Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher on Netgalley. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Book: Select Few
Author: Marit Wiesenberg
Book Series: Select Book 2
Publication Date: October 9, 2019
Genre: YA Fantasy
Recommended Age: 16+ (some mature scenes and violence)
Publisher: Charlesbridge Teen
Synopsis: After rejecting the cult-like influence of her father’s family, Julia moves into a fancy hotel in downtown Austin. But she finds herself alone except for her boyfriend, John–and her fears. Once again she’s suppressing her abilities, afraid her family will come for John when they find out he’s been developing abilities of his own in her presence. The FBI is also keeping a close eye on Julia hoping she can lead them to her father, Novak, as he’s wanted for questioning in his former assistant’s death.
With tensions high, Julia and John agree to go separate ways for the summer, paving the way for Julia to reunite with Angus, fellow outcast. Together they set out on a road trip to California to find Julia’s mom and a way into Novak’s secret underground world. Along the way Julia will learn the Puri perhaps aren’t the only humans evolving into something different. . . and that maybe she’s the leader her people have needed all along
Review: For the most part, this book did well to get the reader from point A to point B. It tells a decent story and, while not what I expected, it does well to convey what the author wanted.
So, I really loved the first book and it set the bar for this book and I feel like this book did not meet that bar. The book was just really flat and it felt like the author didn’t know exactly what to do in this book. I think it was a case of “second book in the series” syndrome but it was just not living up to my expectations. I was also really annoyed by the main character throughout this novel lol.
Verdict: I’d read it so you know how the series continues.