Tanya's father co-founded a company called MapOut before he
died on a cartographic mission. Now, Tanya is taking a
summer internship with the company thanks to her father's
business partner. While there, she and Connor, the son of
the business partner, uncover a secret that might take both
their lives and a mystery that will have Tanya traveling
further than she expected.
MAPMAKER by Mark Bomback and Galaxy Craze is an exciting
thriller that keeps the suspense intently going. Though the
premise with Tanya and her father's death isn't the most
original, the authors do a fantastic job of making Tanya
feel realistic and they capture her emotions perfectly. The
mystery builds consistently during the story, leaving just
enough enticing clues while still making it hard to guess
The pacing isn't as strong as it could be. There are long
stretches of Tanya going from place to place, slowing the
story considerably, making the scenes with more
action and information almost too quick. The ending tries to
pack a good portion of the answers in without enough
buildup, and there are several unanswered questions by the end.
The romance with Connor starts well, and he and Tanya have
several adorable moments. However, the romance seems almost
irrelevant since Connor is absent for most of the story, and
their relationship doesn't develop much.
All in all, MAPMAKER is an exciting read and one I would
recommend to fans of Hannah Jayne and Claudia Gabel. This
isn't my favorite story, but I did like the writing, and I
would absolutely look for more books by Mark Bomback and
When Tanya Barrett takes an internship at MapOut, she expects emotional
landmines. Her father cofounded the digital mapping company, and he died
for it—on a cartographic expedition he didn’t even need to take. Her father’s
business partner and his son, Connor, welcome her to the job with open arms.
And being with Connor, an old childhood friend, turns out to be the only
thing that makes Tanya feel normal again.
Soon she’s spending every moment she can with Connor. But when they sneak
into her father’s old office late one night, they stumble across a deadly secret.
The next day Connor disappears.
Tanya isn’t just bereft; she’s terrified. It’s clear that people at MapOut are
willing to kill for what she and Connor discovered. Alone again—and on the
run—Tanya must rely on her wits to find out what happened to him and stay a
step ahead of MapOut. But in the world they envision, no one stays lost for