Atrophy series, #2

I liked this story, but it didn't wow me.

Zander and Mae were good people, strong, competent, and all sorts of good things, but I never really felt like I bonded with them, possibly because I felt like the romance between them was overshadowed by everything else going on. I also felt like some of the POVs of the supporting characters put Zander and Mae's story in the shade, to the extent where it felt like the entire story was gearing up towards a big finale with the "real" main character. I didn't like that feeling, where the main characters of this book didn't feel like they were the point, but just a stepping stone towards the real story.

Quantum was a good read, I enjoyed it, and I'm interested in what happens next, but I hope that the main characters of the next book get their fair share of attention.

Book Blurb for Quantum

Someone wants Captain Admiral Zander Graydon dead. Like yesterday. Zander’s convinced his attractive assistant knows more than she’s willing to say, and if he can stop running long enough, he’ll find out exactly what she’s hiding. Lieutenant Marshal Mae Petros is determined to keep her CO safe. Before she tips her hand, however, Mae has to figure out if the alluring man she’s protecting is the real Captain Admiral Graydon. Or an alien shape-shifting imposter.

On the run and no one to trust…not even each other.

Captain Admiral Zander Graydon has seen a lot of action, but almost getting killed three times in one day is pushing it. Only the company of his new assistant, Lieutenant Marshal Mae Petros, makes things a little easier to swallow. Except the delectable Lieutenant Marshal Petros is hiding a number of secrets, and her presence might have something to do with the continued attempts on his life.

It’s no accident Lieutenant Marshal Mae Petros finds herself in the firing line alongside the charming but very off-limits Captain Admiral Graydon. She’s taken the job as the admiral’s assistant to determine if a shape-shifting alien has killed the CO and assumed his form. Whether the admiral is human or not, Mae finds herself getting way too close to him as they run for their lives.

Military to the core, Mae and Zander will have to overcome their suspicions of each other to work together, when they realize the fate of the entire universe is at stake.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2016 3.50