Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Happy Book Birthday, Helix by Mary Ting with Giveaway!

by Mary Ting 
International Sensory Assassin Network #2
Vesuvian Books
YA Dystopian, Science Fiction, 

Alliances are forming. The resistance is growing. Everything is about to change.
With her memory still fragmented, Ava returns to the International Sensory Assassin Network (ISAN) to find the twin sister she never knew she had.
But as Ava hunts for information, she finds herself tangled in a web of yet more lies and conspiracy. The Helix serum may not be required to access her superpowers, and the number of male assassins—previously considered too volatile to tolerate Helix—is growing in every territory.
The more Ava uncovers, the more of a threat she becomes to ISAN. Her only salvation may be to join the rebels—if she isn’t killed first.


This is one of those reads, which hits in high gear and doesn't let go until the last page...and not even then.

I did read the first book in this series and highly recommend reading it as a series, since each book starts where the last left off.

While book one set the stage, this book takes intrigue and danger head on. There's so many secrets, and with every answer which comes, even more questions come to light. Every scene and moment  left me wondering what was about to happen next. In other words, it's a very hard book to put down. There also more to discover about the characters, keeping the needed depth to make the characters interesting and easy to fever for. And there is a lot to fever for. Tension sits around every bend.

The world is vivid, well described and holds enough sense to make it come to life. There's enough logic to guarantee that no stumbles occur, and the story flows all the way through. Add in a bit of romance, and it's a great mix. The ending does hit with a huge cliff-hanger (something I'm always a bit torn over), but it does promise a great adventure in the next book, too.

And here she is...

International Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Mary Ting writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers all over the world. Her books run a wide range of genres and her storytelling talents have won her a devoted legion of fans and garnered critical praise.
Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching after twenty years. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.
Mary resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two little dogs, Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry.



Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! Great world building is a must in this genre and it sounds like it was very well written and imaginative! Glad you liked it! :)

Mary Preston said...

I enjoyed the tidbits thank you.

Debbie P said...

This book sounds like an intriguing read. Great cover!