Thursday, October 15, 2015

Review: Quanta by Lola Dodge

Author: Lola Dodge
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Publisher: Ink Monster LLC.
ISBN13: 9780996086479
Genre: YA Sci Fi/Dystopian
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Just because Quanta can see the future doesn’t mean she can change it. She’s spent most of her life imprisoned, feeding her captors information to keep herself alive, but she’s finally reached the endgame and her death creeps closer by the moment.

The son of two senators, Altair Orpheus leads a life of privilege that provides the perfect cover for his side job: working with the rebel Shadow Ravens to undermine the ruling Seligo government. Everything is running like clockwork until he crosses paths with Quanta. As he watches her deftly maneuver through life in a perverse prison, his plastic heart melts. A jailbreak would be suicide, but Tair is willing to sacrifice everything to give her a chance at happiness.

Now Quanta senses a terrifying new future brewing. She and Tair are bound together, but every image of them kissing, snuggling, and acting knee-weakeningly happy is balanced by a much darker possibility. They’ll be picture perfect together, but only until time rips them apart. How can she follow her heart when she’s seen how their love plays out?

I was a little apprehensive to dive into QUANTA when I saw that it would be written by a new author. I had never heard of Lola Dodge, but I had trust in Ink Monster and figured they wouldn't steer me wrong - and they didn't.

Quanta has some wicked powers, but she's being forced to use them for the enemy. She has lived a lot of her life as a prisoner, but she refuses to break and she still considers herself part of the Shadow Ravens and makes sure not to give too much away to her captors. I found her to be a pretty strong woman and was rooting for her from the start. Altair comes from money, but decided to join the Shadow Ravens at an early age and use his status to go undercover. When he gets the chance to join the team working under Dr. Nagi he jumps at the chance. When he meets Quanta he knows right away that he needs to save her.

We know all about when two people are bound after reading book one, CIPHER, so it comes as no surprise that Quanta and Altair had a huge pull towards each other. It takes them a bit to trust each other, but when they work together they make a really good team. Because of where the book takes place, they don't really have any romantic time. They are highly monitored and constantly working on escaping so there isn't really the chance for that. For that reason, I do wish we had some more time at the end of the book for them as an official couple.

I did have a few questions when Quanta ended (that I won't go into as I don't want to give away spoilers), but I am really glad I gave QUANTA a try. It was a great continuation of The Shadow Ravens series and I really enjoyed the new characters and couple. The world building continued and the storyline advanced. No matter who writes book three, I will be reading it.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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