The Citizens (Jazz Nemesis, #1)

The Citizens (Jazz Nemesis, #1) Imagine A Town Where You Can Stay Out As Late As You Want, Wake Up When It Suits You, You Never Have To Go To Work, And Everything Is Free For The Taking Sounds Perfect Right But What If You Can T Remember Where You Are Or How You Got There What If You Can T Ever Leave And What If The Only Other People Around Are Hostages, Just Like You Would You Still Want To Stay Jasmine Marshall Certainly Didn T Think So Until She Met Justin Beck A Dashing Active Duty Member Of The United States Army And Fellow Hostage With Him Around Life In Kolob Might Not Be So Bad After All Or So She Thought There Are Vampires And Psychics At The Breakfast Table Disturbing Acts Of Torture And Senseless Violence Are Commonplace Biochemical Warfare Is A Very Real Threat, And The Town S Mayor Is An Elusive Mad Scientist Obsessed With His Own Theories About December , In A Place Where One Has Everything To Gain And Nothing To Lose, One Thing Reigns True Nothing In Kolob Is Ever As It Seems

L M Smith is both an avid reader and writer Her favorite authors include Kim Harrison and Richard Adams She began writing stories and poetry as a child and has always been fascinated by mythology and the paranormal.A self proclaimed desert rat , she lives near Las Vegas, Nevada with the love of her life, their two dogs, and two cats She is currently attending classes at the University of Pho

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  • 432 pages
  • The Citizens (Jazz Nemesis, #1)
  • L.M. Smith
  • English
  • 02 July 2017

10 thoughts on “The Citizens (Jazz Nemesis, #1)

  1. says:

    Review of L.M Smith s The Citizen The Citizen is a character driven story of a group of individuals abducted and thrown together in an apparently deserted, or perhaps mocked up, town All their basic needs are met, food, shelter and clothing and some latitude for choice is afforded There s just one catch, none of them are free to leave, yet there isn t a captor or a minion anywhere in sight only video cameras and ankle monitors that pack quite a punch Of the five stranded, two develop a romance, the development of which is almost but not quite out of place, given personalities involved and circumstances afoot My reaction to a few isolated elements was immediately mixed, but given time to ponder, I believe I have a fair grip on their purpose Character development of the protagonist, Jasmine is well done The story is saturated with her voice and the frequent mention of her astrological sun sign is not actually needed She is quite a bitch, at times, but the author s earliest treatment of her suffices to establish a rationale Left to her own devices she might prefer the loner lifestyle, but is thrust against her will into the setting of the story That s enough to make anyone permanently crabby Still, the author displays high talent is her back and forth struggle to grow and yet remain true to herself in the process Jasmine is wholly human and a wholesale believable character Her humanity is never compromised even for sensation and this demonstrates to me a high calibre author with real potential One would not think that in the purposefully limited setting afforded the reader in the economy of The Citizen that there would be not much room at all for secondary characters The temptation to highlight such beings is often too much for most authors to resist Smith however, does a marvelous job using secondary characters to support her protagonist It should be noted also that the ideal romance is purposefully and skillfully sacrificed in the novel to forward the story L M Smith shows courage as an author, here The twist in The Citizen, while not wholly original in basis, is original in treatment and an enjoyable lens through which to view the latest craze of supernatural creatures and beings in naturalist terms Smith s rendering is an understated, nonetheless, chilling possibility for origins of some of the overused mythic monsters present in the popular canon since the debut of Stephanie Meyers Twilight The sequence used to lead the reader to that point of origin is done with an entertaining mystery solving frame that does not reveal too much at one time Accomplishing such a feat in a singular setting is at best difficult and an approach few authors will brave, yet Smith does a fair job with it and manages to keep the pace and flow interesting The reader is as limited as the characters in the novel within the limited frame The predicament the abductees find themselves in is a real stumper and the weirdness factor is set early to a creeping pace toward a boil like the frog in the kettle Characters figure out what s going on in pace with perceptions of the readers, only on occasion is the reader given a glimpse around the corner, and even then it is brief The effect is the reader, in a sense, is in every way as limited as the characters Well done, L.M Smith I give this one a solid four stars.

