Thursday, May 7, 2015

[ARC Review] Rebellion by Stephanie Diaz

Rebellion (Extraction #2) by Stephanie Diaz


Publication Date: February 10th, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Source: eARC courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley

Summary

The uprising has begun.

It's been seven days since Clementine and Logan, along with their allies, retreated into hiding on the Surface. The rebels may have won one battle against Commander Charlie, but the fight is far from finished. He has vowed to find a way to win—no matter the cost. Do the rebels have what it takes to defeat him...and put an end to this war?

As Clementine and Logan enter a desperate race against time to defeat Commander Charlie—and attempt to weaken his power within his own ranks—they find themselves in a terrifying endgame that pits them against a brutal enemy, and each other. With every step, Clementine draws closer to losing Logan...and losing control of herself.

Continuing with the mesmerizing saga that started with Extraction, Stephanie Diaz blends science fiction, epic romance, and heart-stopping adventure to create a world that no reader will soon forget.
(Courtesy of Goodreads)

My Review

Note: I received and advance readers copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is a spoiler free review.

I thought Rebellion by Stephanie was a good sequel to Extraction, the first book in the Extraction trilogy. I no longer felt like I was constantly comparing it to other YA series and it felt like the story was coming into its own more. Sometimes, with sequels I feel like they just are extensions of the first book and don’t have their own Story. However, with Rebellion I do feel like it stands well on its own.

One thing I wish we could have seen more of was secondary character development. Clementine definitely has grown since the beginning of the first book but to be honest she is the only character who has seen any change. I want to care about Logan, who is so important to Clementine, but I just can’t seem to find it in me because I don’t see any growth since book one. Same goes with Commander Charlie, the villain. I just want to know more about him and what is motivating his actions.

However, the story itself was fantastic and the plot twists kept me turning the pages, from page one until the very end. Speaking of the ending, what a cliff-hanger! It's like when a TV show stops mid action scene and says "TO BE CONTINUED". I want the sequel now! Thankfully it is coming out later this year so I don't have to wait too long.

If for any reason you weren't a huge fan of the first book in the series, Extraction, I would highly recommend picking up Rebellion. This is one of the few series I can without a doubt say doesn't suffer from second book syndrome. I’m looking forward to book three and anything Diaz writes next.



4 out of 5 stars


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