I love suspense books. I love to be pulled along, surprises lurking in every corner. When I first picked up Cindy M Hogan's Watched, the first book in the series, I was excited to read it. I was not disappointed. The story was amazing and I hungrily waited for book two, Protected. I finally had that one in my hands and couldn't put it down until the last page. When I was given the opportunity to read and review the third book in the series, Created, I jumped at the chance. Again, I was not disappointed. If you love suspense, you'll love this book.
First the synopsis:
Ari and her friends find themselves in an independent spy school in Belgium, Bresen Academy. Test scores reveal her true abilities and the director wants to send her onto to more advanced training school immediately. She is given a two week reprieve to explore the school's training program and hopefully make amends with both Reese and Marybeth. Despite her lack of advanced training, the director convinces Ari she would be the best fit for a mission that surfaces in Prague with a group calling themselves Division 57. Uncertain, but wanting to please, she agrees. She quickly discovers there is nothing easy about being a spy and finds her very life on the line.
From the beginning of the book, I was suspicious of the school that Ari was sent to. It seemed a little too convenient that she was sent to a spy school. However, the lessons she learns while she is there is priceless for what she needs for her life. She is pit against people that have been in the school since they were five years old. It turns out the school was legit but there are things that still aren't quite right.
The missions that Ari is sent on were great. I could feel the adrenalin and she raced from one part of her mission to the next. I loved watching her come up with solutions to get out of situations, escaping danger in the nick of time.
If you want a suspenseful, yet fun book for you or for your teens, this series is perfect for you. I couldn't get enough and I only hope there are more to follow!
You can find her book here: www.amazon.com
You can learn more about the author here: cindymhogan.blogspot.com
and here: watched-thebook.blogspot.com