Author: Jacinta Maree
Genre: NA Supernatural/Dystopian
Series: (The Immortal Gene #2)
Inked Rabbit Publishing
Publication Date: September 16th, 2016
First of all I’m just as excited to review this as I was to read this. And this surpassed my expectations. Amazing, amazing, amazing book.
So, the cover is striking. Though a bit misleading, because I thought this book was going to be about Diesel. I was expecting this book to be from Diesel’s point of view. Hmmm.
I don’t know who the cover is depicting: Diesel? Hiro? Doesn’t look like Nadia in short hair, or is it?
Still, the cover is enough to make you want to pick this book and that’s all that matters.
Nadia and Diesel are back in another exhilarating adventure on the quest to save the human population.
Nadia is captured by a rebel group FRIM, where she is reunited with Diesel, only to discover that he has a certain level of reputation in the rebel ranks. Under his directions, Nadia acts as a member of the group and befriends Riki.
Soon, Diesel hatches a plot to get rid of the group. This brings out his real face to Nadia.
Discovering that he is ruthless and cruel, Nadia fights with him.
The tension is high.
When Nadia stumbles upon a well hidden secret about the soulless, she is forced to push aside her differences with Diesel, to embark on a mission to find another soulless.
Hiro is a clueless soulless, who was frozen in a cryotank for the past century. His real age is above 100 but he was frozen in his early twenties and looks the same age as Nadia.
When Diesel and Nadia set out on a mission to save him, they are betrayed at the last minute by an old forgotten friend.
The ensuing chaos results in a massive personal loss to Nadia and she finds it difficult to cope and withdraws within herself.
Diesel takes care of both Nadia and Hiro.
Meanwhile, he is concocting his own plans and successfully manages to give the two soulless a fake identity that enables them to enter the city of the elite.
The duo have a plan of finding the three elite, locate the formula of the Xcell drug and somehow, using the soulless, make changes in the drug so that the reincarnation and madness problem could be solved.
Will they succeed? Or will they discover something that will change everything?
Will Diesel and Nadia find love again or will Hiro play a role of breaking them apart?
There were certain aspects of the story that really stood out.
First of all, Diesel.
Diesel opens up a bit though there is still so much to know about him. His past is revealed. Most importantly, Diesel’s animalistic and vengeful nature comes to light. The lengths he goes to get rid of his enemies and to keep Nadia with him, reflect his real nature.
Though his real motives are blurred: sometimes it seems protecting Nadia is what drives him but then he goes and does something that forces Nadia to believe that his real motives are selfish.
He hides a lot of things.
Nadia’s character is getting comfortable being who she is. She is a lot more grounded and clear headed. She is beginning to know what she wants and she no longer wants to be dependent on Diesel.
She is also becoming aware of her worth but at the same time she still can not shake off her habit of needing affection and secretly wants Diesel to put her first.
Hiro is a new character that we are introduced to. He comes off as a kind and vulnerable guy who is blissfully ignorant of the world around him and is fed that he is special. While on the run with Nadia, he discovers a lot of the stuff that he was shielded from or that he never gave a thought to. He develops respect and admiration for Nadia and there friendship brings a much needed human connection that was so far missing in Nadia’s life.
Awesome read indeed.
This dystopia is by far one of my few favorites in this genre. Infact , I would go so far as to say that it is even better then Hunger Games.
Awesome storyline. Every moment is action packed and you don’t have to wait for anything exciting to happen.
The pace is really good.
Rating: 10 out of 10
Dystopian fans. If you liked Divergent, you will also enjoy this. Though keep in mind this is not a YA book. It contains strong language and scenes of adult nature. It is for mature audiences.
I received this ARC for free, in exchange for providing an honest review.
Summary from Goodreads:
Since being discovered as Soulless, Nadia has become a target for both terrorist groups and government corporations. Now, her only hope for survival rests in the hands of the man sent out to kill her: Diesel, the Mad Dog terrorist.
Diesel is determined to free himself of the never ending curse of reincarnation and the haunting memories that plague his mind. But when his search leads him to Nadia, a greater desire stills him from taking her life.
Unable to see into Diesel’s cracking mind, Nadia instead puts her faith into his strength, fueled by eleven generations of unmatched rage and insanity. Their tight-rope relationship balances the two between life and death, love and rage, trust and betrayal.
Tension pulls at the hems of their dangerous companionship,
and as time runs out all madmen must eventually make their choice.
Book two of the thrilling Immortal Gene series dives deeper into the danger of trusting your heart over your head.
Readers discretion: Adult language, violence and some adult scenes. For mature audiences only.
Also check out the review I did of book 1
About the Author
Born in Melbourne Australia, Jacinta Maree considers herself a chocoholic with an obsession with dragons, video gaming and Japan. She writes a variety of genres including YA paranormal, steampunk, horror, new adult, dystopian and fantasy. Winner of 2014 Horror of the year and bestselling author, Jacinta writes to bring enjoyment to others while fulfilling her own need to explore the weird and the impossible.
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