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#BOOKREVIEW: Two by LeighAnn Kopans

Two by LeighAnn KopansTwo book blurb: Elias and Merrin’s story continues in TWO, coming October, 2013…  Elias and Merrin are on the run. After escaping the Biotech Hub, they thought they could breathe easy, or at least a little easier. But when bombs slam into the Social Welfare Hub only hours after their arrival, it becomes clear there’s nowhere to hide – and no end to what Biotech will do to get them back. Their last chance for safety and answers is the Clandestine Service Hub. CS has intel on the real, broader purpose behind Fisk’s experiments , and the newfound knowledge of the horrors hidden deep within Biotech’s walls sends Merrin back to recover a secret formula that could ruin the Supers’ world forever—and might just save the lives of the Biotech victims spiraling out of control. Elias’ sisters are counted among the victims of Fisk’s experiments, and if Elias can’t find and help them, their powers will destroy them–sooner rather than later. Returning to the place it all began terrifies him, but with Fisk ready to make an example out of Merrin, and his sisters’ lives –and the lives of all Supers–hanging in the balance, he might not have a choice. If he can’t find the courage to face his worst fears, Elias might lose more than his newfound powers. He might lose everyone he loves

My Thoughts

Maybe it was life throwing me a curve ball but I struggled with this one.  It just didn’t hold my attention like the first book. But the constant pining for “normal” that Elias did just got annoying, quick. Then I realized that Merrin’s pining for being Super was all throughout the first book. Maybe it was because it was the first book and it was all about Merrin trying to be Super that I overlooked it. Something about Elias’ constant desire to normal when the “story” seems more important just irritated me. It kind of reminded me of Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix where Harry was just a whiny brat the whole way through. I wanted to chuck that book too. 🙂 But I powered through both and am glad for it…for knowing the story.

Another thing that I didn’t enjoy was his constant want to touch. I like hints, not in-your-face. romance. But that’s just me. I’m not normally a “romance novel” reader. I wanted to read the story, not the love affair. 🙂 But, I imagine that’s what classifies it as Young Adult, right?

Anyway, the overall story was amazing. Once I got past the first half of the book and I could skim the parts that disinterested me, which were getting fewer and fewer in between, I really got into it and enjoyed the rest of the story. I love the sci-tech of it all. And when you cut out all the “I want to be normal”, the “But I want to be more”, and the touchy-feelies going on, the story flew by. I craved to know what happened and so I continued until the end. All in all, I did enjoy it, despite the slow start.

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Book Genre: YA fantasy Book release date: October 8, 2013 Two on Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18073957-two Two on pre-order from author’s site: http://www.leighannkopans.com/index2.php#!/Order_TWO Two on Amazon: To come. Two on Barnes and Noble: To come. Other book releases: One – YA fantasy Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17251203-one Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/ONE-Leigh-Ann-Kopans/dp/148499583X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377169778&sr=8-1&keywords=one+leighann About the author Leigh Ann Kopans: Raised on comic books and classic novels, Leigh Ann developed an early love of science fiction and literature. As an adult, she rediscovered her love for not only reading, but also writing the types of fiction that enchanted her as a teen. Her debut novel, ONE, is about a girl with only half a superpower, the boy who makes her fly, and her struggle to make herself whole. Leigh Ann on Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6439443.LeighAnn_Kopans Leigh Ann on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeighAnnKopans Leigh Ann on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeighAnnKopansbooks Leigh Ann on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/leighannkopans/one-two/ Leigh Ann’s website: http://www.leighannkopans.com/index2.php#!/HOME Leigh Ann’s blog: http://leighannkopans.blogspot.com/

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One Comment

  1. Comment by Cheyenne:

    Great review, Jamie! I’ve not gotten around to ONE yet but hope to soon. It’s refreshing to read an honest review that doesn’t shy away from mentioning the “S”-word (skim). Sometimes, it happens. Good to hear you powered through and were glad of it in the end!

    As for OOTP, Harry’s whining was a bit much at times, but the second time I read that book, I felt more like I could totally sympathise. Raging hormones AND kept in the dark by the people he admired most. I can kinda see his pain 😉

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