February 20, 2015

Blog Tour: Review of Rebellion by Stephanie Diaz + Giveaway!

 Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Page Count: 324
Format: Hardcover
Genre: YA/Sci-Fi
It's been seven days since Clementine and Logan, along with their allies, retreated into hiding on the Surface. The rebels may have won one battle against Commander Charlie, but the fight is far from finished. He has vowed to find a way to win—no matter the cost. Do the rebels have what it takes to defeat him...and put an end to this war?
As Clementine and Logan enter a desperate race against time to defeat Commander Charlie—and attempt to weaken his power within his own ranks—they find themselves in a terrifying endgame that pits them against a brutal enemy, and each other. With every step, Clementine draws closer to losing Logan...and losing control of herself.
Continuing with the mesmerizing saga that started with Extraction, Stephanie Diaz blends science fiction, epic romance, and heart-stopping adventure to create a world that no reader will soon forget.
*a finished copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*

Right off the heels of finishing Extraction I jumped into Rebellion and finished it in about two days. The two books were similar in terms of quality but Rebellion was the one I enjoyed more, especially with that unexpected cliffhanger ending.

World-building and settings in Rebellion were more or less on par with Extraction but this time we get to see the base of the rebels along with places like Crust/Mantle. What really interested me was reading about the "asylum" place they send Clementine to because she is supposedly a danger to everyone. Learning a bit of background info on the prisoners there added a nice touch to the book. Everything else from the camps to the areas in Core that were not shown in the previous book were all well written. Once again, this is not the absolute best in world-building I've seen from a book but it is still pretty good.

The characters between Extraction and Rebellion continued to be the same plus several other minor characters. While my opinions on most of the characters didn't change, my hate for Charlie grew and my annoyance at Logan. Clementine does seem a bit stronger in Rebellion as opposed to Extraction and it can be seen from her trying to fight back. Unfortunately, serums are again used throughout the book and it continues to remind me of Divergent. I hope that's altered a bit in the last book because I kept thinking of Divergent in parts of Rebellion which annoyed me. Stephanie Diaz continues to deliver with a solid and dependable plot and character roster.

I will most definitely be picking up the sequel to Rebellion when it is released (if I'm lucky the ARC) and am already pretty excited for it. Not only did that cliffhanger happen in the ending but I have a feeling the last book will be the best one out of all three. Rebellion would be a good match for people who like sc-fi and books like Divergent.

4/5 - Pretty good book

1 comment:

  1. I have not yet read anything by Stephanie Diaz even though I do have her first book Extraction. I am however a die-hard dystopian lover and I'm sure I will read her soon.