Verdict? Kidnapped, by Maria Hammarblad

15 Jul

Sure enough, the fairy tale has a sweet, happy ending.

Hopefully that’s no spoiler—Kidnapped, though it did feature a totalitarian galactic empire and band of revolutionaries, never masqueraded as anything dystopian.  The strength of the Maria Hammarblad’s story lies in a charming, straightforward plotline with likeable protagonists.  Essentially it’s a traditional tale with a slight science fiction twist.  And in a genre where minutely-detailed descriptions of nanorobots in the blood stream make quite a few appearances, Maria Hammarblad makes her traditional narrative refreshing—not cliché.

The jury approves.

Reading time: One week, give or take a day—swinging on the hammock, by the pool, or an hour before lights-out.

Recommendation: Not for hard-SF devotees; Kidnapped is a breezy romance with the power to make a reader tired of dystopia smile.

Kidnapped, by Maria Hammarblad, is available as an ebook for $2.99 on Amazon Kindle, as well as in paperback.

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