Narrator: Lisa Angelini
Series: I Am Just Junco #2
Published by Science Future Press on October 1, 2012
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Length: 9 hours 41 minutes
When given the choice to kill or die,It’s a no-fucking-brainer.When given the choice to obey or not,Things get gray.But given the choice,To kill or save the one who saved you?Now you’ve got my attention.And killers don’t work wellWith a conscious around to fuck things up.So, you know…Hope for the best, but expect the worst.Because I’m still fucking Junco.And I’m still at war with everyone.
Well-trained soldier or genetically engineered monster?
Junco Coot can’t even remember her trip off Earth; she was too busy being morphed into her new avian body. But reality hits her hard when she wakes up to find her new life is not what she expected. Not even close.
Tier is on trial for treason, the avian president wants her dead, her new military team is hostile, her body is being taken over by an illicit AI, and her only friend is a ten-year old throwaway boy.
In most places the avian Fledge ritual would be nothing more than mass murder, but here in the capital city of Amelia, it’s called growing up. Junco has two choices: fight to the death to prove her worth, or get sent back to Earth in the hands of her enemies.
In a foreign culture and surrounded by people she can’t trust or count on, Junco must find a way to save herself and Tier without losing her immortal soul in the process.
Fledge was a huge improvement for me from book 1. I was much less lost and really got into the story more this time. The brutality that you definitely saw in Clutch comes out super strong in Fledge and I love books that go there. The characters are still a little confusing for me, in that I get confused about who is who because there are so many! But a vast improvement there, too.
I continue to love Junco. I was sad that Teir was mostly missing from this book, but his absence was made up for with tons of new, compelling characters. They were great, but also confusing for me to keep most of them straight.
Some pretty exciting moments and the end leaves you going, wait, I need more! Thankfully I’m able to jump right into book 3.
The narration is really good – I have a feeling that narrator switch has something to do with my improved rating. The last narrator was good, but now that I’ve heard Lisa Angelini, I realize the other one was missing that Je ne sais pas. I do miss her narration of Tier’s voice though, as that was REALLY good and Angelini does it well, but yeah not as well. Overall, I’m happy with the narrator switch though.
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