I read and thoroughly enjoyed the first in this trilogy, Recoil, so when Joanne asked for reviewers for the second in the series, I jumped at the chance to get my hands on an advance copy. Read on for my review!
About the book:
Everyone wants Jinxy, except the one she loves.
In a near-future USA decimated by an incurable plague and tightly controlled by a repressive government, teenagers with special skills are recruited and trained to fight in the war against terror.
Now a rebellion is brewing.
All sixteen year-old expert sniper Jinxy James wanted was a little freedom, but now she’s trapped between the government and the rebels, unsure of who the real enemy is. When she uncovers appalling secrets and twisted motivations, Jinxy begins to question her allegiances. Soon she will need to choose between love and freedom, as she struggles to do the right thing in a world gone horribly wrong.
Review by Katy Haye:
Recoil ended with high drama, and Refuse opens straight back into the action.
I loved Jinxy once more. Here, she’s older, a bit battered and wiser, but still determined and decidedly kick-ass. I thought the Asta organisation was a bit naive in this story – I don’t think they would really have let Jinxy back after what they’d done to her, but that’s a picky point.
The dialogue in Refuse was an absolute delight. The friction with Evyan caused by Jinxy’s nicknames made me smile, and I really liked how the relationship between Jinx and Quinn was depicted. It was true and messy and painful. The course of true love is anything but smooth for this pair. Again with the dialogue – I loved Jinxy’s eventual explosion and the reconciliation that followed.
Matters got deeper and darker for Jinxy in Refuse. I’m thoroughly enjoying this series – more please, Joanne!
Katy Haye writes fast-paced fantasy for YA readers. Her new release, Rising Tides, is now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and (for those who like a real book) in paperback.