Thursday, May 17, 2018

4.5 Wine Glass #Audio #Review of Danger's Vice by Amanda Carlson


36216943Title: Danger’s Vice
Series: Holly Danger Book #2
Author: Amanda Carlson
Narrator: Emma Wilder
Format: Unabridged Audio Book (6 hrs and 47 mins)
Published: 11 Sept 2017 (Amanda Carlson, Inc.)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Gifted by author
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Outskirts never die…

After narrowly escaping death, Holly is back on the streets in a quest to find the elusive pico. Discovering what’s on the quantum drive—the same one the zealot had been willing to die for—is priority number one. Forgiving the kid has proven to be easier than she’d thought, but the cranky outskirt is another story.

It doesn’t take Holly long to discover that Tandor’s crew hasn’t been obliterated, and are actively seeking retribution. They’re recruiting Northerners, but she’s found one who’s willing to spill. It’s a good thing, too, since things are starting to get strange. On the hunt, she stumbles on an old man dressed in a burial cloth, and witnesses a seeker wandering the streets where it shouldn’t be.

After a friend gets caught up in the fray, Holly’s hand is forced. She has to act quickly to procure the information she needs. But what she learns is harrowing. The outskirts aren’t just taking over the city—they’re infecting people with Plush, and the quantum drive may hold the only key. The only problem is, it might be too late...

Linda's Thoughts:
A solid dystopian sci-fi read!

Danger’s Vice is the second gripping installment in Amanda Carlton’s addictive Holly Danger futuristic series. This story picks up right where the first book, Danger’s Halo, left off as Holly and her crew embarks on another riveting adventure determined to save what’s left of the world.

As this tale begins, we quickly learn that just because Tandor bit the dust in the previous installment, it doesn’t mean that the very real threat posed by his former crew has lessened. If anything, the danger element has intensified as Tandor’s second-in-command has quickly stepped up to take control and he’s even worse than Tandor was. This time, it’s not just Holly and her crew in the notorious villains’ sights: the whole city is.

Meanwhile, Daze, Holly’s retainer, is slowly recovering from his ordeal. Holly’s family has accepted Daze with open arms and Holly’s nurturing of him showcases her soft side.

Case also returns, but he has a way to go to be accepted by Holly. In the previous tale, he lied and put her life on the line. In his favor, he’s a wealth of information and he did save all their lives at the end of the first book.

Regardless, the stakes are high as the crew struggles to discover the secrets held on the mysterious quantum drive. First, they have to get their hands on a working pico computer!

Holly is a fantastic kick ass heroine. She’s smart, strong, tough, fearless, capable, innovative, assured and caring. Her friends are her family and mean everything to her. She will put her life on the line without hesitation for them.

I listened to the audio edition of Danger’s Vice which Emma Wilder narrates with a truly exemplary performance.  Her voice is clear and easy to understand. The voices she uses for the multiple characters seem perfectly appropriate for them and they remain consistent through-out. She expresses the proper emotions and her pacing is spot-on. The end result is a polished, professional package which enhances the story. After listening to the audio, I can’t imagine not opting for the audio edition.  I look forward to listening to her again soon!

If you are looking for a romance, you may want to look elsewhere. It’s not a romance – at least not yet, However, I’m holding out hope that there will be one in this series’ future.

I strongly suggest that this series be read in order.

I’m a huge fan of Amanda’s books and have quickly fallen in love with this exciting series. It’s fast-paced, action-packed, teeming with mystery and chock-full of perilous suspense. There’s a lot going on in Danger’s Vice and you won’t want to miss a second of the hoopla! If you enjoy solid dystopian sci-fi reads that are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat, I’d encourage you to check out Amanda’s Holly Danger series. I can’t wait to dive into Holly’s next endeavor in Danger’s Race!

Suggested Reading Order: 
Danger’s Halo (Book #1)
Danger’s Vice (Book #2)
Danger’s Race (Book #3)
Danger’s Cure (Book #4)
Danger’s Hunt (Book #5)

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