As Sai recovers from her life-threatening injuries, she struggles to piece together her damaged relationship with Dom. He fights the parasite within, suddenly freed from the interference of the other Dominos in his head.
Inside Central, Bastian’s Shine dosing has become a dangerous dance. Enhanced security protocols and endless meetings have him on a tightrope, with little room to move without revealing himself.
When the GNW release the Damascus to begin their systemic hunt of the Exiled, the noose closes around the rebels and their allies. If they can’t disable the threat, the Exiled won’t be the Damascus’ only agenda.
I’m SO excited this book is finally here! If you haven’t read Chameleon (the first one) go ahead and check out my review here. I’ll wait. Done? Good. Also, you’re crazy. Chameleon is awesome, get on that shit.
Back to my fangirling.
Ahhh… negative digits? Haha. But that’s a good thing! The MC, Sai, ended up in a whole world of trouble at the conclusion of Chameleon and the first quarter of the book focuses around her recovery and return to the badass she was. Once she’s up and about again, she’s in the middle of preparing for a fricken war. There were some really cute moments between her and Dom but I’m only shipping friendship there. Anything else would be… weird. There were a load of ‘A+’s for friendship.
I’m also still hardcore in love with Bastian.
Plot Pacing and Resolution:
Hybrid has a lot of build, which I loved. KT didn’t rush to get to the action, instead, she gave us a minute to jump back in Sai’s head, reminded us of the amazing world she built in Chameleon, and then introduced us to a way freaky side of Dom (one of my favourite parts of the book). It’s not until the announcement of the Damascus release that the book takes off.
As for the end, it’s another cliff hanger. And man it’s a good one! For literally every character.
Hugs! Hugs all around! And damn do they need it! Don’t get me wrong, Sai gets some personal ‘wins’ but otherwise the war is an overdose of bad news. I love that Sai just gets on with it though. There are a few instances where she doubts herself but she doesn’t spend the whole time moping around. She tests her strengths, deals with the knock backs, and tries her hardest to be a good leader.
My love of Bastian carries over from the first book because unfortunately, we don’t get to see a huge amount from him. He’s still out there, risking everything, for the Exiled who are all like ‘oh him, that’s right. He’s still there’. Dom, and occasionally Sai, (and me!) are the only ones who actually seem concerned about his welfare. Jerks.
Last mention goes to Aishke. She grows a lot in this instalment and has turned from a surly (for good reason) teen into a sweetie pie. I love her.
And of course it’s those three who suffer most at the end.
So buy, read. Go, now!
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