).
I totally did not see a few of the twists coming in this book and when it happened I was practically a blubbering mess because all my theories that I had formulated just crashed and burned. I don't want to say much about Nick and Derek because I don't want to be spoilery. But I'll just this one thing I always fall for the bad guy.
For a first time writer, Anthony is not bad at all. Her story is excellent and at the end of the day we fall in love with the story and how much soul it encompasses. I fell in love with the love that I saw in this book. My heart ached for Annie and though I'm only 16 I felt every slice of pain that she felt. She was totally kick ass and cocky, but she also had a compassionate side that makes her even stronger.
I really wish Annie gets a second book I want to know more about her ... future with ... the person that she ended up with. Overall this book was actually a blizzard of events, heartbreak, anger, turmoil and love. All wrapped up with a shiny blue sci-fi ribbon. I can't wait to read S.K. Anthony's future works.
Rating: 3 stars
* A copy of this book was given to me by the author for an honest review.
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S.K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!