Pressure Drop

Title: Pressure Drop

Author: Brad Magnarella

Series: X-Generation Book 4

Published: February 9, 2015 by Brad Magnarella

Price: $3.99 on Kindle

☆☆☆☆☆/5

Blurb: Director Kilmer can’t sleep. Convinced that the Scale, a shadowy group who destroyed the last generation of Champions, has resurfaced, Kilmer vows to shield his team of super-powered teens from the same fate.

But is someone closing in on his strongest member anyway? Business cards left on his windshield … an enticing phone call … promises to reveal his origins… Even Jesse Hoag may have his breaking point.

And just who is Mr. Shine? Janis and Scott will embark on their most daring operation to find out. But will pulling the mask off the aging yard man confirm their suspicions or blow them violently apart?

Half a world away, meanwhile, a nuclear-armed Soviet army is on the move, its crazed leader, General Dementyev, swearing death to the West — and its Champions — once and for all.

Review: Fourth book down and I’m still loving this series. It’s honestly a bit of a refresher to go through a series that isn’t strictly romance. This just has the one and it’s not even at the forefront.

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite series that isn’t romance. The covers are getting better and I’m happy about them featuring the different members of the team.

There’s still that air of mystery when reading even though most of the big mysteries are already solved by this point, but thankfully, new ones are always popping up.

Now, I’m not sure how I feel about the “plot twist” that happened here, I saw it coming a mile away and I feel like…I don’t want to trust that it’s the truth. It could be, there’s no doubt, but I feel like on one hand it does make sense, but on the other, it’s too obvious.

Then there’s the director. I still don’t trust him, I’m waiting for that other shoe to drop. Honestly, I would be more shocked if nothing did happen, that would be the biggest plot twist. Authorizing the use of lethal force then saying you didn’t? Super shady, man. So even with the touching moments between the director and these Champions, I’m still on the fence.

All-in-all, I’m really enjoying myself reading this, it’s actually bringing me back to when I read the Heroes of Arcania by Liz Long. I guess I enjoy the superheros as much as I enjoy the romance.

Thank you for reading my review.

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