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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Jan was a wonderful lead, speaking with the attitudes of a teenage girl but not playing into any boring stereotypes. The relationships and interactions with other characters felt very real (although I felt Hannah was overly dramatic and her reactions a bit forced).
The double cases Jan were investigating allowed for some suspense and tension although it felt towar...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.
I devoured this book in one sitting, it's fast paced and immersive, just as the first was. It takes the premise and promise of Jan's smarts and need to be involved in righting wrongs.
I think the boyfriend is sort of just added weight, although I have to admit I giggled at her method of maintaining their relationship. It'd work.
Her mom, Peter, the store all progress nic...more
I loved that this book starts off right where the last one ended. Janius is now doing her community service and healing from her injuries from the accident. She is also still a tad bitter towards her moms boyfriend Peter.
Janius's middle name should be trouble. She finds trouble no matter where she is or what she's doing.
This book is a quick read and enjoyable. I love that although it ta...more
Picking up right where book one ends Janus is sentenced to 2000 hours of community service. And thus the trouble begins.
The characters are likeable. Probably because we can identify with one member of the group.
a the book is entertaining and moves along at a good pace. And you don't have to be a computer whiz to understand it.
I would highly recommend it, I can wait for the...more
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 to profile and expose the killer. On top of all that, her relat...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
Travel and a fascination with reading and...more