Enigma by Tonya Kuper ★★

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Enigma (Schrodinger's Consortium #2)
by Tonya KuperReview Copy: ARC
Length: 304 pages
Published: July 3rd 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Rating: ★★★
Synopisis: Worst. Road Trip. Ever.

Escaping with Reid Wentworth should have been fun, but how can I enjoy it when I just (accidentally) killed someone, my mom and brother are in danger, and the Consortium is trying to enslave humanity? (Yeah, they aren’t fooling around.) So feeling something for Reid Wentworth was not part of the plan. Trying to help unite the Resistance against the Consortium means I can’t be distracted by hot boys.

The Resistance secret hideout isn’t exactly the rebel base of my dreams. A traitor there wants me dead, but we have no idea who it is. And with both the Resistance and the Consortium trying to control me, the only one I can trust is Reid. If we’re going to have any chance of protecting my family, controlling my unstable powers, and surviving the clash between the Oculi factions, I’m going to have to catch this traitor. By using myself as bait.

REVIEW


Hmm. Well this is awkward. I did not like this as much as the first book at all. It's making me want to go back and re-evaluate Anomaly. Was I just in a good mood? I don't think so. I honestly just don't think this was nearly as good or as entertaining. It was incredibly dull for the first three quarters, and then the climax at the end was both ridiculous and by then, too little too late.

We join Reid and thingy on their way to the HUB, which is the place Reid grew up fully aware of his Oculi abilities. They're coming to look for a mole in the Resistance. It's never sufficiently explained why they're so sure there even is a mole there, other than saying Santos couldn't have been working alone... Anyway, they're off to the HUB and at this point I'm enjoying it well enough and thinking this will be fun, we'll go in, meet a load of interesting people and I can try to identify which one is up to no good all sleuthy and detective-like. But then they got there and it was just so boring. They literally did nothing for the longest time. Just a bit of training, a few meals, going to bed, waking up, some kissing. None of the new characters we met were at all interesting or had any depth. It was a total snoozefest. We obviously did meet the mole at one point, but it was in such an uneventful way. There was no fun to be had in the guessing because the author didn't even try to make it compelling in that way. It was a case of just wait while I fill a load of pages with minutia and repetitive narration, then I'll just tell you who it is. By then you'll be so bored you won't actually care but, hey, never mind.

Ugh.

And then the end was so OTT, but at least something was finally happening.

This was my heartrate during this book.



Colour me disappointed and glad it's not a trilogy.

2 Stars ★★

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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