Reviewed by Caroline
TITLE: Who We Truly Are
SERIES: Enhanced Book 2
AUTHOR: Victoria Sue
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 206 Pages
RELEASE DATE: July 14, 2017
Talon’s deadly abilities are spiraling out of control. Desperate to keep Finn safe, Talon struggles to protect the man he loves with all his heart, and not become the greatest risk to Finn’s life.
Finn has no choice but to offer himself as bait for the evil forces kidnapping enhanced children, facing danger he is untrained and unprepared for, and he is having to do it alone.
Does Talon have one last fight in him? Will he slay everyone who wants to destroy Finn and the team, or will he finally discover that to defeat their enemy and the ultimate threat, the biggest battle he has to face is one with himself?
Talon’s and Finn’s story continues in this second book which picks up just weeks after we left them in Five Minutes Longer. Talon isn’t coping well and has certainly not come to terms with what happened to Finn. His emotions are all over the place and this seems to have a direct effect on his powers which too are out of control. Talon is feeling extremely protective and Finn is beginning to feel smothered.
Talon’s mood is worsened and his emotions become even more unstable when Finn agrees to go undercover as an enhanced teen to try and solve the mystery of why so many youngsters are disappearing. Finn doesn’t have a lot of confidence in his ability due to constant knockbacks so when Talon pleads with him not to go he sees this as a further insult and digs his heels in firmly. There is a lot of emotion in this book and neither man is quick to read it correctly which just further complicates things.
This book almost completed Talon and Finn’s story and the first two books together have really set this series up. We do still need answers about what is happening to Talon’s powers but I think that might be something that evolves through the series. We have an evil mother, a mysterious senator and a few other less than stellar people who seem to want something from this new team and I guess time will tell as to what their true intentions are. The options of where the author takes this series from here are huge and I’m excited to see what will happen next. This is a series that although focuses on one couple at a time also gives plenty of page space to the secondary characters and this works really well here as they are integral to the story but also a lot of fun. It was obvious by the end who the next couple are going to be and that is definitely going to be an interesting ride.
What I really like about this series is that being an Enhanced member of society is completely random. It’s not about if you think you should be, it doesn’t matter how much money you have or who your family is – there is an indiscriminate chance that you will wake up with a mark on your face. Because it’s so random and you can’t buy into it it’s deemed unpopular and frightening to those who hold power in society. It’s going to make for a great power struggle in the upper echelons as these gifted humans become more accepted and more popular in general.