For fans of the Hero Rebellion this is #1.5 and adds detail to the adventures Hero and Norah got up to in the first book.
We are there from the escape from home to her return so could easily dip in whilst reading book #1. It is fast paced and action filled like you would expect, with all of the wonderful details of the city beautifully described.
As usual Hero is inventive and risk prone as we see just how near failure she came and the dangers she exposed her friends to.
We get the early days when her powers are just manifesting and her inability to control them fully.
For readers new to the series I would read this after Hero as the author intended.
Love Belinda's style and recommend the series to YA and lovers of The Hunger Games and similar novels.
I was given a free copy by the author for my honest review.
I am a coder and have been for the past forty years and probably always will be. So I was very interested this book about a rarely studied group. The author has the coders mindset pretty nailed on. We are, outside the boardroom, the most powerful people in many organisations, the players on the pitch as it were. I'd rather be a coder than a powerless middle manager any day.
Coders are driving much of the change that is taking place in society today, more from geekiness than any plan. We are open to anyone, although as the author points out, women and minorities can struggle to make inroads in some organisations.
So now we have been outed see what we are any maybe try and join us?
This is a useful guide to the coding culture. Apparently, there is a world wide shortage of coders. Let's hope we don't make the errors mentioned here. The author takes us inside the lives and beliefs of the coders who control our world.
Coding explains Clive needs a warped personality. The book is replete with examples of nerds but we are told it is no longer cool to say you work for Facebook or Google. It is hoped that coders have at last acquired a conscience.
This account is badly written. It is not clear and the style grates. The jargon is at times ghastly as is the tone. Some of the sentences are so unclear they must be in code.
We are given a very potted history of computer programming from 1843. Over the years the number of women coders has declined sharply. Software has become the domain of men. The nerd or geek is now commonplace in major cities. They have few social skills and little knowledge of the real world. Obsessive compulsive disorder is not uncommon. Coding is notoriously addictive.
As the author shows we live in a world of software. In the future millions more of us will be coding. A very depressing thought.