When Jace Vega wakes up three years after the eruption of Mount Hood, her life is in turmoil. The future seems to match the images on the tablet, but Corey is missing, and nothing about her relationship with Damien feels right.
As Victor Trent continues to amass power, using information terrorism to make the world dependent on Omnibus technology and his private military force, Omnibus Global Security, Jace knows she doesn’t have much time if she’s going to stop him.
Jace’s reawakening begins a race to the place where it all began: the Point of Origin. If she can only remember where it is.
Adrienne Quintana is the author of Eruption as well as several children’s books. When she isn't writing, Adrienne enjoys running, hiking, and matchmaking (Are you single? She probably knows someone perfect for you.) She lives in Arizona with her husband and four children, who give her love, support, and plenty of good material for Instagram.
This is one story that is so good and so crazy...I just couldn't wrap my head around it, but I absolutely loved trying to. This is a sequel and must be read in order.
Jace wakes up and has lost three years of her life. As she tries to make sense of things and put events together, she experiences flashbacks of memories and a race against time begins. There are so many clever clues given. These people must be super smart to figure them out because they really stunned me. Everything that Jace thinks she should believe, doesn't feel right and might not be true. The suspense and mystery elements are fantastically well done.
I love a story that allows a reader to figure things out along with the characters. There are some amazing characters and I wasn't sure who to believe or trust. Jace honestly can't remember much and the way it is written made me ponder how scary that would be--to suffer amnesia or something similar. I love strong characters and this story is full of them. This is a great read for those who enjoy a solid, clean thriller.
Content: there are some violent moments, some innuendo, and a mild romance. Clean.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
RECLAMATION is one intense, emotional, mind-bending read. Lost memories, split realities, and two versions of her life that the heroine must piece together made for a suspenseful, non-stop read. Perfect for fans of MIND GAMES by Kiersten White and those who enjoy psychological thrillers and suspense.
This is definitely a book that you have to have read the first book to understand. As I mentioned above, this series reminds me of MIND GAMES by Kiersten White. The plots are completely different and there are no special powers here, but it has that same trippy feel where it messes with your mind a little and you're not sure exactly who to trust or what is going on.
At the beginning of the story, Jace has completely lost her memories as well as the last three years of her life. I felt like I was going through the memory loss with her and was just as frustrated that I didn't know what was going on. I knew there was a plan, because I remembered the first book and because Jace knew there was a plan, but there are several moving parts and I was torn as to who or which reality could be trusted.
There is a constant feel of danger the entire story that consistently grows and grows until the climatic end. Nothing was easy for Jace. Even parts where as a reader you would think it would be like other books where the protagonist doesn't face too much difficulty, you would be wrong. No one is safe and nothing is easy. All of that just added to the overall suspense.
Favorite quote: "We can't blame ourselves for living life."
In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes. I did miss the relationship building from the first book and had some issues with Jace's response to her baby, but this was a crazy, fast-paced, intense ride. I'm hoping there is more to come from this author.
Content: Violence, but not detailed. Clean. Source: Received a complimentary copy from the author, which did not affect my review in any way.
I wish I had the time to re-read the first book, "Eruption," before I started in on this one. There are lots of details I forgot that probably would have been helpful. Jace Vega wakes up three years after the eruption of Mt. Hood and can't remember anything. Her life doesn't feel right and she's dependent on those around her. Memories start coming back to her and she pieces together what she needs to do to get her life back on track.
At the beginning, I was super confused so I could completely relate to how Jace was feeling. Jace wasn't one to just sit back and see what would happen. She came up with a risky plan and I was nervous for her as she began to carry it out. Again, I wasn't sure who she could trust and where she would end up. She's a strong, determined character surrounded with other strong characters who were interesting to get to know.
It did take me a little while to get into this book and feel like I had a decent grasp on what was happening. It's well-written so it held my interest the entire time. Once the action picked up, I couldn't put it down until I knew how it ended. I would highly recommend reading these books back to back so the storyline will flow better. I enjoyed both of these books and look forward to reading more from this author in the future!
I received a copy of this book for an honest review. My opinion is 100% my own.
I waited so long for the conclusion to this story and it was completely worth it. I actually re-read the first book in the series, Eruption, right before beginning Reclamation and that was a great choice. I enjoyed reliving the suspense of the events in Eruption, and the refresher on all of the details was helpful. Reclamation picks up exactly where Eruption ends, and I loved being able to put one book down and immediately pick up the next without interruption.
