Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Quanta Reset by Lola Dodge
Series: The Shadow Ravens (#3)
Author: Lola Dodge
Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi
Release Date: 27th September 2016
Challenges: 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2016 New Release Challenge, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Quanta has escaped her laboratory prison, but that’s where the good news ends. Life at the Shadow Ravens’ compound is a disaster. She’s drowning in visions of the dark pasts and darker futures of her fellow Ravens and is plagued by her own panic-inducing memories, but Lady Eva still expects her to “train” and “participate in missions.” Plus, the food tastes like burnt plastic. The only bright spot is her genetic pairing to the brilliant Altair Orpheus. As their relationship grows, she’s positive that chemicals aren’t the only things drawing them together—although chemistry is definitely involved. While they test the limits of her game-changing new ability to reset time, word arrives from Eva’s agents: Doctor Nagi is still experimenting with her DNA. If he succeeds in duplicating her power…Forget the Shadow Ravens. The whole world is toast.
Quanta Reset is the third book in The Shadow Ravens series and the second surrounding the characters Quanta and Tair. While reading book 1, Cipher, isn't strictly necessary for reading this book like book 2, Quanta, is, I would recommend it as the main characters Cipher and Knight both appear in Quanta Reset as secondary characters. This review may contain minor spoilers.
I need to start off by going into how excited I was when I saw Quanta Reset on Netgalley because I do think it's important. As soon as I finished the book I was reading I moved onto this book for several reasons, the author, the series and the publisher. Ink Monster LLC (the publisher) is yet to publish a book I haven't loved, and so dropping everything else for one of their books is a definite must for me!
I love Quanta as a heroine. Even when she's not at her best, tired and with everything against her, she has a determination to do the right thing and to work past the things in her way. She doesn't ever really think about giving up and even when she's being selfish, there is an element of how it could affect other people too.
Quanta's powers weren't expanded on too much, and rather were concentrated on in regard to her destablisation, but along with Tair she did work a few more things out. I liked the more complicated edge though, as well as the look into the consequences of her losing it.
Tair and Quanta's romance is the kind that is just there. As there are first person POVs from both of them the reader knows exactly how they feel and as their relationship was established in the previous book, this one let them be more supportive of each other. It also added an interesting element to one of the plot twists as far as Tair is concerned.
This was a fantastic read, though I had absolutely no doubt that it would be!