Mini Review: Suffocate (The Breathless #1) by S.R. Johannes

Suffocate (The Breathless, #1)Suffocate by S.R. Johannes
ebook, 30 pages
Published: May 21st 2012 by Coleman & Stott
Review Copy: Purchased
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Goodreads Description:
Suffocate is the first novelette in THE BREATHLESS series. It is a 15,000 word young adult thriller that combines the dystopic and science fiction genres.

For centuries, the world outside the Biome has been unlivable. Today, marks the first time anyone will attempt to leave the suffocating ecosphere. Eria is not worried because her scientist father has successfully tested the new Bio-Suit many times. It's a celebratory day until something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of tragedy, Eria uncovers a deep conspiracy in her perfect bubble. If those responsible find out what she knows, they won't stop hunting her until she takes her last breath.

The 2nd novelette in the series, CHOKE, is scheduled for Fall 2012. The 3rd, EXHALE, is scheduled for Winter 2013.

My Review: 
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Actual rating: 4.5/5 Stars

SUFFOCATE is an action-packed novelette that will leave readers desperate for more.

SUFFOCATE is the first in a planned novelette series. It is about Eria, a young girl whose world will forever change when her father steps outside of the Bio-Suit. I had a feeling that something bad was coming before Dr. Stevenson stepped outside, but when the truth about his death was revealed, it came as a complete surprise.

I found the world that Johannes created to be well crafted, and I'm eager to see where she takes the story now that [Spoiler] Eria is outside of the Biome. [/Spoiler].[Eria is outside of the Biome. (hide spoiler)]

Even though this was a novelette (only around 15,000 words), it still kept me on the edge of my seat as I turned the pages. There was so much emotion and action packed within this short story, it was impossible to put down.

If you're looking for a short story full of action, I'd highly suggest checking out SUFFOCATE.

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  1. thank you! Im glad you liked it and thank you so much for hiding spoiler - that was very thoughtful! :)

    1. No problem! I just bought Untraceable and Uncontrollable. Can't wait to read them. :)