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(Tricksters #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  31 reviews
The domed city of Evanescence is in ruins. With nowhere to go, prodigy hacker Ellani “Ella” Drexel and a small band of survivors flee to the Undertunnel below their city.

To escape the wasteland she unknowingly created.

But sanctuary is hard to find. With malfunctioning androids and angry rebels at their backs, the group hopes to press on for the neighboring city of Cadence.
Paperback, 428 pages
Published March 21st 2017 by Entangled: Teen
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Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Redux is the second book in the Tricksters series by A.L. Davroe. In the first book of the series, Nexis, we met Ella Drexel who lived in the domed city of Evanescence with her father who was the creator of a virtual reality game. When Ella and her father are in an accident Ella's father was killed and Ella herself lost her legs. This left her in the care of a woman that kept Ella trapped with everyone thinking she had died too so Ella turned to her father's virtual reality game for escape.

*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

Redux is the second installment in author A.L. Davroe's Trickster's series. Redux picks up immediately where Nexis left off. To summarize, Tricksters is a series that is set in a far off future where Global Nuclear War has torn the world apart. The survivors built themselves Dome Cities like Evanescence. In doing so, they separated into two classes: Aristocrats who enjoy all the benefits of Modification and Alteration
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
Thanks to Netgalley and Entangled Publishing for giving me this book to review.

Redux is a really great second book in the Tricksters series with lots of twists. It was fast paced, with good world building. This book was more intense than the last as it is set in the real world and when the characters die, they actually die, but I did miss the fantasy element of the Nexis. While I am not a fan of love triangles or squares, I found this one interesting as it did not go on too long and it had the e
Nicole M. Hewitt
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 Stars

This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

This second book in the Tricksters Series was possibly even more intense than the first. In this book, Ella and company are fleeing the city, but things don’t go as planned. Ella still struggles to figure out her role in the revolution—both what it was meant to be and what she wants it to be. And she finds that her relationship with Gus isn’t simple now that they’re in the real world. Add to that the fact t
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

5 Stars.

Young Adult age-range: 14+ Adult Language. Violence. Kissing & fade-to-black sexual situations.

At the start of Redux, I was afraid I'd have to reread Nexis. It had been over 15 months since I read the debut in the series, and had read 500+ books in the interim. While I can't say it wasn't a bit of a struggle in the first few pages to situate myself into the universe, characters, and past events, Davroe did a fabulous jo
A Million Books

I received a review copy from Entangled Teen via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

Nexis, the first book in this Duology, was one of my first five star reads of 2016. It was brilliantly crafted in a futuristic world and the ending had me sitting in the same spot, slackjawed and ready for book two already.

For some reason, despite getting approved to read an eARC of Redux on NetGalley, it took me
Apr 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-reviews
The second book in the Tricksters series, “Redux”, left me feeling somewhat let down.

The plot is fun and kept my attention, but there were large info dumps throughout that could be quite confusing. I understand that the characters were not aware of the situations, so it was like they were finding everything out all at once, but for the ease of the reader it could have been handled better.

“Redux” is still a good escape type of book, and I encourage those who enjoyed “Nexis” to continue with the s
Kelsy M
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I got a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This picked up right where Nexis ended and I loved that. The story was just as good this time around even though it took me longer to read this then I wanted. Still absolutely love Ella as a main character. The last 20% of this book was the best part to me. It contained basically all of the action. I am interested to see where things go if there is another book, as of now there ins't any info regarding a third book. Hopefu
Lisa Mandina
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!

Full review can be found on my blog, Lisa Loves Literature!
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Droids have destroyed Evanescence and Ella, Quint, Gus and group of residents manage to escape the city alive. Ella feels responsible for the deaths of so many people and is ready to do whatever it takes to keep the survivors alive.

Life outside of Evanescence eventually leads them to come into contact with the disfavoured and we start to learn that there is far more going on than we thought. Outside of the walls of Evanesce
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Redux" is the continuation of "Nexis," which picks up right where "Nexis" left off. Ellani (aka Ella) and several of the Elite are in the tunnels under the city after fleeing the death and chaos that descended upon Evanescence after she planted the virus. They learn quickly that the food stores they expected to be there are emptied and they will not be able to travel to their sister domed city, as they had planned. They will instead have to go to the outer ring and find some food stores. Ella i ...more
Apr 11, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is as good a time to write this review as any, given how much furor Harlequin Teen has received over The Black Witch lately... I read Nexis with full intentions of reading the sequel, Redux in time for its release, but I can't in good conscience read Redux, let alone finish Nexis. Which I feel really terrible about because I received Redux not just in exchange for an honest review from the publisher, but I got it as a granted Wish on NetGalley... If anything, I hope this post raises awarene ...more
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Of course I am giving the second book in one of my favorite series a 5 stars. It would feel like betrayal if I didn't besides the fact that it completely and absolutely DESERVES it.:)

Back at it again Ellani Drexel being a bad ass and slaying. Elle completely grew as a character in this novel. She had so much to overcome and so much to deal with and throughout this novel you can relate to her hardships and the mental (and physical) exhaustion she has to go through to really get through the shit t
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Usually the second book in a series does not surpass the first but in this case Redux exceeded the expectations that I had. The first book reminded me a bit of Cinders and Hunger Games with that dystopian type world and then it became something entirely different. The story was compelling with so many twist and turns I had no idea what to expect. The author wove the different threads of the story together perfectly with enough drama and pathos to keep you turning the pages to see what happens ne ...more
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Redux (Tricksters #2) by A. L. Davroe is book two in her YA dystopian series about Ellani Drexel.

