Monday, March 20, 2017

Early Review: Redux by A.L. Davroe

Author: A.L. Davroe
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Tricksters Book #2
ISBN:   163375507X
ISBN13 9781633755079
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Review Copy Source: NetGalley
The domed city of Evanescence is in ruins. With nowhere to go, prodigy hacker Ellani “Ella” Drexel and a small band of survivors flee to the Undertunnel below their city.

To escape the wasteland she unknowingly created.

But sanctuary is hard to find. With malfunctioning androids and angry rebels at their backs, the group hopes to press on for the neighboring city of Cadence. But Ella’s chosen path is challenging…life-threatening, even. Worse, the boy she loves is acting distant, and not at all like the person she first met in Nexis.

But then Ella learns a secret…and it changes everything.

Ella knows she needs to turn back and make a stand to reclaim her home. She’s determined to bring a new—and better—life to all who’ve suffered.

Or die trying.

There are a lot of surprises in REDUX and when I wasn't being shocked, I was busy being intrigued by the great world that A.L. Davroe created. Be sure to read book one, NEXIS, before diving into REDUX.

REDUX picks up exactly where NEXIS left us. Ellani and her 'friends' are hiding out from all the attacking bots and outsiders that have flooded the domed city when everything went to crap. Most of NEXIS took place in virtual reality, but REDUX takes place in the real world and I really enjoyed learning about it.

I had some pretty big suspicions about the romance and I don't want to spoil anything so I won't share them, but wow. It was pretty intense and the truth was pretty crazy.

I really enjoyed this series. The flow of the storyline made it easy to read and connect with events. Everything seemed to be wrapped up at the end of REDUX, so I don't feel like I need to read anymore, but I would if Davroe decides it's not over.

I gave it 4/5 stars

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