Synopsis It’s been three days since Solar Storm Icarus silenced the world…three days since the GRS virus wiped out most of humanity and started changing the few who remained. Liv and the others made it through the initial wave, but they’ve lost a lot along the way and the journey to Salvation is far from over. A rogue military organization has taken hold of the area and they possess a weapon that could change everything.
When Liv finds out her brother and the other refugees are being held captive at Camp Seco, she will risk everything to get him back. As the group embarks upon a dangerous rescue mission, a rival band of survivors threatens their safety and a new storm gathers overhead. The virus has spread and the infected are being drawn together. What’s worse, the beast that lurks inside of Liv is growing stronger and more difficult to control. But Liv has a promise to keep–and her little brother is running out of time.
Will Liv be able to harness her strength to save her brother and the hundreds of other innocents beyond the walls of Camp Seco, or will she let the monster out and put them all at risk?
Ballistic (Icarus Series, Book Two)
Another wild ride from Aria Michaels is in store for readers of the Icarus series. Continuing their harrowing journey following the events in Killshot, Liv, Zan, Ty, Ry, and the rest are thrown one nasty slime-covered curve ball after another in this emotional second installment.
Though there are characters which exhibit some growth, I still can’t stand Christa, but it makes sense to have some people survive that aren’t necessarily your favorites, because isn’t that rather realistic?
A good balance of fast paced and wasteland wandering, stopping now and then to pause for you to really soak in the details of the devastation, Ballistic is one of those books that reminds you that you can love a book even if it makes you cry. In fact, maybe even more so because of it.
Furthermore, there are still a number of matters by which I remain perplexed, but I’m hoping those questions will be answered in the book yet to come.
In the end I greatly enjoyed my time spent in this particular collection of pages. I loved being so wrapped up in the words of another that I completely lost sight of myself and became immersed in the reality of the characters, something which happened with both books in the Icarus series, but more often in Ballistic due to the tension ratcheting up a few more notches. The stakes are higher than ever and I just can’t wait for the next book after that ending.
Aria Michaels is the author of The Icarus Series, a bestselling young adult dystopian saga as well as a contributor to ATZ Publications’ Chronology of the Apocalypse, and Tricks, Treats, and Zombies (releasing in October 2016). Aria is an avid reader, die-hard zombie fan, and enthusiastic lover of bonfires and red wine. When she is not glued to her computer pouring out the voices in her head, this busy single mom can be found playing in the dirt with her boys, painting, or binge-watching The Walking Dead. Aria is currently hard at work on the next instalment of the Icarus Series and revelling in her role as instigator of literary mayhem and stealth assassin of fictional characters.
“You are never more than one chapter away from a different future.” –Aria Michaels