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Synopsis:

Getting to Eden brought Emmett and his crewmates one step closer to their promised fortune. But surviving Eden may be the biggest reward of all. Discover book two in the trilogy Marie Lu called, “a high-octance thriller.”

Emmett Atwater thought Babel’s game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn’t take long for him to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one.

Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world. Their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe, and play nice with the indigenous Adamite population.

But Emmett and the others quickly realize they are caught between two powerful forces—Babel and the Adamites—with clashing desires. Will the Genesis team make it out alive before it’s too late?”

Review:

I received an Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. This book comes out on July 17th, 2018. All opinions stated are my own.*

This was a great sequel in this fantastic Science Fiction series.

After I read an ARC copy of the first book Nyxia last year (you can find my review of Nyxia here), I couldn’t wait for this second book to come out. So when I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book as well 5 months before the release date, I knew I had to pick it up as soon as I could.

I must say that this book was kind of a let down for me.

Starting off with the characters, my opinions on them haven’t changed since the first book. Emmett was still a great main character. His perspective was very interesting to see develop over the course of the book. He developed from kind of a typically teenage boy at the end of the first book and the beginning of this second book into a strong leader. Great character development as far as his character.

As much as I like Emmett, I glad that the author decided to give some of the other characters a chance to show their side of the story as well in this book. However, I wish the author had chosen another character instead of the character of Anton. I don’t know. I just didn’t see why he had to get a perspective and not one of the other characters. He didn’t really play a huge role in the story. If it had a character like Morning, who was playing a huge role in this book, I might have enjoyed it a little more than I had.

Going into the romance aspects of this book, I really liked them. Morning and Emmett are going to make a great couple throughout the rest of the series if they stay together. I think that they are just so cute together. There romance wasn’t front and center which is something that I always look for in Science Fiction books because usually in these kinds of books (or at least, in most of the ones I have read) the romance tends to be front and center or at least a major part of the plot. That wasn’t the case in this book so I thought it was great.

The plot is were most of my feelings get a little mixed for this book. The beginning of the book really didn’t started right after the events of the first book and it seemed like there was quite a bit of information missing from what had between then and now. I did later resolve itself be filling us readers in into what had happened but I wish that information was there to begin with. Also, (I had this same problem with the first book), the plot felt too drawn out for my personal taste and I think the book could have been made 100 pages or so shorter but it was still an enjoyable plot.

Overall, this second book was definitely a great continuation. I think I did enjoy the firs book a little bit more but I can’t wait to see where this series goes from here. The first book is in stores now and if you enjoy it, makes sure to pick this second book up when it hits stores this July!

RATING: 3.5/5

 

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