Alliances are forming. The resistance is growing. Everything is about to change.
With her memory still fragmented, Ava returns to the International Sensory Assassin Network (ISAN) to find the twin sister she never knew she had.
But as Ava hunts for information, she finds herself tangled in a web of yet more lies and conspiracy. The Helix serum may not be required to acce...more
So this is the second book in the series and this starts where the last left off with Ava exchanging herself for Ollie and back within the walls of ISAN.
One of the first things that struck me here was we get to experience the story this time from both Ava and Rhetts POV which I much prefered.
I was able to get much more of an idea of Rhett's character and it was apparent instantly just how much he cares about Ava and how her decision to return and place herself in danger is affecting him.
I was a ...more
I wasn’t just a daughter whose father had experimented on her. I was the very thing ISAN should fear.
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*Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian
Helix, by author Mary Ting, is the second installment in the authors International Sensory Assassin Network series. ISAN introduced readers to a world that was destroyed by meteors. 50 years of radiation and turmoil followed. The former US is now run by a so-called Remnant Council broken up into 4 regions. Scientists discovered a unique compound from the meteors that advanced technology 100x what they would have had before ...more
This was a fast paced read as I was immersed in the world that Mary Ting conjured. I cannot wait to see what new adventures we readers will be brought into going forward. Bravo!
This story heats up with complex conspiracies, tangled twists, and action...action..action...
SO much happens in this story, you have to be alert at all times because you will never guess or expect what will happen. Some secrets will be revealed, while others just get deeper and mysterious.
The characters are amazing....I was content to be back into Ava ...more
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
Helix is action packed and kept me on the edge of my seat -- I absolutely adored it!
This is book two in the YA dystopian ISAN series by Mary Ting. The story is told in the dual POVs of Rhett and Ava, which added a lot of depth and gave me more of what I was wanting after the first book -- Rhett!
Mary Ting has a phenomenal writing style and is an amazing story teller. She has created a fascinating world in this series. The stakes a ...more
I did read the first book in this series and highly recommend reading it as a series, since each book starts where the last left off.
While book one set the stage, this book takes intrigue and danger head on. There's so many secrets, and with every answer which comes, even more questions come to light. Every scene and moment left me wondering what was about to happen next. In other words ...more
Mary has taken all the elements of a great story and woven them into an exciting series that I can’t wait to continue!
Wow! Wow! Wow! Just wow! Helix , sequel to ISAN , is an action-packed and fast-paced dystopian/sci-fi romance that is filled with twists and turns! Where ISAN introduced readers to this world and its characters, Helix takes it even further as secrets and truths are revealed. Mary Ting has blown me away with this new series! The multi-layered personalities of her characters drives the story forward unleashing an intriguing and emotional tale of espi ...more
The characters were phenomenal!! Ava is still one awesome character!! And I just couldn't get enough of Ava and Rhett.
The story-line was incredible!! I had a hard time putting this book down. So much action and suspense kept me reading from beginning to end. I highly recommend this read!!
ISAN- International Sensory Assassin Network
WOW.....This book was freaking amazing!!
The characters were phenomenal!! I loved following this new adventure with Ava. ...more
I have been aware of this author, Mary Ting, for a while but haven't really been compelled to pick up her books until now. I guess I was just in the right mood for a dystopian novel with a kick ass heroine or two or maybe hundreds. I expected lots of subterfuge, action, and a bit of romance to spic ...more
What was really nice about Helix was getting to see inside Rhett’s head, as the book shifted between his and Ava’s point of view. Rhett’s devotion to Ava is what made me love him even more. He’s one of those swoon-worthy characters you will ...more
Where the first book set up the action, Helix sped up the momentu ...more
I received this book for my honest review.
Have you ever wanted to just take off to another place entirely where it didn't matter what you did or how you did it as long as you took yourself to an entirely different plateau? This author brings you that and more with the author's imagination and a bunch of characters that go around as they want in her head making this a hit. This is the second book in this series and if you thought the first was a hit this one will have your head sp ...more
Mary Ting continues to do an amazing job with this series. Helix was told from both Ava’s and Rhett’s point of view. I enjoyed both perspectives. The story reminds me of a combination of the Matri ...more
I'm normally not one who likes the second book in a series more than the first. For some reason, they all seem to fall a little flat. This one, however, is an exception!
I loved Ava and Rhett. Through the book, they're rediscovering their relationship (as Ava gains more of her little memory blips), and Ava's eyes are being open to the evil of ISAN. New characters were introduced that I really enjoyed. Cleo was a bit of an annoyance at first, but only because of her s ...more
This book was action freaking packed with so much going on, but not too much where you are not able to take a second and breathe. It is so freaking crazy how many questions can be answered but then a gazillion more are added in! This seri ...more
I don't even know if I have words for Helix. It's definitely a crazy book.
There's a lot more action, a lot more violence, and some interesting secrets are brought into the light.
Ava is still determined to track down her father and her twin sister, but ISAN is on to her and will do anything to keep her from discove ...more
interestingly, we get the POV of Rhett this time as well as Ava's and that made it easier for me to buy into the relationship between these two. So often in young adult stories I think the hormones get out of control to a laughable l ...more
This book is not a normal genre for me but when I read the first I could not wait to find out more of Rhett and Ava. This book picks up where the last ends. Ava has to go back in and figure out what is the truth and what she believes. Rhett is going back to life with Ava gone again. Will these two be able to take down ISAN together?
This was a great story and I need more asap!!!!!
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