Book cover - AdvanceFaith Elaina is a reporter in the new world. She has no friends and no family… or so she believes.

When she is approached with an intriguing tale by a homeless man claiming to be the missing Professor Laudnam, she finds herself agreeing to embark on a fact-finding mission to expose Advance Industries. They are a multi-national corporation and leaders of scientific breakthroughs. They push the boundaries in experimentation in order to sell viable products to the market. Their latest invention known as Advance is the most exciting yet. A system designed to transport humans from one place to another efficiently and effectively.

Faith sets out to save those incapable of saving themselves. But who really needs saving? Are the people she’s trying to help really trustworthy? As the story she’s chasing unfolds, Faith realises how inexplicably intertwined her life really is with Advance Industries. When the formidable Kye steams into her life knocking it off kilter even more, he has her head spinning and her heart fluttering. Handsome, confusing and full of strange endearments, he also has a story to tell. But who should she believe?

Can she regain her supposed lost memories? And if so, can she hold on to them long enough to achieve her goal? Especially when the loved ones she forgot about are in danger!

Review: Advance by K. A. Duggsy

I read Advance ages ago now – literally months ago (I read it in September) – but I just didn’t get around to reviewing it. It probably didn’t help that I didn’t have any blogging motivation either! But now I have, and I’m ready to go. I’m SO sorry to the author who kindly gave me her book to review months ago, and I’m just getting around to doing it!

I really didn’t know what to expect when I went into this book. I’m a big fan of dystopian novels, so I was looking forward to it. It’s the kind of book that starts out very mysteriously, and gets more and more wrapped up in mysteries and questions, before they’re all answered (and then left wonderfully for a second book). I really loved the mystery element – it made me try to work out what was happening and who everyone really was. This is the kind of book I love – one that keeps me thinking and on my toes the whole way!

“Even the romantic relationship Faith was in was shrouded in mystery, and I loved it.”

To begin with, I was a little apprehensive of the fact that it was a dystopian romance. Romance books aren’t my favourite (I’m about 5% romantic and 95% cynical). However, Advance dealt with the romance element very well. It wasn’t overpowering, wasn’t done to death, and I didn’t find myself wanting to be sick like I do with other romance books! Even the romantic relationship Faith was in was shrouded in mystery, and I loved it. One thing I love is when you find out that a character isn’t what they seemed…

There were a couple of times when I felt the story progression was a little slow, but the fast-paced energy throughout made of for those occasional moments. They didn’t really affect the overall story too much. I really enjoyed the story, and the characters had depth that made them very interesting to read about – especially reading about Faith’s past!

If you love really cool technology, mysteries that keep you gripped from start to finish, romance elements AND a badass female protagonist, read this book. You’ll love it!

Thank you to the author for sending me a copy of Advance free of charge in return for an honest review!

You can buy a copy of Advance on Amazon*, or find out more about it on Goodreads. The second book in the series, Advancing*, is out now too and I can’t wait to read it! If you’ve read either of the books, let me know what you think!

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