March 23, 2013

Review: VOLITION by Lee Strauss


Author: Lee Strauss

Source: eARC from author for review

Expected Release Date: April 16, 2013

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My review of the prequel AMBITION
My review of book one, PERCEPTION

What doesn't kill you...

Zoe Vanderveen is on the run with her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody.

They're in love.

Or at least that’s what he tells her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike—thin and fleeting. Her heart can’t be trusted. Just look at what happened with Taylor Blake.

Senator Vanderveen’s new team of cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture is broadcast nationwide. Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someone dies helping them.

And their fight for survival has only begun.

My take...
Zoe remembers most everything her grandfather took away...except her feelings towards Noah. But that is the least of her problems. Zoe and Noah's face being plastered all over the country is front and foremost. They are on the run and the future looks bleak.

From the moment I finished PERCEPTION, I have eagerly been awaiting VOLITION. I had to know what was happening to Zoe and Noah as they tried to get away from the clutches of her grandfather and the evil he is about to throw at the country if elected President. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed…especially after they made it to St Louis. Yep, things got a little interesting. Ok, very interesting. But even before that, while in Utah, stuck with a couple religious fanatics, I was tense the whole time they were there. You never knew what was going to happen.

I am a huge romance lover. And this book didn’t have a whole lot in it. Like almost none at all. But it sure wasn’t these kids fault by any means. Zoe is piecing together her memories and her feelings for Noah back together, jealousy on both sides rears its ugly head from time to time, and lastly…well people change. It is just the facts of life. But just when you think there is hope for these two…the rug gets ripped out from under them. So even though the romance was not really there…in a way it was. It’s just not the swoony type you’d expect.

All in all, this was a great, quick read. Strauss keeps it interesting and the readers wondering. And of course, with an ending like that, you can bet I will be impatiently waiting for the next book. Highly recommend this book and this series to anyone who loves science fiction and a bit of mystery.

1 comment:

  1. I have the first one, but I still haven't read it yet. i really need to do that, this sounds really good. Wonderful review.

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