Mina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets

Mina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets

by Jeffrey Cook



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ISBN-13: 9781680460353
Publisher: Melange Books - Fire and Ice YA
Publication date: 01/13/2015
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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Mina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
kleokatra More than 1 year ago
Fun, exciting, albiet mildly confusing futuristic spycraft. I'd have liked to have seen Mina and/or Miko's names be different as it was ridiculously confusing in the beginning, and during parts where they were doing a ton of stuff together. The story itself was highly enjoyable and fun though. It was exciting and leaves you wanting more - excited for the next adventure.
GetYaWings More than 1 year ago
This book gripped me within seconds; I took an immediate liking to both Mina and Miko and felt propelled into the times as the technology available to them seemed to pretty much fit with the times. You know how in some futuristic tales, it just gets kinda ridiculous? I didn’t find that to be going on here at all and just wanted to know more. Before I knew it, I was about 2/3 of the way into this book – it really is a super fast read as there is action, mystery, a bit of drama all going on at once and it’s impossible to put down. I had to tear myself away so that I could get some sleep in time to be not-totally-useless for work a few hours later the first time I picked it up. The second time, well, I knew to not pick it back up until I could finish it as this book just constantly left me needing more. Mina is a really well developed character as her objectivity and integrity repeatedly show through; this supports the reasons for why she landed in the predicament she did, making for excellent continuity.  Miko was also brilliantly designed and I’d very much like to see more of these girls and hope that this turns into a series because I could definitely use a regular dose of these girls and the AIA.
ADropOfInkReviews More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Jeffrey is an incredible writer and his first foray into the Young Adult world was a terrific one. Any teen would love to have secret agent powers instilled in them with a simple chip. From the beginning, you’re swept into Mina’s world and into almost non-stop action. When I reached the end of the book, I had to honestly refrain myself from throwing it across the room. The only thing that stopped me was I was reading an e-book and I didn’t want to break my tablet. I finished this book last night and I’ve been pondering why I loved it so much ever since. I can’t pinpoint why. Then again, I can’t tell you why I loved Hunger Games, either. The story telling was superb. As an adult, I appreciated Miko’s funny quips dating back into our history since her dad was an archeologist. At first, I thought I’d get Mina and her friend Miko completely mixed up, but each had their own unique personalities. I didn’t mix them up once. The book flowed exceptionally well, Mina acted perfectly normal for a teen who’s trying to prove herself. Miko was a kick. Scott was sort of hazy, but then again, aren’t most computer geniuses? ;-) Jeffrey presents us with just the right amount of description to get his point across without belaboring the point. It was well done.