Christmas Awards 2011

Thursday, 17 March 2011


Snatched by Vijaya Schartz

Publisher: Books We Love Publishing


ISBN: 978-1-926965-58-1

Pages: 164

Futuristic, Parallel world

Zania Nolev awakens suddenly to find herself somewhere were she doesn’t recognize anything. The last thing she remembers is her military unit and herself fighting for their lives when suddenly everything goes black. Now she has to figure out what is going on and where exactly she is. Being the fighter that she is when she is first taken to an arena and told that she is to perform a show for the audience there she defies those in charge when she refuses to perform for those present. As punishment she is sent to what is now a completely different earth where she can perform as the fighter that she is. In this new arena she finds even more challenges that if she can’t find a way to overcome them it will end up meaning her death.

Svend is brought to perform yet again for the masses only this time he finds a partner that is much more than she seems and is a fighter that he finds is very rare in this world. He decides that he will do anything he can to help her survive even if that means he must pay a price. One look at Zania and he knows that he will be willing to do anything to help her survive this world and see if he just might be able to have something more with her.

First for Zania and Svend to have a chance at being together they will have to overcome those that would see Zania dead so that she will never have a chance to be with Svend. For just catching the attention of Svend there are those that would see her dead for that offence alone but she shows what a good fighter she truly is and that makes her enemies ever more determined to kill her. Now she is going to have to find a way out or she just might not survive. There are others that are fighting to escape and if they can work together they just might have a chance to survive the outside world and a chance at freedom and life.

This story show very well what happens when society becomes too dependant on technology. It also shows how when people become too dependant on technology how they can become complacent in their lives. Zania finds herself in a world that is controlled by computers and everyone has forgotten how to do the most simple of tasks. This is a good story in the insight it gives on what can happen when people depend too much on machines and not enough on each other and themselves.

I give this one 4 red roses

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