Saturday, August 4, 2012

Review of the Diamond Mini Series, by J.M. Zuniga

Under Ground and The Core, both written by J.M. Zuniga, are part of the Diamond Mini Series.  In Under Ground we meet the main characters of Diamond, Obsidian, Mica, and Kelvin, whose parents all work together as geologists in a small mining town.  Diamond and Sid (Obsidian) are the best of friends and rely on each other for practically everything.  When their parents decide that their evacuation drill is no longer for practice, Diamond and Sid, along with both of their five year old siblings, are rushed into the safety of an impenetrable underground shelter, designed by their parents for this exact reason.

Diamond knows immediately that they will never see their parents again, but she knows that they must be strong for their small wards.  Diamond and Sid are now responsible for not only their own lives, but the lives of two small children.  When their shelter is found, they realize that the people trying to break in are looking for something specific.  They want what Diamond and Sid’s parents hid away in their shelter.   This prize that they seek cannot fall into the wrong hands.  Diamond and Sid must find a way to keep what’s left of their families safe, as well as the coveted prize.

I will not give away any more information about the storyline of these two amazing novellas because you are going to want to read them for yourself!  They are both heart-wrenching, tear-jerking books that kept me up until the wee hours of the night.  I’m not too old to admit that I was almost covered in (gasp!) snot by the end.  I know, that was almost too much information, but I wanted to be sure to warn all readers that you’re in for a roller coaster of emotions!  I would absolutely recommend this book to people of all ages.  Plus, each novella is only .99 cents on Amazon!  You can’t go wrong with that kind of price!

~~Authors Are MY Rockstars~~

J. M. Zuniga is a student at CSUDH majoring in Business Administration with a Concentration in International Business: Emphasis in Latin America. She holds an Associates of Science in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design, an Associates of Arts in General Studies, and certificates in Engineering Drafting, Architectural Drafting, and CADD. (Her original major was architecture.)
She is engaged to be married and is a mother of three wonderful children, two of them older teenagers and one pre-K.*
*This biography was provided by the author or their representative.