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Helix by Mary Ting | Book Review #1

July 22, 2020
Helix by Mary Ting | Book Review

Good morning, bookpups๐Ÿพ If you’ve been following us on Bookstagram, you already know I’ve been devouring Mary Ting’s latest fast-paced YA Dystopian series. Today, I’m sharing my review of Helix, the second in this exciting series.

QOTD: Do you have a favorite genre?

One of my favorite genres (after romance), has always been the dystopian. Once the pandemic struck, I stayed away from this genre because everything I was reading in my books suddenly seemed a little too much like what was going on in the world.

Helix by Mary Ting | Book Review

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While I really enjoyed ISAN (book 1 in this series), I enjoyed Helix even more. I absolutely loved Rhett and Ava. Throughout the book, they’re rediscovering their relationship (as Ava gains more of her little memory blips), and Ava’s eyes are being open to the evils of ISAN.

Yay new characters!

Cleo was a bit of an annoyance for me at first, but only because of her serious crush on Rhett. Seriously, get over it, girl! I just wasn’t in the mood for a love triangle, especially not as Rhett and Ava started falling in love all over again. As the book progressed, though, I warmed up to her. She’s actually a pretty decent character and I hope to see more of her๐Ÿ’•

New branches of ISAN, bigger evils.

This time around, I didn’t feel like they were so isolated. And I really loved how loyal Ava was to Brooke. She could have just walked away from ISAN and never looked back, but she was determined to get Brooke out with her.

And that cliffhanger! Oh no!

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Helix by Mary Ting | Book Review

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  • Reply Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf August 1, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    This might not be the series for me, but Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re enjoying it. I can get into dystopian sometimes, but I usually like historical romance or contemporary YA.

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms August 2, 2020 at 10:06 am

      I think dystopian is probably a take-it-or-leave-it kinda genre. It was my first love and that’s why I keep coming back ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply DJ Sakata August 2, 2020 at 3:20 am

    I just can’t do dystopian – I’m women’s fiction first and thrillers second

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms August 2, 2020 at 10:03 am

      To each her own genre ๐Ÿ™‚ Dystopian was my first love and I think that’s why I still enjoy it so much.

  • Reply Whispering Stories August 2, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    I like dystopian novels but cliff hangers are a no-no. Great review.

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms August 2, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      Most of the time they are for me, too. Being that I had the second book handy, I was okay with it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Bianca August 3, 2020 at 9:17 am

    I love a good YA dystopian!

  • Reply Shelleen Toland August 3, 2020 at 10:05 am

    I really like dystopian but haven[‘t read one in awhile.

  • Reply Robin Loves Reading August 4, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Really not fond of cliffhangers.

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