The Syndicate

The Syndicate

by Shelena Shorts

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ISBN-13: 9780982500590
Publisher: Lands Atlantic Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Shelena Shorts graduated from George Mason University with a degree in English and Education. Her passion for igniting a spark in teens led her to teach American literature in both traditional and online classrooms. When she's not in the realm of teaching or reading, she's writing novels geared toward young adults and the "young at heart".

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The Syndicate 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JLynnMc More than 1 year ago
Holy Hit-List – this book was incredible!! I can’t even tell you how awesome Vasi is. He’s dark & dangerous but also a protector who is very loyal to his family. He is smart enough not to let his loyalty blind him though. He has incredible instincts and as he learns to fully trust in them he find out things that he never expected. He’s also completely taken with the girl who he is supposed to be eliminating. Riley may appear to be fragile but she is very brave when she needs to be & manages to attract a lot more than just Vasi’s attention. He realizes pretty quickly that he can’t just get rid of her, but now he feels like he should be protecting her. That will not go over well with his family, though, so whatever he decides needs to be a permanent decision. There was so much excitement & surprise in this book it was impossible to put it down! I absolutely loved it and I cannot wait for more!!
wp_memoirs More than 1 year ago
The Syndicate marks a new phase in writer Shelena Shorts' career. Backing away from The Pace Series, she's back with a new and electrifying romance plus the element she manages to perfection: Science. The story is centered in Vasi Petrescu, one of the Syndicate's knights who's been loyal and proud to carry family tradition on duty none other than eradicate from society the “Hybrids” that threaten peace. The Syndicate has never targeted a female until now. Once Vassi finds himself against the wall between duty or investigating "why her?" "why now?", and getting to meet Riley could unleash Pandora's Box that could corrupt the syndicate's structures and everything he's believed in. The Syndicate is definitely something new and refreshing thanks to the narrator's POV, who is a guy and every element of such society he's a part of. The biggest credit I can give Shorts with this novel is that she brought something new and refreshing to YA Literture that's really cool and different, but still with the elements we all love about it. The Syndicate is a compelling romance meets the imaginative Minority Report; this first volume in a new promising series is totally a page turner.
psteinke1122 on LibraryThing 20 days ago
GoodReads Synopsis: For centuries, the Petrescu family has been protecting society from a danger that moves among the population undetected. Eighteen-year-old Vasi Petrescu has never had a problem carrying out his duty, but, when ordered to eliminate an eighteen-year-old girl, he is immediately taken out of his comfort zone.The Syndicate has never targeted a female before, yet somehow this one has ended up on more than one hit list. Vasi would like to find out why, but there may not be time.Now, he'll have to decide whether or not to keep her alive even if it means going against his own family.The action, mystery, and conspiracy in The Syndicate will take readers on an immersing journey in which decisions are not only life changing, but irreversible.My Thoughts: This book used one of my favorite tricks to hook the reader¿mystery. The reader doesn¿t completely comprehend who and/or what the Syndicate and Hybrids are. So I had to keep reading to see what the deal was. By the time you do learn the answers to that question, others have replaced it and keep you reading.Vasi is portrayed as a young man fighting an internal struggle between the integrity his parents instilled in him before their death, and the demands of the Syndicate. Most of the time they are in alignment, but at one, crucial, instance they are not. Vasi is a strong character with strong character. I wasn¿t as big on Riley, I found her whiney¿but loved how Vasi dealt with her. I enjoyed this story immensely. It was a quick, one-sitting read. And one of the few I wouldn¿t mind if they turned it into a series.
BookWhisperer on LibraryThing 20 days ago
The Syndicate is a very unique storyline that will entice a selective audience. Narrated by a eighteen year old young man that happens to be an assassin, for the secret organization known as the The Syndicate, readers will notice a very different dialect, and overall experience. Watching this story unfold from a males point of view may deter some readers, but those that find their selves invested will be rewards with this action packed adventure. Shockingly, this is also a love story which was quite interesting paired with the males point of view. The fast pace will carry readers through effortlessly as this author builds an entire world of danger; only to break it back down with the climax of the novel. Upon concluding the book I have many lingering questions, and hopes to see another novel for this unique and refreshing story. I look forward to more, and anxiously anticipate reading author novels by this talented author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Originally idea... Fast paced
alicialovesbooks More than 1 year ago