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(Holo #2)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  300 ratings  ·  71 reviews
The holograms lied to everyone on Earth and only Alexandra Lucas knows the truth. Now she's trapped in the year 2359 without family or friends—worse, without her anxiety medication. Alex attempts to reconcile the marvelous scenery, technological advances, and luxurious living with the knowledge that the holograms weren't being completely honest—what else are they lying abo ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Jolly Fish Press
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Kristy Acevedo
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is the second and final book of the Holo Series. Thank you to all the early fans of CONSIDER. It's been a pleasure.


-Kristy Acevedo (the author)
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a book for fans of classic sci-fi and modern YA literature. The characters and their evolution are extremely well developed, just like in Consider, and the scientific part of the story won't disappoint you.

This gripping sci-fi novel is based on the idea of a world in which you don't have to work a single day of your life and everything is provided to you . This sounds enticing, but there is just one catch: you will have to contribute with your brain when you die.

It is also a novel abou
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Major nerd points to Kristy Acevedo! This book took me such a long time to finish, not because I was bored but because I didn't want it to be over! I wanted to spend more time with Alex and the crazy lady. My favourite characters in this book were the crazy lady (she was also my favourite from the first book but I admit I was wrong about who I thought she'd turn out to be), the loveable cuddly bear Dr A., and SIDEKICK.

When I received a copy of Contribute from NetGalley in exchange for honest fe
Avery (Book Deviant)
Jun 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1star
See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant

I would like to thank the people at Jolly Fish Press for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via Netgalley.

Wow, where do I even start with this one?

Consider rocked my world with it's realistic anxiety depiction and the engaging plot, but Contribute is basically the exact opposite. Half way through, Alex's anxiety starts to conveniently to take breaks at the oddest (and most convenient) points during the plot that I couldn't help but think tha
Sarah {Literary Meanderings}
THERE MUST BE A BOOK THREE. THERE MUST!! Please say there is... D:

Edit - there isn't. I am going to cry. Waaaah!

So freaking good. I loved it. Review soon!
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lots of emotions. This book is action packed!

This is a review for both Consider (book 1) and Contribute.

I participate in ongoing secret santa exchanges throughout the year, with one being around books. I'm a pretty hard person to shop for because I don't keep every book in my collection on my TBR and my wishlist changes from day to day! You can imagine how thrilled I was when my secret santa not only picked a book I hadn't heard of but also fit within the type of book I LOVE to read.

The past rui
Anne Oftedahl
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
Soo... apparently my "reading binge" is finished, and I am now back to reading at a slower pace... Which, you know, is fine, but it means getting through a single book is taking me longer

I'm not good at taking notes while reading books (which is why my reviews are mostly pretty short), and it makes it a bit more difficult to actually review a book.

Contribute is the sequel to Consider, and the conclusion to the Holo duology. This book takes a very different turn than the first one, due to the fac
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
2,5 stars. I still disliked the main character pretty much throughout the story. I didn't exactly dislike the story though, or at least the idea of it is kinda intriguing, even if it isn't overly engaging.

Sadly, I'm certain I won't remember much of it a month from now, save maybe for its obnoxious heroine. It's possible I've just had it with the first person narrative, which more often than not makes for an annoying - and seemingly super self-absorbed - protagonist. Or so it seems. Because it c
Rachel Mans Mckenny
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
The follow-up to Acevedo's Philip K. Dick Award finalist, CONTRIBUTE tracks teenager and sci-fi nerd, Alex, as she figures out what's beyond the holograms that tricked Earth in her first book. Lots of homage to fantasy and sci-fi classics in this book and imaginative world-building all around. Alex's journey of discovery, persistence, and ultimately resistance, seems all the more important with the current political and social climate. Acevedo pushes back against the boundaries of reality and as ...more
Pages For Thoughts
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am glad I bought this book! One thing I loved was Alex's evolution in this book, and in the series. She is terrified and just wants her family and friends and to go back home. Readers watch her evolve from that, out of her shell of anxiety and able to lead the people of Earth. Honestly, I don't think I would have been brave enough to do some of things she did. This book also reveals truths about Earth and shows the attitude of people. Most of the humans did not want to go home; they did not wa ...more
Kristine Asselin
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had the opportunity to read this as an ARC from the publisher. I've been waiting since I finished the first book, Consider, last spring to read the conclusion to Alex and Dominick's story and I was not disappointed. A wonderful -- albeit really different -- book from the first, Contribute follows Alex as she steps into the Vertex to find Dominick, Rita, and her brother and tell them that the Comet didn't destroy Earth. She finds things she never expected, including inner strength she never kne ...more
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cynthia Reeg
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This compelling YA science fiction thriller continues just after Alex has traveled through the vortex at the very last second in the first Holo book, CONSIDER. When Alex realizes that the aliens have lied about the oncoming comet, she feels obliged to reveal the truth to all those humans who have ventured through earlier, including her boyfriend, best friend, brother and grandmother. The story grows more complex as Alex shares her truth with a few other rebellious people in transit and tries to ...more
Lizzy Henderson
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's been over a year since the first book and I don't think I've counted down the days with quite so much anticipation with any other series. Or worry that it could possibly live up to it's beginning.

