Retribution (The Pack #2)

FeaturedHot
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
6162 0
Retribution (The Pack #2)
Author(s)
Publisher Name
Phenomenal One Press
Age Group
14+
Published Date
September 28, 2012
ISBN Number
978-0985025106
ASIN Number
      
Revenge doesn't have a name, but has chosen a victim - Shamira. But she's never been the type to lie down and let someone hurt her family or her friends. In order to find the mastermind behind the threat to all she cares about, she must give up the one person who's found his way into her guarded heart, Valens. Valens refuses to back off easily, and neither will Shamira's friends. They join forces with her in order to deal with a new enemy who seeks to kill everyone in Shamira's life that dared save the missing kids on Mars.
Show More
Show Less

Editor reviews

1 reviews

Futuristic Tale
(Updated: September 27, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
3.0
This story surprised me. Once I started reading, I wanted to know where this premise would take me. This book has so much to offer. There’s action, suspense, cool futuristic gadgets, and even some romance. All of this is set on Mars in the future. Retribution is the second book in The Pack series. I didn’t read the first book and at first had a hard time on understanding the motivation behind Shamira's revenge. Later though this question is answered.

Shamira is a complex seventeen-year-old of the future. She’s tough on the outside to those who follow her but has her sweet side too. She struggles with being close to others especially after she feels there is a plot to hurt not just her but the ones around her. Think a teen Nikita.

Action-packed sequences keep the reader following Shamira. And those futuristic gadgets are amazing. GPS watches that show locations in 3D; flat-metal looking discs that would make Spiderman jealous, and head gear that lets you communicate telepathically with others.

The romance between Shamira and Valen at first felt over the top but later I could understand the conflict between these two. Though I did wonder if a guy would keep coming back after being pushed off. But that’s just me.

The banter between Shamira and her family flowed great. The dialogue between them was punchy. This also helps readers get a glimpse of a side of Shamira that is hidden.

The descriptions of gaming hell, dream drugs, and a drug that is used to rehabilitate criminals really added to this story. Preston doesn't use unnecessary details but rather moves this story along with the action, dialogue, and a kick butt protagonist.

This is one of those stories that deserves a read.
Good Points
1. Intriguing premise
2. Action-packed writing
3. Cool futuristic gadgets
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 1 0

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

Latest Book Listings Added

In The Same Boat
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
In the Same Boat is the hugely entertaining blend of...
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author...
PJ Masks Save Lunchtime!
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko save a lunchtime birthday party in...
Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
From debut author-illustrator Gracey Zhang comes a timeless and timely...
Dangerous Play
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
A fierce team of girls takes back the night in...
Shatter City
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
When the world sees Frey, they think they see her...
If You Miss Me
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A healing story of loss and love, this beautiful picture...
Learning about the Garden with Sleeping Beauty (Fairytale Encyclopedia)
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Roses were very dangerous for Sleeping Beauty―that everybody knows. But...
Squirrel Do Bad (Trubble Town, #4)
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
From the author of the “Pearls Before Swine” comic strip...
Playing the Cards You'reDealt
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ten-year-old Anthony Joplin has made it to double digits! Which...
Discovering the Underground with Snow White (Fairytale Encyclopedia)
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
There are not only dwarves in the underground. This hidden...
Rock by Rock: The Fantastical Garden of Nek Chand
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
This luminous picture book tells the fascinating true story of...

Latest Member Reviews

21 Questions: A Novel
 
3.0
"21 QUESTIONS by Alexandria Rizik is a YA coming-of-age novel about Kendra Dimes and Brock Parker, high school students who..."
Dangerous Play
 
4.3
"DANGEROUS PLAY was a challenging read that confronts the problematic treatment of women and girls and the authorities that overlook..."
Shatter City
 
4.0
"SHATTER CITY by Scott Westerfeld is the second book in the IMPOSTERS series. It begins with Frey stuck inside Shreve..."
Redemptor (Raybearer, #2)
 
5.0
"REDEMPTOR is a stunning conclusion to an atmospheric and imaginative YA fantasy duology. Picking up where the first book left..."
Dark and Shallow Lies
 
5.0
"What I Loved: Dark and Shallow Waters is raw and utterly compelling as Grey returns to her second home in..."
Imposters
 
5.0
S Santana
"i am giving this testimony cos l am happy My name is Mrs. Santana Valdez from Houston,taxes.i never believed in..."
Our Way Back to Always
 
5.0
S Santana
"i am giving this testimony cos l am happy My name is Mrs. Santana Valdez from Houston,taxes.i never believed in..."
Better Than the Movies
 
5.0
S Santana
"i am giving this testimony cos l am happy My name is Mrs. Santana Valdez from Houston,taxes.i never believed in..."
Imposters
 
4.0
"IMPOSTERS by Scott Westerfeld is a YA dystopian novel, set in the future after many different and unique time periods..."
Breeder
 
4.0
"BREEDER by Honni van Rijswijk is a YA Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic novel in which natural disasters and war have killed off..."
Better Than the Movies
 
4.7
"BETTER THAN THE MOVIES by Lynn Painter is just about the cutest YA Rom-Com to ever exist. The story follows..."
Made in Korea
 
3.7
"MADE IN KOREA by Sarah Suk is a YA Contemporary that follows Valerie, a young entrepreneur, who’s obsessed with the..."