Wednesday, January 15, 2014
In 2011 the world population hit seven billion. Fourteen thousand babies are born every hour. By 2045 the population is predicted to hit nine billion. Can our planet cope?
In 1798 Economist Reverend Thomas Malthus thought not. His work 'An Essay on the Principal of Population' predicted that population growth would outpace our ability to obtain resources, resulting in a global epidemic of famine that would destroy society unless curbed.
Fast forward to 2012. College students Dean Adams and his best friend Felix Pye, unwittingly stumble across the greatest conspiracy in history, and by doing so sign a death warrant. They are forced to run as powerful, high society members of a 200 year old secret Malthusian League attempt to silence them.
The league will stop at nothing to continue its Malthusian cause. Their purpose? To curb population growth and ensure Malthus' predictions for economic ruin do not come true.
With the aide of detective Isabella Mercena, Dean and Felix go head to head against the evil forces as they attempt to expose the league's sinister plans to control population. Will they survive to tell the tale and tell it before the next wave of disaster is unleashed on mankind?
I recieved The Malthus Conspiracy as a read and review. You can purchase it on Amazon for $3.99.
I rated it at 3 of 5 stars
The Malthus Conspiracy is an interesting read. It's not my cup of tea but I gave it a chance. For me the plot is good and very well developed. The characters are relate-able and readers can get caught up in getting to know their stories. The book it's self did seem to be overly full of unnecessary detail and it tended to drag the book. I did put the book down a few times and read something else but I went back to it in the end.
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Monday, January 13, 2014
Henry Beck, the gorgeous CEO of an advertising company, was in need of a new personal assistant. He expected HR to hire someone older, more experienced, maybe even with gray hair. Who he got instead was the beautiful, young, single mother - Claire Russell. A woman who he is having a hard time keeping his eyes off of...
Claire never expected her new boss to be the most gorgeous man she's ever laid eyes on. She also never expected him to be sweet to her two year old son, Ethan. But Henry is her boss and there is no future with him. Or so Claire thinks...
Will Henry and Claire be able to fight the obvious attraction between them? Will Henry's overbearing mother come between them? Or will a freak accident change their perspectives on life and what's most important...
I found this book through one of several Free Download newsletters I recieve. You can now purchase it on Amazon for $1.99.
I rated it at 4 of 5 stars
Henry's book is the first of the series I've read and I enjoyed it. I like that even though the book was short there wasn't a rush for the couple to get together and that there was time for development. I do like that the author described Claire as a normal sized woman. The brothers being brought in was done in a detailed way, they didn't just show up and it was the same with Henry's parents. I do like that Sebastian was a semi-important character as his is next in the series. I do think that some extra time looking over for spelling and grammatical errors was needed but they were easy to overlook as the the plot flowed.
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Reviewed on 13th January, 2014