Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fugitive X (Revolution 19 #2) by Gregg Rosenblum

Fugitive X (Revolution 19, #2)Author: Gregg Rosenblum
Publication: January 7, 2014
By: Harper Teen

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.

It's such a bummer when a highly anticipated sequel doesn't live up to your expectations. REVOLUTION 19 was a surprise hit for me and I was excited to see where the story took Nick, Cass and Kevin next, but unfortunately, it lacked the "AMAZEBOTS" factor it's predecessor had. 

The world-building didn't seem as vibrant as the first book, maybe because they spend the majority of their time in the woods and really, there is only so much you can do with trees. But even the secrets that were revealed didn't come as a huge surprise to me. And one storyline in particular felt reminiscent of Mockingjay sans the "Real or not real" tag line. 

There were a few twists and I did like the multiple POVs, but overall the plot felt predictable and the characters fell flat. The ending left room for the third book which I'll probably still read, if only to see who wins, the humans or the robots.

1 comment:

  1. See? THIS? THIS is why I have second book syndrome!

    It's a thing, Jen. OK? A real thing. No judging.

    I fall so totally in love with book 1 and then when book 2 fails me, my heart breaks and then I need chocolate and it's bad.