Monday, November 11, 2013

Book Review: Debt Collector Season One by Susan Kaye Quinn

Title: Debt Collector Season One
Series: Debt Collector #1-9
Author: Susan Kaye Quinn
Published: June 26, 2013

Format Read: Individual Ebooks
Length: 9 short novellas
Source: Purchased from Amazon

All NINE Episodes of Season One of Debt Collector in EBOOK and PRINT.

What’s your life worth on the open market?
A debt collector can tell you precisely.

EPISODE LIST - add them to your TBR!
Delirium - Debt Collector 1
Agony - Debt Collector 2
Ecstasy - Debt Collector 3
Broken - Debt Collector 4
Driven - Debt Collector 5
Fallen - Debt Collector 6
Promise - Debt Collector 7
Ruthless - Debt Collector 8
Passion - Debt Collector 9

or add the collections

Debt Collector (Vol 1-3) - Delirium, Agony, Ecstasy
Debt Collector (Vol 4-6) - Broken, Driven, Fallen
Debt Collector (Vol 7-9) - Promise, Ruthless, Passion
Debt Collector Season One - in EBOOK and Print

Teasers: I don’t pay attention to the payoffs—they’re all brilliant or famous or something. Making the world a better place with their brains and their lives. [21% from Delirium]

“You are adorable, just like Candy promised.” [49% from Agony]

Only ten percent of the population carries the genetic marker for collecting, and even with the marker, odds are still good you won’t express. [15% from Ecstasy]

Hit men. Of course, that’s what all debt collectors are. [34% from Broken]

Her hands are spread wide. They’re asking forgiveness. [12% from Driven]

His skin is unnaturally smooth, and he reminds me of the high potentials at the LifeLong medical complex: CEO-type, used to being in control, getting his life hits between high-powered meetings. [65% from Fallen]

She looks at me with a kind of disbelief, like she’s not sure if I’m lying or crazy or maybe have a concussion after all. [44% from Promise]

I give her a nod and hurry out of the room, scraping my dignity off the floor as I go. [44% from Ruthless]

The mercy hit burns brightest right before the darkness closes in. [65% from Passion]

Review: Lyrium is a debt collector a reader can root for in Susan Kaye Quinn’s Debt Collector Season One.

Quinn creates a gritty futuristic world where mobs terrorize people and debt collectors will take your life energies to pay off your monetary debt. The technological advances are spectacular and felt so realistic. I could believe we could have things like that in the future.

Although I read this as a nine-part serial, season one is complete. The use of present tense throws the reader into the urgency of the situation, and Quinn has a fantastic sense of pace. I enjoyed reading each story as a serial because it reminded me a lot of a TV drama.

Lyrium’s growth is so satisfying to read. He’s not had an easy life, but he rediscovers his soul throughout season one. Each character adds to Lyrium’s growth and the overall story. Quinn has a way of writing heart-breaking characters. You just wanted to find a way to protect so many of them against the evils in their world.

I absolutely loved Debt Collector Season One by Susan Kaye Quinn and look forward to Season Two.

Five Bookworms = I loved it!