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....more
*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
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 ...more
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 ...more
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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 dont go as planned. Ella still struggles to figure out her role in the revolutionboth what it was meant to be and what she wants it to be. And she finds that her relationship with Gus isnt simple now that theyre in the real world. Add to that the fact that ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 series. ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
**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. Davroes 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 youre looking ...more
So many secret ( that you didn't even know about) come to light , and it must be if they want to get everyone together to fight for the same side. I even talked about this book so much in my videos on my channel, because I swear the writer love to ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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