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Great sequences of action, romance and twists that had me hooked almost from the beginning
on 8 June 2012
At the end of Inescapable we were left with the immediate problems solved, but with an overall bigger picture mystery to be sorted.
Although I didn't know exactly where Amy A. Bartol was going to lead me in this wonderful sequel, I thought I had a pretty good idea. My pretty good idea, was actually pretty wrong.
Intuition carried on from where we last left our friends and enemies, taking us on a new journey with some new additions. These new additions seriously stirred up the storyline spinning it into a completely new direction I had not expected.
In this great sequel Amy A. Bartol really delved deep into the personalities of her characters, allowing me to get to know them a lot better and with a few surprises.
In Inescapable Reed came to realise that until he had met Evie, he had not really known himself or lived his existence so far.
Well Amy A. Bartol sorted that out straight away. In Intuition Reed came to expose his personality, feelings and thoughts, some of which could be considered to be almost human (although I'm sure he wouldn't agree). I had always perceived him to be a complicated character, with a lot of facets and with a fair few secrets to hide; but it wasn't until now that I actually appreciated to what extent this was true. In some respects he hasn't fully understood himself or what's going on. I found this ever so endearing and can't wait to see how Amy A. Bartol develops him further.
Another character that surprised me was Russell. He plays an increasingly key role in Intuition and we really get the chance to see things from his perspective, in the chapters written from his point of view. Russell had struck me asa not very complicated character, in a rather complicated situation. Russell proved me wrong, and turned out to be ridiculously sharp, cunning and determined. He also had me laughing out loud several times. I confess to being a Reed-Evie fan, but in Intuition a felt a rather strong soft spot for Russell.
With Evie on the other hand, it almost felt like she made several steps forward whilst remaining the same. Let me explain. As a character she learns more about the new world surrounding her, enemies facing and what needs to be done. But as an individual she stays true to herself. She fears to lose her humanity, but this only makes her even more human. I liked her even more and honestly think that Amy A. Bartol did a great job with her. Evie kept me laughing, gasping, blushing and cooing throughout the book, and angels aren't the only ones she confuses sometimes!
Intuition was packed full of moments of murderous suspense that had me tortured and almost shouting at the characters what to do! Despite moments of dread and suspense, Amy A. Bartol still managed to make me laugh through Evie's hilarious personality. I can just picture her now rolling her eyes at me in annoyance but she is a wonderful character; and through her, in moments of despair, Amy dragged a smile out of me reminding me that bad moments will end and that happiness could be just round the corner.
I found that I really struggled to put Intuition down, and with Amy A. Bartol as my witness I had half a mind to not go to work so that I could finish it! There were lovely sequences of action, romance and twists that had me hooked almost from the beginning.
I honestly loved Inescapable but it was almost like Intuition had something more. It was an absolutely great sequel. Amy A. Bartol successfully improved on already great story, I now have even grater expectations for Indebted and I can't wait to delve it!