Destiny (Experimental Heart, #1)

Destiny (Experimental Heart, #1)➹ [Download] ➵ Destiny (Experimental Heart, #1) By Shannon Pemrick ➼ – Most people could never kill without regretI don't have that luxury I'm an artificial creation who exists solely to follow the orders of a tyrannical maniac Death is the only constant I knowI want so Most people could never kill without regretI don't have that luxury I'm an artificial creation who exists solely to follow the orders of a tyrannical maniac Death is the only constant I knowI want so I'm runningWhat lies beyond the realm of my former master presents a whole new set of problems including a mistake that lands me at death's door I accept that Welcome it really For a relic of war death is my inevitable releaseBut fate is a fickle creatureWhen a dragon saves me⁠—a creature said to be long extinct⁠—then offers me a chance at revenge I don't know what to believe Trust gets people killed but something is different about this creatureWill he give me the freedom I desire or is my fate sealed when I agree to his terms. 275I don't know about this oneI just felt like the core of the story wasn't there We have Laz an enhanced nu human who is on the run from hunters due to her past when she is saved by a dragon that convinces her she shouldn't run any and decides to help her on her uest for revenge by following her to her old village and then her old home to help with a resistance plot to overthrow the ruler and her past master Interesting premise right?Butthey don't really do anything I just felt like maybe I would have liked the characters and the story would have benefited by starting from a completely different point in Laz's life Possibly starting the story from when Laz escapes It would have created a natural flow to the book and we would have had to spend less time on constant info dumps for the reader and flashbacks that don't really mean anything without context This is because for most of the book were introduced to past friends and acuaintance that have a deep and interesting connection with Laz but after a while I just kept thinking this story would be interesting that watching them basically do nothing to progress the plot For example while the virtual reality the motorcycle chase the club and all of the other stuff was funit didn't really add anything to the overall plot Laz and the team are trying to take down the big badbut they only had 2 battles and a few side missions that weren't really shown so I didn't really feel like they accomplished anythingI feel like the only reason the story started where it did was to have Laz and Rai in a relationship But even that was kind of off putting because we don't get to see Rai's perspective and the whole book is basically Laz saying she isn't interested and her friends constantly pushing her to be with himIts non stop and all we get is vague notions of why she doesn't want to be with anyone and Laz just saying 'no' over and over to everyone Sorry people trying to force relationships in books is a pet peeve of mineI mean its obvious why Rai wanted to go with her view spoiler guessing she's has dragon DNA and she's his mate or whatever hide spoiler I really wanted to like this book it has a lot of potential The main character Eira is a nu human genetically engineered to be stronger and faster than ordinary humans She was trained as an assassin escaped her former master and is on the run from Hunters trying to kill her A shape shifting dragon Rai saves her life and goes with her to kill her former master Eira was a really difficult character to like For saying she has no emotions and no friends she has emotions she’s denying and even friends she treats poorly I was hoping it would develop her character and it might later in the series but it really doesn’t in book one This book could use a big round of editing For over 400 pages not a lot of plot happens I really liked how Rai is unconsciously protective of Eira and how it’s a slow build to a relationship but I just couldn’t focus on the book I'm going to try really hard to stay objective about this review I liked PIECES of this book but my overwhelming confusion frustration andwell gawking I did while reading made it so hard to continueWhat I liked Rai is generally likeable Passive but likeable His curiosity and almost unconscious protectiveness of Eira kept him very being unmemorable Many of the side characters were nice diversions in the plot as well I liked Ryoko and Valene a lotBut if swear on my books I wanted to stab Eira from page one It has been a truly long time since I read such a MC with an inferiority complex Such a WEIRDLY SPECIFIC one no less Need to kill a guy? She got youBreak into a well fortified city? BreezyFight some goons? She's on itAnything else from her eating habits to her shoes she's not worth the time it took me to remember how to spell timeShe spent a lot of time telling Rai that she was defective af broken af and emotionless af That genuine sounding laughter? She's just a great actress Happiness is an emotion she understands the properties of but doesn't feel probably Friends involve trust which involves caring and guys she doesn't know to do thatAt all Ever Stop don't point out how she cares what happens to them who try to help her Or her genuine grief over a couple deaths Or how she feels about Ryder Putting her aside can we talk about the large dropping of world information? We're talking big clunky drops of info like Eira was a NPC in a RPG talking to the player character because he made the mistake of not skipping through the tutorialbackground of the gameLarge swaths of info is given out at Rai's smallest uestion Nominally because somehow he's lived such a loner dragon existence in the last 200ish years he has no idea Which barely tracks timeline wise but that's a minor nitpick There was no feel of organic progression to these moments they ground all plot to a haltMeanwhile the information relayed is half baked and doesn't mesh with actual descriptions well I still have NO IDEA how somehow nu humans are both in control of humanity but largely used by other races for superpowerd but disposable cannon fodder Even if I could get past all that I just could not stand Eira I did not care about her uest of revenge I spent half this book convinced at some point we'd find out that Eira is actually stuck in a malfunctioning game world Rai knows her in RL but can't correct her fake backstory without potentially dangerous feedback and the endgame is killing Zarda to free her hidden memories and bring her back to realityTHAT should tell you what I think of Eira In conclusion this wasn't meant for me It's perfectly suitable if you want a uick cup to go but beware of weird shit that makes no sense af means as fuck NPC means non player character largely a char programmed by the game creators to give you mini uests cague cryptic helpful advice for how to defeat the bad guy RPG means role playing game I received this book in exchange for an honest reviewI once read somewhere about the different type of writing styles I have learned that each author has their own way of writing the story out From what I read this book is based on character development then it is on the plot The reason I say that is because in the beginning we are faced with Eira is on her death bed where she meets Raikidan Someone who has promised her to help get revenge on those who have done her wrong which is the way I see itAs the story moves on Eira and Raikidan form a bond one that I believe is not something