Saturday, February 1, 2014

Review: Fugitive X by Gregg Rosenblum (28 days of reviews #1)

**This is for the second book in a series and may contain spoilers**

Fugitive X by Gregg Rosenblum

Series: Revolution 19, #2
Release Date: January 7th 2014
Format: ebook
: 272
Genre: Young Adult – Sci-fi Dystopia
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Their fight for freedom is humanity's last hope for survival. The chilling Revolution 19 trilogy continues in Fugitive X.

A war between humans and robots is on the horizon, and only one side will survive.

Siblings Nick, Kevin, and Cass are struggling to survive in a world where deadly, sophisticated robots have turned on their creators and enslaved mankind. Fugitives from one of the bot-controlled Cities, the siblings venture into the woods, but when they are attacked by bot foot soldiers, the siblings are separated...and for the first time, they are on their own.

Created in conjunction with Alloy Entertainment; Howard Gordon, showrunner of 24 and Showtime's Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning Homeland; and James Wong, writer-director of the Final Destination films, Fugitive X is the gripping next installment in the cinematic Revolution 19 series.

Fugitive X starts immediately where the first one left off. Nick, Kevin, and Cass have managed to escape the city but weren't able to save their parents. They are headed to the nearest freepost to try and reunite with their friends. There they hope to figure out a way back into the city and stage some sort of rebellion.

All of the kids end up getting separated soon after the start. After Nick is separated from the group Cass is injured and on the brink of death and Kevin has no choice but to leave her for a bot to find. Meanwhile Nick is taking by some strange robots to a place called the island. For the first time all three siblings are separated.

Cass’s story goes a completely different direction than I thought it would, with a rather large plot twist. Cass is brought back to the city to be re-educated. Everything goes completely wrong. Her sections of the book are by far my favorite. As with the first book, I had a horrible time keeping Kevin and Nick's characters straight. I would always forget who was who especially now that they weren’t together and Nick.

Speaking of plot twists, that happens a couple times during this book and I rather enjoyed that. I did see one coming from a mile away though. However I don’t think there was a way to keep that hidden. I would have been more surprised if I had been wrong.

This book gave us a little more of an explanation for what happened and why but still not enough. I am super interested to see who the senior advisor really is and why he want’s so much to be human. I think I might now who fugitive X is but I am not quite sure on that either. The ending to this book was fantastic though and left us with quite a cliffhanger. I can’t wait to continue on with the last book.

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*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

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