Series: Numbers Game #2
Publisher: Diamond Patch Press
Date Published: January 26th 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 5 minutes
Audiobook Narrator: Stacey Glemboski
Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom
Description: Treena and Vance think they’ve escaped the numbers game forever. They’re wrong.
After Treena’s disastrous attempt to unite the nation, she has the deaths of hundreds haunting her dreams. Now, with hatred and accusations following her past the border, she’s determined to leave that horrible day behind and find a peaceful, uneventful life with Vance and the settlers. But when she starts seeing mysterious figures hiding in the abandoned cities at night and uncovers a strange desert population, she realizes there’s a danger much greater than NORA to worry about—and she just abandoned her people to their fate.
Vance is a prisoner. Being rejected by the girl he loves and put on trial for betraying his clan are bad enough, but now he’s been framed for a crime he never committed. Their less-than-perfect refuge has become the political game of a madman, and Vance is the only one who can stop it—if he can keep from being executed first.
Treena and Vance are still very much in the game, and this time it will take everything they have to save those they love
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Numbers Ignite was a good middle book. But that is definitely what it is – a transitional middle book in a series. It has the job of bridging the chaos and setting up the plot for the big finale by agitating the problem, or creating a new one. And this book? It created a new one. Yes, NORA is trouble and Treena’s escapades in the first book showed us we couldn’t expect anything good from that government structure. But Numbers Ignite showed us what is going on outside of NORA’s walls, and a lot is going on.
The second book shows us the outside settlements and tribes and explores issues with their leadership structures. I felt that too much time was spent frolicking in the first half of the book. I guess frolicking isn’t the right word since Treena “Amy” was recovering from a snake bite, but not much was happening at first. I also felt this book was getting heavy in the political aspects of leadership, and that’s kind of where my eyes start to glaze over (or my ears tune out, as it were).
The ending was great, though. Treena and Vance find each other in scary circumstances, their survival isn’t certain. The end of the book is where the plot just explodes with information. NORA is bad, yes, but there’s another entity out there that is even more menacing. It all leads up to whatever will happen in the next book. So, now we wait.