Overall rating and opinion of "Cynthia and Dan: Cyber War" by Dorothy May Mercer

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Post by Joseph_oladele » 03 Jun 2019, 04:15

To me, Cynthia did not sideline Dan. Take a look, how would Dan be dating her for good three years without any plan of marriage, that is not love but lust. As we all know that long exception waxes cold women's heart, that made her bumps into the mysterious sky Eastman. This is lesson for all men and even women. This is nice one from Dorothy May Mercer. I rate Dorothy May 3.5 out of 4 stars.

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Post by BuzzingQuill » 03 Jun 2019, 12:21

Overall I would have to rate this book a 2 out of 4, I hesitate to call it bad as I did find myself engaged at several points in the book, I thought the revelation of Dan was rather predictable because the author wanted to ensure the reader felt like Cynthia made the right choice. Also, I feel like the story had quite a lot going on, that often times narratives didn't feel carefully woven together, instead they were just kind of spluttered together. I also did note quite a number of grammatical errors of the book, which did not help the book seem polished in my opinion

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Post by BuzzingQuill » 03 Jun 2019, 15:01

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From what I have read of this book, I do not really like it or feel a connection to the characters. I think bringing down terrorists on it's own would be a a great storyline, but I do not like this relationship between Dan and Sky. There is something very off-putting about Sky. He quite condescending towards Cynthia. At this point, I would give the book 2 stars.
I completely agree with you about the Sky. Sky was introduced and written with an air of mystery about him,and I don't think Mercer did a good job breaking down this mystery, choosing instead to break down the mystery in favor of making him a suitable love interest. But because this change happened so suddenly, I felt like he was just putting up an act and he has completely different intentions

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Post by beccabecky » 03 Jun 2019, 20:45

I'm not particularly interested in this book as a whole. I began reading it and Sky's mysterious appeal never really moved me at all, so I don't feel I'll be finishing it.

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Post by Renee_Prior1995 » 03 Jun 2019, 23:43

I really liked this book ive just finished reading it. I rated it 4 out of 4.
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Post by Gaby+LysMom2KB » 04 Jun 2019, 19:25

I've read some of the book, Cynthia and Dan: Cyber Wars, and thought it was getting a little interesting. Sky did seem like a mysterious character, and not sure what his intentions actually were. I don't think I could give a decent rating, not having read enough. It's not my favorite genre.

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Post by Kyoks » 05 Jun 2019, 02:48

I would possibly read the book in my free time mostly the part where the war was at it's peak. Very mind blowing mostly bringing down the bad guys.

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Post by Jo689 » 05 Jun 2019, 09:59

I feel like a minority because I did like the book to some extent. The plot and dialogue was actually interesting because it personally helped me look deep into internet warfare. The book weaves itself into a series of events that happens and has forced me to ask a lot of questions. For example, what are Cynthia's intentions with her brother? And who is this mystery person she has been seeing? It's interesting to me to see this all unravel.

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Post by Renee_Prior1995 » 05 Jun 2019, 15:22

Gaby+LysMom2KB wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 19:25
I've read some of the book, Cynthia and Dan: Cyber Wars, and thought it was getting a little interesting. Sky did seem like a mysterious character, and not sure what his intentions actually were. I don't think I could give a decent rating, not having read enough. It's not my favorite genre.
I agree, sky was very mysterious but I did feel like she made the right choice at the end.
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Post by Nivi Gideon » 05 Jun 2019, 18:01

Sounds like an intriguing novel that involves a female lead taking down terrorism along with her brother! These are the kind of books I look forward to. Would love to give it a read!

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Post by lwahls2 » 05 Jun 2019, 20:35

This book is definitely not one of my favorite books of all time. The romance aspect of it was super unoriginal and ruined it for me. I'm normally a fan of romance with my action and drama books but Cynthia and Sky were annoying. Their instantaneous love was not believable and I couldn't get into their storyline. I did like the cyber war portion with Glenn and team. That part kept me going until the end. I also felt like it ended abruptly. Maybe if the characters were a bit more developed, I would have liked it better. I probably won't recommend this book due to the cheesy romance plotline.
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Post by Shilpa Paul » 06 Jun 2019, 06:35

I would rate the book 3 out of 4 stars. It had an interesting beginning with many loop holes and an disappointing end. The covers doesn't justify the story nor does it increases the interest of the reader. Cynthia being a private investigator should have been projected as a strong female. But here she has no control over herself when she meets Sky. She is not in her logical mind. The end feels incomplete and could have been more dramatic.

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Post by AntonelaMaria » 06 Jun 2019, 11:04

So I am 30% into reading it (listening) and all I am wondering is why this is a book of the month? I would not recommend it and I have read many books in this genre. I am doing an audio version of the book btw. And as someone who bought it, I feel all kinds of ways and none of them good. Cover and title are very misleading. Cynthia is very immature and I can't figure out how old is she. So Sky is what should be a hero in this story?! Well, all I get is very creepy vibes. And I can't stress enough how that part with unprotected sex and him lecturing her about plan b annoyed me. Well, I will finish it, for now waiting for the cyber war part.

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Post by AntonelaMaria » 06 Jun 2019, 11:08

BuzzingQuill wrote:
03 Jun 2019, 12:21
Overall I would have to rate this book a 2 out of 4, I hesitate to call it bad as I did find myself engaged at several points in the book, I thought the revelation of Dan was rather predictable because the author wanted to ensure the reader felt like Cynthia made the right choice. Also, I feel like the story had quite a lot going on, that often times narratives didn't feel carefully woven together, instead they were just kind of spluttered together. I also did note quite a number of grammatical errors of the book, which did not help the book seem polished in my opinion
Even though I am still not finished with the book I do agree with you, even this early on I feel like the author manipulates story a certain way but telling and not showing. I am very confused about some of her choices.

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Post by Shelly Caetano » 06 Jun 2019, 21:45

Unfortunately, I was not a fan of this book. What I liked most was the concept of cyberwar. I was looking forward to reading an action-packed thriller focused on this concept. However, instead of being a focal point in the book, I felt this idea was put on the back burner.

There was a lot about this book that I didn’t like. I did not connect with any of the characters, in the slightest. I found myself greatly disliking most of the characters. For instance, I really didn’t like Cynthia, Dan, or Sky. These characters had very little (if any) character development, felt forced and appeared cliche. Other characters such as “the geeks’ or her brother left me feeling apathetic. In addition to the characters, I felt the book did not have a concrete direction; instead, the book seemed torn between subplots. As a result, the book felt a little anticlimactic and left me, as a reader, feeling unsatisfied, and almost incredulous. The flow of the book was very choppy. The extra subheadings increased the disruption of the flow as opposed to assisting with the organization. At times, I felt I was reading segments of a story, instead of whole, complete ideas. Finally, I find the title of the book peculiar. "Cythnia and Dan: Cyberwar" is a misleading title for me. Ultimately, I gave this book a rating of 2 out of 4. It wasn’t horrible, but it’s definitely not something I would recommend.

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