The Evolution Series #3
July 6, 2014
A lie is a prison without bars.
A captive of the enemy, Candace is forced to confront mistakes and regrets from both sides of the battlefield, including her own. Nothing is simple, and lines in the sand that were once clear have become blurred and indistinguishable. Even the unlikely love she found teeters on the edge of uncertainty.
The truth is not always what it seems, and can be a prison of its own.
Alone, she must decide where she stands. Alone, she must decide who to trust.
When the smoke clears, what's left might not be much…
But it might be enough.
My Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
My measure of how much I like a book or series is usually centered around how much I think about the characters after I've finished reading. I absolutely loved books one and two in The Evolution Series, loved the characters, the plot, everything. Frankly I was a little nervous starting book three after the climactic cliffhanger in book two. So many authors have taken that plot line in a direction I didn't like.
I'm so happy to say, I loved Evolution: HEX! Wow, talk about going through the emotional wringer. Candace has been there and somehow manages to still be quite awesome. I think what I like the most about Candace is her integrity. She will always stand up for what she believes in. As a reader, I can count on that.
I really hope this third book isn't the end. There's still so much more Ms. Huchton could write about. Lots of unanswered questions... where do we go from here? sort of things. My only complaint, and this is really minor, is I think this could have been stretched out into two books. Seventy-five percent of the way in, I was sure we were in for another cliffhanger. Maybe it's just me and my reluctance to let go of these characters, but this whole book felt rushed. I guess I just want more.
So did I mention that I LOVED this book? Yeah, I know, you don't hear me screaming from the rooftops often, but it's true. My plea to the author... please continue the series. I'm not ready to part ways with this set of characters quite yet.
About the Author
A geek of all trades, Starla Huchton has been crafting stories in various genres since 2007. Her first novel, The Dreamer’s Thread was released as a full cast audiobook podcast, becoming a double-nominee and finalist for the 2010 Parsec Awards. After releasing short fiction of steampunk, noir fantasy, and other varieties, she released the first three books of the Sci-Fi Romance Endure series in 2013. All three books of the Evolution series will be released in 2014, as well as a Steampunk Fantasy novel, Master of Myth (the Antigone’s Wrath series, book 1), which was the first place winner of the Crested Butte Writers’ contest, The Sandy, in 2012.
When not writing, Starla trains three Minions, a black lab, and a military husband whilst designing book covers for independent authors and publishers at Designed by Starla.
Open to Domestic US only due to shipping
Paperback copies of the entire Evolution series,
a Captain America hat,
an Avengers USB drive filled with eBooks (the entire Evolution series AND the Endure series),
an Evolution: ANGEL mini-book necklace,
Arch Nemesis Wanted necklace from Surlyramics,
Captain America wristlet,
a set of Avengers earrings,
Models Own Sticky Fingers nail polish (black) with comic book decals,
and superhero lip balm +pin sets
all in an X-Men tote baga Rafflecopter giveaway