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Title: Eclipse the Flame
Author: Ingrid Seymour
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: August 11, 2016
Summary (from Goodreads): In the new world of The Takeover nothing and no one will be safe. Marci must choose: love or vengeance.
One night she secretly follows her lover to a club. To her horror she discovers those closest to her, mingling freely with parasitic creatures which have secretly possessed human minds. A bloody ambush follows, leaving Marci a shadow of her former self.
Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious attacks. Ignite, the only resistance group, is disintegrating. As the world catches fire, Marci struggles to control the buzzing spectres in her own head.
Her hardest battle is between the forces of good and evil within herself. For Marci must fight. She was meant to burn.
It feels like I have been waiting forever for Eclipse the Flame, the sequel to Ignite the Shadows. This is such a perfect sci fi novel with hacking and infections, and is so believable since it is set in our world. I also loved the main character and her martial arts skills. Honestly, I enjoyed this book better than the first one because it is much more action packed!
Eclipse the Flame is the ultimate sci fi novel! In the book, the world’s population is becoming infected with parasites that target the brain. The infected look just like everyone else, which is the scary thing. This book has everything from resistance groups to hacking, making it a read that sci fi lovers will definitely enjoy!
I loved how Eclipse the Flame takes place in our world. All the fights, all the infected, everything is so easy to picture. The way all the sci fi aspects are incorporated into Seattle was so well done. The city isn’t destroyed, and Marci finds herself in clubs and coffee shops. I found these details made the book more believable since there were many features that are familiar to the reader. While reading, I could definitely imagine the events in Eclipse the Flame happening in real life.
Marci is such a fierce main character. I really enjoyed her martial arts skills as I don’t see much of that in YA. Marci also has so much determination. Since no longer being a part of IgNiTe, she tries her best to prove herself and regain admittance. One of my favourite qualities about Marci is the fact that she is a pro hacker. I honestly don’t know much about hacking, but her ways of getting secret information were admirable. It’s kind of disappointing how I don’t see many computer savvy women in books, so Marci is a really unique character, in my opinion.
Eclipse the Flame is the perfect book for sci fi fans with its hacking and real world setting. The main character is so strong and resolute. If you have yet to read the first book in the series, Ignite the Shadows, I would definitely recommend that you pick it up.