Review: False Sight by Dan Krokos

Series: False Sight #2
Publication Date: August 13, 2013
Publisher: Hyperion
Reading Level: Young Adult, 12+
Pages: 328 (ARC)
Source: From Publisher for Review
All Miranda wants is a normal life. She's determined to move past the horrible truth of her origin as a clone so she can enjoy time with her boyfriend, Peter, and the rest of her friends at school. But Miranda quickly learns that there's no such thing as normal - not for a girl who was raised to be a weapon. When one of her teammates turns rogue, it begins a war that puts the world in jeopardy. Now Miranda must follow her instincts - not her heart - in order to save everything she's fought so hard to keep. with the image of a terrible future seared into her mind, what will she have to sacrifice to protect the people she loves?

Dan Krokos's sequel to the tour de force False Memory is a mind-blowing thriller with high-octane action that will leave readers begging for the final book in this bold and powerful trilogy.
~*~Lili's Reflections~*~

Wowsa. This is one of the books that's nearly impossible to review because it went places you never would have imagined. After reading book one I knew that Krokos had the ability to take us on a rollercoaster ride of a lifetime. But wow. This is no normal coaster, people, this is Kingda Ka.

Krokos made our hearts beat fast from the very first page. There was no rest with this one. He threw perhaps the biggest bomb I ever would have expected to be thrown our way less than 35 pages into the book and he never let up. A book like this simply has to be read in a single sitting. The amazing writing style and the buffet of plot twists simply demands it.

The Roses are trying to start a new life as suburban teenagers. They want to fit in instead of cause complete chaos and destruction. Unfortunately, we all know that can't happen and the past comes to haunt them while they begin a journey one never saw coming. Normal simply is not a possibility for the crew, so naturally the plot would explode with action, fighting, scheming, and battles galore.

I think that what I loved most about this book was the usage of hallucinations being an actual thing. Miranda saw things, she felt them, she connected with them. What she saw I will not reveal, but it was a beyond unique way to lead the way to certain aspects of this story while maintaining the group and keeping us on our toes. I thought that it was very well done and unexpected. Combine this execution with an explosive adventure and you have this book in a nutshell. A wonderful little nutshell that will never be forgotten.

Miranda's character growth in this one was also spectacular because she learns more about her past, the truth, and what the future holds. She demonstrates new strength emotionally, physically, and psychologically. She grew immensely and it was amazing to watch her grow, watch her battle for feelings and risk her life in the battle between good and evil, right and wrong. Gah, just the love I have for this girl, people! It's hard to put into words. She's so sturdy and strong, stubborn and determined--the way a young adult heroine should me. And, of course, the other Roses were amazing as always with their plethora of attitudes.

And the ending! Don't even get me started. It's left me pining for book three, which is absolutely terrible because Mr. Krokos himself informed me that ARCs will not be printed. Why, Disney?! Why must you kill my soul this way?! Yes, people, the ending was that amazing. It was the perfect climax to a chaotic sequence of events that led you gasping for breath. It devastates you, it gives you hope, and it makes you realize that book three will be absolutely amazing in every possible way.

This book is essential to living if you are a sci-fi fan. That's all there is to it. Krokos has done it again and he officially has me addicted with his fast plots, beautiful writing, and strong emotional connections to his even stronger characters. This is a book that simply demands to be read in a single setting, and who are we but to comply?

4 stars


FTC Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation whatsoever in return for my honest review.  

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