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Side Effect: Laura Lond

Saturday, June 4, 2011
 Janna Sorelle is a determined young professional born and raised in Moscow, Russia, but, having some French background, she considers herself French and strives to return to her “historical homeland”. Her first visit to Paris, where she goes as a translator of a rich but ill-mannered Russian businessman, turns into something totally unexpected. After a strange incident in a small restaurant, Janna is kidnapped--and this is just the beginning of an adventure she couldn't have ever imagined. As the story unfolds, Janna finds herself working for Technotics, a huge international corporation with an advanced security system owned by the mysterious Mr. Kumidi. Janna is told that Technotics is an engineering company working on some technical research, but, as she begins to suspect, things are not that simple. There is a secret laboratory in what they call the “lower level” of the company building, and some of the employees seem to be not exactly human&#x2026

Good Reads Summary

This book is chock full of adventure, the reader will never be bored with this story.  Janna is a very exciting character who the reader will be rooting for throughout the entire book.  Science fiction lovers will adore this book; readers who don't normally choose this genre might like this book, the "science" words are well defined and not too hard to understand.  The reader will really get to know Janna.  She is the character that is focused on throughout the novel.  The plot is intricately developed, the environment Janna finds herself in is easy to picture-a quality that is not that common in science fiction novels.  Excitement continues throughout the novel, there is no lag in action.  The reader worries for Janna and cheers her on.  This novel is great for young adults/adults who enjoy science fiction and even those who want to give the genre a try. 

4 stars