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The Alliance: A Registry Novel based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Surprisingly Good! I admit that I was a little reticent to continue “The Registry” series, by Shannon Stoker, but the premise was promising enough to get me to give “The Alliance” a try, and I’m glad a did. While the writing still lacks some polish and over-use of certain words (said being an example), the author showed a great deal of growth in how she handles character interaction and personal thoughts. The backstories sprinkled throughout made the characters feel less like and more like humans. I genuinely began to care about most of them, even the less than likable ones from the previous “Registry” novels. I loved the beginning of each chapter including the history of how the society came to be using accounts from diaries of the period. It provided answers to questions that had been nagging me from the beginning, and the explanations made perfect sense in the context of the story. The ending was also plausible and satisfying. I’m very impressed with Stoker’s growth and look forward to seeing what else she publishes.
Once I started, I couldn't put this book down. I read the first two in the trilogy and was not disappointed with this one. Mia has shown so much growth and learned from all around her. It was nice that some of the characters from the previous books were brought back in a surprising manner providing much needed closure. All in all, I highly recommend this as an enjoyable read.