Continuing right where book one, Nexis, ended, Redux takes us into the Undertunnel as Ella and the remaining survivors try to get as far away from the domed city of Evanescence as they can and the coming horde of killer machines and disfavored that have taken over the city.

When they realize the food stores that would help them get to their sister city, Cadence, is gone. They have no choice but to ri
Destiny Bridwell
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I was so glad that I had both of these book when I started to read them so I could move on from the feelings that Nexis gave me right on to Redux. Book Two picks up right where book one leaves off. Ella and the survivors are moving underground and trying to keep things together. I don't say this enough that the second book went far beyond the first book. The would and what was happening was spun together in the most perfect web of stor ...more
{My thoughts} – Ellani Drexel is back again in an incredibly well written sequel to “Nexis.” This book picks up exactly where the last one lets off and fills you in on a few things that happened in the first book so you will have an easier time remembering what happened and not feel like you may need to go read that first book as a means to be able to understand where this book is picking up. I like that when authors give you tidbits from previous books, it makes it easier to keep reading and no ...more
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it

There are a lot of surprises in REDUX and when I wasn't being shocked, I was busy being intrigued by the great world that A.L. Davroe created. Be sure to read book one, NEXIS, before diving into REDUX.

REDUX picks up exactly where NEXIS left us. Ellani and her 'friends' are hiding out from all the attacking bots and outsiders that have flooded the domed city when everything went to crap. Most of NEXIS took place in virtual reality, but REDUX takes place in the real world and I really enjoyed lear
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Redux by A.L. Davroe! Redux is more action packed than Nexis, the previous book in the Tricksters series. Ella is on a tumultuous ride between virtual reality and actual reality and her friends keep flip-flopping so she feels completely alone. Her society is in shambles and she wants to do everything she can to make it better and to make up for the pro
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Sometimes sequals can be a let down. Sometimes the character devolpment goes in a direction your not happy about. But I feel like this book is the perfect extention of the first book Nexis. I read it in one day. I read the first book twice before getting this one.
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much!!
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From the moment she set foot in Nexis, Ella never imagined just how much her life would change. The game has helped her deal with the loss of her father, as well as the betrayal of those who should have taken her best interests to heart. With the city in shambles, and its citizens scattered, she and a group of survivors are banding together in the hopes of finding a sanctuary that will sustain them. Though none of them know what lies on the horizon, none are willing to give up the little that re ...more
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This is not a standalone. There are series books that you can read out of order but this isn't one of those. The whole time I knew I was missing a back story that is essential to understanding what is going on in this one.

However, the story was easy enough to follow. Apparently the country now live in isolated dome cities. There are the have and have nots within the dome and all (well most) think they are better than those who live outside the domes. There was a game that it seems everyone playe
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars; review upcoming
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

**however, I was also impatient and also bought my own copy; in other words, thoughts are completely my own, and I love this series dearly**

A.L. Davroe’s writing never ceases to amaze me. I love the Trickster books and was dying to get my hands on a copy of Redux the second I finished Nexis. I had to know what happened after the game and where Ellani Drexel would end up, who she would end up with. If you’re looki
Megan (Under the Book Cover)
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Thank you to Entangled Teen and A.L. Davroe for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for review! All opinions are my own.

Redux is the amazing concluding book in the Tricksters duology by A.L. Davroe and let me tell you now, it's absolutely fantastic. While I am sad to see this series end (for now) I am so satisfied with the ending! I was worried it wouldn't end nice and clean and would have a lot of lose threads (that
I have been a fan of and followed Amanda since before I even read any of her books, strange as that may sound. I somehow found her some years ago when I first started following all the YA book blogs and got deep into reading YA, and I loved her attitude and the fact that she writes speculative fiction, which has always been a favorite of mine. Then I read For Your Heart, her retelling of the Tam Lin story, and I fell in love with her writing. Her ability to move me with her characters and her st ...more
Hannah L (Reviewer)
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The world has fallen apart, androids have killed most of the rich and conceited population of Evanescence, and out of the survivors, the rebels kill most of them. All that seems to be left are Ella's small band of people, and she desperately wants to protect them and keep them alive, along with the boy she learned to love in Nexis, the one that helped her accidentally release the virus that caused the whole massacre in the first place. Tasked with saving what's left, Ella has quite a road ahead
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I write both YA and adult speculative fiction. I'm represented by Louise Fury of The Bent Agency. I've written FOR YOUR HEART; CITY STEAM; NEXIS; and M.I.A.. My latest novel, REDUX (YA science-fiction) is coming out with Entangled Teen in March 2017.

By day, I live in Connecticut with my feline hench-creatures and I make cheese. I'm a terrible blusher, have a weak spot for cuddly animals, love Laff

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