Review by Lunastella -- E-M-P Honeymoon

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Review by Lunastella -- E-M-P Honeymoon

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[Following is a volunteer review of "E-M-P Honeymoon" by Dorothy May Mercer.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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When you're married to a cop and your brother's a Senator, you risk the chance of your honeymoon turning unpredictable. That's what happened to Kelly, who was enjoying a lovely honeymoon in Honduras with her husband Tom until she stumbles upon something that could drastically change the future of the USA and the world. Along with a colorful and varied set of allies, she will have to uncover this unsuspected threat. Will they be able to save the world?

My favorite asset of E-M-P Honeymoon by Dorothy May Mercer is the vast array of characters. From a brainwashed North Korean spy to badass female security experts and a Casanova CIA agent, to name a few, there's a colorful display of characters that not only make the plot flow easily and without a single boring moment but each one provides an enriching perspective into the conflict.

This amazing ensemble of figures also gifts the reader with witty dialogues that make this a lighthearted read, even when the topic at hand could be considered quite dark. My favorite part is the flirty banter between Sharon and Steve. I would read a whole novel with those two as the main characters!

Learning about new technologies that could be used for evil, namely electromagnetic pulses, was also a remarkable aspect of the book, albeit a bit terrifying. But let's not forget that knowledge is power.

The only flaw I can pinpoint in this novel is that the resolution felt a bit rushed for my taste and there are a few loose ends. None of them are fundamental or will keep the reader awake at night wondering, but it could be annoying for some people. I think these points will probably be solved in further novels.

I feel compelled, however, to make the warning that the reader should go into the novel knowing what to expect. This is not a deep analysis of terrorism or of cultural or social issues and I don't think it's intended to be. The character development doesn't stand out either, which would be nearly impossible with so many of them, although I would have enjoyed more dimension in the main ones. I think this novel is meant to be a lighthearted adventure that sheds light on possible new dangers and it's a very enjoyable read if you set your expectations in the right place.

The book contains almost no profanities and only one instance of a harsh swear word. The sexual references are also minimal and not graphic but, in any case, considering this and the terrorist topic that could be distressing, I would not recommend this novel for readers beneath the age of thirteen.

I would recommend E-M-P Honeymoon by Dorothy May Mercer to anyone who enjoys a fast-paced, lighthearted adventure and anyone who finds delight in different and colorful characters. Readers interested in technology, warfare, terrorism, and espionage will also like this book. If you're bothered by strong patriotic notions or you're looking for a deep dive into the many facets involved in the terrorism problem, you won't feel satisfied with this novel, which is clearly written from an Americentric point of view.

I heard the book on Audible, narrated by Scott Ellis, who makes an excellent performance. I cannot, then, say if the book has mistakes or typos and I only found one very minor flaw.

I gladly rate E-M-P Honeymoon by Dorothy May Mercer with 4 out of 4 stars for shedding light on new threats and approaching an original subject and meaningful social issues from so many different perspectives while keeping a fast-paced plot and a laid-back tone and delighting the reader with witty dialogues and lively characters.

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Post by Kelyn »

Isn't it so annoying when saving the world interrupts what otherwise would have been a wonderful vacation? I agree that this seems meant to be a lighthearted read, and it sounds well written other than being a bit lacking in the character development. Ah well, off to save the world... I enjoyed reading your review! Thanks!

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It is a nice review. I would like to read the book.

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Great review! I had all of the same thoughts when I read this book, as well.

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Kelyn wrote:
18 Jan 2020, 21:06
Isn't it so annoying when saving the world interrupts what otherwise would have been a wonderful vacation? I agree that this seems meant to be a lighthearted read, and it sounds well written other than being a bit lacking in the character development. Ah well, off to save the world... I enjoyed reading your review! Thanks!
LOL! Occupational hazards, I guess. :D
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Reynaa wrote:
21 Jan 2020, 09:48
Great review! I had all of the same thoughts when I read this book, as well.
Thanks to you for taking the time to comment. I'm glad we agree. :techie-studyingbrown:
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anthougo wrote:
21 Jan 2020, 05:47
It is a nice review. I would like to read the book.
Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!
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I read and reviewed this book recently too and it's always interesting to read reviews of books that I read. I relate to what you said about learning new things and about the character development. Thanks for the well-written review!

