Uprising (Unstrung Series Book 2) – Kendra C. Highley

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Master thief Lexa Pate always prided herself on never being caught. That changed the night she freed the artificial humans of Triarch City, a people she’s still learning to identify with. Now, imprisoned by the government, she’s separated from her family—and the love of her life—while facing murder charges. What she doesn’t know is something far worse awaits her: the Quad intends to make her pay for her crimes.

After helplessly watching Lexa be captured, Quinn has to place his trust in a group of people he barely knows to save the girl he loves. The rebels outside Triarch City have the equipment—and the information—he needs to rescue Lexa. But, knowing the Quad has sophisticated brainwashing techniques, his biggest worry is who she’ll be even if they do manage to bring her home.

Pawns in a game they barely understand, Lexa and Quinn will have to use all the gifts they possess to fight the powers seeking to control them and find a way back to each other.

Before it’s too late

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***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***

We’re back with Lexa and Quinn, though they aren’t together. Lexa has been arrested and is being held prisoner by the Quad and Quinn is desperate to get her back. Everyone is unwilling to have one without the other, so Lexa is being used as a pawn to get Quinn to come in, all while being pumped with misinformation. And Quinn is being held back from rushing headlong into getting her out as soon as humanly possible. The Quad wants them alive and together and the rebels do too. And all Lexa and Quinn, especially, want is to be around one another and live peacefully without all the political intrigue.

FLOVE Quinn. I loved him in Unstrung, I completely and utterly fell in love with him in Unfinished. And I promise that THAT emotion carries over into Uprising. His frustration and his fear and his worry are almost palpable. And poor Lexa. The poor girl doesn’t know which end is up, and honestly, when we’re in her head space, we really have a hard time knowing which end is up too. I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the characters, Jole is really a shining star for me in this book. I know he was adamant that he was capable in the first, but in this he REALLY shows himself MORE than capable.

Ms. Highley is keeping me on my toes with this series. I love Lexa and Quinn and Joel and Doc and now Rusty, and I’m not sure how I feel about Julia, but I do like Marco. She just has this ability to make these characters emotions feel so real like they were my own. When Lexa was angry, I was angry. When Quinn was desperate, I was desperate. When Lexa was sad and filled with self-loathing. I was sad, and just wanted to hug her. I really love this series! And I can’t wait to get this book in paperback to go with my other. Preferably signed! So, YES, I do recommend this series! READ IT!!!


Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most critical job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories, and the restorative powers of dark chocolate.


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