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Activate by Adele  Jones
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it was amazing
bookshelves: australian, australian-author, fiction, short-fiction, thriller

Activate is the exciting conclusion to the Blaine Colton trilogy by Adele Jones. Integrate was thrilling, Replicate upped the stakes and dug deeper, taking the story in surprising, heart wrenching but believable directions. Given the strong writing in the first two, I had high expectations of Activate - and I wasn't disappointed.

The book begins sometime after the emotional cliff hanger conclusion of Replicate, as Blaine (I would say spoiler alert - but his face is on the cover) - Blaine is given another bombshell about his treatment and is frustrated by the restrictions of his current situation. Things very soon spin rapidly out of control and become more and more desperate -and one wonders if our young hero will survive.

There's a lot to like about this book - fast-paced, on the edge of your seat action; it's unpredictability; it's fearlessness to go deep and it's deeply satisfying ending achieved without pulling a genie out of the lamp or waving magic wands. I particularly like how even when constrained and disabled and beaten - Blaine remains the hero, his life valuable, his choices significant. I also liked how people who made poor choices in the previous two books were able to take a different path. And the deepening of the romance added to the story.

While there was a lot of info to assimilate in the first couple of chapters, this is a book that kept me engaged, took me for a wild and satisfying ride and left me pondering afterwards. All I can say is, well done Adele Jones :)
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Reading Progress

September 7, 2016 – Shelved
September 7, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
October 26, 2016 – Started Reading
October 26, 2016 – Shelved as: australian
October 26, 2016 – Shelved as: australian-author
October 26, 2016 – Shelved as: fiction
October 26, 2016 – Shelved as: short-fiction
October 26, 2016 – Shelved as: thriller
November 1, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Adele Jones Thank you for such a well considered and encouraging review, Jeanette.


Jeanette You are very welcome :)


Josephine-Anne Griffiths What a fabulous review! I must confess that I haven't had time to read any of them as yet, but you sure have made me thirsty. I just finished reading a middle-grade book, which I am about to write a review for. It was wonderful. Look out for 'Story Thieves' by James Riley.


Jeanette Thanks Jo'Anne - and loved Adele's triology. I'll keep an eye out for 'Story Thieves' :)


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