I love the smart prose, imagery, and powerful description in the writing. I am so impressed and fulfilled by the author’s ability to weave current events, social issues, social media and technology, psychological examination, and even spirituality into a seamless, colorful, and thoughful storytelling tapestry. And she does it without being preachy; rather her keen expression and description says just enough and leaves the intellectual work up to the reader. There is plenty of opportunity for that “aha” moment as you connect the text and characters to your own life, while at the same time the thrills and suspense of their lives keep you turning pages as fast as you can. The sequence of events flows naturally, and all of that is accomplished while presenting a complex science fiction plot involving volcanoes and time travel.
I loved the main character and narrator, Jace Vega, in the first book with her smarts and maturity and her flaws. She continues to evolve, learn, and change in Reclamation, but she stays consistent, believable, and lovable. I really grew to care about all of the characters and their relationships. Even the “villain” has a “human” side that makes him relatable in some sense.
For me, there is really a lot of pressure on the endings of books with complex and plots and deep characters such as in the Eruption series. Even when events and suspense are so well paced throughout a book, endings can ruin it all if they are rushed or do not tie up all the loose ends. But that was not a problem in Reclamation. The ending was timed well; I had no unanswered questions; it made sense within the flow and the events of the story, and most importantly it felt complete and good. Such a satisfying ending will keep me pondering these books and the layers of lessons and meanings for days to come.
If reading were a meal, Eruption and Reclamation would leave you full and satisfied, and dreaming about the next time you could savor those unique and perfectly blended flavors.
Age Recommendation: The complicated plot and some of the themes will be best understood by mature readers, likely 16 and older.
Appropriateness: There is nothing objectionable in this series. Clean language and high moral standards along with plenty of excitement and tension. These books would give plenty of material for book club discussions regarding coping mechanisms, the purpose of tragedy and suffering, our reliance on technology, and the consequence of choices.
Other Book Recommendations: If you like the sound of Reclamation and Eruption I recommend you also read The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley, and Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath.
Reclamation Sequel to Eruption By Adrienne Quintana
Jace Vega can't remember her life and it is imperative that she remember. She is the key to stopping Victor Trent and Omnibus, if only she could remember.
The last thing Jace remembers is the eruption of Mount Hood and their last minute escape. How could she have lost the last three years of her life? And where were Corey and her father?
With these thoughts foremost on her mind Jace is unprepared for the world that Omnibus and Victor have created. Movements and purchases are tracked by personal chips. Without a chip you are severely limited, though it is a voluntary choice.
With few clues to work with Jace must discover where everything began to prevent it from happening again. As her memories begin returning in random, yet increasing regularity she knows time is running out to find the Point of Origin.
Which life will she return to if she succeeds? The one she remembers with Corey or the one she now has with Damien? With trust at a premium Jace needs to find her father, one of the two people she knows she can trust. But getting to her father is a problem with Victor searching for her.
Reclamation picks up where Eruption left off and from there the intensity builds to a climactic conclusion. Get ready the race against time and manipulation is about to begin and one wrong decision could give Victor everything he has ever wanted.
If given the chance to send your knowledge of today to the past, would you take the risk? Foreknowledge is power and whoever controls this knowledge can control the world.
This is an excellent book and must be read after you have read Eruption or believe me you will be as in the dark as Jace. There are a few surprises along the way - especially in regards to what changes have been made to the past and the manipulation that was done to achieve the results that got us to this point. Highly recommended to readers who enjoy a story that is driven by futuristic technology.
I was provided an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I enjoyed reading the sequel to Eruption! Adrienne does such a great job keeping the reader on their toes! I wish I had re-read Eruption before reading Reclamation. I would highly recommend reading them in sequence. I enjoyed the suspense of the story. Makes you wonder, what would life be like if you made a different choice? What would you do if you had the possibility of going back in time to fix things or change them? Would you be more like Jace or would you be like Victor, try to do good for the people of the world? What a great mind-bending book Adrienne gave us to enjoy!
Quintana uses smooth-flowing dialogue, intelligent prose, and detailed description. It left me wondering if the events in her story could be the future of war. Cyber attacks that target civilian accounts, manipulation of events through the use of time travel, and all the wonderful glimpses of future tech she delivers.
Really great sequel, perfectly explains everything and ties up all loose ends.
The first book ended with a fairly confusing last chapter, but all is explained and dealt with in this sequel. The action is intense, and flow of the story feels natural, and the ending is tidy and satisfying. Just about all I could have asked for in the follow-up to a great book!