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SomeoneInTheWorld wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 16:04
I read and reviewed this book recently too and it's always interesting to read reviews of books that I read. I relate to what you said about learning new things and about the character development. Thanks for the well-written review!
I'd love to read your perspective on the book if you were so kind as to leave the link. Thank you for taking the time of stopping by and commenting!
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:P
Lunastella wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 20:39
SomeoneInTheWorld wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 16:04
I read and reviewed this book recently too and it's always interesting to read reviews of books that I read. I relate to what you said about learning new things and about the character development. Thanks for the well-written review!
I'd love to read your perspective on the book if you were so kind as to leave the link. Thank you for taking the time of stopping by and commenting!
Thank you so much for your kindness! Here is the link to my review of the book(: :
viewtopic.php?f=114&t=128781
By the way, in the bottom of every comment there is supposed to be a link to the latest review of the reviewer who made the comment, are these links shawn to you?(:
Thanks again for responding to my comment and for wanting to read my perspective on the book, I really appriciate that! (:

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SomeoneInTheWorld wrote:
27 Jan 2020, 06:00
:P
Lunastella wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 20:39
SomeoneInTheWorld wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 16:04
I read and reviewed this book recently too and it's always interesting to read reviews of books that I read. I relate to what you said about learning new things and about the character development. Thanks for the well-written review!
I'd love to read your perspective on the book if you were so kind as to leave the link. Thank you for taking the time of stopping by and commenting!
Thank you so much for your kindness! Here is the link to my review of the book(: :
viewtopic.php?f=114&t=128781
By the way, in the bottom of every comment there is supposed to be a link to the latest review of the reviewer who made the comment, are these links shawn to you?(:
Thanks again for responding to my comment and for wanting to read my perspective on the book, I really appriciate that! (:
I loved your review; it was extremely analytical and well-written. And I agree with your assessments. If the author worked more on her characters, she would excel.
I hadn't noticed the link, I'm a bit of a scatterbrain, sorry. :oops2:
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Lunastella wrote:
27 Jan 2020, 20:59
SomeoneInTheWorld wrote:
27 Jan 2020, 06:00
:P
Lunastella wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 20:39


I'd love to read your perspective on the book if you were so kind as to leave the link. Thank you for taking the time of stopping by and commenting!
Thank you so much for your kindness! Here is the link to my review of the book(: :
viewtopic.php?f=114&t=128781
By the way, in the bottom of every comment there is supposed to be a link to the latest review of the reviewer who made the comment, are these links shawn to you?(:
Thanks again for responding to my comment and for wanting to read my perspective on the book, I really appriciate that! (:
I loved your review; it was extremely analytical and well-written. And I agree with your assessments. If the author worked more on her characters, she would excel.
I hadn't noticed the link, I'm a bit of a scatterbrain, sorry. :oops2:
Thank you so much! You really made me happy with your kind words! And nothing to be sorry for, happens to me all the time😄thanks again!

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I loved how you accurately described the characters - "brainwashed," "badass," and "Casanova." I read this book, and that's exactly how I picture them. I wish Dr. Kinney's scenario about electromagnetic pulse would have been more developed. That aspect really put me on thinking. Excellent review! Thank you! 🙂
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InStoree wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 02:39
I loved how you accurately described the characters - "brainwashed," "badass," and "Casanova." I read this book, and that's exactly how I picture them. I wish Dr. Kinney's scenario about electromagnetic pulse would have been more developed. That aspect really put me on thinking. Excellent review! Thank you! 🙂
I agree, there were many characters and topics that I would've loved to see more developed.
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This one is in my to be read list. It is good to have an in depth idea of what I am getting into beforehand. Thanks for your well analyzed review 👍👍
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