Sunday, December 22, 2013

Review of Mindscape by Tal Valante

Mindscape by Tal Valante 2*
BLURB: The truth will set you free.
Mark Sayre joins the Interstellar Navy for the money—his only goal is to keep his little brother out of the colony mines that sent their father to an early grave. With concepts like duty and honor floating high over his head, he hardly expects to fall for the serious, idealistic Shane Cawley. Not to mention that Shane is his commanding officer . . . and his Resonance partner, a one-in-ten-thousand mental connection so profound that they can travel in each other’s mindscapes.
Shane Cawley is carrying on the family tradition by serving in the Interstellar Navy. He hardly expects to fall for the quirky, happy-go-lucky Mark Sayre. But as the Resonance between them grows, neither can deny what he feels for the other.
When war breaks out, Mark and Shane find their military training and their Resonance link tested to the edge of sanity. Shane is haunted by memories and flashbacks, and Mark becomes trapped in his own mindscape. But with help from an unlikely ally, they may be able to salvage their futures and the love they share

My Review: Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley. On reading the blurb I thought this was going to be a great Science Fiction story - what I got was a mediocre one - the only 'science fictiony' thing about it was that mind meld. Other than that it could have been any story set at any time in today's world. There were a few problems with the plot too - like how was Mark rescued and what was with the constant jumping around about? Now you want to know what I mean by jumping around, don't you? Well I can take a story jumping into flashbacks or jumping from one person's POV to another's but not both in one book!! It might be worth noting at this time that this was an ARC from netgalley so changes might have been made so don't let my poor opinion put you off giving it a try for yourself.

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