Review: Shadow Falling (The Scorpius Syndrome #2) by Rebecca Zanetti

August 27, 2016 Review 0

Review: Shadow Falling (The Scorpius Syndrome #2) by Rebecca Zanetti

Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Kennedy was the FBI’s best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her skills as a hunter of men had gone from merely brilliant to full-on uncanny. Her mysterious rescuer wants her to put them to the test. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel’s eyes and devil’s tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him.

If the FBI were still around they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. His military training can’t wipe out his association with the Mercenaries, the most feared gang in a thousand miles. His loyalties are compromised. He won’t even tell Vinnie his real name. But there’s no FBI in the new America of fear and firepower, only instinct and risk. And the way his arms wrap around her tells its own story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can’t hide his desire . .

Title: Shadow Falling
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Forgotten Sins, Marked, Wicked Ride, On the Hunt
Series: The Scorpius Syndrome #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: On the Hunt, Mercury Striking, Justice Ascending
Published by Zebra
Source: Publisher
Published: August 30, 2016
Genres: Apocalypse, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 400
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Shadow Falling is out! YES! I could not wait to get my hands on it. This is one of those books I had to clear my calendar and rest up to read. I knew I was going to pull an all-nighter reading it because once I started, there was no stopping.

Every time I read a book in The Scorpius Syndrome series, I feel like I’m getting a whole bunch of stories in one book. On one hand, you have romance. Vinnie and Raze. Yowza! Vinnie was held captive and tested on by the current president, who is a completely insane! Vinnie is super smart as a profiler, but with all the drugs that were pumped into her, she’s not sure if it’s the syndrome or the drugs that have messed up her brain. Raze, what an enigma he is! We met him in the previous title, full of mystery and not really knowing what his intentions were. Is he a spy, where do his loyalties lay? The questions that lingered from the previous book all begin to make sense now. They can’t fight their attraction to each other and things heat up. And then everything blows up once secrets are revealed! WHOA!

Next up is the secondary characters. Rippers, Vanguards, Mercs, gangs, military. Jax and Lynne, Tace, Sami and several other are back for round two and not as fillers. Oh no, they are much more than that. They are full on active participants. We are getting to know them better. Jax and Lynne we already knew but get to continue on their journey. Tace and Sami – those two are little subplots and have me dying to find out where their story will take them. There are two new players this time around Moe, Raze is sister and Damon, the leader of the Merc. I do believe there may be a romance in their future. Then there is Bret. President, psycho and all-around uber creepy dude. Shivers! Something tells me he’s going to be around for a long while.

Characters and romance aside, the meat of all of this that gets my blood pumping is the devastation, survival and rebuilding of the human race after it was almost wiped out. The journey everybody takes, all the ugliness, weak characters, scary cults, intermixed with acts of bravery and heroes that come out. Post-apocalyptic world at its finest. It’s all so raw and it feels so real as they struggle to survive day-to-day living. I find myself slipping into the story wondering how I would have done. That right there is why I crave this series so much. Wondering how I would fit in, would I survive, completely losing myself in the story. That dear reader is what a great book is all about.

My first taste of author Rebecca Zanetti came from the novella that introduced The Scorpius Syndrome series last year. Ever since then I’ve been hooked, have turned into a stalker feening for the next book to come out. Now let me warn you now, there is a lot of world building that goes into the series. It’s really important to read all the books so you can understand all the hows, whats and why. Trust me when I say it is well worth it. This will be one series I will be reading again and again.

 

 

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