To read my review of the first book in this series, click here: Numbers Games.
Title: Numbers Ignite (Numbers Game #2)
Author: Rebecca Rode
Genre: YA Dystopian
Alerts/Warnings: Moderate Violence associated with hostile takeovers
Premise: "Treena and Vance think they’ve pulled out of the numbers game forever. They’re wrong.
Treena’s disastrous attempt to unite the nation, she has the deaths of
hundreds haunting her dreams. Now, with hatred and accusations following
her past the border, she’s determined to leave that horrible day behind
and find a peaceful, uneventful life with Vance and the settlers. But
when she starts seeing mysterious figures hiding in the abandoned cities
at night and uncovers a strange desert population, she realizes there’s
a danger much greater than NORA to worry about—and she just abandoned
her people to their fate.
Vance is a prisoner. Being rejected by
the girl he loves and put on trial for betraying his clan are bad
enough, but now he’s been framed for a crime he never committed. Their
less-than-perfect refuge has become the political game of a madman, and
Vance is the only one who can stop it—if he can keep from being executed
Treena and Vance are still very much in the game, and this time it will take everything they have to save those they love" (GoodReads.com).
Opinions: I liked Numbers Ignite more than the original Numbers Game. Sequels tend to lose some of the initial intrigue and spunk that the reader gains in the first book. In fact, Treena feels more real to me now--the struggles and decisions she faces and the choices she has to make. Even Vance feels more three-dimensional to me, which is impressive because I loved Vance from the first story. Both characters endure a personal journey that gives them growth, tenacity, and more strength. The expansion of secondary characters is intriguing and I love where its going. The story development still fascinates me and Rebecca Rode does a great job of placing me in her world to the point I can visualize everything. I still want to punch Dresden in his pretty Bike Boy face, but that just means that Rode did a great job of making me care about the characters. Overall, if you are into YA and/or Dystopian, then you should most definitely read this series.