Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: The Luminaries #2
Release Date: September 17 2015
Synopsis: Kevin Pierce is a teleporter, a ladies’ man, and a loyal friend . . . or so he thought.
As a genetically altered Luminary, he helps the government bring down some of the most dangerous criminals. Not very challenging if you have his special abilities. But when a group of rebel Luminaries attacks his Organization the fight for survival begins.
One shattering event after another tests the depth of his relationships, his sanity, and his powers. Emotionally torn, Kevin must choose carefully where his loyalty lies. In the middle of all the unexpected chaos he gets the biggest shock of his life when he’s faced by a betrayal he never saw coming. Angry, injured, and ready to even the score, Kevin goes Static . . .
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Static is Book II of The Luminaries. It picks up where Kinetic, Book I, leaves off, telling Kevin’s story.
The children’s genetic makeup is altered to develop special abilities.
They are superheroes with a magical twist.
The government wants the children working directly for them – to control and study.
The rebels want to use their powers for personal gain.
Annie is getting good at passing her energy to the others.
Kevin is impulsive, arrogant and a teleporter. How would you like to hop through a portal and be somewhere else in the snap of a finger? He is the star and the rebels are the enemy, but they are not the only one. Kevin is STATIC.
Kevin met Ryan while training. She is a sensor, she can tell when people lie, and an amplifier, able to expand the others power.
Kevin is confused about his love life, but you don’t turn your back on your friends. Are guys really that dense? Sometimes I wonder. LOL
Hormones, misunderstandings, youth and cowardice are not all that is going on.
Choice have to be made. There are betrayals and death.
Who will survive?
It was hard for me to like Kevin, but in the end, he won me over. I felt I was able to understand the characters and their motivations as they struggle to have a life that is not dictated by others who want to use them.
I received a copy of Static by S K Anthony in return for an honest review.
S. K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!
ABOUT BOOK 1
Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.
Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.
A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything…
I was confused in the beginning. What is a Luminary?
Children are chosen when they are in their teens and receive injections to develop their abilities. Not everyone can be altered and join the Organization.
Annie is called to investigate a breach in security at Worldsafe, where the rich people secreted the most secret of secrets.
She is a badass and loves her work with the organization. She is KINETIC. She has a great teammate in Beth. Annie has strength and Beth has speed. Beth can catch the perpetrator and Annie can kick their ass. Beth has her back and covers for her when she refuses to kill Nick.
The characters – some good, some bad and some down right evil.
We have conspiracies and betrayals. Who do you believe and who do you trust?
Who is lying and who is telling the truth?
I am not sure what I was expecting from Kinetic, but it wasn’t what I found. There were no big surprises, but the “children’s” struggle to grow up and make the right decisions tested them. They had to grow up fast and had only themselves to rely on.
I love superheroes and magic and enjoyed my time reading Kinetic. I will be going on to read Book II, Static.
I received a copy of Kinetic by S K Anthony in return for an honest review.