The Decaying Empire by Laura Thalassa is the second book in the Vanishing Girl series. The prologue picks up where The Vanishing Girl left off. Ember (who was genetically altered so she can teleport), has been set up and has been shot just before her ten minutes are up. She teleports back to the government facility and suffers (she is spliced). Ten months later Ember wakes up with no memory of the last ten months. She is in a hospital room and then Ember teleports to Caden (her pair and can teleport). Caden is thrilled to see her. He thought she was dead and has been miserable. But things are not rosy for our couple. Ember is desperate to escape from the facility (a government facility that is the home for the Prometheus Project), but she is having a teleportation problem. She keeps teleporting during the day without warning (normally they only teleport after they fall asleep and the teleportation’s are controlled by the government). Caden wants to escape as well, but he wants them to wait.
Waiting can sometimes be bad and in this case Dane Richards, Director of the Prometheus Project, decides it is time to transfer the two to Missouri. Missouri is where the teleporters go start families (they want them to have children who they can then use for missions). Starting a family is the last thing Ember and Caden have in mind. They join forces with two friends to escape the Missouri facility and get to Adrian Sumners. Adrian is the son of the teleporters creator. Adrian tells Ember that he just wants to help them and Ember believes Adrian.
Will they escape and get their freedom? Curious about teleporting, what is a pair, and the Prometheus Project? Then read The Decaying Empire. I give The Decaying Empire 5 out of 5. It is a fascinating book that reels you in from the very first page. You do have to read The Vanishing Girl before reading The Decaying Empire (otherwise nothing will make sense). I cannot wait for the next book in the Vanishing Girl series! The Decaying Empire will be out on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. It will be available on the Kindle Unlimited Program (if you are a member or you can take advantage of the 30 day free trial).
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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