Advance by K.A Duggsy

“Time is something we can’t control. We may think we have plenty of it but it ticks past so quickly, before we know it, its run out.”

Faith Elaina is a reporter in the new world. She has no friends and no family… or so she believes. When she is approached with an intriguing tale by a homeless man claiming to be the missing Professor Laudnam, she finds herself agreeing to embark on a fact-finding mission to expose Advance Industries. They are a multi-national corporation and leaders of scientific breakthroughs. They push the boundaries in experimentation in order to sell viable products to the market. Their latest invention known as Advance is the most exciting yet. A system designed to transport humans from one place to another efficiently and effectively.

Faith sets out to save those incapable of saving themselves.But who really needs saving?

Are the people she’s trying to help really trustworthy?

As the story she’s chasing unfolds, Faith realises how inexplicably intertwined her life really is with Advance Industries. When the formidable Kye steams into her life knocking it off kilter even more, he has her head spinning and her heart fluttering. Handsome, confusing and full of strange endearments, he also has a story to tell. But who should she believe?

Can she regain her supposed lost memories? And if so, can she hold on to them long enough to achieve her goal? Especially when the loved ones she forgot about are in danger!

4 stars ****

Advance, was not at all what I was expecting. I love Dystopian books but I’d never read anything like this before and I have to say I was pretty ignorant with the whole sci-fi elements in the past. I won’t be anymore. 

This had the feel of I, Robot, without the robots. That’s the kind of world this presented to me in my head. However I, Robot was tame. This was more depraved and gritty. There were things in this that made me cringe but were integral to the storyline.

I liked the lead female character Faith. Although at times I though she was a little whiny and foolish. But when you read the book you’ll understand why. I loved Kye, very alpha, very hot but sensitive. There were characters that I really did not like but I can’t explain why without giving away some of the plot. 

I really enjoyed the whole storyline, it drew me in and I found myself getting frustrated, angry, sad, anxious and scared. The whole thing was a rollercoaster ride.

The romance was quite tame to what I’m used to, however, it wasn’t what the book was about. Yes it was a dystopian romance but I think too much would have detracted from the story. It didn’t need too much sex. (Never thought I’d say that.)

I would definitely read more by this author and I no doubt will continue the Advance story.

Happy Reading 🙂



I love books. Books soothe me. Books are my escape from the day-to-day mundane. I'm very rarely without a book and my tbr pile is ever growing. I'm a single mother of twin boys and I live in Lincolnshire.

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