Title: Ascendant Unrest
Author: Matthew S. Cox
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Publish Day: July 24, 2018
Two weeks after Maya tried to change the world, little has changed. Little, except for a nine-year-old’s building fear that her ex-mother’s revenge waits around every corner.
When her face appeared on every still-working video monitor along the Eastern Seaboard, streaming her plea and her evidence all over the planet, she thought they’d won, but her fairy tale dream died. The Authority did not become noble overnight, no longer simple thugs for Ascendant. Her ex-mother did not face punishment for her crimes. The lack of any retribution, or even any effort on the part of the Brigade to hide her, only fans the flames of her worry.
To make matters worse, her best friend Sarah is hiding a painful secret.
Maya’s fears come to fruition in the middle of the night. In a hail of gunfire, she flees into the dangerous streets of the Habitation District, rife with dosers, street gangs, corrupt Authority officers, chased by an unknown enemy worse than Ascendant.
They don’t want to kidnap her―they want her dead.
Review: This is a sequel — the first is called Heir Ascendant . The cover that is for the official book is prettier .. I know we don’t read for pretty covers but it is different than the one on Netgalley.
“Unease had moved into Baltimore Habitation District. It became the awkward neighbor lurking in every shadow, acknowledged by cautious vigilance and knowing glances among the locals, but never challenged aloud.”
Good read, interesting post-world focused on Maya. The only thing I have negative to say is…kidnapping? Again? Whhyy? Lol. Otherwise, good story.
This is available as an eBook on Amazon — can buy or read through Kindle Unlimited. I was able to download through Netgalley freely in exchange for free review. Thanks