Book Reviews: Ruptured Reality + Agents Adam and Eve by Jes Drew

Love spy thrillers with a sci-fi twist? My fellow indie author, Jes Drew, has the perfect saga for you!

Today I’ll be reviewing two installments of her longest-running saga, based on the adventures of Kristian Clark and his gang of friends.

RupturedRealityAgentsAdamandEve

Review for Ruptured Reality

Ruptured Reality is an anthology that acts as a companion novel to the author’s Kristian Clark saga. Most of the anthologies take place after the second installment of the Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap series, so I would recommend reading those books first in order to know what is going on in the anthology. Overall, I found Ruptured Reality to be a great addition to the Kristian Clark universe, and, as usual, I am impressed by the author’s use of imagination.

Highlights:

“Ruptured Reality” and “Marina Ivanov, PI”

My two favorite short stories from this anthology were “Ruptured Reality” and “Marina Ivanov, PI”, because I loved seeing how Kristian has grown as a family man and was interested in reading about Marina’s role in the series from her POV.

Pro Life Messages

My absolute favorite part about this work are the subtle Pro Life messages that are weaved throughout the short stories. The messages were bold and heartwarming, and we definitely need more Pro Life messages in modern literature.

Lowlights:

Confusion

There were a few instances where names were changed up and then changed back, which made me stop and reread paragraphs a few to understand what was happening. This may just be in my review copy though.

Robbie

Robbie has been my favorite character throughout the KC saga, and I just wish he had been featured more in this installment.

Overall, I highly recommend the Kristian Clark saga to fans of the Marvel universe, as well as fans of spy and adventure stories.

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Thank you to the author for providing me a free ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A positive review was not required to receive the ebook.

Review for Agents Adam and Eve

Kristian Clark is back in an all-new duology after the birth of his twins. Are he and his wife finally able to enter parenthood safely without the threat of anarchist groups, or will Kristian have to sacrifice everything to save those he loves?

Highlights:

New Characters

Allen, a new agent, and Rhyan, a young SHF mentee of Susan’s add an entertaining and dramatic new twist to the saga that kept me interested throughout. These two soon became my favorite characters in this installment. I especially loved how their romantic dynamic reminded me of Fix-It Felix and Calhoun from Wreck-It Ralph.

Gripping Test of Characterization

The author tests Kristian and Susan both TO THE MAX in this installment, leaving readers who have become invested in the saga on a serious emotional roller coaster. We see them fight for each other, their family’s well being, and their faith. Their struggles are raw and real… and if you have any semblance of a heart, your sympathy levels will go into maximum overdrive!

Lowlights:

Complexity of the World Building

The world building in the Kristian Clark universe is extremely admirable in that the author has taken time to craft the agencies, alternative worlds, etc.; however, there were times when there were many POVs going on and I was getting characters from different worlds/agencies mixed up. By the end, I finally got most of them straightened out and understood what had taken place.

I recommend reading the first books in the Kristian Clark saga (Books 1 through 2.5) before starting the Kristian Clark and the American Agenda duology to be able to understand what is going on.

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Thank you to the author for providing me a free ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A positive review was not required to receive the ebook.

Talk to Me, Arrowheads!

That’s it for today, Arrowheads! Are you interested in checking out the Kristian Clark saga? You can find book one, The Bachelor Missions, available here!

Aim high , stay strong, and always hit your mark.

-Allyson 😀

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