This is the third book in the Species Intervention Series.
Abby is a wonderful character, who has faced many hardships, but even she is struggling to cope with the stress of trying to organise the rescue of the animals at The Big Cat Sanctuary. She is also seems to be growing closer to Captain Cobby.
Scotty is also a wonderful character. He has a very gentle soul, and I have grown fond of him throughout the series. Being only 17, he is still in teen rebel mode, and goes on a rescue missions of his own with Echo. He also meets and falls for a girl called Chloe, who lives in a nearby house.
There are also some old faces that pop up in this book from the first two books. Armoni makes an unwelcome return, along with Ginger Mae. There are also some new faces, namely Chloe and Kenya. I love Kenya's sassy attitude! She is a teenager, but she is very streetwise and has a bit of maturity to her that belies her youth. Chloe is a sweet 15 year old, who has been sheltered by her parents from violence.
Although this book is not as dark as the first two, with regards to violence, there was still plenty to be had! I had the rabbit in the headlights situation again! I struggled to put this book down and found myself completely absorbed in the story from the first page! I have come to the conclusion that I must have a morbid streak in me, because even though Armoni doesn't feature as prominently in this book, I was wondering what he was doing. He is the most vile, disgusting, masochistic psychopath I have ever come across in a book, but he fascinated me. However, I think that my feelings of relief outweighed my curiosity! I was just starting to enjoy the relief of not having Armoni in the picture, when the author introduced a character just as depraved, but even more deadly; A terrorist willing to do anything for his cause. This twist sent chills up my back! Speaking of twists and turns, this book has so many that I felt a bit of whiplash! However, this just kept me turning the pages to find out what was happening next! The ending has a HUGE twist that I didn't see coming! I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Hive, as soon as I can!
J.K. Accinni is now most definitely on my favourite authors list. Her writing style is fast paced, but extremely descriptive. I could easily picture these characters and places in my mind. I do not recommend this series to younger readers due to the violence and the language, but I highly recommend this book (and series) if you love Science Fiction, Dystopian or Apocalyptic Fiction. - Lynn Worton
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)