Neglected Merge

Fiction - Fantasy - General
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 01/20/2021
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Author Biography

Eve Koguce has been in love with books for as long as she remembers herself. The typewriter her first attempts at writing had been made at still sits proudly on its shelf in the basement.

After fifteen years spent trying to fit into the office work pattern, Eve Koguce had decided to pursue her dreams and turned to writing.

Eve Koguce lives on the coast of the Baltic Sea with her husband, her son, and their two exceedingly charming ginger cats. She loves nature, history, and literature. Her hobby – and a childhood dream that came true – is horse riding.

“Neglected Merge” – book one in the Neglected Merge trilogy – is a fantasy futuristic romance set in a utopian-style world. It explores the challenges of universal happiness rather than those hardships we envisage to befall on us after some kind of an apocalyptic event. Limitations are always suffocating, even if they’re intended to limit your choices to make yourself miserable.

“Neglected Merge” has won a silver medal in the Science-Fiction/Fantasy category in the 2021 Global Book Awards.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Neglected Merge is a work of fiction in the fantasy and science fiction, post-apocalyptic and interpersonal drama sub-genres, and was penned by author Eve Koguce. The work is intended for an adult reading audience due to its high concept content. Our protagonist is Tauria, a thirty-two-year-old woman living in a utopian-style world designed for people to cope after a near apocalypse. She lives in a world where happiness is guaranteed every minute of the day but is that really enough? When Tauria meets Doron, she isn’t so sure anymore, and it transpires that there may be another world waiting out there, right alongside her own.

Author Eve Koguce has crafted an interesting and well-thought-out work of fiction with plenty of emotion, romance, drama, and conceptual thinking to offer readers. One of the most essential features of this work was the talent the author displays in worldbuilding, through such details as the lore and culture of the new world of happiness. It was a striking new concept to see a post-apocalyptic novel painted in such bright tones, and then of course all the more satisfying when the cracks begin to show in the excellent plotline. The romance element will certainly please readers who enjoy fated lovers from far opposite corners of the world (or in this case, worlds). The dialogue was also very effective, serving to display the unique traits of the characters whilst moving the plot forward in a natural way. Overall, I would highly recommend Neglected Merge to fans of utopia/dystopia settings, futuristic romances, and for space opera fans everywhere.