May 242013
Review: The Silver NinjaThe Silver Ninja by Wilmar Luna
Published by Self published on Dec 10, 2012
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction
Format: eARC from Netgalley
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: dnf

Life was good for New Yorker Cindy Ames. Sure, her husband’s top secret weapons projects were a little… weird, but at least her career as a gymnastics instructor didn’t involve any covert government contracts. Cindy’s life was peaceful. That is until she snuck into her husband Jonas’ lab after hours. What began as an innocent curiosity catapults her life into an exciting thrill ride, as Cindy accidentally merges with Jonas’ prototype nanosuit. Like a teenager stealing her parents’ car for the night, Cindy becomes an armored super heroine known as The Silver Ninja or so she thought…

She soon discovers that the suit is not at all what it appears to be. As it secretly blurs the line between good and evil, Cindy unknowingly becomes more aggressive, violent and apathetic to the world around her. Cindy becomes her own worst enemy as she plummets into a downward spiral of psychological oblivion. To make matters worse, she must prevent a violent coup d’état from erupting in New York City. Cindy will have to suit up and fight through an avalanche of futuristic weaponry to stop more innocent lives from being lost.

But can she overcome her personal demons before becoming the villain? Will Cindy be able to save herself in time to save her family?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I gave up reading this book part way through because I couldn’t handle the main character anymore. Cindy is not a likable character. She is obsessed with her physical strength. Her relationship with her husband and sister are both unhealthy: she hits her husband, and has a vicious rivalry with her sister. Knowing that the story was supposed to be about Cindy’s fight to avoid becoming a villain, I found her to be a villain without anything happening to her.

I found the dialogue in the story to be unrealistic. Several times I found myself thinking that people won’t talk like that, or about that topic in that way. It was distracting.

Overall, I wanted to like the story, but couldn’t finish it. Maybe with a different main character that I could empathize with then I may have enjoyed it, but with Cindy, I just couldn’t.

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