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A real job? In this economy? Maybe robbing banks isn’t such a terrible idea after all…Kara had always been good with computers. She was autistic. Go figure. But when she finds herself caught in the middle of a bank heist and able to see impossible things, she starts to figure that there might be more to it than that.After losing her job, she’s out of options, so when a womA real job? In this economy? Maybe robbing banks isn’t such a terrible idea after all…Kara had always been good with computers. She was autistic. Go figure. But when she finds herself caught in the middle of a bank heist and able to see impossible things, she starts to figure that there might be more to it than that.After losing her job, she’s out of options, so when a woman appears in her house claiming to be some kind of witch, telling Kara that she has the ability to magically control machines, and offering her a job with her heist crew, Kara hesitates before throwing her out.Maybe there are worse places for a quasi-magical autistic woman to be than on the wrong side of the law…THE ALMOSTS is the first book in The Almosts Trilogy, a series of paranormal heist novellas set within L.C. Mawson’s urban fantasy Snowverse.The Almosts Trilogy:The AlmostsThe Damned...

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ISBN : 35827334
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Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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  • Bonnie Keck
    2018-12-12 19:47

    Not kindle unlimited so freebie day. No idea why the sorta sex scene was even in the book, and not clear about the rope and truck either just totally confusing, so is the whole guard and driver thing and hovering truck and did Kara say or not say to save them when it was going on, makes no sense. And going in to the next job still confusing. The flip in scenes and action is also confusing. What lights, what type, where? Got what, when, when standing near the princess? Reread these areas SEVERAL times, still don't make sense.Why's she holding a bat on cover? 3 1/2A real job? In this economy? Maybe robbing banks isn’t such a terrible idea after all…Kara had always been good with computers. She was autistic. Go figure. But when she finds herself caught in the middle of a bank heist and able to see impossible things, she starts to figure that there might be more to it than that.After losing her job, she’s out of options, so when a woman appears in her house claiming to be some kind of witch, telling Kara that she has the ability to magically control machines, and offering her a job with her heist crew, Kara hesitates before throwing her out. Maybe there are worse places for a quasi-magical autistic woman to be than on the wrong side of the law…The Almosts Trilogy:The AlmostsThe DamnedThe Redeemedsee amazon writer list, does Frey Snow books, Lady Ruth Constance series, and others

  • Sarah
    2018-11-20 17:31

    This book was promoted to me as "Buffy meets Saints Row" and it definitely lives up to that. This is set in an established universe but you don't need to have read any of the other books to understand it, as the protagonist is inducted into the magical world in the book so a lot of the stuff about the world and how magic works and such is explained.The heists are all fast-paced and fun, and I love how they're written out like a movie montage. The magical system is neat and feels original, and Kara's power is interesting. The protagonist is vibrant and has a lot of depth but I don't really feel like I've gotten to know a lot about the other characters yet.One of the reasons I didn't rate this higher are that the characters make a LOT of references, which can be fun but if you don't get them they aren't really explained and some of them seem to be necessary to understanding the context of certain scenes. There's also one scene of sexual assault that I felt was really poorly handled and kind of unnecessary.Still, it was definitely a good start to the series and I'm looking forward to the next book.

  • Catherine
    2018-11-15 20:20

    This novel was alright. Overall, it was well written, but I didn't really like any of the characters. For example, the main character, Kara, is extremely hesitant to join the Almosts because they were committing illegal activities and seemed willing to kill. She started off extremely uncomfortable with the team's moral ambiguity. However, as soon as she joined the team, she was all for killing in every case that a human go even a little bit in the way. I found this sudden 180 very off-puttingThe other characters did not seem very well-developed, at least not until the very end. This wasn't completely unreasonable given Kara's autism and general lack of desire to understand people around her. But it doesn't make for a great story when the reader only gets to understand one character.The plot was alright, but there I never felt that urgent need to keep going or the inability to put it down. I wouldn't turn someone away from this book, but I also wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it.

  • Judith Cohen
    2018-11-23 22:43

    Woah Nelly, this is one wild crazy fun-filled thriller of a ride! Enough superlatives there for ya? I could keep going - this book 1 deserves it. The star here, Kara, is an autistic IT pro who gets caught in the middle of a bank robbery by...wait for it...effectively a band of witches. I mean what else do you call a gang of gals who can disappear and reappear at will, punch men through walls, change clothing instantaneously, etc. Bad news is that poor Kara gets fired after this. Good news is that she discovers she has a bit of magic herself - and the witch gang does too and recruits her as it's a (really) valuable sort of magic for thieves to have (but no, I've said almost too much already, so I won't spoil this and tell you what it is). Zany, exciting (make that thrilling) adventures ensue in this very well written and well plotted story that full of well crafted and fun lead and supporting characters. Most highly recommended.

  • Theresa
    2018-11-22 23:26

    Loved this book! Loved the characters! As with other L. C. Mawson books, it was very well written as to make you believe you were right there in the story. Loved how she introduced characters and settings from the Freya Snow series but did not make it a major part of the story. A wonderful standalone story. Can't wait for the next installment.

