Two Minute Backlist Review: Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Title: Quicksilver
Author: R.J. Anderson
Genre: young adult, supernatural
Series: Ultraviolet #2
Pages: 384
Published: May 2013
Source: publishers for review
Rating: 5/5

Back in her hometown, Tori Beaugrand had everything a teenaged girl could want—popularity, money, beauty. But she also had a secret. A secret that could change her life in an instant, or destroy it.

Now she’s left everything from her old life behind, including her real name and Alison, the one friend who truly understood her. She can’t escape who and what she is. But if she wants to have anything like a normal life, she has to blend in and hide her unusual... talents.

Plans change when the enigmatic Sebastian Faraday reappears and gives Tori some bad news: she hasn’t escaped her past. In fact, she’s attracted new interest in the form of an obsessed ex-cop turned investigator for a genetics lab.

She has one last shot at getting her enemies off her trail and winning the security and independence she’s always longed for. But saving herself will take every ounce of Tori’s incredible electronics and engineering skills—and even then, she may need to sacrifice more than she could possibly imagine if she wants to be free.

I've been waiting for this book since the day I finished my first read of Ultraviolet - aka 2011.

So I was like:
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 Because I mean, if you've read the first boolk, you know that R.J. Anderson takes no prisoners and shows no mercy. And  going into her books blind is the best way -- you're never prepared for the awesome and the emotions that come screaming at you. 

So I waited.

I finally bought it, and the day it arrived I was like this:

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With a dash of this:

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And then I met Milo and felt like this and realized our heroine was really asexual which DIVERSITY YAY:

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Anytime anyone/anything needed/wanted my attention I felt like this:

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 Because really, how can you tear yourself away from a book like this? It's so different and original it commands all your attention. It's not a madcap rush the entire time, but when the plot gets going, Tori rockets along. And this is a character you want to keep up with!

And then, close to the end, I was like this:

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And I had to keep telling myself this:

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And Tori was badass like this:

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Seriously. That was one of the most memorable scenes I've read in YA. It was ballsy, it was awesome and it WORKED SO WELL for both the story, the plot, the charactrs. I looooved it and that Anderson WENT THERE.

And I responded by going like this:

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and this:

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And I thought that Anderson did this with her duology:

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And in the end, I felt like this, about the whole thing:

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