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ARC Review: Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti
Mercury Striking

5 Stars

Book Info

Released: January 26th 2016
Series: The Scorpius Syndrome #1
Published by Zebra
Pages: 400
 

Recommended Read!

“Mercury Striking has a thought provoking story line. Zanetti shows off her skills in writing good action, nail biting scenes and emotional predicaments that will leave readers in tears. Every turn of the page had me needing more and more of the story.”
~ Under the Covers


Mercury Striking has a thought provoking story line. Zanetti shows off her skills in writing good action, nail biting scenes and emotional predicaments that will leave readers in tears. Every turn of the page had me needing more and more of the story.

There has been an outbreak that nearly wiped out the country. Only the fittest survived. Living without electricity, barely any gas, water, food, and people scavenge for what they can in abandoned places. The once civil and well-ordered world has become dark and very dangerous. However, there are the strong who started a small community where the women and children are protected and men stand strong against the dangers of this so called post-apocalyptic life.

It was rumoured that the Lynne, the former head of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) is responsible for the spread of the disease and continues to do spread the virus. Her blue heart is also known to be the very solution to the outbreak. There is so much more to the story but seeking Jax Mercury, ex-military, may be her last hope to survive and possibly save what’s left of humanity.

The world Zanetti had created is dark, dangerous and the possibility of this story coming true is down right scary. Jax and Lynne are two very strong characters surviving this fight for survival not just for personal reasons but much bigger than they are. Their involvement to saving what’s left of their world is awe inspiring, and their past and current situation broke my heart. I love Zanetti’s placement of their characters and how important they have become to the people around them. The romance came at a slow pace but when it surfaced it was fueled by a lot of heat-of-the-moment situations.  I loved every bit if their story

I did miss reading the prequel, The Scorpious Rising, a novella released from the anthology called The Hunt. I didn’t feel that there was a need to read that since I fully understood what was going on in the book from the beginning until the end. However, I was told it tells part of Lynne’s journey and I would not want to miss that. So, I will be getting to that book as soon as possible.

I fair warning. This book has a moderate amount of violence that may not be appropriate or enjoyed by many.

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About Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over forty romantic suspense, dark paranormals, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.

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Elizabeth

I’ve been reading really good reviews about this

Amy R

This sounds good, thanks for the review.

Lori Meehan

Love this book and I can’t wait to read the next one!

Timitra

Looking forward to reading this book, thanks for the review Angela

Laura Lovejoy Brunk

I love this series !!