Thursday, 18 May 2017

Redux (Tricksters, #2) by A.L. Davroe (Review)

     The world has fallen apart, androids have killed most of the rich and conceited population of Evanescence, and out of the survivors, the rebels kill most of them. All that seems to be left are Ella's small band of people, and she desperately wants to protect them and keep them alive, along with the boy she learned to love in Nexis, the one that helped her accidentally release the virus that caused the whole massacre in the first place. Tasked with saving what's left, Ella has quite a road ahead of her, and quite a fight for survival as well. She must venture out into the wastelands if her and her group are ever going to even have a shot at survival. Throughout all of this, she must deal with her love for the boy in the game, and whether or not he can also love her outside of the game, or if she will have to loose his heart forever.  
       I found Redux to be dark and sad. It was by far not what I would describe as a "fun" read, but it had some of its own merits. It continues off from where the previous novel in the series finished off at. Different from the first novel, Redux is a dark and gritty apocalypse novel, where as the first novel in the series was like a futuristic Cinderella story. A girl being abused by her horrible step mother and sister, with tragic parental death, pretty dresses and balls with handsome men and princes. Redux lost that friendly-ish feel that the first novel had, it also lost most of its virtual reality aspects, which seemed to be the main part of the first book. So in the end Redux was meh and was missing a lot of parts I enjoyed most about the first novel, so I give it the rating of THREE AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE!!!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*

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