PIECES OF REVENGE by Valia Lind
Book #1 in the Titanium Series
A weapon. A broken life. A humanity lost.
That is all Anastasia knows, that is all that she is. As an eleven-year-old, she witnessed her family's brutal murder and she's been on the run ever since. She's spent her life training and planning for the day when she can take her revenge.
Kallos Enterprises is a well respected corporation, set on improving the genetic structure of an individual. Or so they say. Anastasia knows, first hand, what kind of monsters lurk behind the pretty walls of those skyscrapers. Armed with combat skills and a beyond perfect memory, she heads to Chicago to uncover the answers to questions that plagued her for years.
After arriving in the city, she meets Logan, a boy from her past who changes all the rules. She doesn't remember him, but he remembers her. His position at Kallos Enterprises is useful, his presence is unnerving, and he makes her question everything she knows about herself to be true. If her perfect memory can't remember Logan, what else about her past is wrong?
Time is running out. Anastasia has nowhere to turn, but to trust the one person who's a memory she should have, but doesn't. With a madman threatening their every step, Anastasia and Logan must uncover the truths behind Kallos experiments and hope that the answers they find won't destroy the world forever.
SCARRED BY VENGEANCE
Book #2 in the Titanium Series
This is the mission: Save. Protect. Destroy.
Everything in Anastasia’s world came crashing down when the one person she decided to trust failed her. On the run, now more than ever, she’s trying to piece together the life she doesn’t remember. With Blake still missing, she sends the rest of the family away, hoping to keep them out of danger. But being alone is a lot harder than it used to be and she blames herself for allowing Logan into her heart. He’s gone now and she must let him go. Even though her perfect memory continues to play out the time they’ve spent together, much like a broken record.
But Anastasia has no time to dwell on the mistakes of yesterday; her mission isn’t over. Kallos Enterprises continue their experiments, as the death rate goes up, and Anastasia has no choice but to fight. However, she’s not as cold blooded as she used to be and that proves to be a problem when the people she cares about are once again put in danger. With her strength—and memory—failing and Blake’s time running out, Anastasia must tap into parts of herself she never knew existed, hoping that in the end, it will be enough to save them all.
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read and loved Pieces of Revenge (see my review here). So it isn't surprising that I feel no different with Scarred by Vengeance. Only now I feel a lot more in love with Logan.
SCARRED BY VENGEANCE is everything you could ask for in a young adult sci-fi thriller. It's full of thrilling action, unexpected twists, dynamic characters and melt-in-your-bones romance.
I love how this book totally caught me off guard. Just when you think you know everything, the author would throw another surprise your way that would keep you on edge. I'm so glad that this didn't turn out to be one of those series with a really great first book and a terrible sequel. (I just hate it when that happens.)
Anastasia is as kickass as the first time I met her. She's still the sassy, independent and reckless person I grew to love in the first book. Although now I have to say she became a better version of herself. I love watching her character grow. She had always been the type of person who chooses not to get close to anyone and was always in control of her emotions but in this book we see her more vulnerable side. And I think this made her character more real and relatable. I love her interactions with Logan the best though. Anastasia may not admit it but Logan is the one person who rattles her and pushes her to be the person she keeps hidden.
Ah, Logan (sigh). There were times that I really wanted to jump in the book and punch him. But my feeling of wanting to jump in the book and just hug him overshadows that. I still don't see the whole picture here but after reading the last few chapters of the book I could understand better why Logan had to do some of the things he did. He's still quite a mystery to me and I have a feeling there's more to the whole story but at least now I know where he's coming from. I'm being vague here so I wouldn't spoil anything but it must be really hard to have to choose between your heart and your duty.
I LOVE everything about Scarred by Vengeance. As far as sequels go, this book definitely didn't disappoint. I was hooked from start to finish. I couldn't put the book down for long because every time I try to do some chore I end up thinking about what's gonna happen with Anastasia, Logan and gang.
I was screaming internally after reading this so I'm really very excited to read the next book and find out what happens next. I have a feeling Valia Lind has a lot more in store for us. (I just hope she doesn't kill off any of my favorite characters.) Must-read!
I received a copy of the book to read and review as part of the tour.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. Falling by Design is her debut young adult novel. You can visit her online at www.valialind.blogspot.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.