Friday, 28 November 2014
Quickie Review: Vortex [Insignia #2] by S.J. Kincaid
I have to be honest and say that I have had Vortex since it was published, I just never found time to actually get to read it, and while part of me is sad that it took so long to read this amazing book, I am also glad I left it so late as I get to dive right into the next book straight away.
Whilst reading Vortex I didn't take any review notes, or try to remember the important parts to share in a review, mostly because this isn't technically a 'review' book, but I also found it hard to stop to make notes, so this review wont really have too much information about what happens between the pages, but will just contain my thoughts and feelings.
Vortex is the second installment in the Insignia series, and I loved this one just as much as the previous book. It begins with Tom on vacation with his Father, but for those who know Tom, know that this won't stop him for getting into mischief, and pretty soon Tom is using his neural processor and his special ability to get even on someone, but unbeknownst to him is also making it easy for him to be discovered.
Reading Vortex I didn't think it was as action packed as the previous book was, there is action, and mischief, but it focuses on Tom's friendships, his attitude, and his future. I enjoyed getting to see the friendships he has made be really tested and we get to see how strong these bonds are, through thick, thin, and ice cold weather we see this band of friends stick together, even if it means going against all the rules to save one another. I love how they stick up for each other, how strong they are, and even how determined they can be when they put their mind to something. Tom is just as stubborn and headstrong, and yes he does make a lot of mistakes and does a lot of idiotic things, but his heart is mostly in the right place.
There were some interesting twists in the story, and I really liked how a part of Insignia was carried on in this book and really made you think about the clues that were offered. There was also a shocking part were my heart nearly broke for someone, but the 'fix' for this person was very interesting.
Vortex is a book to make this series proud, and there is no doubt in my mind that the 'middle book syndrome' does not affect this one in any way. I am so glad I have the next book waiting to be read, I don't think I could wait too long to read it otherwise.