Last week I read Luke P. Narlee’s new book The Appointment: Lost and Found Book 1. You can see my review below, my Q&A with the author, and enter the giveaway for a free copy of his new book!
I read Guest Bed last year and really enjoyed it, so I was super excited to see that Luke Narlee had written another book. This dystopian novel is totally unique and nothing like what I expected.
Everyone’s on lockdown and forced to remain inside a wall. Not only that, pretty much EVERYTHING has been taken away, even photographs. People are depressed with no emotion or feeling left. Jacob, the main character, is on the road to wasting his life away when he gets an invitation to an appointment. He’s quite reluctant, but with nothing to lose, he decides to take his friends advice and go. He’s been selected for a “special” project. This is where the adventure begins!
This story is different from any other books I’ve read with a dystopian setting. I couldn’t figure out what was happening in the story and really didn’t get close until the end. Even now after reading it, there are mysteries. Jacob winds up in multiple different memories and places-it’s like Dark Matter meets déjà vu with not much down time at all. I had to find out what was going to happen with Jacob, Mara, and Lena. In a way, I feel like the only element I wanted more of was romance. It was there, but maybe too subtle for me.
I have to say that this isn’t one of my favorite genres, but overall, it was definitely intriguing. I was pretty involved in the story and it kept my interest. I could feel the emotions of the characters and their development was good. I got a tad bit distracted in the middle of the book during the different phases with everything going on, but was still able to follow along.
I really like the way this author writes and I can’t wait to read the next book. I’d like to thank the author Luke Narlee for sharing a complimentary copy of his new book with me.
Depression has swept across the nation since the initiation of the Lockdown. The public has been systematically deprived of anything that brings them entertainment, or allows them to express emotion.
When an utterly hopeless Jacob Johansen receives an invitation to attend a mysterious appointment at an anonymous facility, he agrees, considering he has nothing to lose. He takes this opportunity to peel himself away from the drab repetition of the day-to-day routine he’s come to know and reignite a sense of purpose in his life.
Jacob agrees to go forward with a series of tests in which he is immersed in a dream realm that reminds him of the man he was and shows him the potential of the man he could become.
As Jacob engages in his own self-exploration, he is met with the sober realization that his own actions, decisions or avoidances could have a ripple effect, deeper than any dreamer could have fathomed. – Goodreads
Continue Reading for the Q&A and GIVEAWAY…