Thursday, October 16, 2014

Don't Look Now by Michelle Gagnon [Review]

Don't Look Now (PERSEF0NE, #2)3.5 out of 5 Robots!

Don't Look Now by Michelle Gagnon
Series: PERSEFoNE #2
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction/Thriller
Release: August 27, 2013
Hardcover:  336 Pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
My Copy: Publisher (Edelweiss)
Reviewer: Shannon

Book Summary:
Noa Torsen is on the run. Having outsmarted the sinister corporation Pike & Dolan, Noa and her friend Zeke now move stealthily across the country, protecting runaways before they become test subjects for P&D's horrific experiments. Noa knows all too well what that feels like: Whatever they did to her has left her exhausted and scared.

Back in Boston, Peter anxiously follows Noa's movements from his computer, using his hacker skills to feed her the information she needs to stay alive. But he's desperate to do something more, especially when he learns what P&D has done to his ex-girlfriend Amanda.

Then, in an explosive confrontation, Noa and her team are trapped in the one place they thought was safe. It will take everything Noa and Peter have to bring down the corporation before it gets them first. And with no one to trust and enemies hiding at every turn, they may be the only people alive who can.

This stunning second book in the critically acclaimed Don't Turn Around trilogy raises the stakes to their absolute limit and will leave readers begging for the exciting conclusion, Don't Let Go.

(Courtesy of the Publisher)

Shannon's Thoughts:
In this sequel to Don't Turn Around, Noa is on the run with Zeke as they try to free other runaways from being experiments.  Peter remains in Boston trying to help Noa remotely.  But things get hairy (of course).

The Good:
- If you liked the first book, then you will like this one as well.  There is a lot more action and a lot less hacking (if you are like me and not into the hacking plot very much).
- Some questions are actually answered, which is rare for a second book.
- Noa really starts to kick-butt and take names.  She probably has the most character development and it is fun to see her take on a leadership role.
- New and interesting characters are introduced.  We get to learn more about Zeke and are introduced to a new character Teo, who has a couple POV chapters.

The Meh:
- This book suffers slightly from the Second Book Syndrome.  It just wasn't as exciting as the first and didn't grip me in the same way.
- Amanda.  Unfortunately, we get to spend more time with Amanda, who is probably the worst character.  She is kind of insufferable.

Overall, I liked this series so far.  I'm a bit on the fence about whether to continue but it is fast paced and can be pretty exciting.  If you like thriller books, I would recommend checking this one out.

Other Books in the Series:
1. Don't Turn Around
2. Don't Look Now
3. Don't Let Go

Disclosure:  I reviewed a copy free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 comment :

  1. Lots of action, but nothing really gets accomplished. They aren't any closer to solving anything at the end of this book. Definitely second book syndrome. But, still lots of excitement. Great review.



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