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The Arranger by L.J. Sellers Giveaway!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The year is 2023 and ex-detective Lara Evans is working as a freelance paramedic in a bleak new world. She responds to an emergency call and is nearly killed when a shooter flees the home. Inside she finds the federal employment commissioner wounded, but she’s able to save his life. The next day Lara leaves for the Gauntlet—a national competition of intense physical and mental challenges with high stakes for her home state. She spots the assailant lurking at the arena and soon after, she lands in deep trouble. Who is the mysterious killer and what is motivating him? Can Lara stop him, stay alive, and win the Gauntlet?

Goodreads Summary

Lara is the main draw to this novel.  She is a paramedic in a futuristic world filled with trouble.  She is brave, strong, and compassionate-all of the qualities a main character should have...especially a paramedic.  Her character was likable and connected well with the reader.  She carries around a large amount of guilt due to an incident that occurred a while back in the past, the reader learns more about what actually happened later on.

The author actually writes a fair amount of this book from two different periods in time, she makes it very easy to follow though-the reader needn't be worried about confusion.  The reader learns how the past always affect the future.  The antagonist is believably evil, morally corrupt.  The secondary characters are not really focused on, but they are not essential to this novel.  The events are fast-paced and flow together quite well.  The ending is perfect for the novel.  This book is recommended to young adults/adults.

4 Stars

Giveaway:  International, 1 ebook of the above title.  Leave a comment with your email address, one extra point to GFC followers.  Thank you!

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  1. Yto said...:

    GFC: Yto

    this sounds interesting. i love stories about the future.

    witchvela at web dot de

  1. Jaidis said...:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on The Arranger :)

  1. Thanks for stopping in. Writing about the future was challenging, but also liberating and fun. I'm back to writing my Detective Jackson series and I have to remember to be realistic. :)

  1. Brooke said...:

    This looks like a book my husband would love. Thanks for the giveaway and synopsis.

    I'm a GFC follower!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Sounds like a very interesting book.

    sweetstaker at yahoo dot com

    I am a GFC follower.

  1. erin said...:

    Sounds interesting! Thanks for a great review!

    GFC ~ erin
    e-mail subscriber

  1. Count me in! This sounds like a very interesting book, and one I would really enjoy reading :)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  1. Sarah M said...:

    I love the cover. Sounds like an intriguing read.

  1. Christine A. said...:

    GFC- Christine A.

    This book sounds very interesting. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    your1chef at aol dot com

  1. Anonymous said...:

    GFC Follower: Chelsea Carson

    This looks intense. I'd love to read it.