Published January 26th 2016
Treena and Vance think they’ve pulled out of the numbers game forever. They’re wrong.
After Treena’s disastrous attempt to unite the nation, she has the deaths of hundreds haunting her dreams. Now, with hatred and accusations following her past the border, she’s determined to leave that horrible day behind and find a peaceful, uneventful life with Vance and the settlers. But when she starts seeing mysterious figures hiding in the abandoned cities at night and uncovers a strange desert population, she realizes there’s a danger much greater than NORA to worry about—and she just abandoned her people to their fate.
Vance is a prisoner. Being rejected by the girl he loves and put on trial for betraying his clan are bad enough, but now he’s been framed for a crime he never committed. Their less-than-perfect refuge has become the political game of a madman, and Vance is the only one who can stop it—if he can keep from being executed first.
Treena and Vance are still very much in the game, and this time it will take everything they have to save those they love.
*Numbers Ignite is the sequel to the runaway Amazon #1 Bestseller, Numbers Game.
My Review: 5 Stars
It's been awhile since I've read Book 1 (see my review here), but I didn't have too much trouble jumping right into this story. And yes, they should definitely be read in order!
The book jumps between Treena's and Vance's points of view and I loved that, since they are in different places and there's never a question about what's going on in the other one's life. I honestly can't imagine how I would survive in a society such as this and manage all the anxiety. Treena is haunted by her past and determined to move on. She's so resourceful, yet surprisingly compassionate. I admire characters such as her. Vance is really down on his luck, but he's not ready to throw in the towel just yet. I love how determined and creative he is.
There are some great surprises and suspenseful moments, as well as some characters to both hate and love. For as long as it is, I flew through it, as the pacing is fast and written in a way to motivate the reader. I could not believe the ending---really?!?! Please, Ms. Rode, please let there be more and soon! This is perfect for those who enjoy a great Dystopian, with the expected violence and romance that accompany it.
Content: mild violence (fighting, war, etc); mild romance (a few kissing, some swoony). Clean!
*I received a copy through eBooks for Review in exchange for an honest review*
About the Author:
REBECCA RODE is an award-winning author and journalist. She is the author of the bestselling YA dystopian novel, NUMBERS GAME, and the inspirational book, HOW TO HAVE PEACE WHEN YOU'RE FALLING TO PIECES. She also writes for Deseret News, KSL.com, FamilyShare, and Provo Daily Herald. However, her true love is writing for teenagers. She enjoys traveling, reading, and martial arts, and she has a ridiculous addiction to chocolate-banana shakes. She lives with her husband and four children between a mountain and a lake. Visit her at www.AuthorRebeccaRode.com.