When Natasha was little, there was only one thing she wanted to be: a superhero. Unfortunately, being a klutz isn't a super-power. She turned to writing because it allows her to be anything she wants, including a caped crusader. When not writing, she is an instructor and editor. Visit her at www.natashadeen.com.
True Grime 2: Angel Makerby Natasha Deen
For the last two years, human Aponi Runningbear has been training to be part of Grime, the magical police division tasked with protecting humanity from SOAP terrorists. But things aren't going well. She's barely keeping up with her studies, failing the physical component, and her Generalized Anxiety Disorder is making her bad days even worse. When her team is given the chance to find a missing coworker and stop SOAP from producing a DNA-altering drug that's killing humans, Aponi grabs hold of the chance to show she's meant for Grime. But as the investigation heats up, she's forced to deal with the tormentor from her past, dead bodies, and the certainty that SOAP's going to win this battle. Humanity's dying, Grime's in trouble, and she's failing...does a foster kid really have what it takes to save the world and herself?
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Natasha pens "True Grime 2: Angel Maker" with strong well developed characters that you will find yourself relating to. A totally original plot that had a few bumps along the way, but once you got the hang of it, it will smooth out for you. A good paranormal sci-fi read that is filled with action and suspense. *4 Stars* This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.
I’ve been fortunate of late with paranormal reads - there has been an increase in the new ideas, new configurations and even new mixes of paranormal creatures, situations and plots. Natasha Deen’s True Grime 2: Angel Maker is following in that line of ‘new’ with an innovative and wholly entertaining read. With a completely relatable heroine in Aponi, we meet a young woman who is deeply scarred by emotional wounds of the past, but struggling to attain some measure of peace and respect from her coworkers. What shines is the relatable human emotions that emanate from each character we encounter, and the humor with which the characters interact and react to one another. Set in a world that is artfully crafted and described with familiar and fantastical objects intermingled to allow the reader’s imagination to grasp onto and delve into the story. Although there is a ton of information provided and presented throughout the story, there were only a few instances when it felt overwhelming, but that feeling also seemed to mirror the protagonist’s emotions of the time, which added more impact to the story. Aponi’s desperate search and effort to belong to something, a feeling denied her as a foster child will resonate with readers, and the true emotional ups and downs will keep you turning pages hoping for her happy ending. I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review for Full Moon Bites tours. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
True Grime 2: Angel Maker is another winner by Natasha Deen. Deen has a unique, signature voice that comes through loud and clear in all her stories. Aponi is a fabulous heroine--slightly inept but completely lovable. With vivid imagery and compelling prose, Deen has created a colorful, engaging world filled with true to life characters that make you feel like you're watching it all unfold on the big screen. Along with Deen's humor, her writing conveys a touch of poignancy that reminds us no matter how many times we laugh, her stories and characters have depth...and human emotions that can't be ignored. Her bullied-as-a-child, orphaned protagonist is desperately searching for a place to belong. And, as we get to know her and fall in love with her, we find ourselves wanting it for her just as badly.