EBOOK [Captive By A.J. Grainger] author A.J. Grainger
You read it So o read it Thank you to Simon Schuster for iving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review See of my reviews on The YA Kitten My copy was an ARC I ot from the publisher via EdelweissDiversity Rating 0 What Diversity Racial Ethnic 0 UILTBAG 0 Disability 0 Intersectionality 0If you ve read and liked Stolen by Lucy Christopher then I like you and we should be friends You re probably hoping Captive will be in much the same vein even though Robyn of this novel is held hostage by a terrorist After group akin to Peta on crack so they can blackmail her father into releasing a comrade Confusing the two novels won t be easy that s for sure But is Captiveood Nope My The Key of David good friend Bekka asked me to read this because she was uncertain about it and I ll be sad to report to her that this book is just plain badThere s littleood to say about the novel but it at least has the potential to be something complex and intriguing As the events unfold and Robyn s captivity In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories goes on her flashbacks reveal her father s corruption and complicity in the cover up of a young boy s death after a drug illegally rushed through trials killed him She knows this and had she related that to the terrorists or become sympathetic to their cause Captive would have taken a turn for the uniue It did not do any of that It having potential is still better than it being a trainwreck from the start so I ll stick with my backhanded complimentShallow characters make obvious choices the book plods along and you may find it increasingly hard to care Captive is a thriller devoid of thrills thanks to too familiar twists Robyn solden father not being so Good Enough to Share (Good Enough golden Duh Bell Barkov ignoring ethics and covering up deaths Yawn At this point it would be surprising for a company to be morally upstanding with no skeletons in the closet Even among books that present similar evil companies as is and without nuance this book does and especially poor job doing anything with the conceptThe real lure is the romance between Robyn and Talon one of her captors and I call it a romance instead of Stockholm Syndrome because no attempt is made at creating the psychological complexity of the infamous condition From the very start Robyn is unable to stop talking about Talons veryreen eyes and how pretty they are Talon unlike his co conspirators Feather and Scar is not as militantly dedicated to the cause and comes complete with a sob story so be can be A Good Man and Robyn doesn t have to feel bad about falling for him for much longer than a few pages He s not bad just a kid that I Never Danced with an Eggplant (on a Streetcar Before) got caught up in something badAG AG AG So yes Robyn and Talon s romance is framed as a romance from start to finish The sanitizing of a terrorist cell member like Talon into an innocent rather than a portrayal of him as a complex radical is what really makes Captive one big crockpot full of poo I ve seen Stockholm Syndrome done well and done badly but none have done it worse than this book It s all one big cop out in relation to anything with the possibility of complexityPlus ther I read the book Captive by AJ Grainger It is about airl named Robyn who Weaving Memory gets kidnapped by extremists She is held hostage in order toet her dad to ive over a terrorist This is a very ood book because it keeps you on the edge every pageThis book has a lot of plot twists causing you to really dive deep into the information you are told You are forced to uestion everything about the characters and the plot Due to the constant plot twists you are always trying to figure out what information is real and true and what isn t The characters are also very difficult to read and understand The characters personality trustworthiness and background information is always uestionable You will still have a few uestions at the end of this bookThis book is very well written in the sense that it keeps you uestioning It is a very First Steps to Wealth good book to read and I highly recommend reading it I couldn t suspend disbelief long enough with this one The kidnappers were the clich stereotypical baduys right down to their awful nicknames Scar Talon and Feather Yeah seriously Robyn and her family didn t seem to have a lot of security on Uldn’t take long because she was the prime minister’s daughterBut it has been days and still no help has comeShe wonders when they will tire of this ame and kill herShe cannot wait around for that to happen; she will escape She has
Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children s and NetGalleyThis was an okay story but I did struggle to stay focused on thisI didn t really love any of the characters in this book none of them really irritated me but then they didn t really engender any strong feelings at all I can t say I really cared what happened to any of them reallyThe storyline in this just didn t really hold my attention well at all and I wanted to put this down and do something else instead I felt like I was waiting for her to be kidnapped and then other than a couple of shock situations I just wanted her to be found and for the book to be overAs we ot towards the end some things were revealed that shed some light on why Robyn had been kidnapped and the information which was being hidden from the public by both her father and another large company I did find this to be the most interesting part of the book but even then I was eager for this to be overThe ending was okay but I wasn t overly impressed by the little romance that cropped upOverall slow conspiracy story6 out of 10 Actual rating 25I received a copy from Netgalley in echange for an honest reviewThis one just couldn t keep my interest unfortunately I felt uite sorry for Robyn when she was kidnapped but other than that i didn t feel anything for her The pacing in this one was too slow for me and most of the things that happened didn t interestexcite me I felt like i was waiting for Robyn to be kidnapped for ages but it was actually only about 10% It dragged even than that further on into the storyOverall Dragged out and didn t interest me note 2015 Popsugar Reading Challenge 10 A Mystery or Thriller My review can also be found HERE Word s are a powerful weapon A single word can change a destiny You wouldn t waste a bullet or a nuclear warhead Don t waste a word Loc 791Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest reviewCaptive is an interesting thriller that encompasses terrorism and celebrity culture within its themes I ve always found celebrity life fascinating I don t know why I presume but everyone does I suppose that because I ve seen them on screen or read about their