“A Lifetime to Wait” is the fast-paced and exciting second novel in “The Darkest Series” by Jackie Mae. That’s a name you’re sure to remember and the author’s very original fusion of a sci-fi thriller and romance is sure to be a hit with these big reader- markets . You’ll find it on Amazon
“The Ones” is the first book in the series and introduces a violent and seemingly sociopathic breed of extraterrestrial outcasts living almost unnoticeably amongst us on earth; and they make a chilling re-appearance in Jackie Mae’s follow-up. And there’s another one to come: “Hope and Destiny” that we get a sample of at the end of the second book. It’s another one to look forward to.
Jackie Mae has a great talent for creating suspense with an edgy narrative style and right from the get-go, we are plunged into the depths of her heroine, Brook’s frantic attempt to escape from unknown pursuers. She gets unwelcome help from her would-be protector, Dragone, a trained assassin working for the rebellion against a world ‘take-over’ being engineered by a renegade branch of the Ones. Unsurprisingly, Brooke takes some time and quite a bit of brutality before she accepts the reality of what is quietly happening in the world though a conspiracy of scientists, high-ranking military officers and politicians.
Jackie Mae tells an exciting and entertaining tale that holds together very well and keeps the reader glued to its pages. I could undertand many readers not wanting to put the book down until its explosive conclusion. Jackie Mae doesn’t just rely on a thrilling storyline but delves into the complexity of its main characters and their emerging love story. The book is well written and conceived, entertaining and sometimes thought-provoking. For that alone, it deserves its 5 star rating and is highly recommended; so we can easily forgive the occasional lapse of polish that a little more editing might have brought to it. “A Lifetime to Wait” is a great read and “The Darkest Series” deserves to be a great success, especially with fans of the sci-fi, thriller, romance genre.