***(3) out of 5 stars
Jadah McCoy’s ORGANIC, pitched as Bladerunner meets Pitch Black, in which 18-year-old Syl has barely survived the genetic splicing that plagued her human body. After discovering the androids’ plot to wipe out human and Cull alike, Syl must return to Elite to warn the other survivors. However, with the realization that her group of survivors isn’t the only one, also comes the realization that some humans are just as bad as androids. Bastion and Syl grow closer, however, their relationship suffers under the weight of her past ghosts and a growing threat that endangers human and android alike.
As is typical in trilogy sets, this second-in-the-series book seemed like nothing much more than a place holder. While I still enjoyed reading it, there was hardly anything new that occurred to truly advance the storyline. Syl - now an android hosting a memory dump of human-Syl’s brain - has even more issues than she did before! For once thing, she is having dreams, something which shouldn’t be possible. She is still making a myriad of bad choices. And Bastion continues to follow her around like a lost little puppy. Mostly, the book consisted of them walking into one bad situation after another, more often alone than together. There was also an inexplicable amount of going back and forth from one place to another, without ever actually getting anywhere. The story didn’t really advance either, other than how the book ended which was just dumb. I had such high hopes for this series, but they just didn’t pan out in this volume. I’m really hoping that book three is able to redeem it.
I received a free eBook copy of this title from the publisher, Curiosity Quills,
and have willingly provided an honest review.