Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: ISAN by Mary Ting

Author: Mary Ting
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
ISAN Book #1
ISBN13: 9781944109561
Genre: YA Dystopian/ SciFi
Review Copy Source: NetGalley

The world has changed.

Scientists warned it would happen.

Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into four quadrants—North, South, East, and West—governed by The Remnant Council.

Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life—with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The serum will make her better. To receive the serum Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network.

While on a mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior—and time is running out.

I didn't know if I would like ISAN going in, but by the end I wanted more.

It started out a bit slow, but I enjoyed ISAN. I felt myself caring for not only Ava—although she could be very naive at times—, but many of the supporting characters. Once things got going the story had a nice flow to it.

Hold onto your pants because there is a lot of action in ISAN and you never really know which characters to trust. It seems like a few characters have hidden agendas and I'm not quite sure if they are on the good or bad side of things yet. I look forward to finding out.

There is a bit of romance going on in ISAN, but I don't really have a lot to say about it yet. One thing that ISAN was missing was details about the world. The world building was minimal and I think some more detail would have pulled everything together.

I'm excited to read more of the ISAN series and will keep checking the authors website for news on when it will be coming out.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

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