Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Syndicate by Shelena Shorts
For centuries, the Petrescu family has been protecting society from a danger that moves among the population undetected. Eighteen-year-old Vasi Petrescu has never had a problem carrying out his duty, but, when ordered to eliminate an eighteen-year-old girl, he is immediately taken out of his comfort zone.
The Syndicate has never targeted a female before, yet somehow this one has ended up on more than one hit list. Vasi would like to find out why, but there may not be time.
Now, he'll have to decide whether or not to keep her alive even if it means going against his own family.
The action, mystery, and conspiracy in The Syndicate will take readers on an immersing journey in which decisions are not only life changing, but irreversible.
I didn't like The Syndicate. It started off slow, and continues that way throughout most of the book. The last fifty pages started to get interesting, but it didn't make up for the rest of the book. The plot was easy to follow. It just got really boring. I didn't care for the characters. The main character, Vasi, was okay at the beginning of the book. Then after he met Riley, he turned into an overprotective creeper and a stalker. He would sit outside Riley's apartment in his truck, and watch her apartment. He used the excuse of protecting her from the hybrids, , but he was still stalking her. He was also controlling. He wanted to know where she was at all times. He even had his sister follow her to church. Vasi's sister, Rosie, was whiny and annoying. She always wanted something in return for doing favors for him. She had to constantly be praised about how good of a job she did. Henri, the leader of The Syndicate, was ridiculous and irrational. He was also power hungry. Henri did whatever he wanted, regardless of the rules. He had no negative consequences for the horrible things he did. I didn't care for The Syndicate, and would not read it again. I don't recommend this book to anyone.
I give The Syndicate: 1/5.
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