Review of “We, the Watched” by Adam Bender
The following is my Review of “We, the Watched” by Adam Bender
***I received a free copy of this e-book from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.***
From the door I was a bit annoyed with the constant inner monologue but it didn’t take too long to get into the swing of things, even though I still feel waking up with total amnesia would leave me in a much greater state of panic; seems hard to believe Seven can be cool-headed at all. On the other hand this behavior proves him to be smart enough to get by without being noticed, some might say a perfect balance, at times. But any who, if you can get past this, or warm up to it (as I did), then you’ll hold on to this story in an effort to know a little bit of something. Before too long the plot thickens more and more and you find yourself hooked to the gravy of it all. What happened to the main protagonist who goes by Seven that caused him this amnesia? Why did he wake up in the woods? What’s he going to do and at what point, if ever, does he regain his memory? Meanwhile you wonder, what’s going on in this world? Clearly the government is paranoid and spying on people, controlling the populous but how and what does it all mean? How in this messed up world is this Seven character going to get by? Eventually the colorful monologues serve as an alternative to setting, which I don’t know would be to everyone’s taste but it’s entertaining and humorous at times. The plot carries itself well enough to get you through it if you so require more setting.
The twists may feel predictable at times but don’t be fooled. I read this book easily really, the dialogue & monologue actually helped this quite a bit (kept the characters more alive for me). I’m not the fastest reader but I finished this in about a day. The characters were well developed and believable, even when it was annoying you were just as happy to have them there as so many of the colorful characters in our everyday lives. If you’re into dystopian stories, paranoid government schemes and corruption along with the idea of revolution I’d say you’d enjoy this book. I’m interested in knowing how it all plays out so I’ll be picking up the sequel in the nearby future.