Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Book Review ~ Roth (The Invasion #2) by Jessica Frances ~ Giveaway

Roth 
(The Invasion #2)
by Jessica Frances
New Adult Sci-Fi Romance
Date Published: August 16, 2014

Synopsis
Mattie:
I was taken and left for dead on a planet far from Earth. My new nightmare is called Roth.
I have only Hank for an ally here and a burning rage that builds higher with each passing day.
But we have a plan.
One that will hopefully give humans back the Earth.
One that will ensure I get revenge for what was taken from me.
I will stop at nothing to get Earth back.
I am willing to die for this.

Marduke:
I made a mistake.
I sent Mattie away from Earth and now she is in more danger than she ever was there.
The threat to her life doesn't just come from my people, but from humans as well.
I have to find her.
She needs to know there is more at risk than just her life.
She carries a secret, one that would lead to our deaths if anyone found out.
If we want a future together, then we need to escape Roth and leave the war and everyone behind.


What happens when their plan begins to fail?
What will they do when a new threat presents itself, one more dangerous than anything they have ever faced before?
Will Mattie be able to survive the loss she is forced to endure?
Will Marduke be able to protect her from not only his people and hers, but also from herself?
Is there still a way to save Earth?
Is there even a way to save each other?
Or will humans fall?
Will Earth be lost to them forever?

My Thoughts
Roth is the second part of the Invasion Trilogy.  If you have not read Earth yet - don't wait......do it now!  

As book two begins, Mattie is on the planet Roth believing Marduke and Luke are dead.  She is out for revenge and with the help of Hank and some other allies, plan a way to get Earth back - at any cost.

Meanwhile on the planet Oden, Marduke is plagued with guilt for sending Mattie away.  His father is making his life a living hell and he needs to find a way to locate Mattie - not only to protect her, but to ensure that the secret she holds within her is protected.

Once Mattie and Marduke reunite, their situation goes from bad to worse as they encounter obstacles that include creatures that you can only imagine in your worst nightmare.

I truly enjoyed this phenomenal and mind blowing novel written by the very talented Jessica Frances.  From the very first page, I was immediately hooked and could not put it down until the very last page!  With compelling characters and a world that is so horrific, I could not help myself from being completely immersed in this action packed, and at times horrifying story.  If you are looking for a book that will entertain as well as completely enthrall you, then look no further than this trilogy.  Action, suspense, romance and some truly gory moments will be found within these pages and will take the reader on a journey that is filled with twists and turns and will test their imagination with a world that is so harsh and creatures that are beyond horrifying.  But be warned, once you start reading, I can guarantee you will not be able to put down this amazing book! I eagerly look forward to the third and final installment of this epic trilogy.   

My rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Excerpt
“I know you’re hurting, so is Hank, but this isn’t the answer. You kids are young; you’ve got your whole…” He winces. Hank’s words about Roth having no life for us are most likely echoing in his mind. “You’ve got too much to lose. You’re too young to throw it all away. I lost my wife ten years ago, and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever been through. Now… now, I’m going to lose my boy.” His voice hitches and my heart breaks into pieces. How much more heartbreak can I handle?
“I’m sorry Mr. Fields, but—”
“It’s Andy,” he interrupts.
“Right. Andy, it’s not so easy. He’s hurting. I’m hurting. I can’t stand to live another second on this planet. I hate it here, and I’d rather die trying to do something useful than be here.”
“You’re both being stubborn. It’s not great here, I know, but we can get through this. We just need to stick together.”
“Don’t you want to get Earth back? Don’t you want to be home again?”
“Home to what? We’ve already lost so many men and women; what are we going back to if we all go to war? I know you’re away from your parents and friends, and I understand that this is harder for you, but I still have my boys. I can’t stand to lose them. I promised their mother I’d take care of them. I can’t sit by and watch my boy kill himself.”
“There are causalities in war. Without them, we’d have lost many wars before this,” I point out.
“But you’re not going to win this. There is no chance. I’m going to lose Hank, and it’s going to tear me apart. Then it’s going to tear Brick apart, and I’ll have lost them both.”
My heart aches for him, knowing his pain won’t ever go away. Hank won’t give up this fight and nothing Andy says will change it.
“Listen, I know I never met your parents, but I know you’re a good kid. I knew it from the visits you had when Hank brought you and Lisa over. I feel like I owe it to your parents to keep you safe, so you’re important to Hank as well as to me. I don’t want to lose either of you. You need to be smart, and this mission you’re determined to follow through with isn’t smart.”
I tear up at his words, imaging that, if Dad were here, he’d be giving me a similar speech. He would be begging me not to do this, yet it doesn’t change how I feel.
I need to do this.
“Just think about it.” Andy’s hand rests heavily on my shoulder, no doubt seeing the lost cause that I am. Then he leaves me alone in the tent while I wipe at my eyes.
I haven’t cried much since I arrived on Roth. When I’m living in my nightmares and just after I wake, I can’t help the tears that fall. However, when I’m awake, I try to stay away from crying.
Crying feels like I am accepting what I’m feeling, and I refuse to accept this pain. Not until I’ve made Ival pay for what he’s done. Not until this is over.

  
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About the Author
Born and raised in South Australia, Jessica spends her days working in a bakery, afternoons catching up on lost sleep, and nights reading and writing. After having the Taken Trilogy taking up space in her head for years, she was relieved to have a break and her mind clear. But apparently the free rent was spoken to Mattie and her friends, because now she is hearing new voices and a whole new story. The Invasion Trilogy was then born.

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