Enigma (Schrodinger’s Consortium #2) by Tonya Kuper
Publication Date: July 3, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Worst. Road Trip. Ever.
Escaping with Reid Wentworth should have been fun, but how can I enjoy it when I just (accidentally) killed someone, my mom and brother are in danger, and the Consortium is trying to enslave humanity? (Yeah, they aren’t fooling around.) So feeling something for Reid Wentworth was not part of the plan. Trying to help unite the Resistance against the Consortium means I can’t be distracted by hot boys.
The Resistance secret hideout isn’t exactly the rebel base of my dreams. A traitor there wants me dead, but we have no idea who it is. And with both the Resistance and the Consortium trying to control me, the only one I can trust is Reid. If we’re going to have any chance of protecting my family, controlling my unstable powers, and surviving the clash between the Oculi factions, I’m going to have to catch this traitor. By using myself as bait.
Expounding upon the world and characters which were first introduced in Anomaly, Kuyper’s latest has us following Josie and Reid once again as they navigate the ups and downs of teenage life- with a few extra bumps thrown in due to them being Oculi.
Oh and you know, just the whole, running for their lives thing. NO big deal.
Although it wasn’t really much different as far as technique or style, sometimes I just felt less engrossed in this second part of the story. I don’t know if it’s because of the momentum that was constantly built up in book 1, or if it was just me.
I did enjoy meeting new characters and seeing more growth in Josie, who by the way has a lot on her plate and tends to deal with things after the fact like so many real teens do. Impulse control is nearly nonexistent, so it makes sense that she would just jump into things without thinking one minute, then hesitate the next. She’s learning as she goes and that, to me, is pretty realistic.
Reid was never my favorite to begin with, but I almost want to say I liked him more in this book. I don’t want to give too much away, so you’ll just have to read it to decide why I’ve said this. Or message me if you’re a spoiler hound.
Enigma wraps up Josie’s journey in such a way that almost all the questions are answered, but there is definitely room for the author to further explore this world and build on what we’ve learned about Oculi and the Consortium vs. the Resistance, so I’m intrigued and wondering if there’s more to come.
With both books in the duology, we get this awesome geeky fangirl sense of having a character we can relate to, even if we aren’t exactly great at Chemistry or Calculus. I really appreciated the author’s delving into the topics of anxiety and physical limitations with a sensitive hand, and an eye for what it might be like to actually suffer from such.
If you want a fast read with action, a bit of romance, and lots of Star Wars references, make this your next binge read!
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Tonya Kuper is the author of ANOMALY, the first in the Schrodinger’s Consortium Series, a young adult science fiction trilogy, released November 4, 2014 by Entangled Teen, and it’s recently released sequel, ENIGMA. She fell for Young Adult lit while earning her Masters degree in Reading Education. She’s a mom to two awesome boys, an alt music junkie, a Star Wars nerd, and in love with Sherlock.
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