  2. says:

    This is definitely going to be on my top ten list of mindblowingly awesome reads of 2012 I m not kidding I was knocked off my feet by the downright intensity and splendid storyline of this book Other than for me to simply beg you to go get this book no matter what the purchase price and move it to the top of your to be read list, here are a few reasons why I can guarantee you ll agree that this book should be either made into a tv series, or at the very least be nominated as one of the best fiction books published this year.For starters, I ve never read a paranormal book with this type of plot It s way past unique It s completely different and it keeps you guessing right from the start until the very end and then some That s only one of the reasons why I couldn t put this book down I just couldn t figure out what was going on or what was going to happen next Talk about twists and turns there s absolutely no way you can predict the ending and what a shocking and surprising ending it is I m a little upset that we ll have to wait some time for the next book in the series, but like they say, good things are worth waiting for, right Secondly, you ll love the characters Initially you might not like all of them, but close to the end, they are no longer the same people they were at the start of the book and once you ve read the stunner ending, you ll find that you re disappointed to have to say goodbye to five characters who ve become like friends, instead of mere fictional characters.Third, the plot in this book moves at a nice and steady pace There s never a dull moment, and with all that is happening in the story, it keeps you on the edge of your seat because you re constantly expecting something dreadful to happen next How can you not You have five diverse characters trapped in a small town in the middle of who knows where, with absolutely no way out Every time they try to escape, something awful happens to them Oh, and there s no one else in the town with them or is there Last, but not least, the author s distinctive writing style engages, and keeps you guessing and pouring all your reading energy into a book that gives new meaning to the word unputdownable which is not really a word in the dictionary, I know, but any bookworm will agree that it should be The sincerity and genuineness of the characters draws you into the story and lets you experience their fear, confusion, anxiety, their hopelessness, but also their will to survive In addition, there is plenty of heart racing action in the last few chapters, and at one stage I thought to myself, Eat your heart out Lara Croft To sum my gush fest up this is an unforgettable, one of a kind, read L.M Smith now has a new and devoted fan who will be reading all her future books It s a pity the highest star rating is only five, because I happily give this amazing book ten out of ten and a standing ovation

  3. says:

    The following reviews can be found on .com by their original authors.Intrigued from the beginning 5 STARSBy Misty Rettagliata I found the book to be an exciting read It s full of suspense and leaves you with all these questions that you just have to know so you keep reading The end had a bit of an odd twist to it But there is no doubt that a sequel MUST be in the works in order to quell the remaining questions This wasn t an ending I could just put my own assumptions toKEEP WRITING When is part 2 5 STARSBy C Swanson I enjoyed reading this book and cannot wait for the next book There will be riiight As another reviewer said it screams for a sequel I did flip through about 5 6 pages of chatter but that is just me wanting action Great Book 5 STARSBy Steph Moyer This book was great I was sucked in almost immediately and was still sucked it after I finished it I need I loved the character of Jazz Loved reading about how relationships played out Everything was great I m going to recommend this to my friends Love this novel 5 STARSBy KLW I absolutely loved this novel It had me captive from the very beginning until the exciting end Speaking of captive, that s just what these five well developed and interesting characters of the book are They each wake up to find themselves in a very strange little small town called Kolob They have no idea how they got there, or why they are there, but they soon learn that their every movement is being somehow closely watched After an attempt at trying to walk out of town, they quickly realize, if they want to stay alive, that that isn t an option At first things aren t so bad They have everything they need, except answers to their many questions, but L M Smith does a great job keeping you guessing what might happen next Her talent for writing is very obvious in this novel There were a few typing mistakes, but only a very few and they didn t bother me in the least because the story is so good This book had everything I love in a novel I couldn t wait to get to the end to find out why these unfortunate characters had to go through everything they went through This novel screams for a sequel I highly recommend it.

  4. says:

    I was given this book in return for an honest review Jasmine is a gamer and likes to keep to herself When she wakes up in a strange hotel with 4 other people, she s not sure what to do or how to act Jazz, Beck, Kaori, Piper, and Gordon all are trapped in this abandoned town They are kept there by unseen people and can t escape due to an ankle monitor that doubles as an electric shocker and a sedation device They soon realize that they can t leave and they can t ask questions because the only time anyone shows up is when they are sedated Jazz and Beck start getting closer to each other and they continue to try to find a way out as the others give in They at some point become complacent They are occasionally given chores to do, and punishments, when they don t finish on time When they are all fairly comfortable in their newfound home, they are doused with a white powder substance They believe that they will die from it, instead they begin to see changes in others None of them are sure who they can trust but in order to survive and escape, they all need to band together In this story you will get vampires,a superman, telekinesis, an empath, and a psychic You have to read this book to discover if they escape and if their are others like them out there I will definately be watching for the next book.

  5. says:

    This story is amazing I was drawn in from the beginning and had to keep reading, I couldn t figure out where the plot was going but wanted to know all the answers.5 strangers end up citizens of Kolob, a secluded deserted town with a sinister and evil Mayor The citizens are at the mercy of their captor and keep looking for ways to escape They become friendly with one another, but can they trust each other Will they turn against each other or find a way out together Can they even get out After some time of living in this town, they start noticing changes about themselves, some are physical, some are emotional, some are mental Why is this happening Why are they there The characters are well developed, each one is believable and you can relate to them, and feel for what they are going through The plot is great I can t wait for book 2 5 stars I received a copy from the author for an honest review.

