author : lee strauss
pages : [ebook] 249
favorite characters : noah & zoe
What doesn’t kill you…
Zoe Vanderveen is on the run with her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody.
They’re in love.
Or at least that’s what he tells her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike—thin and fleeting. Her heart can’t be trusted. Just look at what happened with Taylor Blake.
Senator Vanderveen’s new team of cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture is broadcast nationwide. Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someone dies helping them.
And their fight for survival has only begun.
Wow. Right from the start I loved the two main characters, Noah and Zoe, and the dynamic between the two of them. It’s as captivating as it is heartbreaking because there isn’t simply the usual romantic tension between the two of them; Zoe is trying to figure out how she really feels about Noah because she can’t recall the feelings she had before even though her memories of him are back. That intensity right at the start of the book carries through the rest of the text, leading the reader on a thrilling sci-fi ride.
What’s great about this book is even the bad guys are cool, though I really wouldn’t want to be chased by a bunch of cyborgs in a world where you can’t trust anyone. Zoe is sure that something bad is going to happen to them and Noah is giving everything he has just so that he can protect her. I liked the little moments he had where he’d kind of question what he was doing, just grounding it in some kind of reality, though he always chose Zoe over everything else.
This is a great, quick, fun read that I really enjoyed. I love the setting, the detailed writing, and the characters are fantastic. I really think that it’s Zoe and Noah who make the book, though of course all of the other elements only help to emphasize just how awesome the leading duo is.