The One Universe series is definitely one that got my attention. Two picks up where One left off but this time the story is told from Elias’ perspective. I enjoyed the continuation of the series and thought Kopans did a great job of wrapping up this series. There is definitely a lot of action and we get to learn a lot more about what Fisk’s plans were. On top of all of that, Merrin and Elias are trying to balance the differences in how they feel about their superpowers with their love for each other.
Elias and Merrin are officially on the run. They have escaped the Biotech Hub with the help of his sisters and ultimately end up at the Clandestine Services Hub. While at CS, they are able to not only explore more about who they are together but also who they are separated. Throughout the course of this book, it is clear that Merrin really wants to fly and be something more and Elias just wants to be normal. Getting Elias’ perspective made me a bit annoyed with Merrin – mostly because I could see how much it hurt him to see her struggle and at times make him feel like he wasn’t enough for her.
“She always wants to be more extraordinary, and I’m always content for us to be ourselves.”
That line just said it all for me. Elias is still swoony and all he really needs to be happy is to be with Merrin but he knows what is important to her and what will make her happy. Because flying is everything to her, he does whatever he can to help her realize that goal.
As the story progresses, we find out more about what was really going on at the Biotech Hub and what truly happened to Elias’ sisters. Due to all of the testing he put them through, they are having some horrible side effects and creating a lot of issues as they are tearing around the world. Inadvertently they are creating an opening for Fisk to move forward with the plans he has been keeping under wraps.
Turns out Fisk has been plotting against all the other supers and he isn’t above using Merrin to test them out. When she decides to go on a mission with one of the new characters, Gallagher, and gets caught, he has the perfect chance to do it. I won’t give anything away here but what he does to Merrin has a major impact on her and what she sees as her future.
If you enjoyed book one of this series you will definitely want to check book two out to find out what happens to these characters and the hubs. If you haven’t started this series yet, go get it and start it…you won’t be disappointed.
Thank you to the author for providing a copy for review.
Two is … well, book two in the One Universe and it picks up shortly after book one leaves us.
Elias and Merrin are on the run, they’re looking for someplace safe where they can regroup and hopefully get some answers. They find themselves at the Social Welfare Hub but not for long. Fisk is determined to get the formulas… and Merrin back.
A bomb sends them on the run again and has them at the Clandestine Services Hub where President Masters is more than happy to help them.
But everything isn’t as it seems and when Merrin uncovers some of Fisk’s bigger plans, she finds herself heading back to Biotech to recover something that could change the lives of Super’s everywhere.
Add to all that the stress that Elias is feeling over his sisters. He’s determined to find and help them before their powers destroy what’s left of them
I was really excited to read this and Kopans certainly didn’t disappoint. The journey these characters go on is intense and action packed and what a roller-coaster ride. If you loved Elias and Merrin in book 1, you’re going to be so happy with the path their story is on. Plus, Elias’s point of view is full of win and getting the opportunity to get a deeper feel for the emotions he has and the feelings he has for Merrin was perfection. The struggle he has with simply wanting to live a normal life had me wanting to clasp him to my chest and hide him away forever. But normal is just not on the agenda for these kids.
I’ll be honest, there were times I wanted to shake Merrin, she was so focused on the desire to enhance her one, (which I get) that she often times put everyone else on the backburner. I wanted her to be more concerned about the twins and more concerned about her relationship with Elias.
In addition to our main characters we get Leni and Daniel of course, but we are introduced to some amazing new secondary characters which I’m incredibly excited to get to know more about. From Hayley to Click to Gallagher and Vera as well as President Masters… they all jumped off the page for me and just add to the wonderful plot. Kopans also feeds my geeky side with all her characters and I love it.
I can’t really get into many of the details of the story without potentially spoiling things… but I will tell you this. Kopans weaves tons of action with elements of mystery, and suspense, as well as first love and romance into this amazing series. If you haven’t started it yet, go now and get these books. You’ll thank me later!