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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Review: Volition By Lee Strauss

Title: Volition (Perception #2)
Author: Lee Strauss
Publication: April 16, 2013
Publisher: ESB Publishing
Source: Publisher/Author
Genre: Sci-fi/dystopian/romance
Audience: Young Adult (15 and up)

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What doesn't kill you ...
Zoe Vanderveen is on the run with
her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody.
They're in love. 

Or at least that’s what he tells
her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike—thin and
fleeting. Her heart can’t be trusted. Just look at what happened with Taylor

Senator Vanderveen’s new team of
cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture is broadcast nationwide.
Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someone dies helping them.

And their fight for survival has
only begun.

My Thoughts: 
vo·li·tion  [voh-lish-uhn]
  1. the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of willing: She left of her own volition.
  2. a choice or decision made by the will. 
  3. the power of willing; will

Zoe is coming to terms with the life she thought she had and the truth. She know she used to have strong romantic feelings for Noah. Now she is just in a haze induced by medications forced on her by those closest to her. Zoe is sure of one thing; her grandfather must be brought down. Can Zoe survive life on the run and will her relationship with Noah become what it once was?

I really enjoyed this second installment of the perception series. Strauss has outdone herself creating well developed characters that are easy to relate to.  Zoe continues to face her greatest fears head on, as Noah continues to support her through this whole ordeal. Zoe and Noah’s relationship seems stronger even though much of the past only comes to Zoe in the form of dreams. There is so much in store for them. This is a must read for any dystopian lover. 

Read my review of Perception here.

Author Bio: 
Lee Strauss writes historical and science fiction/romance for upper YA and adult readers. She also writes light and fun stuff under the name Elle Strauss



  1. Oh wow. I didn't know the second book was already out. I'm so behind. I know from the first review you really enjoyed it and the book sounded interesting. This is just the same. I need to update my to read list and start on it as soon as I graduate.

  2. This sounds like a great series. I have had it on my TBR list for a while but haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe I should bump it up the list!

  3. Thanks so much for your feature and review!

    1. Your very welcome. Thank you for writing a great novel.

  4. I love how you put the term for the word for "Volition". This sounds like a interesting book can't wait to check it out <3

    1. Thanks. I felt that the definition of the word really tells what the story is about. I hope you get a chance to read it.