  6. says:

    I absolutely adore this book At 3% in I thought, Ah, I know where this is headed at 7% it became apparent that I had it wrong Then later as the story progressed I formed theory after theory I have to say, all of them were wrong This is a reading experience that might not appeal to all As the citizens of Kolob realises they are in for the long haul so do the reader It is a matter of survival at first, then of forming bonds, then of staying alive But what want to change them Why are they changing And will they survive I definitely recommend this book to all lovers of psychological thrillers, all who like paranormal, and all who read So basically, GO GET THIS BOOK You seriously want to read this Trust me I give this book an 8 review rating This is an awesome book, one I am sure none of you will be able to put down.

  7. says:

    This book had so many twists and turns that I m not sure where to begin What I can say is that the story is leaving me wanting After all that the 5 went through it isn t finished as the book ends The character development over the course of the book and how they changed during the story is amazing The way they interacted and depended upon each other and found that they were stronger as a group than they were as individuals is a fabulous lesson I highly recommend this book to everyone, young and old alike.I don t want to put spoilers on here but suffice it to say that EVERYTHING is NOT what it seems And NOTHING is what you EXPECT.

  8. says:

    this book was amazing caught me up in the story and didnt let go twist after twist i thought i knew for sure what was coming next, but no it was totally different i can not wait to read from this author.with no TV no for of entertainment at all except each other, i m not sure i could survive lol

  9. says:

    The Citizens A Jazz Nemesis Novel by L.M Smith Goodreads Author Synopsis from Goodreads Imagine a town where you can stay out as late as you want, wake up when it suits you, you never have to go to work, and everything is free for the taking Sounds perfect right But what if you can t remember where you are or how you got there What if you can t ever leave And what if the only other people around are hostages, just like you Would you still want to stay Jasmine Marshall certainly didn t think so until she met Justin Beck a dashing active duty member of the United States Army and fellow hostage With him around life in Kolob might not be so bad after all or so she thought There are vampires and psychics at the breakfast table Disturbing acts of torture and senseless violence are commonplace Biochemical warfare is a very real threat, and the town s mayor is an elusive mad scientist obsessed with his own theories about December 21, 2012 In a place where one has everything to gain and nothing to lose, one thing reigns true nothing in Kolob is ever as it seems I really enjoyed The Citizens When I first started reading it seemed reminiscent of a television show I had watched a while back and that disturbed me, but as I read on I realized this was not the case and I became and intrigued wanting to find out where it was going I loved the characters and their interaction with each other in dealing with the trauma of being plucked out of their lives and into this strange place I enjoyed how they worked together and through the hurdles that were placed in their path I loved the fact that the whiner in the group was equally despised by the other characters as he was by myself and that the intrigue that keeps you guessing all the way to the end I closed this book with a smile on my face and a desire to continue on with this story, which I believe will continue on by the title, and am anxious to see where Jazz goes next I definitely recommend this read to those who enjoy a taste of dystopian, paranormal, and mystery all rolled into one tasty ride I requested this book from the author to read and review and it was provided to me with a request for my honest opinion without any compensation whatsoever, other than the joy of reading a new book.

  10. says:

    I received a copy of this from the author for an honest review.Jasmine gets kidnapped from her farm and winds up in Kolob, locked in a room She hears another woman trying to get out of her room and, when she finally get out, she goes to try and find help but ends up running into literally Beck None of them remember anything other than waking up in their rooms, they realise they ve been kidnapped and placed in this town Why Well, that will be discovered later.The story of this book interested me and the author was offering a free copy for review so I got one One thing about this book is Jasmine is a very hard to like main character, I tried I really did but she is really rude and hard to take The author made a big point of letting us know that Jazz is a loner and doesn t like people fair enough I m antisocial, I don t like people there s a reason I work with animals but I still know how to act around people, I still have basic social manners Jazz doesn t, she just plain doesn t She s rude and treats people horribly but seems to think it s OK it made me not like her at all Although I have to say, this quote she d never really been much of a people person to begin with, not because she was afraid of people but because, as awful as it might be, she just didn t care about them., endeared her to me a little cos this is exactly how I feel about people I just don t care.Aside from my disliking of Jazz aided by my liking of Beck and how nasty she is to him , I still enjoyed the book Obviously my hatred of her didn t stop me from reading the book, it didn t stop me from getting involved with them and working with them to try and work out what the hell was happening in that town And it won t stop me from reading the next book because the storyline is so totally different from anything else out there that I ve read and I can t wait to see what happens to our group next.

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