Thursday, January 30, 2014

{Blog Tour} The Agent's Daughter by Ron Corriveau {Review + Giveaway}

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

The Agent’s Daughter by Ron Corriveau
Publication date: May 18th 2013
Genres: Romance, Thriller, Young Adult

Melina has been preparing for a future career as a spy.

She just doesn’t know it.

Legendary spy Evan Roberts always knew that his fifteen-year-old daughter Melina also possessed the absolute lack of fear required of an agent. Without telling her his real profession or his intention, he began to guide her toward an eventual career as a spy. However, Melina’s world is shattered after her mom is involved in an accident that leaves her mysteriously unhurt but unresponsive. Her father’s plans on hold, Melina settles into life at a suburban high school, immersing herself in a world of schoolwork, her friends and a budding romance with Alex, the cute new guy in her class.

When Melina and her father uncover shocking new information about her mother’s accident, Melina is pulled deep into her father’s shadowy world. With Alex desperately trying to find her and only hours to go before it will be too late to save her mother, Melina and her father work together using their combined skills to find a way to reach her.
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My Review

Melina is an incredibly smart young woman who just so happens to be the daughter of a very smart and talented spy. Only she doesn't know it. She thinks her dad is just a boring software engineer. She also doesn't know that her father has been priming her for a career as a spy her entire life. Her mother is in a coma and things just haven't been the same in the Roberts household. And her dad's latest mission changes everything, for all of them. Secrets are revealed, skills are tested and danger is around every corner.

Melina is very strong, trained from a very young age in the art of self defense, she could probably kill you in under a minute. But when it comes to talking to her school yard crush, Alex she is a bumbling school girl. Completely bewildered and out of her element. Alex is new to the school and she hopes that their shared love of science will bring them together, the fact that their dad's work together doesn't hurt either.

Evan Roberts is Melina's secret agent father who has put his life on the line in the name of his country more times than he can count. And he want's his daughter to follow in his footsteps and become a spy. He knows that she possess the skills required now all he has to do is tell her.

The Agent's Daughter is not your typical spy story, the fact that Evan is a spy is not the main part of the story. Rather it is just a portion of what makes this story great. You get to follow two worlds in this book as they happen side by side, Melina and Evan; normal high school girl and secret agent. Until finally their worlds collide in what is a great show of skill, talent and genius.

The Agent's Daughter is more than a spy story. It is a story about a young teenage girl discovering how to maneuver in the world where nothing is certain. It is about dealing with curveballs and the unknown. The Agent's Daughter was a lot of fun to read. It quenched my thirst for thrill as a spy, gave me the joy of discovering love as a teenager, action and a hearty lesson in physics. If I had one complaint about this book, it's that there wasn't enough action. There was a lot of time spent on the science but that action seeker in me thirsted for more. But it was still a fun book that left me happy.

About the Author~
Ron Corriveau is an electrical engineer and works designing custom integrated circuits. He started writing to prove to himself that he actually does have a right side to his brain. Originally from Southern California, he currently lives outside of Dallas with his lovely wife and two awesome kids. He has only recently come to terms with the fact that he is a geek, although he would like to stress that he doesn’t hold any kind of leadership role in the organization.

Find Him: Website | Goodreads

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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Danielle! I like the sounds of this one and I like how Melina and Evan's story are separate until they tie in together. It sounds like it makes a more profound story about more than just the spy aspect.