I am not going to lie. I downloaded this book at the exact time I downloaded Cipher and honestly it was the best and the worst thing I have ever done. The thing with me a series is, I like to read the entire things, I did it with Vampire Academy, I'm doing it with Elise Kova's Air Awakens series and I would have loved to have done it with this book. That being said Christina Bauer needs to hurry up and write the next book.
I'm sure you can guess what kind of review this is going to be.
Just because Quanta can see the future doesn’t mean she can change it. She’s spent most of her life imprisoned, feeding her captors information to keep herself alive, but she’s finally reached the endgame and her death creeps closer by the moment.
The son of two senators, Altair Orpheus leads a life of privilege that provides the perfect cover for his side job: working with the rebel Shadow Ravens to undermine the ruling Seligo government. Everything is running like clockwork until he crosses paths with Quanta. As he watches her deftly maneuver through life in a perverse prison, his plastic heart melts. A jailbreak would be suicide, but Tair is willing to sacrifice everything to give her a chance at happiness.
Now Quanta senses a terrifying new future brewing. She and Tair are bound together, but every image of them kissing, snuggling, and acting knee-weakeningly happy is balanced by a much darker possibility. They’ll be picture perfect together, but only until time rips them apart. How can she follow her heart when she’s seen how their love plays out?
This book was as mind-blowing as the first. I absolutely loved it. Although having read Cipher I knew who the characters were when mentioned there is no reason this book cannot be read as a standalone. It explains everything so well and allows the reader to fully understand and become emotionally attached.
Quanta is a Red Helix, which means she's got special powers and is considered dangerous. For the past ten years she's been held captive as a lab rat as they try to use her gift as a guide to other Red Helix's to try and snuff them all out. That is until Altair Orpheus appears at the lab. Her powers take an unexpected turn and things become extremely heated.
Altair is tired of his parents asking him to be the perfect son and trying to get his Seligo so they can be proud parents. Leading a double like as a Shadow Raven, he is taken a back when he is asked to be present on a project for Dr. Nagi. Although he quickly see's this as an opportunity to spy for the Shadow Ravens and his parents are more than open to the idea hoping his work there will earn his place as a Seligo.
Once they are both thrown together there are so many complications, fights and deaths that your heart cannot contain. This book is brilliant and if you want the ride of your life you need to grab a copy and see this unique and fantastic world for yourself.