Tremble by Jus Accardo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Have you read book 1 and 2 yet? If not, don’t read this review… You’ve been warned!! Also – I may include some spoilers here – so don’t read on if you don’t want to know what’s happening!!
Dez isn’t having the best luck lately. Tremble picks up shortly after Toxic left us and Dez is struggling for a couple reasons. First, she’s a six and the drug she was given to enhance her abilities is now a deadly countdown to insanity and death. Second, she’s on Denazen’s hitlist because of it. And finally, her father is using Kale, the love of her life, against her and ultimately to kill her.
At the end of Toxic, Kale trades his life for hers, and Denazen did their worst to him. They erased Dez from his mind and replaced his memories with false ones and they gave him a new trial drug called Domination. Now he’s doing things the old Kale never would have considered… including kissing her half-sister.
The underground group is trying to save all of the six’s and so a lot of this book is finding them and hopefully getting there before those who want to get rid of them, and convincing them to return with them. Along the way, we find that the Denazen agents and Dez’s group are working from the same list hoping to get to the one person who’s blood may hold the cure for those on the termination list.
I will admit up front that I wasn’t as happy with book 2, (probably because of Jade) but book 3 came back with a bang. I sympathized with Dez much more in this book … the hurt of seeing him with Kiernan and the pain of knowing the relationship they shared, and Kale not having a single recollection and the anger and coldness he had toward her. It just about did me in.
Dez, while always a pretty strong character in the other books, really stepped it up in this book. She was prepared to fight for Kale and prove to him who she truly was even if it endangered her life. But she didn’t take his crap either. Even with the effects of the Supremacy project slowing her down, she pushes through it.
I was wondering what Denazen was going to do with Kale once they got their hands on him, and I wasn’t disappointed. I absolutely didn’t expect this. Kale has become someone else in the time they’ve been apart, and this new version isn’t who Dez would have fallen for, but she gets hints of her Kale throughout. Even though his memories have been taken, his body and mind deep down know Dez and so he fights to know the truth. I loved seeing this other side of Kale and I am interested in seeing how once more and more of his memories return, The Domination project will affect who he was and is.
Accardo fills this book with tons of action and suspense. Throwing in twists that I didn’t even see coming. I’m incredibly excited to see where she takes us in book 4.