Eira is used to Through my eyes I see that Eira is very distant with people except for the ones she cares about But whether she knows it or not she has some of the feeling that she is not supposed to have In this story we get to learn and about Eira about her past even about the things that haunt herTowards the end it doesn’t seem that she get the revenge that she sets out for Instead we get the see the character grow as a person In no way do I believe that this takes out the uality of this story In fact I loved the story It was refreshing to read the about the characters growing closer togetherNow we do get some action in this book and the flow in the fight scenes are great Details are fantastic as well you really get a good picture of what is happening in your mind I think that Shannon had a good balance when it came to thatThe only reason she did not get five stars from me on this was for the fact I got a little confused Though the we have one main pov then we get to one part and it switches to another one I understand the reason for it and what it did for the story I just don’t see why it only happened onceIn fact I find it very odd when we see authors do this I think that if you are going to move through than one pov don’t do it just once in the book Maybe try out the one chapter with a different pov But don’t go crazy and do to manyAll in all I thought this was a great book and the ending had me very curious about what is going to happen in the next book I mean serious CLIFFHANGER BEWARE You hate to love it that is something that leaves you craving I think this is definitely a book I would like to keep in my personal paperback library Just going to start making a list of the book I want to buy and keep in my house 45 starsI wonder1 Why didn't I discover this book sooner?2 Why isn't it a best seller yet?I am absolutely IN LOVE I've never seen fantasy paranormal and sci fi blending so perfectly before I had understood this would be an amazing book since the first pages full of mistery and surprise And the most surprising thing is if I assumed right that all this book is just a sort of anticipation of the real story which will be told in the seuelAll characters are particular and original I've met for the first time the Nu Human experiments created by combining different kinds of DNA in order to realize soldiers with inhanced skilled Eira the heroine is one of them but at the same time she's not Her personality is obscure and tormented She can't feel the emotions as everybody else doesOn the other hand there's my new crush Raikidan He's a Black Red dragon with the skill of shapeshifter and he's soooo adorable Sometimes I wondered if the main character was him or Eira because during all the story he's always present and learning new things about the human world He's so cute when he asks embarassing things to Eira But at the same time he's strong clever and mysteriousWhat I found so good aside of the style is that there are both action and reflection past and present sad moments and funny ones The past of the characters isn't completely revealed but this helps to make the story even captivatingShould we talk about the ending? Totally unexpected I MUST read the seuel or I'll get mad xDI received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review this book was everything i wanted to read and action suspence romance comedy truly a great find it may be a lot of pages but if you get into it the book is finished before you know it I give this book 5 stars for creativity and down right amazing detail and hooks it kept me reading and I'm a picky reader DNF 5%The blurb was the only thing I found worth reading Note I got this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest reviewGet ready to sit and read this book for a while it is uite long and that might put off some readers thankfully I converted it into an audio book which made the whole process uicker However this book has a interesting mix of genres I was a bit torn between some of these crossovers going into this book but ultimately it works out uite well The two characters are fun together as they kind of have a lovehate relationship at first the dragon being my favorite character It is interesting that he seemly has the ability to transform back and forth between beast and human which kind of reminded me of a recent episode of Face Off very cool The cover is stunning I must add as it has a beautiful graphic novel style in fact this whole book feels like it could be an amazing graphic novel I would also mention there is an enormous about of dialogue which the author should be commended forThere are a few issues mostly with grammar and the overuse of swearing As for the grammar it isn't a killer for this book but the author does tend to overuse the same words during a few paragraphs for example 'I grunted as I twirled up my hair and clipped in the hairclip underneath it letting the top portion of my hair to flow over the hairclip' Nevertheless Experimental Heart is a interesting beginning to a larger story that is worth reading if you stick with it I found this book on and thought I gave it a try since it was free and sounded interestingThis book did not disappoint It was full of actions fast paced full of interesting characters and lots of magicLazEira is such a badass character and also a good leader I am still waiting for her to realize that she is in love with Raikidan Raikidan the beautiful black dragon; he is odd curious adorable and protective I can't wait to read about him in the next book I also can't wait to meet the evil tyrant ZardaI didn't know this book has 700 plus pages but I finished it in one day I highly recommend for anyone who loves magic fantasy kickass heroine dragons etc This is the first book in the Experimental Heart series The main character Eira has been engineered to be a killer designed to kill without feelings in a war of someone else’s making She was a commander in the Dalatrend army but was a failure at everything she did Her creator deemed her imperfect for showing emotion and tried to destroy her Her only chance was to run and try to be freeOnly problem with that was that now instead of being a killer she was now the hunted Hunters were set after her beings specially created to hunt and track people when she took the chance to run She has been on the run for years When she gets caught up with and is near death she sees a dragon She isn’t sure if it is real as they are not common nowadays and she has never seen one before His name is Raikidan and he offers to help her go back and get revenge against Zarda her creator and the one who wanted rid of his failureThe only problem is that Eira is used to being a solitary person and wasn’t made to have emotions or even feel anything She has no idea if she can trust the dragon and why he would want to help her She meets up with some of her old colleagues and joins the rebels fight against Zarda Zarda however has been busy doing experimentation and creating advanced Brutes and other fightersIt’s an interesting book with some unlikely mixings of characters Those nu humans created to kill and feel nothing but some like Eira are faulty in this reuirement and deemed failures to be destroyed The relationship between her her old friends and Rai is complex and I like how the dragon differences and the nu human non emotive states are brought to play making the interaction of the characters interestingI received an ARC copy of this book from Hidden Gems and I have freely given my own opinion of the book above