Published: April 10th 2013
Publisher: ESB Publishing
Rating: Why is it Over???!!!???
What doesn't kill you... Zoe Vanderveen is on the run with her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody. They're in love. Or at least that’s what he tells her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike—thin and fleeting. Her heart can’t be trusted. Just look at what happened with Taylor Blake. Senator Vanderveen’s new team of cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture is broadcast nationwide. Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someone dies helping them. And their fight for survival has only begun.My Review
It had been a while since I read the first book, Perception and I was nervous I wouldn't remember much. However, Lee Strauss does a great job of catching the reader up to speed without totally recapping the book. After the first few pages, I had already remembered the first book and was falling in love with the characters all over again.
I loved how throughout the beginning of the book we were following Noah and Zoe's journey. I could not help but feel all their emotions. Their anxiety of being on the run, the tension between them, and the sadness that their relationship was changing. I really felt for Noah and Zoe and could never imagine what I would do in their position.
The secondary characters in this story played more than an important role. The first new characters we meet definitely had me the most suspicious. With Noah and Zoe being on the run, I was not buying the whole "we are just really friendly" act. You'll have to read the book to see if my suspicions were right ;)! The second group of characters we meet later on in the story also annoyed me. Let's just say I am not a fan of Mary and her love for Noah! I mean c'mon! I almost threw my Kindle at my wall while reading scenes between those two!
The writing flowed very well throughout the story and Strauss included a great amount of action and romance. There was nothing confusing about the story and never a dull moment. In fact, there were a lot of parts that I didn't see coming at all. Lee Strauss will definitely have the reader wondering who can actually be trusted.
Overall, Volition was an amazing book that I would reccomend to anyone! I'm already almost done with the third book!