*I received a free copy of Storm Gathering from via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
on 19 September 2017
Even before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Greyson Storm was a lone wolf navigating minefields. As a kid, he learned to take a hit and find safety. As an adult, he joined the military and quickly learned how to protect and defend. When the world ended, he created a mercenary camp with military precision, no entanglements, and a promise to avenge a fallen friend. As part of that vow, he kidnapped Maureen Shadow, but now that he has let her go, her blue eyes and intriguing mind keep haunting him…
As possibly the only Biotechnology Engineer still living, Maureen Shadow might be humanity’s one hope to survive the aftermath of Scorpius, making her frighteningly valuable to both allies and enemies. Even after sexual tension explodes between her and Greyson, she’s not sure which camp he belongs to—friend or foe? Worse yet, survival may mean thwarting his prime mission, putting her in even more peril. When danger and seduction collide, there is no safety in this new world.
Storm Gathering brought with it more action, more tension, more hotness and a strong plot!
I was so happy Storm Gathering brought me Maureen’s and Greyson’s story, as they were on the sidelines in Justice Ascending. With every book in the series, a little more about the scorpius syndrome’s mystery is uncovered. And here, some real solutions were found – until the president stepped in to make things difficult for Maureen.
Between the Mercs and the Vanguard, Greyson is feeling his loyalties split. And when the president also starts meddling in Greyson’s affairs, things become even more complicated. A lot of the action in Storm Gathering unfolds in the bunker, and there is still a lot to be discovered there.
As I read Storm Gathering, I was on the edge of my seat almost non-stop, and I cannot wait to see what will happen next. The tension was extremely high, but Zanetti still managed to include some tender, loving moments anyway.
Maureen finally got her own book! As Raze’s little sister, she had been mentioned more than once in prior books, and I was very curious about her. Smart. Diligent. Loyal. She gave a very human dimension to the story.
Greyson was stone cold when he had to be. But when it came to Maureen, his heart was able to feel both tenderness and love.
Almost all the important characters from the prior books were present in Storm Gathering, and this made me have hope for these rag-tag people and the possibility of their survival.
Writing style :
Storm Gathering is written in third person, past tense, and the dialogues brought all the characters to life. The pace is rather fast, which meshed well with all the action.
Gah! Too many feels to list them all! I was seriously in anguish at times, because I just didn’t know what Greyson would do. Then, I was all happy and sappy at times. Of course, I also felt a lot of hope, which at times got crushed by hopelessness…
He was the most striking man Maureen Shadow had ever seen in real life.
Yet here he was staling her. Some sociopaths turned into serial killers – either the wild, crazy kind or the brilliant, strategic kind like Ted Bundy.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
I haven’t read this series yet, but ever since I saw book one I was interested. Glad to see you enjoyed. One day ^_^..
This series is so very realistic, Angela. Even how the world kind of fell apart seems plausible, you know?
I was dying for this book since Mo appeared in Raze’s story. I thought it was fantastic, too. Can’t wait to see what happens next with all those intriguing plot threads still dangling.
Yeah, I was very intrigued by Mo, and I loved seeing her way of thinking, and what was important to her. I can’t wait either! There is so much going on, and so much could go wrong, still :O
I can believe book 4 is still 4.5 stars good!
Well.. one word.. Zanetti!
remember you made me read book 1 last year???
I need to finish this series!
Yup! And now, you know that it’s totally worth it to continue 😀 I am so excited about the next book in this series – so much is going on.
I was so excited for this book too. I just love this world so much. I’m a big fan of zombie books, and while this isn’t really zombies, it is close enough for me to love. It is also different enough to bring freshness to the genre. The characters are really what sell me on this series and all Zanetti books. I love her characters. Great review.
I agree, Zanetti’s characters are so realistic. And she manages to write stories that seem so plausible, too. That’s one of the things I love the most about this series – a virus that changes so much to the human psyche just seems like it could happen.