Dystopian fiction readers will find a fast-paced, edge-of-your seat thriller in the second book of The Undoing Trilogy. Fans of Divergent, Year One, or The Amber Project will love The Breaking!
The Breaking (The Undoing Trilogy, #2)
by Desserae K Shepston
Schools have shut down and non-essential workers have been told not to report to their jobs. Rebecca and the gang have been training with Colossus for weeks now, but when the message arrives in the middle of the night on Rebecca’s phone, she knows this is not a drill.
As new details about the BRO facilities are revealed, the Colossus team mobilizes for action, but an unexpected event thwarts their plans, and members begin to question their leader.
How far are the newest Colossus members willing to go to do what’s right?
Rebecca and her friends know the virus is a coordinated attack between Council and BRO on the citizens of Montrose but solving that mystery has only led to more unanswered questions. What started as an effort to fulfill a promise Rebecca made to her dying brother has grown into a determination to break the government before it tears the country apart once more.
Can a small group of people truly make a difference in a world where all the power and control rests in the very hands of the person trying to destroy their country?
They will risk new alliances. They will risk lives. They will risk the future. They will risk
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REVIEW BY LAWonder10:
It is an injustice to the author and reader, not to read the first book in his series before reading this one. It is shocking as to how close this author has pin-pointed a very possible reality as to what is happening in the U.S. Her writing is published before a similar scenario occurs in the nation.
As with many middle books in a trilogy, the first part of this book is slightly confusing and awkward. NOTE: I strongly recommend readers do not quit reading. As the story progresses, so does the action and important events.
Now that President Manglebee has succeeded in his well devised plan, he is still not satisfied. He wants complete control!
Exciting events leads to the conclusive trilogy. The ending is complete yet the author has cleverly implemented a "cliff hanger".
The various characters are well defined and feel genuine. The background scenes are portrayed in a manner which are easily visualized,
The Title and Cover are wall-fitted to the story.
Because i feel this is a "Must Read!", I can overlook the awkward beginning, since the majority of the book is fast paced and an important reflection on today's society, I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no urging for a positive review. This is my honest review.
OTHER BOOKS IN the Series:
THE UNDOING: A Young Adult Dystopian Scifi Novel (Book 1 of The Undoing Trilogy) by Desserae Shepston
Published February 25th 2019 | 344 pages
In her 14 years, all Rebecca has known is life under the rigid structure of Anecor. She knows the rules. She knows how to play the game. Now everything she knows is about to change...
The Reckoning destroyed the United States of America. Survivors of the assault, led by the newly elected president, are now subject to his rules. The Vision controls nearly every aspect of life in the country now known as Anecor.
Rebecca and Jonathan grew up under the strict rules and watchful "eye" of SMALS, an AI system that monitors citizens' every move through phones and internal trackers. Those who don't follow the rules are disappeared.
Never to be seen again.
When a strange virus strikes the city of Montrose, the residents panic as more of their friends, family, and acquaintances are stricken. No one knows how the virus spreads and scientists have found no cure. There have been no survivors. When the virus strikes Jonathan, Rebecca's world turns upside down.
Jonathan reveals to Rebecca his suspicions about the virus and the discovery of a mysterious glow of purple light behind a nearby mountain. It is up to Rebecca to continue the work he started. It is up to her to unravel the mystery of the virus and the purple light. It is up to her to save her city.
Rebecca will have to risk everything, including her life, to keep her promise to Jonathan.
Her life is about to change. And so will the rules of the game.
And to succeed, it will mean joining in a perilous battle for the survival of Anecor.
About Desserae K Shepston
Desserae K Shepston was born in Montana, but spent her formative years in Champaign, Illinois. She blames her birth place on her affinity for mountain environments. She has lived in Chicago, Garmisch, Germany, Austin, and now, everywhere North America.
Desserae received her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She holds two Masters and a PhD from Texas State University. She left the stationary life and career behind for a life on the road in a 1993 RV, traveling North America with her three cats, and living her passion for travel and an outdoor life. She wrote her first book, Travel Cats: tips for beginning an rv journey with your feline family after working through the kinks of RV living with cats herself. Her children's book, The Adventures of Gatsby the Travel Cat in Mesa Verde was also inspired by her travels and her most adventuresome cat, really named Gatsby, who seems to have been born for road life.
Desserae has also written a Young Adult Sci-Fi Dystopian novel, The Undoing. This book did not come from her travels, but was born purely from her imagination and a love of YA and Dystopian literature.
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