Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives #Potluck – A Review of The Starling by Kathy Lauren Miller (2017) by Karen DeMers Dowdall

This is the final post from author K.D.(Karen DeMers) Dowdall’s archives and she also has some news, with The Captain’s Witch, her latest book being released on September 1st. I have chosen one of Karen’s book reviews as her last post as I thought the cover was very striking.

A Review of The Starling by Kathy Lauren Miller (2017) by Karen DeMers Dowdall

This dystopia novel, The Starling, is a fantastically exciting foray into a world, our world, that may exist in the future. The author, Kathy Lauren Miller, uses real scientific possibilities that are on the drawing board of technological advances as we speak.
She carefully crafts two characters, like Jamie, a young girl in an emotional crisis and, by a twist of fate, is transported through time to earth’s dystopian future where humans are dominated by a malevolent AI and various degrees of terrifying humanoids.

Jamie is used as bait to draw out free humans who live like Outliers on the hidden fringes of society.

Quinn is a male humanoid, whose internal program has been manipulated by a secret group inside this dystopian world, to make him a little more human. What happens between them defies logic but creates in its path a different way of thinking and hope for the future.

The Starling novel is a fantastically exciting foray into a world that may exist in the future. The writer combines great characters in a futuristic adventure with intrigue, danger, romance that is so realistic you begin to believe this will be our future. It is exceptional because the writer uses real scientific possibilities that are on the drawing board of technological advances. I highly recommend this exciting novel.

©K.D. Dowdall 2017

About Karen DeMers Dowdall

Karen Demers Dowdall PhD, MSN, BSN, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and spent her elementary-grade school years in the small farming community of Salmon Brook, settled in 1680 by a stalwart group of Europeans. She grew up exploring its lush and dark forest preserve, swimming in Salmon Brook with a plethora of the unexplained, exploring Rock Fall Caves, and ice-skating on a “haunted” pond in winter.

Karen has traveled abroad and lived in the Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, and England. Living overseas opened to her, a vista of cultures, historical vistas, and led her to believe that all cultures have storytellers that reveal all their hopes and dreams through vivid fantasy fictions, poetry, short stories, and dramatic written presentations throughout their culture history.

Karen has always written poems and short stories, and now has three novels that represent fantasy, coming of age, and a dark mystery. Her latest novel The Captain’s Witch will be available in September 2019.

Books by K.D Dowdall

A review for Delphi Altair

Lauren Miller

Oh, how this enchanting novel keeps you spellbound with it’s mystery, magic and the most engaging characters you will ever hope to come across. The author’s vivid imagination and exceptional story telling sweeps you into a world that is evocative of the “Lord of the Rings. From the very first page, you are drawn to the strange power of the mysterious and ancient journal, to the unfolding story of Delphi Altair and her best friend Donovan, and to Megan, who is grieving over the loss of her mother. Megan finds the journal, which appeared as if out of nowhere on the day of her mother’s funeral, and immediately she becomes fascinated by it. Soon, Megan comes to realize it is much more than just a story; it is terrifyingly real and that Megan is somehow integrally involved. Megan’s life is about to change in a way she could never have imagined.

I highly recommend this wonderful novel for middle-graders and above.

Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Karen-DeMers-Dowdall/e/B00JO0Q4AM

And Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Karen-DeMers-Dowdall/e/B00JO0Q4AM

Read more reviews and follow Karen on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7394355.K_D_Dowdall

Connect to Karen

Blog: https://karendowdall.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kddowdall 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.thewritersloft.net/

My thanks to Karen for permitting me to share some of the posts from her archives and I hope you will head over to explore them further.. thanks Sally.

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