Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Becoming by Samantha Summers

Title: Becoming: Book 3 in the Project Five Fifteen Series
Author: Samantha Summers

Publisher: Samantha Summers

Published Date: October 31, 2013

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Turning his back on the killer he was trained to be wasn’t as easy as Kalen Smith had hoped. They’d tried to run. They’d tried to hide. People had lost their lives. The wrong people. Now, driven by a thirst for revenge, Kalen and his team are preparing to take down those responsible.

But vengeance comes at a price and Ronnie can feel the boy she fell in love with slipping away from her as the darkness he’s been running from for so long threatens to consume him.

With danger looming in every direction, the possibility of a happy-ever-after is looking bleak, but The Agency isn’t the only obstacle in the way of Ronnie and Kalen’s future. Ronnie’s harbouring a tragic secret that isn’t hers to keep and the truth could destroy not only their relationship, but what’s left of Kalen’s humanity.

One way or another, everything is about to change...

My Thoughts:

I write this post about Samantha Summers' latest book, Becoming, with mixed emotions.  My sadness is not because I disliked Becoming (FAR from it!) or that it ended on a bad note.  No, I have this empty feeling because Becoming is the last book in Summers' Project Five Fifteen series.  A series that I absolutely adore.  A series that I found myself immersed in.  A series that I didn't want to end.  But like all good things... 

I first discovered Ronnie and Kalen a year ago and immediately fell in love with all of the characters and fast moving storyline.  In fact, I posted my review of First Light, the first book in the series, on November 4th of 2012 (Click here to read it.)  After that I couldn't wait to find out what was next for Ronnie and Kalen, along with the rest of the Five Fifteen boys.  I had to wait until August to read the second book, As You Were (Review found here.)  As You Were was left with a cliffhanger of sorts.  Would Ronnie and Kalen's relationship survive the secret she now knows about his past?  How would Kal, Ace, and Denver beat their nemesis and if they managed to pull it off would there be causalities?  All of these questions and more were running through my mind as I impatiently waited for Becoming to be published.

I didn't know how Summers would top First Light and As You Were, but somehow she did!  Becoming just might be the best book in the Project Five Fifteen series, and that is saying a lot!  From the moment I opened the cover I was pulled into Kal and Ronnie's life on the run.  Becoming is full of twists, turns, romance, heartache, laughter, adventure, and mystery.  I loved learning more about the other Five Fifteen boys and where life took them when they escaped Canter Creek.  I am secretly holding out hope that Summers may decide to write another book delving into the lives of these other boys.  I would LOVE to see Ace find love and for Denver to meet his match.  Wouldn't it be great to see Raf reunite with his 'family?'  And how about the other 'project' the Agency at Canter Creek had started?  I would be interested to see Ace and Denver deal with that new complication. 

I can not praise Becoming, by Samantha Summers, enough.  I really and truly loved everything about this book (and series!)  In fact, I would love to see the Project Five Fifteen series turned into a movie franchise.  Kalen and Ronnie on the big screen?  Excuse me while I swoon!  Please take my advice and if you pick up a book to read this winter, do yourself a favor and read this fantastic series.  You won't be sorry!                    

Samantha Summers

The author has provided me with a complimentary copy of her book, Becoming, for the purpose of review.