*I received an ecopy from the author for review. This does not affect my review*
When I agreed to read this series, I just thought it would be a fun read. Which it is..but it's so much more! While I loved The Hunger Games, and watched the Divergent movies, this one blows the genre out of the water! While it takes a few chapters to get an idea of what's going on, it doesn't take long to realize something's not adding up. But only later on does the truth start to come out.
I loved the characters in this one, and look forward to seeing them, and some new faces in the next book! The romance was perfection, and the friendships especially between Jinxy and her twin Robin. But my favorite character is Quinn!
I the more I read, the more I loved about this series. The world is a post-apocalyptic version of Earth, where rats are mutated and infected with a version of rabies by terrorists. Jinx E. James is a video game sniper, in a world that largely lives their lives isolated inside their houses. With the disease spreading, no one goes outside by choice anymore, and are forced to interact in 'social functions' to encourage them to meet other people a couple times a year. Otherwise they have all their need delivered to them, and never leave the house.
But is that the only way to live? Is there more to life than what people are led to believe? Jinxy wants to find out.
This series! While I'm realizing that Jinx is pretty naive, I'm still totally in love with this series! This one somewhat reminded me of The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. Jinx is starting to question everyone, and soon finds out something about ASTA that she can't ignore. Planning to run, she struggles to find out who she can trust, and what side is right in this war.
She makes some new friends both inside, and out of ASTA, as well as some new enemies. With blackmail, danger, fugitives, and rabies hitting close to home, where can Jinxy turn?
Death...so much death! This final book in the Recoil Trilogy picks up right after book 2 (Refuse) ended. Robin, Jinx's twin brother, has been caught and taken to ASTA for questioning. Quinn seeks out Jinxy to tell her the news, and together they go on the offensive to stage a rescue.
But that's only the beginning! So much happens in this final title, and the stakes are higher than ever! While I had an idea where the ending was headed, this ending is so worth the read! Far more complex and chaotic than I imagined, and there is a ton of character growth for Jinx and the team. While Jinx's character has gone through a lot of growth already, in this final confrontation we see the team truly find their strengths and weaknesses