Review of JAKE

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akshi porwal
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Review of JAKE

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "JAKE" by Tom McBride.]
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2 out of 4 stars
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Jake by Tom McBride follows the spiritual, mental, and physical journey of two characters. Lana came to the United States of America as a child. The dark past of her previous life haunts her. Now, a crisis has occurred in her home country, and supernatural entities are causing havoc. She must immediately leave everything, including her boyfriend, Rand, and return back home. She must learn everything that has gone on in her country since she left. She must also connect with spiritual forces to be able to lead her people towards freedom. The book simultaneously follows Rand’s journey through Europe as he embarks on a mental and spiritual journey of self-discovery and change.

The best part about this book is the plot itself. The story is well built and fascinating. The book encompasses many mythical characters as well as concepts. The author makes the possibility of such fictitious elements existing in our world seem plausible. All the supernatural elements have been given possible and achievable reasons. McBride himself was an avid traveller. This is reflected well in the details of Rand’s travels.

The language used in the book is quite unnecessarily complicated. The jargon used is too complex for an average reader. A reader has to read the same sentence multiple times in order to grasp its meaning. The scenes and characters are not well developed. I was left dumbfounded at the lack of reaction by characters in many bizarre situations. The dialogues between characters are not realistic and sound monotonous. The reading experience also seems stretched out due to unnecessary details, while the crucial scenes are not well built.

I would give Jake 2 out of 4 stars. The plot is quite unique and can even be written into a series of books. However, the author needs to work on his writing style and character development. The book does not seem to have been edited by a professional, as the text was riddled with inconsistencies. The book is difficult to read and follow.

The book promotes many right-wing principles like gun freedom and denies global warming. The author also emphasises religion and spirituality a lot. Readers sensitive to such topics should stay away from this book. On the other hand, readers of the same beliefs should go for this book. Enthusiasts of the fantasy genre can also try this book. Children should be advised to avoid this book, as the book covers mature themes.

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The review of the book started nicely, was anticipating giving the book a try; thus I'm saddened as to how it turned out.
Thanks for the accurate review.
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Post by Amy Luman »

I really enjoyed reading the review. At the beginning, I was looking forward to reading this book. Rand’s travels and the mystery that Lana faced really intrigued me. It’s unfortunate that you encountered so many problems with it.
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