The story starts off in action-packed drama, which is never really explained in book one about the significance of the artifact the soldier is trying to recover. I’m assuming he’s Elliot’s great-great grandfather? Hopefully, that detail will be revealed in book two.
As for the rest o the story, it’s about two main characters, Elliot and Arthur, as opposite as you can get in lifestyles. They are both facing the same enemy, though, they don’t’ know that until the end. I loved both of their characters, and I can’t wait to see how they will develop together, now that they’ve joined forces.
The theme of the story it’s your typical bad people trying to make super villains, and a superhero that ain’t so super. l really enjoyed that Arthur’s powers kept mutating until he ends up what he becomes. I felt he handled the end result maybe a bit too impassive. I think I’d have been freaked out.
The writing is good and kept me turning the pages. I did find a few typos, and there was one point I felt that it was a little weak. But, I was thoroughly entertained and can’t wait to see what happens next. Also, the blurb eludes to an alien invasion but there is nothing in the first book that indicates it. Hmmm. Interesting.
If you love sci-fi with superhero’s and villain’s, I highly recommend this book. I give it 5 stars and on to book two.
Regardless, this was another enjoyable story full of action and drama. My observation about Arthur’s lack of reaction to his being changed into a reptile was explored more in this book. He doesn’t like it. Who would, no matter how cool the superpowers may be? No more sex magnet.
Elliot’s character is a bit odd as he’s supposed to be a teenager, yet he sometimes sounds older than that. True, he’s a genius, but then he also acts like a teenager and puts them in unnecessary reckless situations. I liked him in the first book, but not sure how I feel about him now. And his whole family ancestral line is still such a mystery. The authors dribble out so very little information at a time.
Like Gunther. Who is he really and what is this ‘crew’ that he has? Even Arthur is getting doubts about his friend. And the blurbs still don’t make sense as, so far, nothing has been said about an alien invasion or a further threat from outer space. Ture, the tech Helinex uses is ASSUMED to be from alien origins, and there’s a countdown meter, but nothing has been explained. Hopefully more answers will come out in book three.
The writing and editing wasn’t quite as tight as book one as I found typos and inconsistent name usages: Becky and then Becki. Just enough to bump me out of the story and to make sure I’d read the name right.
If love action-packed superhero tales, you’ll want to start this series. I give this one 4 stars and on to book three.
The two or three threads that started in the first two books have expanded to more. As the action and globe hopping abounds, we’re introduced to several new characters. My favorite is Stanley, the uplifted ape. His world was turned upside when someone decided to come after him. Though it seems everyone is opposed to each other, they do find they have a common ground. Helinix. The evil corporation that still hasn’t been fully explained to the reader yet. Just lots of innuendo and speculation which keeps you intrigued to find out more.
Arthur and Elliot are growing in their personalities and I can’t wait to see what transpires with the ‘suit’ Arthur found and how it will impact his abilities. And what about poor Nel? She doesn’t deserve to be stuck in Arthur’s head, forever. Well, maybe they deserve each other. LOL.
I feel the writing in the last two books hasn’t been as tight as the first and there have been more proofreading errors. Just enough to pull me from the story from time to time.
If you love underdog superhero adventures, you’ll enjoy this series. I give it 4 stars.
We finally get some answers about Elliot and his dad, but more still needs to be revealed. Also, Gunther ends up being what we sorta suspected.
As for Arthur/Nel? There were some inconsistencies, I felt, in the plot regarding those two. When Arthur’s suit starts transforming him again on Level-8, it made no sense. It just didn’t seem plausible and how could he survive the major changes to his body. Also, Nel was there and then not, but then she was back again, but not. To me, that whole situation felt like it was washed over without a proper explanation. Especially when we find out what really happened to Nel, and I was like, yeah, but everyone saw and spoke to her as a tangible entity before. Made no sense.
Stanley finds out the truth about his ‘friend’ and now has doubts about himself and where he really fits in with the group. Though he looks down on the hairless aps, he’s suffering an identity crisis. Welcome to the human race. LOL.
As I thought with the last book, Ascension, the characters are starting to sound alike They’re even using the same word usage, which isn’t normal. So, they aren’t quite as three dimensional as they were before. It doesn’t take away from the story, at all, but removes a connection from before.
I do recommend this book, and if you’ve gotten this far in the series, you’re sucked into it and have no choice but to buy the next one. I give Book Four 4-stars.