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text 2014-01-17 19:44
Casting Pip of The Rosie Black Chronicles

Samuel Larsen



If The Rosie Black Chronicles by  Lara Morgan ever gets made into a movie, Samuel Larsen would be the first person I would cast as Pip. While Samuel does not sport blue eyes like Pip, he's got the dreadlocks down pat with a good physique to boot. At least then I'd find it much easier to believe that Rosie chooses him over the ever so charming Dalton.

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quote 2014-01-16 20:49
Her aunt sighed and said softly, ‘Don’t hold out your hopes for that one, Rosie. He’s messed up. A boy like that… he’ll break your heart.’
Genesis - Lara Morgan

Lara Morgan (in Genesis, The Rosie Black Chronicles #1)

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review 2014-01-14 07:46
Genesis - Lara Morgan

Space and Mars aren't usually my thing but when it comes to Genesis, it turns out that doesn't really matter. In fact, that setting, along with Earth is what made this book all the more thrilling. Set 500 years into the future, enough humans have settled down on Mars that children are already born on that planet. Pip is one of them, which makes him stand out among the Ferals on Earth, although not any less menacing to Rosie, a Banker.

Since I don't generally read books set in outer space, Genesis obviously offered something very different for me. I also appreciated that the setting wasn't a gimmick but rather added to the plot as a whole. Written from a third-person omniscient view, I thought the characters needed to all be well-developed. Lara Morgan did not disappoint. Rosie is a believable character who as brave as she is, depends on the guidance of her elders, particularly her Aunt Essie. Pip in a way represents the typical brooding type, yet never fails to be full of surprises. Mr Yuang is a mysterious man who charming as a is, has many secrets to hide. Not to be outdone, Riley has many secrets of his own, making it difficult at first to pick any side, be it as Rosie or as the reader.

Throughout the book, I was completely kept on my toes. Although by the time I was done, I was convinced that Lara Morgan is a fan of Murphy's Law. Anything that could go wrong, just had to go wrong, so that was a bit much for me. I like happy books but sadly they don't build up as much tension. So I do have to concede, this is what builds conflict and that is why I couldn't stop reading. I had to know how they all would work through these obstacles to reach their goals.

I feel like I should say more but I've already jumped right into the next book in the trilogy, so I don't want to accidentally spill any spoilers. All I can say is, do try to pick up this book if you can. It might be difficult to find for those not living in Australia but hunting it down is well worth the extra effort!

This review is also available on dudettereads.com.

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review 2013-01-23 00:00
Dark Star - Lara Morgan Lara Morgan makes me so proud to be Australian! As everyone knows, us Australians are:

And our authors are no exception to that! The latest, and final, novel in the 'Rosie Black Chronicles' is a fast-paced adventure - a race against time to save the world as we know it, five hundred years into the future.

Rosie is an amazing heroine. The word 'strong' doesn't even come close to describing her - the girl has to live with that horrid implant thing in her brain which means constant pain 24/7, plus she gets tortured, plus she's trying to save her loved ones and on top of everything else the world is in danger and she has the information to either save or destroy it.

No pressure.

Highlights and thoughts:
- Pip was so adorable I wanted to hug him...or kiss him. But Rosie got there first :(
- Aunt Essie is a psycho and bad-ass as hell, and I love her for it!
- Riley was as useful as sand in the desert. In other words...he wasn't.
- Dalton has daddy issues. BIG daddy issues. Like my-dad-is-evil-holy-shit-I-think-he-killed-my-bro issues.
- Cassie isn't really an ice princess. Really. She's just a tad bitchy, self-absorbed and misunderstood.
- Alpha wasn't a wolf. He was a guy. With guns at his disposal, but I thought the name 'Alpha' summoned too much expectation in the readers. The guy was a loser. His name should have been 'Beta'!
- Did I mention that Pip's worrying over Rosie was adorable?
- Pip's smile. We need a blog, a Tumblr or just a website devoted to Pip's smile.
- Pip's blue eyes. A website is also called for.
- Pip's 'I'm-too-goodlooking-when-angry' moments.
- Pip. Pip. Pip.

A side note: Pip and Dalton...my beautiful boys FINALLY make peace!!
It was so cute - no spoilers, don't worry - but when they finally see eye-to-eye, I was waiting for them to have a bro-to-bro hug, or something, but the situation was kinda awkward to say the least:

I'm so sad that the series has come to an end!! But what an amazing journey it has been. One I, certainly, will never forget and I thank Lara over and over again for the masterpiece she has created and the colourful cast of characters that will inspire and enchant readers for generations to come :D

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review 2012-11-20 00:00
Dark Star - Lara Morgan This one was slower for me than the previous two instalments in the Rosie Black Chronicles - initially the action felt a little tedious and repetitive. That said, I like the way Morgan chose to wrap the series up and where she left the characters. A good conclusion to a fun futuristic trilogy.
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