Forum Navigation: Forum Index » Books and Reading » Reviews and Discussions about Specific Books and Series » Volunteer Reviews

Want FREE books and FREE Amazon gift cards?

Each day we announce via email a book that is either FREE or on a temporary sale at a great discount price. These are not your average free books. These are incredible insider deals on well-rated books. OnlineBookClub.org is where tomorrow's bestsellers are born. We also give away over $1,000 per month of free Amazon gift cards in free daily giveaways, exclusively to those signed up to these announcements! Hurry, sign up free now:

Sorry, this proves you are human.

Review by TrishaAnn92 -- The Expansion by Christoph Martin

This forum is for volunteer reviews by members of our review team. These reviews are done voluntarily by the reviewers and are published in this forum, separate from the official professional reviews. These reviews are kept separate primarily because the same book may be reviewed by many different reviewers.

Review by TrishaAnn92 -- The Expansion by Christoph Martin

Post Number:#1 by TrishaAnn92
» 07 Sep 2017, 18:19

[Following is a volunteer review of "The Expansion" by Christoph Martin.]

Book Cover
3 out of 4 stars
Review by TrishaAnn92
Share This Review

The Expansion by Christoph Martin is a Political Thriller. This is Christoph Martin’s first novel.

From the young age of 16, Max Burns has to live with the consequences of his parents’ actions. Life for him takes a surprising turn when he is recruited for an Expansion project that has forces working against it before it even begins. Only with the help of his old friend, Godfredo, and the aid of an undercover agent can Max uncover the truth. From the start, unbeknownst to Max, multiple entities are looking to see him fail, and his life destroyed in the name of protecting themselves from their own self-destruction.

From the first chapter and its wow factor, to the end, I enjoyed this book. While I didn’t get the thrill factor out of it, there are plenty of pops of excitement to keep the reader hanging on. The book is well written with only a few errors found throughout the entire book. The many characters are strongly developed. Their relationships are realistic and believable! Even when Max makes a surprising discovery about Karis (the uncover agent), who he has been sleeping with. At first, I did not understand why the first chapter was in the story. But as we reached close to the end, we see how it is against him.

There is not much I disliked about this book. While this genre was a first for me, my attention was kept the entire time. At no point did I feel bored or as if the book was dragging. However, I didn’t get the thrill part of out the book. It was exciting, and the mystery was the kind that leaves the reader trying to solve it before the big reveal. The one thing I did not like is it did not become exciting until more than half way through the book.

When I read the synopsis for this book I thought it would be an edge of your seat type of book. With that being said I believe the ending, and how the mystery concludes was played out well. I was shocked by the abrupt ending. I was very much expecting one thing and instead we are left with an open-ended end. While I enjoy a good cliff hanger, I am not entirely sure how I feel about the end of this book. All I can say is I hope there is a second book to follow up.

I would recommend The Expansion to readers who love a good mystery. It was interesting throughout, with a solid foundation. Therefore, I rate The Expansion by Christoph Martin a 3 out of 4 stars. This is not a book I would be likely to read again, but I would be happy to read more works by this author.

******
The Expansion
View: on Bookshelves | on Amazon | on iTunes

Like TrishaAnn92's review? Post a comment saying so!
‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,’ said Jojen. ‘The man who never reads lives only one.’

– George R. R. Martin



"I solemnly swear I am up to no good."
-Harry Potter
TrishaAnn92's Latest Review: "The Expansion" by Christoph Martin
Publishing Contest ~ 20 Votes ~ View TrishaAnn92's Entry
User avatar
TrishaAnn92
Previous Member of the Month
 
Posts: 3964
Joined: 20 Oct 2013, 15:59
Location: Virginia, US
Favorite Book: The Messenger (2)
Currently Reading: A Game of Thrones
Bookshelf Size: 183 books

View Reviewer Page
Reading Device: Kindle Paperwhite
2017 Reading Goal: 90 Books
Goal Completion: 15%

Did you know?
 
Once you join the forums and log in you will get to enjoy a very ad-reduced experience. It's easy and completely free!

Re: Review by TrishaAnn92 -- The Expansion by Christoph Mart

Post Number:#2 by Miriam Molina
» 08 Sep 2017, 18:06

Hi, TrishaAnn92! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this book. I have read it too and gave it 3 stars like you did. The excitement came in too late for me.
User avatar
Miriam Molina
 
Posts: 1099
Joined: 02 May 2017, 20:17
Currently Reading: A Stained White Radiance
Bookshelf Size: 439 books

View Reviewer Page
2017 Reading Goal: 36 Books
Goal Completion: 105%

Re: Review by TrishaAnn92 -- The Expansion by Christoph Mart

Post Number:#3 by TrishaAnn92
» 08 Sep 2017, 18:08

Thank you! That was my problem, the excitement didn't cone to the end, but the beginning gave me high expectations.
‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,’ said Jojen. ‘The man who never reads lives only one.’

– George R. R. Martin



"I solemnly swear I am up to no good."
-Harry Potter
TrishaAnn92's Latest Review: "The Expansion" by Christoph Martin
Publishing Contest ~ 20 Votes ~ View TrishaAnn92's Entry
User avatar
TrishaAnn92
Previous Member of the Month
 
Posts: 3964
Joined: 20 Oct 2013, 15:59
Location: Virginia, US
Favorite Book: The Messenger (2)
Currently Reading: A Game of Thrones
Bookshelf Size: 183 books

View Reviewer Page
Reading Device: Kindle Paperwhite
2017 Reading Goal: 90 Books
Goal Completion: 15%

Re: Review by TrishaAnn92 -- The Expansion by Christoph Mart

Post Number:#4 by MaryBurris
» 16 Sep 2017, 20:32

I've been looking at this book in the book of the month section, and have been hesitant to read it. I appreciate your honest review about the arrival of excitement. I may have to pass on this one.
User avatar
MaryBurris
 
Posts: 18
Joined: 07 Aug 2017, 16:36
Currently Reading: Strong Heart
Bookshelf Size: 35 books

View Reviewer Page
2017 Reading Goal: 0 Books
Goal Completion: 0%


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Zupanatural and 10 guests

Navigation

Return Home » Books and Reading » Reviews and Discussions about Specific Books and Series » Volunteer Reviews