Book Review: The Stepford Florist by J.T. Lawrence

Posted April 18, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Cyberpunk, Review, Science-Fiction / 0 Comments

Book Review: The Stepford Florist by J.T. LawrenceThe Stepford Florist: A Short Cyberpunk Conspiracy Thriller (When Tomorrow Calls Book 1) by JT Lawrence
Narrator: Jenny Blythe
Published by Fire Finch Press on 04-05-18
Genres: Cyberpunk, Science-Fiction
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author
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Overal Rating: four-half-stars

Jasmine has mastered moonlighting.

She's a steampunk inventor, a cosmetician, and a gene-hacking florist.

And then there’s her real job: exposing evil corps and dodgy clinics.

When Jasmine, the head of Alba—an underground biopunk organisation—is tipped off that something morally dubious is happening at the city’s most luxurious high-tech spa, she takes it upon herself to investigate, and discovers a whole lot more than she bargained for.

(Warning: Contains colorful language and sex.)

This short novel is set in the near-future ‘When Tomorrow Calls’ world, and introduces Jasmine, Seth and Keke, just before we meet Kirsten, the kick-ass main character in ‘Why You Were Taken’.

When Tomorrow Calls (over 150 5-star reviews)

Book 1: ‘Why You Were Taken’

Book 2: ‘How We Found You’

Book 3: ‘What Have We Done’

What will Jasmine discover? And, more importantly, will she get out alive? Click now to find out.

This is part of the Tomorrow Calls series. The events told in this short story happen before the first book. This is the story of Seth’s friend Jasmine, head of the Alba organization, and her abilities to investigate dodgy clinics and corporations.

I loved the Tomorrow Calls first and second books, so this opportunity to learn more about this world and its characters was right up my alley. I liked knowing more about the mysterious florist, and her relationship with Seth and Keke.

The quick pace and cyberpunk atmosphere is similar to the main books in the series, with plenty of action, twists, and humor. This is a must read for the fans of the series.

I liked Jenny Blythe’s narration, it was well done, but I missed Roshina Ratnam, the series narrator. I think Ratnam distinct style and accent matched this world perfectly, and I missed this here. Also, I found Blythe’s character voices a bit more similar to each other.

All in all a very recommendable reading for anyone into cyberpunk and fans of the series.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Story (Plot)
Overall: four-half-stars