*all reviews are spoiler free*
Title: ECHO Campaign
Author: Taylor Brooke
# in series: 2nd book in the Isolation series
# of pages: 366
My rating: 4/5 stars
Summary from Goodreads:
Brooklyn Harper’s worst nightmare has become her reality. She has been captured by Isolation… Trapped in a white-walled labyrinth by Juneau Malloy, Brooklyn is faced with the horrors of Isolation’s finest training yet. The skills she learned as an Omen Operative in Camp Number Eleven are put to the test in the form of brutal assessments of her strength, skills, and fortitude. Confused and disheartened, Brooklyn and the group of renegade Omens prepare for whatever trials Isolation has in store for them. Juneau has caged her once again, but Brooklyn is far from broken… When Brooklyn finds out her best friend Gabriel is alive, she goes on a violent rampage in search of her, but instead earns herself a stint in solitary confinement. Juneau attempts to tame Brooklyn through grueling exercises before offering her one radical choice. Brooklyn must hand over her freedom in order to spare her friends. She’ll become a showpiece Juneau will auction off to the highest bidder for her skills in assassination, defense, and combat. There must be a way out, and the renegade Omens have to find it… Brooklyn has no intention of becoming Juneau’s latest achievement. During a mind-warping training simulation, Brooklyn uncovers Isolation’s greatest secret and their darkest mistake. Juneau Malloy has created something far more sinister than the Omens, and it’s ready to eat the world alive. As the battle with Isolation intensifies, Brooklyn is faced with her most dangerous choice yet… Save her friends—or save humanity.
*I received a free copy in exchange for a honest review*
With the first book, Omen Operation, I was completely surprised and honestly amazed at just how wonderful it was. I read it in no time and continually talked about how this series deserved some serious hype. And now that I have read ECHO Campaign my thoughts are still the same. Honestly I feel like I will be talking about this series non-stop because this new addition only made the series better.
Again the characters that I previously loved only grew more with this installment and their background and development only made them more relatable. Brooklyn and her gang not only grew throughout this new book but the villains themselves grew. My favorite thing about this series is that the villains themselves are so well developed. Although there is a new villain introduced and I can already tell I am going to like it’s new direction.
One of the things I loved is that this book kept you reading, just when you thought you found a place to stop for the night something else would pop up that kept me reading. There was always something there that she started and you would have to keep on reading it in order to get to its conclusion.
Brooke continued to pack in as much action as possible into the storyline which is a favorite of mine. But what I loved about it is that the continuous action didn’t mess up the pacing at all. There was still a good amount of downtime and planning which gave the perfect buildup to the next action scene. It all created a great mix between action and slow moments.
As always I am completely in love with Brooke’s writing style and the way we had the POV switches at the perfect moments. I loved how well she always used the POV switches at the perfect moment to create the buildup and add to the pacing.
I’m so excited to see where this is going to go in the conclusion of the story especially with the new villain introduced. I’m ready to see this plan played out and to see what happens next.
So basically my overall is that if you have not picked up this series yet you need to because they are amazing!!