Script Kiddie (Assured Destruction #2)
But that’s not all.
A creep lurks in the shadows, stalking a friend, and Jan must stop him before the hunt turns deadly. The clo ...more
I've heard many people claim that the second book in a series could never possibly amount to the sheer intensity of the first. Well, those people have obviously never discovered the Assured Destruction series. I honestly had to pry my e-reader from my fingers to get any sleep. If you've read the first book in this series and are looking ...more
I have read assured destruction & loved it, so naturally I was very excited to read this one & it didn't disappoint me at all on any level.
It's a quick read & grasping one too.
I found it very hard to put down & so ended up reading it in a single night. Some books are worth the reversal of bio-clock & this is definitely one of them.
It's about a young hacker, her troubles with authority (comes naturally when you say hacker) & her virtual world. Kudos to author...more
I read Assured Destruction in 2013, and really liked it, though much to my shame, I failed to keep track of when the next installments were published. This second volume I found just as enjoyable as the first one, mainly for similar reasons. With each chapter, I wanted to ...more
I have read the first in the series, Assured Destruction. My review can be found HERE
I'm going to delve right into this one, but I'm going to try not make it as long-winded as I did with the first. [Edit: didn't work!]
To start off with, Michael F. Stewart continues to impress me, and because I loved the first book so much, Assured Destruction, I'm surprised I loved this one even more. It doesn't always happen that way for me. Things work either ...more
Script Kiddie is the sequel to Assured Destruction (which I did read first but the review will be posted after). I received a copy of Script Kiddie in exchange for my honest review as part of a Tribute book tour.
After being given community service in the police department because of her crimes in Assured Destruction, Janus is charged with profiling a killer from a laptop she ...more
As mentioned I received all three books of the Assured Destruction series in exchange for an honest review as part of the book tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours, this will in no way effect my opinion of the book.
Ever worry about taking a break from a series and worrying about not remembering what happened?
Fear not, Script Kiddie picks up shortly after where Assured Destruction finished and if that ...more
I received a free e-copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is a great little quick read. Again, the story is very fast-paced and the book is hard to put down - I'm glad I read this one over the holidays.
This is a fantastic story. Janus is working on completing her community service hours she received at the end of book 1. She ...more
Like you could see from my review, which was posted yesterday, Assured Destruction is a series very appealing to me. Being in the world of coding and hacking is a true experience and while I did have some issues with Jan in the first book, Script Kiddiechanged some things.
After being pulled through hell and back Jan still feels consequences of everything that happened in Assured Destruction. She now has to balance her work for the police with school, busine ...more
I was really excited when I received a message from the author asking if I'd like to read Script Kiddie. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book of the series, Absolute Destruction and I was already routinely checking on the release date.
Script Kiddie did not disappoint me. Sticking with the same style as book 1, the author kept the plot moving quickly and I found it very hard to put it down. I still feel that Janus is a very re ...more
I did enjoy Script Kiddie more than the first book. Maybe it was because I was already acquainted with the characters. My only problem with it is that I wish it were much longer! :-)
I really did not want this one to end. I couldn't stop reading, to find out what trouble our prot ...more
Poor Janus, she is doing her community service and that is not even going hundred percent well, her mom is getting worse, Peter is mysterious, Her relationship with Johnny is going down hill and Assured Destruction has its problems. Plus she has to put a profile of a killer together from what is on his laptop.
This book is a quick wonderful read. The story moves along smoothly and keeps you ...more
This book is full of action and you find yourself engrossed from the very beginning. The storyline is well developed and the characters are well written. Janis has a full plate and you feel yourself cheering her on. As far as this being the second book it the series it is a standalone novel that is better than the first. You can see the author has grown between books. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
Where the first book was about Jan doing some questionable things and then being "punished" for it by the bad guy, Script Kiddie is about Jan trying to hold everything together while trying to prevent bad stuff from happening. A ...more
*This review can also be found on my blog Love at First Write*
Janus Rose is still up to no good in book two haha. She is now working on the side of good though. She is the newest member of the police department’s High Tech Crime Unit, where she’ll serve out her sentence of public service (from stealing data from old computers in book one). To evaluate Janus’s skills, she is given the laptop of a murderer and has t ...more
After reading Assured Destruction, I was eager to read the follow-up, Script Kiddie. The first book ended with the promise of Janus embarking on some high-tech police adventures. Well....not so much. While Janus does indeed get to work on a case, she ends up doing not-so-great at it and getting thrown off. But of course she doesn't let that stop her.
In addition to that case, she also has another c ...more
Janus knows she has no choice but to follow through with her sentence. If she's to succeed in putting everything behind her, she has to, but that doesn't mean ...more
Understand, I hate books written in present tense. If I find I've accidentally downloaded one, it's deleted. I just don't like them. This book had me wrapped up in th ...more
I quite liked this sequel to Assured Destruction. It was nice to see Janus and the other characters again, though this wasn't quite what I was expecting from reading the blurb.
I liked the glimpses of Janus' other sides that came from her tweets from Shadownet. Some of those made me smile. I think I'd almost like to explore other aspects of my personality in a similar way - though I think Shadownet's existence is something indicating how fractured Janus is.
My kn ...more
I probably should preface this with a disclaimer--I am in no way a tech geek, so I am not even going to pretend to know whether or not some of the tech aspects that come into play in this series are realistic or not. I would be whatever is far below the "script kiddie" level. :)
This book, the second in the Assured Destruction series, finds Janus de ...more
I was pleased to see that this second book kept up the same high quality of writing, in particular the characterisation and plot pace were done really well. Jan's character has more added depth and texture, which is pleasing - girl power is always a good read!
I am still worried about Peter, and fear that he w ...more
The beginning of Script Kiddie continues right after book one, Assured Destruction, Jan is given a chance to change and use her talents to help others. In the first few chapters also gives a brief recap of the events in the first book that led up to this second installment of the series. But, trouble seems to follow Jan no matter what she does. Although her heart is in the right place, trouble just seems to follow her.
I definitely enjoyed this sec ...more
I found Script Kiddie to be an interesting book. I particularly liked the way Stewart develops our young main character, Janus. I suspect teens could easily identify with her. She was sincere, yet misunderstood. She had tremendous pressure for a young person with a sick mom, an absentee dad and serious financial woes. Her responses to these were refreshingly real. We see her succeed in areas and fail in others. We see her mess up but then see her make efforts t ...more
He likes to combine storytelling with technology ...more