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Behind the Stars

I have two great novella’s that I recently read. They are a great, short stories that leave you wanting more. I have devoured the first two and now I can’t wait to read the remaining four.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads about the series:

Prentiss Puckett is certain of three things:
-Graduation is two weeks away.
-Summer only gets hotter in south Mississippi.
-She’s getting a job with air-conditioning.

She did not expect to be kidnapped walking to work.
And she never expected to become a hero.

Captive

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Captive (Behind the Stars – 1) by Leigh Talbert Moore

5 stars

Prentiss Puckett is a small farm girl from Dabb Creek, Mississippi. She has everything planned. As soon as she gets out of school, her and Jackson, her boyfriend are going to get his father’s farm, get married, and create a life for themselves. But on the way to the last meeting with Dr. Green, the local veterinarian she is kidnapped.

She wakes up at an odd complex and sees others from Dabb Creek. A couple are friends and others are associates from school. Jackson is not there, there are no adults, but Prentiss recognizes her brother.

The kids are going to be a type of slave labor. They are fed steaks and eggs for breakfast and then split up to farm, take care of the cows, or other tasks like burying coffin like boxes. Everyone seems to be drugged or they have given up hope. But Prentiss can’t just give up. She knows she has to get out. As long as she can get to Jackson everything will be ok.

I like Prentiss and her spunk. She is not going to let being trapped stop her from trying to escape. Although all she can think of is having Jackson save her and everyone, when you find out about her past you can understand why she does that. I can’t wait to see what happens in Learning to Spy.

I received this novella for free in exchange for an honest review.

Learning to Spy

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Learning to Spy (Behind the Stars – 2) by Leigh Talbert Moore

5 stars

After the demonstration of what happens to those that want to fight back, Prentiss has to change her tactics for escape. With some issues with the cows, Prentiss decides to agree to extra work to learn more about Gallatin, but the more she is around him the weirder things seem to be.

I really like how this series is going. You don’t officially know if it is another country or possibly aliens that kidnapped the teens. And if it’s aliens, why kidnap the teens and what are they doing with the whole slave labor? It’s also weird how they say they don’t want to hurt the kids but clearly that is not the case after the end of Captive.

I like how Prentiss finds herself in a perfect spying position. I don’t know what to think of Gallatin yet. He seems arrogant yet caring to the cows. I can’t wait to see what happens next. I think I may just have to break down and get the whole series.

This is a great series that you will want to add to your read list.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

For more information about this series or about Leight make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and her website.

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