Thursday, July 5, 2018

#Review - Rebellion by Stephanie Diaz #YALit #SyFy

Series: Extraction # 2
Format: Hardcover, 324 pages
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Library
Genre: Young Adult / Science Fiction

The uprising has begun.

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.

Rebellion is the second installment in author Stephanie Diaz's Extraction trilogy. It's been seven days since Clementine, Logan, Beechy, Sandy and their allies retreated into hiding on the Surface where they are hold up in a former Kiel Special Military Corps bunker. Even though Clementine is having regrets about what happened at the end of Extraction, and the loss that still lingers, she feels almost safe with Logan. But, she knows it won't last. The rebels may have won one fight against Commander Charlie, but the war is far from over.

Clem was personally chosen by Charlie for her intelligence, her remarkable genes, her quick wit, her reaction and ability to shrug off the submissive drugs, and her ability to become one of his most trusted soldiers. He will not allow her to just slip away when she is his most valuable piece on the board. He will find a way to fly his Core battleship to the nearby planet, Marden, no matter how many lives are lost in the process. Unless the rebels can defeat him first. The rebel plan is simple: they will infiltrate and weaken his infrastructure from within his ranks.

They will have to convince underage workers in the camps to join in the uprising. They will attempt to hijack ships, enter the Core, and assassinate Charlie. Amidst all the danger and death that the Commander has planned, Clementine goes undercover as a spy in the work camps, trying to blend in and get the upper hand for the rebels. She is unexpectedly separated from Logan, and has to end up making her own plans with a little help from some new friends. But, Charlie wants Clementine extremely badly, and has everyone on high alert to be on the lookout for her hiding among the work camps.

And that just makes her job that much harder. Especially when everyone in the camps is being given a new submissive drug to make them more pliable. Until she uncovers the truth behind Charlie's diabolical plans, and they're even more sinister than she ever thought. Charlie has more weapons in his possession than just guns and bombs, and he will do whatever it takes to keep the rebels from ruining his plans. With every step, Clementine draws closer to losing Logan and everyone she cares about—and losing control of herself. 

Clementine, who has been resistant to most of Charlie's mind control drugs, and the object of scorn and perhaps something else by Lieutenant Sam, finds herself as one of the leading pawns in Charlie's war on the Mardenites. Clementine didn't go through hell and back just to allow the Commander and his soldiers to win and kill off the ones he doesn't need anymore. This will be a hard fought battle with plenty of twists, betrayals, and the pending arrival of a new enemy from the planet Marden. Mardenites were the ones who put the acid generator (now destroyed) on the neighboring moon and haven't forgotten what Charlie's people did to them hundreds of years before. 

Did anyone else feel like throwing their book across the room after reading that :::gasp::: ending, or was it just me? 

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