It’s been three days since Solar Storm Icarus silenced the world…three days since the GRS virus wiped out most of humanity and started changing the few who remained. Liv and the others made it through the initial wave, but they’ve lost a lot along the way and the journey to Salvation is far from over. A rogue military organization has taken hold of the area and they possess a weapon that could change everything.
When Liv finds out her brother and the other refugees are being held captive at Camp Seco, she will risk everything to get him back. As the group embarks upon a dangerous rescue mission, a rival band of survivors threatens their safety and a new storm gathers overhead. The virus has spread and the infected are being drawn together. What’s worse, the beast that lurks inside of Liv is growing stronger and more difficult to control. But Liv has a promise to keep–and her little brother is running out of time.
Will Liv be able to harness her strength to save her brother and the hundreds of other innocents beyond the walls of Camp Seco, or will she let the monster out and put them all at risk?
When I read Killshot (Book 1) I couldn’t believe that I was reading Sci Fi. Not my usual genre of books to read. But, after reading it I knew I had to read Ballistic (Book 2 in the Icarus Series) I needed to know what happened to everyone with the cliffhanger that I was left with in Book 1. I am very happy to say that I really enjoyed Ballistic!
The lead characters are teenagers and after the Solar Storm Icarus most of the world has been left dead. Liv (Sarge) yes you guessed it. She is in charge and she is only 17 but, she is a tough kid. She has been infected with the virus and struggles to fight off the beast that is now inside her. I will let you read the synopsis for more.
But if you like Sci Fi I think this is a very good book. If someone like me loved this book and I say I don’t do Sci Fi but, apparently I do now. I would say that this is a must read. Although, please read Killshot first. There is so much that goes on in these books and Ballistic is not a standalone. And, there is a huge cliffhanger at the ending of Ballistic too. I hope we don’t have to wait too long before the 3rd book in this series is out.
I am so happy that I had the opportunity to read both books in the Icarus series.
I received Ballistic as a complimentary copy for an honest review and I give it 5 STARS. I will definitely read more from this author.
Aria Michaels is the author of The Icarus Series, a bestselling young adult dystopian saga as well as a contributor to ATZ Publications’ Chronology of the Apocalypse, and Tricks, Treats, and Zombies (releasing in October 2016). Aria is an avid reader, die-hard zombie fan, and enthusiastic lover of bonfires and red wine. When she is not glued to her computer pouring out the voices in her head, this busy single mom can be found playing in the dirt with her boys, painting, or binge-watching The Walking Dead. Aria is currently hard at work on the next instalment of the Icarus Series and revelling in her role as instigator of literary mayhem and stealth assassin of fictional characters.
“You are never more than one chapter away from a different future.” –Aria Michaels