I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Fallout by Kristy Acevedo
Series: The Warning #2
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on September 5, 2023
Genres: YA Science Fiction
Source: the publisher
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They chose survival…but at what cost? A fast-paced, empowering YA dystopian novel for anyone who’s ever felt betrayed, then came back stronger. The sequel to The Warning.
Senior year would have been stressful enough without an apocalypse. When the holograms arrived, allegedly offering safe passage to those who stepped through their vertexes, Alexandra Lucas thought going or staying would be the hardest decision of her life. She was wrong.
Because she is the one person who knows the truth, a truth that will change everything: the holograms lied.
Alex can’t deny this new world is mesmerizing. Holo technology lets her customize everything from her clothes to her surroundings. But she can’t let it distract her from searching for her boyfriend, best friend, and brother. They need to know what happened. Because there’s a rebellion brewing, and every utopia has a breaking point. What price must they all pay to survive?
I got an ARC of the first book, The Warning, from the publisher earlier this year and really enjoyed it. This sequel was just as original in many ways as the first book was. I loved all the different science fiction aspects to it. But at times the amount of the technology was a bit overwhelming, and I could probably have used a little more explanation or more examples of it being used. I was kept on the edge of my seat with this, wondering what was really going on with the world they had all been brought to, and if they might be able to get back to their own Earth. There was some time travel in a way, even as they said it was impossible, but that also meant there was some alternate universe types of things.
There were a few glimpses into what might be the aliens or whoever had come to take them, with some spaceships when they thought they were on a planet, and not finding the vances when they tried to locate them either. So I was also left with some questions and wondering exactly how some pieces of the puzzle fit. Personally I would like or it at least seemed like we needed more of a third book to wrap a lot of the things up and that is why I only gave 4 stars, even though it had me turning pages, on my e-reader, as fast as I could to find out what was going to happen next.