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@Download Ebook à Captive Ø I open my eyes The cell is flooded with sunlight the window is a slice of pale blue Dust particles dance in the sparkling light, pirouetting in a golden line from the window to the opposite wall of the cell, where they seem to converge into shapes It is like looking into a kaleidoscope Dad isn t here No one is, but meRobyn Knollys Green is an A list celebrity, famous for being the daughter of one of the world s most powerful men But not even the paparazzi can find her nowRobyn begins to realise that she is trapped in a complicated web of global corruption and deceit and that the strange, melancholy boy who has been tasked with guarding her might not be an enemy after allA thrilling, well crafted, ever relevant story from a talented new voice in YA fiction I couldn t suspend disbelief long enough with this one The kidnappers were the clich stereotypical bad guys, right down to their awful nicknames Scar, Talon and Feather Yeah, seriously Robyn and her family didn t seem to have a lot of security on their journey, despite the heightened level of threat, but even so I found myself doubting whether Feather et al really had the intelligence and connections to pull off a successful car bomb.Scar was such a pantomime villain with his lecherous lo I couldn t suspend disbelief long enough with this one The kidnappers were the clich stereotypical bad guys, right down to their awful nicknames Scar, Talon and Feather Yeah, seriously Robyn and her family didn t seem to have a lot of security on their journey, despite the heightened level of threat, but even so I found myself doubting whether Feather et al really had the intelligence and connections to pull off a successful car bomb.Scar was such a pantomime villain with his lecherous looks and HA HA HA LITTLE GIRL YOU ARE AT MY MERCY speeches I should ve been scared out of my wits for Robyn in that whole situtation, but I never for one moment believed in it enough to feel anything but exasperation The danger just felt fake.Talon s motivation seemed ridiculously weak He apologises to Robyn WHILE HE S KIDNAPPING HER and then spends the rest of the novel feeling bad and apologising again and trying to help her escape Which begs the question, WHY get involved in the first place I get that he wanted answers but I feel like you d have to be really committed to carry out an actual kidnapping, and Talon just had no personality I don t understand why Robyn fell for him so hard, because there was nothing to him apart from my lil bro is dead and I like birds The scene near the end where Robyn tries to free Talon from a holding cell in a detention centre is just beyond ridiculous There is no way she would ve got that far Also, writing letters to him in prison and having deep feelings for him IS ACTUALLY INSANE I can t even justify calling it Stockholm Syndrome because she was with them just over a week and she thought Talon was a hottie from day one.The description of tear gas was was another thing that had me rolling my eyes right out of the door The fog tear gas, I guess is still filling up the room After taking a deep gulp of air, I take the mask off and put it over Talon s face Breathe, Talon Breathe Breathe.I hold on for as long as I can, but finally I have to take a breath The gas immediately fills my lungs again I keep stroking Talon s hair.Is this for real Could the author not have taken TWO MINUTES to Google the effects of tear gas, or watched this handy two minute video on YouTube or SOMETHING I m not exactly an expert on riot control but even I know tear gas is nasty You don t just put on a mask halfway through, then decide to take it off like it s nothing.Also, it bugged me that Robyn is described as an A list celebrity for being the British PM s daughter because LOL OUR POLITICIANS ARE SO FAIL They re not even celebrities, let alone A listers, and their families even less so If you re looking for a good book about a hostage situation, I d recommend Hostage Three by Nick Lake Don t bother with this one As soon as I heard about Captive by A.J Grainger I was instantly intrigued The plot of the story sounded interesting and I couldn t recall reading anything that sounded like it, however, while Captive had some positive things about it, it failed to hold my attention.As the Prime Minister s daughter, Robyn Knollys Green is always in the public eye Nothing goes unnoticed, especially after a failed attempt on her father s life put her in the spotlight evenBut when Robyn is kidnapped and h As soon as I heard about Captive by A.J Grainger I was instantly intrigued The plot of the story sounded interesting and I couldn t recall reading anything that sounded like it, however, while Captive had some positive things about it, it failed to hold my attention.As the Prime Minister s daughter, Robyn Knollys Green is always in the public eye Nothing goes unnoticed, especially after a failed