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Nov 22, 2013

Book review: Volition by Lee Strauss

Author: Lee Strauss
Series: Perception #2
Pages: 219
Buy it: Amazon/ TBD
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. 

 Perception by Lee Strauss was one of my favorite books last year. It's been a while since I read this wonderful sci/fic masterpiece, but I was dying since then to read the next installment.
Volition starts right where Perception ended. With Zoe losing her memory and Noah trying to rescue her.

Zoe's grandfather is now the president is he's creating an army of cyborgs, getting ready for a war. One of my favorite things about this series is that I loved the bad boys, I didn't remember why; I just knew the bad boys were great and now, with Volition I like them even more.

While Zoe and Noah are on the run they take us to an incredible adventure with danger, pain, unexpected twists and turns and an adrenaline roller-coaster. This is a fast passed read. Every chapter is something you don't want to miss.
The tension between Zoe and Noah is there every second; you end up wanting to know what will happen to them. Are they going to be happy and in love again? Is Zoe going to remember how much she loved Noah?
The "love triangle" was the only thing I didn't like about this book. Noah and Zoe were perfect for each other and the story was so perfect alone, that the third love interest wasn't necessary.
Even though I enjoyed every part of this book, it wasn't as amazing as the first book (but it was good!) 

Lee Strauss did a great job with the world-building. I loved the setting of this book even more than Perception. The cyborgs were so freaking awesome! Except Cinder, I never read any other book with cybors and Mrs. Strauss made me love them.

Every character of Volition was strong, brave, and perfectly created. The good guys, the bad guys, there wasn't a thing I didn't like about them!
So was the ending. That was a stunning ending. I'm dying to read Contrition as soon as possible! I'm sure it will be as amazing as Mrs. Strauss writing has been.

On a personal-very-personal-note: *I* think these books need a cover re-design. I read this book because I was lucky enough to have the ARCs for reviews, but if it wasn't the case, I'd probably never pick the Perception Trilogy. I added that cover to "Top Ten covers I wish I could re-design" on my Spanish blog and all my readers agree with it. The background is really good, but the symbol and the font aren't as cool.

This trilogy is one of the best sci/fic rides I read and every reader deserve the chance to read it!



  1. I hadn't heard about these books before, but as a huge sci-fi lover I feel like I need to add them to the ever-growing TBR list! And I think you are right, the covers aren't very enticing...

  2. I hope you can read it soon! I loved it!


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