So happy to find out the sequel was every bit as great. Everything clicked into place without being too obvious along the way. Just a truly fun read from start to end. The ending was just right (although bittersweet after losing characters along the way). That hint of uncertainty that makes you que
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank the publisher and for allowing me to read the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is an exciting and gripping science fiction work and I did enjoy it even though I felt the end was a bit rushed. Sadly I had not read the prequel "Consider" which seems to have been a great start to the plot according to the reviews I have seen. However this did not spoil my enjoyment of Contribute and I would not hesitate to recommend it to sci-fi lovers.
Oct 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
I felt so annoyed through this entire book. Alex is a whiney baby that only makes me not really care about her. The story jumps around, people and plot lines come and go with no explanations, Alex whines some more. Some of the only endearing characters die totally unceremoniously and the story just goes on. Nothing is really wrapped up and Alex whines some more. Not worth it.
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love being so caught up in a story that I just breeze through the series. Highly recommend this one. Thank you @Carah Amelie for the recommendation.
I preferred the contemporary earth setting of the first book in the series to the intergalactic planetary someplace-in-space-time of this one, but the story is just as suspenseful and the characters are just as compelling. If you haven't read CONSIDER, read that first, then CONTRIBUTE.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Easily the most anticipated book sequel I've wanted to read in a long time, as I loved Holo's story and desperately wanted to know what happened next. Starts out strong, but the MC is as annoying and awful as always and there's far too much time spent on a (what seems like it comes out of nowhere) rebellion/faction situation that reeks of YA tropes (including "the savior" leader of the rebellion tropes that are in literally every YA novel ever).

The eventual plot reveal is interesting
Shelley M.
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was really into most of this book, but the end kind of fizzled for me. I’m not sure, though, how it could have ended better. (view spoiler) ...more
Sreya Van
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
~I received a free copy of this from North Star Editions through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review~

I actually enjoyed this more than I thought! I think it was a definite step up from book 1. Alexandra's entire personality wasn't based around her anxiety, which made the book a lot more enjoyable to read.

A trend I'm noticing a lot in YA though is characters who jump to conclusions. Alexandra did that a couple times based on literally no evidence. It's really frustrating, especially due
Meh, I felt the whole conflict was simplified too much, leaving a clear-right vs clear-wrong type of plot, the pacing was way off being mostly too slow with a very rushed ending. It also felt so small, somehow. People from all over earth were transported to an entirerly new dimension, but we only got to see middle class americans' view of this new society.
May 31, 2018 rated it liked it
It started out strong but collapsed with a rushed, sloppy ending.

Spoilers to follow.

While I struggled with Alex as a character in Consider, the cliffhanger ending stuck with me enough to return for the conclusion. The first 60-70% of this book is slow-burn world building with new characters and the unfolding mystery of the vances. Why don’t we see ever see them? What is real? The pacing was strong and while I find Alex whiney at times, I don’t suffer from anxiety and I’m not accustomed to being
Mattias Ahlvin
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Contribute is a fitting sequel to Consider. The author once again takes us deep into the emotional turmoil of the main character and the distress she has to fight every day. Some days, she’s overcome. Other days, she pushes through. We get to witness the ups and downs of finding and losing loved ones and we finally see some loose ends from the first book tidied up.

Although the story is set in a technologically advanced society, the author manages to keep the science and the tech accessible. She
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I obtained an ebook advanced review copy of Contribute from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

Contribute is by Kristy Acevedo and will be published on 11th July 2017. It is the second book in the Holo series. (Probably some spoilers but I tried to keep them to the minimum)

The first book Consider, which I devoured last year, is centred around the idea of portals appearing around the Earth, holograms stepping out, warning that an asteroid is going to destroy the world very soon and an offer
Ryan H
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This… Series… Was… Wicked!! This was such a cool, imaginative and simply amazing series. There is so many emotions throughout the entire book but it just keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is very bittersweet because I definitely just want more and more but such a unique and fitting ending to the series. Our characters are fantastic and you just keep rooting for them over and over and over. Our main character is so flawed but in the second book you really get to see her come out of her shell ...more
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, sci-fi
This whole series was great and I enjoyed it all the way through. This book was a ride, but it was also longer than it needed to be in my opinion. I felt like there was a decent amount of filler writing in it that didn't need to be there. With that said though.. it was still somewhat fast paced, and I was really curious how it was going to end. I think Kristy is really good at building and describing worlds and developing characters. Everything was very vivid and clear as I read the story. The s ...more
I think Suzanne Collins handled (view spoiler)...or at least Collins's version resonated more with me (as someone who has admittedly never experienced anything near (view spoiler) ...more
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-read
I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I'd like to start by saying that I didn't realize this was a second book when I entered for it. I figured I'd catch on though. A few chapters in, I knew I'd regret not reading the first book so I purchased it (paid a whole $9.99 for it, so I expected big things!).

Once I finished the first (Consider) I knew I would've regretted not reading both. They are fantastic! Contribute is a unique sci-fi story whose main character
J. Dominique
2.5 stars.

I remember liking the first book well enough, but this was a disappointment. Everything was rushed, from the “integration” into the new world, to the forming of the rebellion, to finding out the secrets. Because of the rushed quality, I never felt like I had time to register what was happening, whether it was a revealing or a death.

The characters were nothing special. Lots of new people were introduced but only given names and tags to describe them. The romance was shallow.

One thing
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Kristy Acevedo is a YA author, high school English teacher, and huge Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter fan. When she was a child, her “big sister” from the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program fostered her love of books by bringing her to the public library every Wednesday.

A member of SCBWI, her debut novel, CONSIDER (Jolly Fish Press, April 2016), won the 2015 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Chi

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  • Consider (Holo, #1)