Friday, 23 August 2013

False Sight (False Memory #2) by Dan Krokos

Sponsored Post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney Book Group, and Netgalley.
False Sight (False Memory, #2)
Blurb (From Goodreads):
All Miranda wants is a normal life. She's determined to move past the horrible truth of her origin as a clone so she can enjoy time with her boyfriend, Peter, and the rest of her friends at school. But Miranda quickly learns that there's no such thing as normal - not for a girl who was raised to be a weapon. When one of her teammates turns rogue, it begins a war that puts the world in jeopardy. Now Miranda must follow her instincts - not her heart - in order to save everything she's fought so hard to keep. with the image of a terrible future seared into her mind, what will she have to sacrifice to protect the people she loves?

Dan Krokos's sequel to the tour de force False Memory is a mind-blowing thriller with high-octane action that will leave readers begging for the final book in this bold and powerful trilogy.

False Sight by Dan Krokos

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

False Sight (False Memory, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney Book Group, and Netgalley.)
This is the second book in the ‘False Memory’ series, and picks up a couple of months after the end of book 1 ‘False Memory’.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘False Memory’.**
A few months have passed since the events at the end of book 1, and Miranda, Peter, Noah, Rhys, and Sequel are living together and attending high school. When they suspect that it is time to move on, in order to stay one step ahead of the ‘creators’, they have no idea that their decision to wait until after Homecoming will lead to the death of one member of their team.

After a thrill packed chase to locate the killer, Miranda and the gang (what’s left of them) begin to discover more information about the creators and themselves that they previously didn’t know, and begin to get an idea of what this whole experiment has been in aid of.
Why were the Roses created? Is there something hidden in Miranda’s head? Will they catch the killer? And do they have more important things to worry about?

I am so confused and annoyed over this book. Is this is the end? Is there more? I want answers.

The beginning of this book was soooooooo good! There was action, there were twists, it was fast paced and full of tension, and then we hit the 30% mark, and it all started to go downhill. What started out as a 5 star book for me, went rapidly downhill, and I was just left shaking my head and wondering whether to even continue reading.

I don’t want to say too much to drop spoilers here for people who are looking forward to this, but let’s just say that the sci-fi-zombie twist that went down in this book just killed what was a really promising start for me. I was all set to love this book, and so when things started to get bad, I took a break, then kept on reading, and then realised that I was taking longer and longer breaks, and reading less and less. Eventually I had to push myself to finish this, and I can’t say that I was impressed.

After pushing through, the ending was pretty awful too. I can honestly say that I felt sorry for Miranda, and I really didn’t blame her for not wanting to go through with the kamikaze plan that was suggested as a way to deal with the bizarre zombie-like creatures that turned up. I also wasn’t sure what to make of the final two lines in this book, but having now found out that there will be another book in this series, I can only conclude that it was a particularly nasty cliff-hanger!

Having been through all this, I’m still not really sure what my stance on this book is, other than to say that I really wish the last 70% had been as good as the first 30%, and that I want to read the sequel now to make sure that the author rectifies what he did in this book!
Overall; a disappointing second instalment, with a nasty cliff-hanger.
5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read the first book, but I also had the experience recently of a book starting out in one genre and then switching to something else. Sorry this one didn't work out for you!
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