An exciting and fast paced book. As a sequel to Eruption, this picks up right where the story left off (which ended on a huge cliffhanger). I could not put this book down, and I think I liked it even better than the first one. It was full of twists and turns, and every time I thought I knew what was going to happen, I was totally surprised. I really hope these two books get made into movies.
I received this as part as the blog tour for the release of this book. I received and ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. That does not affect in any single way my thoughts and rating on this book.
This is about this girl named Jace Vega who is part of an big experiment by Victor Trent. In here since the first chapter you get pull over so hard, that you can't stop reading, until you read te whole book. Jace wakes up three years later knowing nothing about what happened or of what is currently happening. Her "friends" have told her that she had a really bad accident, so she was in comma for a short time of period. But as a consequences of that comma she has amnesia. That took her almost everything, starting from walking and talking.
The more and more she progress the more memories she recoves. She knows that were she was wasn't real, so she knew that she was send there for a reason. But the amnesia was taking a big part of her task. Later on this story she founds clues and information that will lead her to of what she was suppose to do there. As if for it, the Omnibus Global Security was looking for her. Another thing is that she was living in a relationship that wasn't her thing. She was married to Damien and had a baby with her, her named was Abigail. In a short name Abby.
I was shock in the ending of the book. Be cause I wasn't expecting that turn so fast. And actually leaving what Jace was living when she got back in time to see her real family, but for her to be ! Wow, major applause for it.
I was really overwhelmed on how I really got into Jace's character. She was having lots of flashbacks, and I get the feeling that it was really painful and tiring of having them so frequent. I did enjoy my time reading more of this second book. Don't get me wrong, waiting that long for it to be release did rally pay off. Way even better than I expected. A big thank you to Adrienne on creating this amazing story, and sharing her love of writing. But mainly for creating every detail and that significant thing on everyone.
I loved Ms. Quintana's first book, "Eruption" and eagerly awaited the sequel. "Reclamation" picks up where the first book left off, so if you're not familiar with the background, it can be difficult to figure out what's happening. Keeping that in mind and recognizing some backtracking might be in order, I think this is a great book.
The novel opens as Jace Vega wakes up three years after the eruption of Mt. Hood. The love of her life is missing, she’s married to someone else, and she’s just had a baby. Traveling through time has disrupted her life, and nothing is as it should be. She soon discovers she and her unfamiliar family are in danger. Victor Trent is hunting for them, determined to extract the Point of Origin from Jace’s memory. Even if she could remember, she has no intentions of sharing this information with him. Victor’s company, Omnibus, has woven a web of deceit, convincing the global community to embrace their technology and surrender their privacy. The clock is ticking, and Jace must find a way to retrieve her memories and stop Victor Trent before he destroys everything.
Since Reclamation is a time travel book, the first few chapters familiarize the reader with the altered time line while also drawing from previous time lines. At times it’s a bit difficult to follow, especially since Jace has flashbacks. These flashbacks are foreign to Jace and the reader, causing moments of confused head-scratching by both parties. It can take several chapters for the reader to get their footing, but as soon as clarity hits, the story takes off at a rapid pace and never slows down. The writing is crisp, the plot is compelling, and characters are diverse and multi-layered. If you’re looking for an action-packed, science fiction thriller with a touch of romance, this book is for you!
I feel like I should of gone back to the first book and read it again before starting this one.;) I think they would be best read back to back, though I still enjoyed the story immensely! What's not to like about time travel and wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff.;) (thank you, tenth Doctor!) I love how the story worked out, since you start the book wondering how things could of gone so upside down for Jace. She lost her memory with the eruption and seems to have made all the wrong choices. As she races against Victor to set things right, it works out just perfectly. If you are looking for a spell binging, suspenseful tale, then I highly recommend this set! It will keep you reading late into the night.;) I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
I was a little anxious that I wouldn't have time to read this before the blog tour. I needn't have worried. As soon as I started I couldn't put it down. Finished in two days. It's even better than the first one. Such a satisfying ending. I don't pretend to have understood it all, but that's normal for me when reading complicated books for adults. Seriously, the pacing was great, and the surprises plentiful. Make sure to reread the first one before you delve into #2. Can't wait to see what Quintana comes up with next. (My vote is YA Fantasy.)
Adrienne did an amazing job continuing the story of Jace, Corey and Damien. This sequel was fast moving and I could not see how she was going to end it! I read a lot and I can usually figure out where the author will end it, but not this time. I highly recommend this series!