Book & Author Details:
Quanta by Lola Dodge
(The Shadow Ravens #2)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: October 13th 2015
Genres: Futuristic, Romance, Young Adult
Just because Quanta can see the future doesn’t mean she can change it. She’s spent most of her life imprisoned, feeding her captors information to keep herself alive, but she’s finally reached the endgame and her death creeps closer by the moment.
The son of two senators, Altair Orpheus leads a life of privilege that provides the perfect cover for his side job: working with the rebel Shadow Ravens to undermine the ruling Seligo government. Everything is running like clockwork until he crosses paths with Quanta. As he watches her deftly maneuver through life in a perverse prison, his plastic heart melts. A jailbreak would be suicide, but Tair is willing to sacrifice everything to give her a chance at happiness.
Now Quanta senses a terrifying new future brewing. She and Tair are bound together, but every image of them kissing, snuggling, and acting knee-weakeningly happy is balanced by a much darker possibility. They’ll be picture perfect together, but only until time rips them apart. How can she follow her heart when she’s seen how their love plays out?
Firstly, although this is noted as Book 2 in the series, I didn’t feel as though I missed out by not reading Book 1 (which is by a different author). That said, it’s possible that the world building experience might be enhanced by reading book 1, but I think that the author does a pretty good job of setting the scene.
I have to say, this is a great story. The plot line is intriguing, the pacing is good and the characters are complex. That, coupled with the threat and sense of hopelessness which increases as the story develops, really combine to emphasise the desperate situation which Quanta and Tair ultimately find themselves in.
I really found myself rooting for this couple to succeed in their endeavours, and the ending certainly left me wanting more.
I voluntarily reviewed a Reviewer copy of this book.
Lola Dodge is a compulsive traveler, baker, and procrastinator. She earned her BA in English from Stonehill College and MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University–and hasn’t stopped moving since. When she’s not on the road, Lola spends her time indoors where the sunlight can’t melt her, writing or bingeing on anime and cherry soda. She can be summoned in a ritual involving curry, Hello Kitty idols, and a solid chocolate pentagram.