Emotions Review

Title: Emotions
Author: Arnulfo Cantarero
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: 21 October 2015
Source: Author
Format: Paperback/ Ebook
Pages: 264
Rating: 3.75
Reading Timeline: 24 January 2017- 29 January 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

Jason Ariaz is not your average 22-year-old. He has been enhanced but that's only the beginning. He is an emotionless extraterrestrial born to human parents and living amongst us. Both him and his implanted thinking computer were damaged on landing and must got through life as less than what they really are. The purpose of their mission: to gain permanent emotions from the more primitive society that is Earth.  If he is successful, he will be the first of his species to do so in nearly 200,000 years. Hope lies in the fact that he is capable of emotional episodes, and he has been able to forge friendships. However, he does have the chance of completing his mission if he can truly care fro Ariel, the closest human in his life. But he better know his heart soon. Their lives are in danger of ending tonight unless he can recover what his species has lost.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I was lucky enough to be sent this by the author, Arnulfo Cantarero. I am super excited to read this because it sounds really interesting and action filled. I'ver read a snippet here and there and found that it will be a really good read.

Please note that I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. In no way has receiving this book impacted my opinion. All opinions are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing of this book is straightforward and simple. It is well written and well structured. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was definitely a pleasant surprise. I did, however, find that it it took me a lot longer to get through the pages because of how straightforward it was. The writing in this book played a big role in characterizing the our main character.

Plot Thoughts:

The book starts with a short prologue then jumps back a couple of years. We slowly work our way through the plot. Whilst I really did enjoy the story, I think that the prologue should not have been included in the beginning as I kept getting distracted by the question of when are we getting to that part.

But other than that, it was a really enjoyable read and a perfect introduction to the SciFi genre. It had a growing tension that kept me on the edge of my seat. There are also a couple of badass action scenes that I really enjoyed

Character Thoughts:

Jason was an uncomplicated person surrounded by complications and trouble. By lacking emotions, Jason is able to view everything logicals which helped to limit his option to action filled moments. By being emotionless, Jason turns out to be the perfect hero who doesn't let his emotions make his decisions for him. I adored Computer (Jason's AI) more than I liked Jason. Computer just had this spark of personality that Jason seemed to lack/

I called the cliffhanger that involves Stephanie, Jason's childhood best friend. Well, actually I only called half of it. I really liked Stephanie though. She was super kind and caring. And if given the chance, she could totally kick ass.

Final Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. By being filled with action, relationships and hardships, it doesn't let go of you until the end. It was simplistic and pretty much everything I would want in a SciFi. A word of warning for all those who aren't sciencey: do not fear the big science words, for they get easier to understand as you go a long. This book is perfect for all those SciFi lovers or for people interested in getting into the SciFi genre.

Yours in Reading,



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