Defect: Part Two (Defect)
by Autumn Kalquist
Expected publication: November 1st 2014 by Diapason Publishing
e-ARC provided by the author for an honest review
Defect Novella Series Blurb:
I never asked them to make me this way.
The corporation that gave me superimmunity called me Protected. But then the truth came out, and I lost my freedom. I’m a genetic experiment gone wrong.
Now the Corporate Coalition hunts me and those like me, and I’ve stayed hidden off-grid for eight years.
But I can’t hide forever.
Something else is happening, something worse
than every mistake made before.
And if I have to fight to survive…
I’ll fight ‘til I die.
The Corporate Coalition will never take me alive.
Prequel to the bestselling Legacy Code series
I had not yet posted a review on here for Defect #1,
so I wrote one up and it's included below.
Review Defect #1:
Defect is a novella series set hundreds of years before Legacy Code. Defect #1 introduces us to Selena, her little brother Eli and her grandmother Nan. Selena's parents passed away and for the past 8 years she and her brother have been living with Nan. Outside of the city, hidden-- because she and her brother are Protecteds. If the Corporate Coalition knew they existed they would be taken/quarantined.
There is a pandemic starting. A sickness is being spread causing food shipments to be halted. People begin to panic and rush to collect food and supplies. A riot breaks out at the local grocery store. During the riot Selena and her brother met the mysterious Anders.
Trouble only increases when Selena comes in contact with some wanted criminals(she doesn't know they are wanted) who invade her home. Life changes in an instant. Everything Selena has done on a daily basis for the last 8 years is going to change. Fast.
For a short novella, Autumn introduces the characters perfectly. She has you pulling for Selena and her family from the very beginning. I look forward to seeing the characters develop and seeing how this pandemic continues.
Defect #2 throws us right back in where #1 left off. The wanted criminals have invaded their home taking everything they have and destroying the crop they've had growing. The local cops happen upon their house and begin to question Nan about the whereabouts of Selena. Selena's world is turned upside down almost immediately. She has to fight even harder to continue to protect herself and her family. Things are getting more out of hand with this pandemic and the freak out that people are having.
The Corporate Coalition is starting to quarantine people. The food shipments are still stopped. The wanted criminals are still out there. Disease is spreading.
We learn more about who the mysterious Anders – who he is, and why he introduced himself to Selena to begin with.
Trouble seems to follow Selena everywhere she goes. Things get incredibly intense. I look forward to continuing the series !
|5 Coffee Cup Stars for BOTH !|
Finished #2 October 18th, 2014