I received this book free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson
Series: Ultraviolet #2
Published by Carolrhoda Lab on March 1st 2013
Genres: Romance, Sci-fi
Source: the Publisher
Also by this author: Ultraviolet
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.
Ultraviolet was an incredibly original sci-fi novel that I enjoyed immensely last year. I was thrilled to find out that Quicksilver was coming out as a companion novel and was so pleased that it was quite possibly better than its predecessor.
Tori knows that its only a matter of time before her past catches up with her and everyone in her life is going to be put at risk because of what she is. Sebastian Faraday shows back up and confirms that she does have more to fear but that he has a plan to hopefully save them all from Mathis. But it’s going to take strength and perseverance in order for this to pay off, and even then the likelihood of success is slim.
Quicksilver’s story line was an intense thrill ride that never let up. The writing was amazing and all the tiny intricate mechanical details and outer space facts made each word come alive. My main issue with sci-fi tends to be that it’s so completely unbelievable, but R.J. Anderson makes this science fiction word so completely real. As much as I loved Allison’s story and her incredible gift in Ultraviolet, I loved the story being told from the point of view of Tori. Tori was nothing like the blond, blue eyed, popular girl she showed the world. She was a tough, machine-building chick that had the strength to do whatever it took to keep herself and the ones she loved safe from harm.
Quicksilver was extremely well done and I love how well wrapped-up each book manages to be. Ultraviolet’s ending was an explosion of text with revelations that blew your mind, but I had no idea that I could expect more of the story. The ending of Quicksilver didn’t have a cliffhanger, but definitely left the possibility for a future story. And boy do I hope that happens. Highly recommended for sci-fi lovers looking for highly original characters with an elaborate story line.