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5.0 out of 5 starsThe fight continues on both outside and inside her mind...
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2020
As Riley is forced to become deeper and deeper entrenched in war, she realizes not only her naiveté in regard to her life and the notion that joining the military would be an "easy" way out, but she sees what the government is really doing to the people. Still not sure who she can trust, she attempts to navigate the war, who may or may not be a spy, her place in the Volunteers, and what it is that everyone wants from her. She struggles with what *she* wants for her. Is she in it to escape? Or is it more that she has found purpose, meaning in working outside of the law. And what of her childhood friend who has become more since they both joined the military? Will she leave him behind? Does she have an endgame without him? Can she trust him? Riley wrestles with so many of these burning questions and more. But, there's no time to consider anything for too long. This is war, and war moves quickly. She's making much of it up as she goes. Perhaps that's what will be her downfall. If it all starts coming down around her, then what will she do? This second book of the Lens series keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. Riley has grown and faced a lot in the year she's been a soldier. She sees the trap she and so many others have caught themselves in and she wants out of it. But, will she be able to get out and who will she leave behind? Even more action packed than the first book, if you get as into it as I did, you'll read this one quickly!
The scariest thing about Cantwell's dystopia is how possible it is. The protagonist seems so real, I feel like I know her and want her to survive and succeed. The story is gripping, keep you up late gripping. I can't wait for more from this author!
I've read other books by this author but didn't want to read this series, it just didn't seem that it would interest me as much as her others. I finally did get this series and I'm glad I did. I think the storyline is original yet could possibly happen in our not so distant future. I'm rooting for Alex and Ripley to make it
First, I will say that I've read both book 1 and 2 and I will continue to read the series. But at times I shake my head wondering why I keep reading as I can't believe how the main character, Riley, would be so naive again and again. At some point there should be some learning to her predicaments. But with that said, it's still a decent story to read.
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2020
Riley Taylor the girl with no answers but plenty of determination to make things happen, a leader even when she didn’t know she could be and a legend in the making. This book was such a good read and it really makes you think about what nefarious things our governments can do. The characters are likable and realistic they aren’t over dramatized or to far fetched to be believable. The story line just gets better with each book and I look forward to the next one! A definite recommend