  • Roger
    2018-11-17 23:35

    A fun and enjoyable read! Somehow with all the books I've read I've never managed to read one by L.C. Mawson. I own several of her books but had never managed to read one before. Breakneck pace, intricately and tightly woven story line.

  • Frank Murphy
    2018-12-05 22:42

    This was an enjoyable read. The main characters were believable with their own traits. The story flowed well and didn’t require previous reading of the other Snowverse books, jump right in.Looking forward to The Damned.

  • Cas
    2018-11-27 22:36

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book couldn't put it down can't wait for the next instalment. Awesome!

  • Trish Strong
    2018-11-15 17:48

    Very enjoyable read.Related to the Freya Snow books but a little different and a bit edgy.

  • Hector Santiago
    2018-12-12 15:36

    Loved this book with all the different girls and powers they have a lot going on get this book if you want a good read

  • k.
    2018-11-27 19:33

    Recently, I was searching for books with autistic protagonists and when I was updating my list of books with pan characters, I was reminded of this novella.I have overall pleasant feelings about this novella. I like the characters and I enjoy their little magical world and team. I like how instead of reading the leader, Moira, explain what each plan is and then seeing it happen, as she explains each step of the plan, it transitions into those steps being carried out. I felt that moved things along a bit.This novella is super queer, which I obviously love. Our main, Kara, is aromantic pansexual. Her aromanticism is mentioned when she tells Rachel that it's probably a bad idea to ask her, an aromantic woman, for romantic advice. Her pansexuality isn't actually mentioned at all in the novella, but the author states as much on her blog, "the main character is a pansexual, aromantic, autistic programmer". Hopefully her pansexuality is mentioned in the next novella. Ada is gay. Rachel hasn't been labeled, but is in love with Ada. Nyssa is a trans woman.There's a moment when Moira is waiting for Kara in her home and when Kara is like, "you broke into my home, I don't know your name, how about you leave before I call the police?", and Moira just tells her her name, and Kara is like, "that was literally the least important part of everything I just said." which made me laugh, because it's such a me thing to say.I like the moments when someone implies something about Kara because she's autistic or makes an assumption or is ignorant and Kara just immediately calls them out. Kara's previous boss makes a comment about a trained monkey could do Kara's job but it would be cheaper to higher one of the many "recently graduated, socially ret*rded computer science students" and Kara is just like, "um did you just use 'socially ret*rded' to obliquely refer to autism?" and the asshole is like, "yeahhhhhh......I'm about to fire you for criminal conduct.....you have no place calling me out for being an offensive jackass." I'm paraphrasing here. When Kara's mom tells her that she wished she would stop drinking because she "worries, what with her autism" and Kara again is just like, "how the fuck does my drinking affect my autism?". And when her mom makes another comment, about how great it is that Kara has managed to live on her own for as long as she has "given her difficulties" and Kara is just like, "the fuck does losing my job have to do with my autism?".Kara also explains that she doesn't make friends easily, that she usually hesitates before sending texts to evaluate them for tone, prolonged eye contact makes her uncomfortable, and that she values her alone time. Which, all of that is me as fuck.One thing that I really, really didn't like was when Kara was "enthralled" by Rachel's brother Steven. He literally rapes her. Point blank. There's no amount of ~Vampyre terminology or whatever, that changes that. When Moira announces that not only did she know it was going to happen, she thought it was a good thing, Rachel is the only one to call it/her out:Moira rolled her eyes. "This was the best way this could have gone. Kara had five minutes of the best sex in her life, and now Steven is several steps behind us.""She got five minutes of rape, and it wasn't worth it to mislead him," Rachel corrected with a glare."Semantics," Moira replied. "And not yours to make." She turned to Kara.Kara shrugged, feeling more than a little uneasy under the glares of both women.Moira made the hard choices. She'd told Kara that up front. This was just one of them."It's fine," Kara told him. "The fewer complications on this job, the better."Moira nodded with a small smile, but Rachel's frown didn't fade.Moira quite literally does not care that Kara was raped and that she could have prevented it. And her speech to Kara about making the hard choices for the sake of the job made Kara deny how affected she was by it. In later scenes, when Steven is mentioned, Kara has a negative response."Kara shrugged, not wanting to talk about it. Just thinking of Steven made her muscles tense.""'Your brother?' Kara repeated, her blood chilling at the thought of encountering him again."The rape scene was very uncomfortable to read. It was just entirely unnecessary. Steven thinking he knew their plan doesn't even come up again, it affects the story in no way whatsoever. They literally could have just never introduced him and had them just carry out their plan and the outcome would have literally been the same. Steven literally had zero affect on the story. I just don't get why that was added. Plus, the way it was handled was super gross and dismissive.Overall, I liked this, even though there was some ableist language.

  • L.C.
    2018-12-11 20:30