life some how I know them It s always shocking when your favourite actor is arrested or caught sneaking around with the wrong type of person because how could they It s so out of character But how can we presume to know them really Imagine now that you do actually know them that they are related to you Do you know them nowRobyn is the daughter of the most powerful and influential person in the UK The British Prime Minister Robyn is kidnapped while out with her mother and sister by a roup claiming to be animal rights protesters They want the Prime Minister to release their leader and to stop a large research facility from testing and circulating a new drug OR they will kill Robyn Will her dad do anything to et her back Does Robyn know her dad as well as she thinksI really Rko got caught up in this one I found it interesting and it kept making me ask myself uestions like Its a horrible thought to think that the people you love and trust could be completely different people when it comes down to itDo I know my relatives and that undertone ran through out this bookI really liked Robyn as a character She felt sorry for herself but at no point did sheive up she kept fighting and used all the knowledge she had I really liked Talon too he was misguided and naive although that is never an excuse And the romance that developed was really well done it was hard to figure out if the feelings were With Wings as Eagles genuine at times but I think this added to the Stockholm Syndrome accusations I would have liked about Michael the drug developer I know it wasn t the real focus of the book but I m curious as to how he managed toet the drug so far along without uestions being asked Surely people dying would put a stop to realising it Also I wanted background on the kidnappers This too is probably not necessary but I want to know how they met as they were all so different I thought Feather and Scar were complete lunatics so how When a teen is held hostage her efforts to escape uncover a conspiracy that forces her to uestion everything in this psychological thriller with a twist of forbidden romanceThey told her not to worry because the man who shot her father wa.
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Ad Talon become part of their Edwin (The Northumbrian Thrones groupOverall it was a reallyood Debut Young Adult Thriller with a political twist I will be interested to see what A J Grainger has to show us next Possible 25 star Let s The Phoenix Project get real here it was terribly underwhelming Full Review To Come To avoid being my snarky snark self I moing to keep this short and concise Great topics tackled kidnap conspiracy corruption by leadership heads extremism the ethical lines blurred around pharmaceutical testing Downfalls sat with the narrator the blandness of the tail why with a premise like that is beyond me the horrible attempt at characterisation and character motivation Way too much of the romance that to be honest reads damn like stockholm syndrome But uys she s just a teenage irl trying to Finding a Dream (Conquest, get through life with a sense of normality which includes a tortured hottie mchottie as a boyfriend Oh young love Recommend Well it s an alright YA readRobyn s dad is the British prime minister and someone wants him dead Now Robyn is being held captive but who is really at faultThe short pitch is the most accurate I ve read longer pitches which say things like A list celebrity andlobal corruption I know a blurb is meant to sell a book but it s always funny when you read the pitch after the novel and find that things just don t match up I would have enjoyed this novel a little if I had just read that little short snippet Either Wow this was so terribleview spoilerRobyn was such an idiot Was saved by the army or whatever and then was like omg no plz don t hurt Talon I love him and then helped him escape and WENT WITH HIM Like are you a frickin MORON This book did not need this pathetic little romance and I am not here for it Omg As soon as I heard about Captive by AJ Grainger I was instantly intrigued The plot of the story sounded interesting and I couldn t recall reading anything that sounded like it however while Captive had some positive things about it it failed to hold my attentionAs the Prime Minister s daughter Robyn Knollys Green is always in the public eye Nothing oes unnoticed especially after a failed attempt on her father s life put her in the spotlight even But when Robyn is kidnapped and hostage by the animal rights activists it s there that Robyn realises she s on her own her father will only come on his terms not her kidnappers As time moves on Robyn starts to et close to the boy who Porterhouse Blue (Porterhouse Blue, guards her but by doing so she uncovers secrets that involve her father that she can t believe he d have any part in and it soon becomes a struggle to figure out the truth Can Robyn make it home alive in one piece and discover the truthI really liked the idea of Captive and for such a short story I think the author did an okay job I was immediately pulled into Robyn s life andot to know what she was like as a character I liked her I didn t love her I felt at times I couldn t connect to her as much as I would have liked so towards the start of the story but towards the end I couldn t understand her reasoning s for doing the things she did She s just likable nothing really stood out about her as a characterThen there s Falcon who I was intrigued by I liked Falcon I felt he was a deeper character than Robyn just because of the things he s been through at such a young age He s a strong character one that doesn t always make the best choices but he definitely makes up for it through out the storyRobyn and Falcon s relationship was definitely the best part of the story that did hold my attention and the main reason I kept on reading They re connection felt real and uite frankly honest They don t meet in the best circumstances and they recognise that their friendship isn t a normal one but I liked that I liked that it was something different and it wasn t all hearts and candy It felt real this wayThe whole story isn t just focused on Robyn and Falcon s friendship it s about the animal rights activists and Robyn s father This I didn t enjoy as much as I would have hoped I found it a bit boring and it s here that I started to lose interest even though it s a pivotal part of the storyIn all while Captive had some pros and cons about it the only way you ll know for yourself is if. S in custodyThey told her that she was safe because security had been increasedAll it took was one opportunity one breachand then she was theirs Kidnapped confined aloneThey told her she could o home when their demands were metThat it wo.
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