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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Review of Created, by Cindy M. Hogan

Product Details:

  • Title: Created   
  • Author: Cindy M. Hogan
  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Brigham Distributing (October 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985131829
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985131821










Book Description:
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. 

My Review: 

Created is the third book in the Watched Series. I have to say that this book has become my favorite. I not only liked all of the action, but I felt that Christy/Ari had become her own person, not always being led around solely by authority figures. Christy/Ari has really grown from the shy teenager that we met in the first book Watched. 


This book is centered around a spy school, secreted away in Belgium, that Ari and her friends are attending. They gain new skills to help them learn to protect themselves, and also to ensure a new career for the future. Ari becomes a star because of everything she learned while she was undercover. (You can read all about that in the 2nd book, Protected.) She is so advanced that after two weeks she is sent on her first "real" mission.The level of mystery and angst is upped to new levels in Created. Author Cindy Hogan can be commended for writing such a "sit on the edge of your seat" book as Ari is faced with new friends, a new identity and new bad guys. Ari's new kick-butt attitude is great as she learns that she is stronger and smarter than she realized. She also figures out that being a spy is much harder and more dangerous than she had planned on.

 











I suggest reading Book 1:Watched and Book 2: Protected. before you read Book 3: Created. It is fun to see not only the growth of main character Christy/Ari, but also the growth of Author Cindy Hogan in her writing journey.  This is a YA book, but don't be fooled, adults will also enjoy the adventure that Created will take you on.
 

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About The Author: 

 Cindy M Hogan  is the bestselling author of Watched and Protected. She graduated in secondary education at BYU and enjoys spending time with and writing about unpredictable teenagers.More than anything, she loves the time she has with her own teenager daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her snuggled up to the love of her life watching a great movie or planning their next party. Find out more about Cindy Hogan: Blog/ Goodreads





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