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July 2, 2018

Alpha by Jus Accardo ~ A Review #MondayBlogs

by MK French

Sera had no memory of her past before being experimented on. G was the boy in the cell next to hers, and having him to talk to kept her sane. He felt the same way about her and had once been an experiment called Alpha. They're on the run, but G needs an antidote to the poison that was released into his body, and Sera has a faulty chip implanted. As a result, both have an "expiration date" of sorts, as well as their own tangled feelings for each other.
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Alpha
July 2018; Entangled Teen; 978-1640631854
ebook, print (304 pages); fantasy
Alpha is the third of the Infinity Division novels, but other than a little confusion in the first chapter or so, I wasn't terribly lost by not reading the first two. Then again, this isn't the first piece of media that I've seen or read that involves moving through multiple dimensions/alternate timelines, so it was easy to grasp the concept once I realized that was the driving force behind the hunt in the first third of the book. I'm interested in the other dimensions that the characters move through, and we see far too little of them for my liking.

The story moves between Sera's and G's points of view, and gradually we learn more about them and their history with each other, as well as with the multiple universes. They're traumatized in different ways, and G at times will draw Sera in closer to protect her, and at other times try to push her away to keep her safe. Though she isn't a fighter, Sera feels the same way and comes up with some clever ways to try to do so. Sera is the one I connected with most throughout the novel, and I really liked how her spirit never really flagged, no matter what she went through. She might not have been the hand to hand fighter that G was, but she has her own ways of fighting those that had imprisoned them.

I think the multiple epilogues make the most sense for those that had read the first two novels prior to this one, as it adds more information about characters I really didn't know or get to care much about. The epilogues tied together a number of (probable) loose ends, but I do feel that there is likely more of this story to tell.

Be sure to check out the excerpt and giveaway that posted last Friday.

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Born and raised in New York City, M.K. French started writing stories when very young, dreaming of different worlds and places to visit. She always had an interest in folklore, fairy tales, and the macabre, which has definitely influenced her work. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband, three young children, and golden retriever.

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