Sunday, April 6, 2014

Review: Sekret by Lindsay Smith

Title: Sekret
Author: Lindsay Smith
Pages: 337
Format: e-Arc
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: An empty mind is a safe mind.   Yulia's father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she's captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she's thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power. Yulia quickly realizes she can trust no one--not her KGB superiors or the other operatives vying for her attention--and must rely on her own wits and skills to survive in this world where no SEKRET can stay hidden for long.
Review: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. I love that it took place in the USSRand had political idols as characters. But what I really loved were the psychic aspects thrown into that area in history. I loved all of the secrets and lies that are found out and that are told. I really like that as the reader we don't know who can be trusted, who is the bad guy? I also enjoyed the academy feel even though some of the characters were "forced" to be there. I loved Yulia, she was street smart and smart in general, plus she was a kick-ass character. She is a strong woman who was use to both hiding who she is and using her powers to benefit her family. But there is so much more that I want to know about everything and everyone. Overall I found this book almost perfect. I will absolutely pick up the next book in the series because I am dying for more of these characters and their stories. I would recommend this novel to readers who are interested in the USSR and the history of it as well. Also anyone who likes stories about psychics.

About this author
Lindsay Smith's love of Russian culture has taken her to Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and a reindeer festival in the middle of Siberia. She lives in Washington, DC, where she writes on foreign affairs. SEKRET is her first novel.

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