Book Review: Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson

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Young Adult > Science Fiction

(Ultraviolet #2)

Back in her hometown, Tori Beaugrand had everything a teenaged girl could want—popularity, money, beauty. But she also had a secret. A secret that could change her life in an instant, or destroy it.

Now she’s left everything from her old life behind, including her real name and Alison, the one friend who truly understood her. She can’t escape who and what she is. But if she wants to have anything like a normal life, she has to blend in and hide her unusual… talents.

Plans change when the enigmatic Sebastian Faraday reappears and gives Tori some bad news: she hasn’t escaped her past. In fact, she’s attracted new interest in the form of an obsessed ex-cop turned investigator for a genetics lab.

She has one last shot at getting her enemies off her trail and winning the security and independence she’s always longed for. But saving herself will take every ounce of Tori’s incredible electronics and engineering skills—and even then, she may need to sacrifice more than she could possibly imagine if she wants to be free.

Book 1: Ultraviolet review

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Tori‘s got some big balls, I’ll tell you that. That last scene at makerspace was kick-ass crazy!

Ultraviolet was awesome enough as a standalone, but hearing that it will have a sequel in the form of Quicksilver was such a welcome surprise! While I liked Ultraviolet for its intensity, this companion book was nothing short of incredible as well.

So Tori was not quite I expected, knowing what I knew of her in the first book. She’s determined, supersmart, and very very capable of taking care of herself. The fact that she recognized what makes her different, and yet she did not lash out to her parents – it was so nice. She would do anything to keep her parents from hurting ever again because of her – and so her plan to keep Mathis and Deckard out of her life begins.

Tori’s self discovery was different from Alison. She knows from that start what she’s capable of… and what she’s not. Her brutal honesty towards Milo was so refreshing, although I feel for the guy (because he’s sooo kind!). And her relationship with Faraday was straightout unbelievable. Oh, she does not like him (and his treatment of Alison), but she understands and yes, even trusts him.

I enjoyed quick scenes between Faraday and Alison. she made an appearance, but it was quite an impact because she was not the scared, crazy girl from Ultraviolet, not anymore. And I really, really liked that.

Are you wondering how Tori managed to outwit the relay? Eventually cutting the connection that made her an experiment? If yes, then you better read Quicksilver! The science fiction R.J. Anderson made was outrageous – and so much fun.

Here’s to the girl who knows how to tinker with her tools, gadgets, and machines… cheers to Tori!

Thank you NetGalley and Lerner Publishing Group for granting my galley request.

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QUICKSILVER by R.J. Anderson

Kindle Edition

Published March 1st 2013 by Carolrhoda Lab
4/5 stars

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