Don't Look Now (PERSEF0NE #2)

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Don't Look Now (PERSEF0NE #2)
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12+
Release Date
August 27, 2013
ISBN
0062102931
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This stunning second book in the critically acclaimed Don’t Turn Around trilogy raises the stakes to their absolute limit and will leave readers begging for the exciting conclusion.

Noa Torsen is on the run. Having outsmarted the sinister Project Persephone, Noa and her friend Zeke now move stealthily across the country, protecting runaways before they become test subjects for the Project’s horrific experiments. Noa knows all too well what that feels like: Whatever was done to her has left her exhausted and scared.

Back in Boston, Peter anxiously follows Noa’s movements from his computer, using his hacker skills to feed her the information she needs to stay alive. But he’s desperate to do something more, especially when he learns what the Project has done to his ex-girlfriend, Amanda.

Then, in an explosive confrontation, Noa and her team are trapped in the one place they thought was safe. It will take everything Noa and Peter have to bring down the Project before it gets them first. And with no one to trust and enemies hiding at every turn, they may be the only people alive who can.

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What I Loved:

As a reader who really loved DON'T TURN AROUND, I had high expectations for the sequel. The high stakes that kept me frantically turning pages in the first book continue to rise in the second. Readers who love thrillers and adventures where life and death are on the line (plus readers who enjoy conspiracy theories) will devour this series. There are tense scenes, action scenes, and an explosive climax designed to make readers instantly beg for the third book.

I still enjoyed spending time with Noa and Peter, though more characters are introduced. A few of the secondary characters shine in their own right, and some of the characters I thought I understood in book one managed to surprise me. Noa thinks quickly on her feet and finds creative solutions to her problems, but she's still conflicted inside over what has happened to her and over whether shes making the right choices. Peter is conflicted over some of his choices as well. Each of them think differently and remain distinct from each other, something I appreciate when I'm reading a book that centers on both a hero and a heroine. I'm committed to finding out how their story ends.

What Left Me Wanting More:

As much as I enjoyed spending time with Noa and Peter again, I had a hard time connecting to them the way I did in book one. One possible reason is that they are apart from each other, and I missed that dynamic. However, I still feel invested in learning how their story ends.

The pacing in this book felt off to me. Whereas the first book grabbed me by the throat and rarely let up in the escalation of tension, this book struggled to maintain a constant sense of fear and tension for me. Again, this could be because the two main characters were separated, and each story line had its own set of conflicts and showdowns. It should be noted that both showdowns were climactic and exciting, and that overall, the book kept me turning pages.

Final Verdict:

DON'T LOOK NOW is a solid sequel that raises the stakes and pushes Noa and Peter to the edge of their limits. Readers who love a contemporary thriller with conspiracy elements will be anxious for book three.

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