- THEY SURVIVED THE INITIATION. NOW THE REAL TEST BEGINS.
Drayden and his friends thought nothing could be harder than the Initiation. Little did they know it had only been a warmup for the challenge that lay ahead.
With New America’s situation dire, Drayden and the pledges venture out into the unexplored world outside the walls, escorted by a team of elite Guardians. The group seeks to contact another civilization in what remains of Boston, but Drayden has secret goals of his own.
Dangers abound in the real world, including Aeru, the deadly superbug that wiped out humanity. While they battle the elements of a desolate landscape, a power struggle emerges within their ranks. The Guardians seem to be carrying out a covert mission themselves, and the quest turns everything they thought they knew about New America upside down.
Chris Babu has done it again!!! I absolutely adore this series and the characters. I quickly became invested in them after the first book, The Initiation, but I am even more so now. They grow so much more in this second installment and I enjoyed every minute of it.
The book was a little slow going for me in the beginning because I just could not wait for their adventure to begin. Once they started, I had a hard time putting the book down! I just wanted to keep on reading to find out what happens next.
We get to meet some new characters this time around but I am still crushing on the originals. They banded together once again. So much happens that you will be on the edge of your seat. You will laugh, cry, get frustrated to no end and feel so much concern for them. I can honestly say that this book will bring out every emotion you have.
I thought that the initiation was tough but this adventure is way worse. I am fearful of what they will be up against in the last and final book of the series. I am trying to be patient but feel like I may combust with excitement for when it finally arrives! If you enjoy apocalyptic/dystopianesque reads with tons of action/adventure thrown in, you would really enjoy this series and I highly advise that you pick it up!!
Thank you to the author for this review copy in exchange of an honest review.