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Young Adult Fiction 1103
We Have Ignition!
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
This YA Urban Fantasy takes on a Hackers meets Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers feel as readers follow a kickbutt heroine into the battlefield of her own mind.

Marci Guerrero always has her guard up, but not for any of the usual reasons. Marci has been running from shadows her whole life, convinced there is something wrong with her. Then she’s brought into a secret organization that shows her there may be something very right about her brain. She has the ability to resist the parasitic entities that have been insidiously taking over human civilization. But how long she’ll be able to maintain control, and how much she may be able to help this underground movement, are both critical elements with no clear answer.

Marci sits on the high end of the anger and aggressiveness scale, but the reasons for her prickly disposition steadily come to light as the story progresses. Seymour holds the reader’s interest with vivid imagery and an unflagging grasp on pacing. There’s a hint of romance involved, but the plot is definitely the focus.

I had a bit of trouble forming an attachment to Xave, and there wasn’t much room for background on most of the IgNiTe members we’re introduced to. But there was clearly a lot of setup going on for future books in the series. Hopefully with that will also bring some eventual closure to the (view spoiler) subplot as well. ;)

I generally think this book will appeal to fans of Scott Westerfeld’s Midnighters series, and anyone with a taste for light speculative fiction.
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