attempt on her father s life put her in the spotlight evenBut when Robyn is kidnapped and hostage by the animal rights activists it s there that Robyn realises she s on her own her father will only come on his terms not her kidnappers As time moves on Robyn starts to get close to the boy who guards her but by doing so, she uncovers secrets that involve her father that she can t believe he d have any part in and it soon becomes a struggle to figure out the truth Can Robyn make it home alive in one piece and discover the truth I really liked the idea of Captive and for such a short story I think the author did an okay job I was immediately pulled into Robyn s life and got to know what she was like as a character I liked her, I didn t love her I felt at times I couldn t connect to her as much as I would have likedso towards the start of the story but towards the end, I couldn t understand her reasoning s for doing the things she did She s just likable nothing really stood out about her as a character.Then there s Falcon who I wasintrigued by I liked Falcon I felt he was a deeper character than Robyn just because of the things he s been through at such a young age He s a strong character, one that doesn t always make the best choices but he definitely makes up for it through out the story.Robyn and Falcon s relationship was definitely the best part of the story that did hold my attention and the main reason I kept on reading They re connection felt real and quite frankly honest They don t meet in the best circumstances and they recognise that their friendship isn t a normal one, but I liked that I liked that it was something different and it wasn t all hearts and candy It feltreal this way.The whole story isn t just focused on Robyn and Falcon s friendship, it s about the animal rights activists and Robyn s father This I didn t enjoy as much as I would have hoped I found it a bit boring and it s here that I started to lose interest, even though it s a pivotal part of the story.In all, while Captive had some pros and cons about it, the only way you ll know for yourself is if you read it So go read it Thank you to Simon Schuster for giving me the opportunity to review this book, in exchange for an honest review. Possible 2.5 star Let s get real here, it was terribly underwhelming Full Review To Come To avoid being my snarky snark self, I m going to keep this short and concise Great topics tackled kidnap, conspiracy, corruption by leadership heads, extremism, the ethical lines blurred around pharmaceutical testing Downfalls sat with the narrator, the blandness of the tail why, with a premise like that is beyond me , the horrible attempt at characterisation and character motivation Way too mu Possible 2.5 star Let s get real here, it was terribly underwhelming Full Review To Come To avoid being my snarky snark self, I m going to keep this short and concise Great topics tackled kidnap, conspiracy, corruption by leadership heads, extremism, the ethical lines blurred around pharmaceutical testing Downfalls sat with the narrator, the blandness of the tail why, with a premise like that is beyond me , the horrible attempt at characterisation and character motivation Way too much of the romance that, to be honest, reads damnlike stockholm syndrome But guys, she s just a teenage girl trying to get through life with a sense of normality, which includes a tortured hottie mchottie as a boyfriend Oh young love Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children s and NetGalley This was an okay story, but I did struggle to stay focused on this.I didn t really love any of the characters in this book, none of them really irritated me, but then they didn t really engender any strong feelings at all I can t say I really cared what happened to any of them really.The storyline in this just didn t really hold my attention well at all, Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children s and NetGalley This was an okay story, but I did struggle to stay focused on this.I didn t really love any of the characters in this book, none of them really irritated me, but then they didn t really engender any strong feelings at all I can t say I really cared what happened to any of them really.The storyline in this just didn t really hold my attention well at all, and I wanted to put this down and do something else instead I felt like I was waiting for her to be kidnapped, and then other than a couple of shock situations, I just wanted her to be found and for the book to be over.As we got towards the end, some things were revealed that shed some light on why Robyn had been kidnapped, and the information which was being hidden from the public by both her father and another large company I did find this to be the most interesting part of the book, but even then I was eager for this to be over.The ending was okay, but I wasn t overly impressed by the little romance that cropped up.Overall slow conspiracy story,6 out of 10