Thursday, 18 April 2013

Book Tour: Volition by Lee Strauss, Review

Author: Lee Strauss
Publisher: ESB Publishing
Publish Date: 10 April 2013

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 Blake.
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 Review:

Volition is book 2 in the Perception series by Lee Strauss. Set in a futuristic world where genetic alteration is common place, Volition picks up where Perception (book 1) left off.

This roller coaster sequel is tense and exciting. Zoe's grandfather is running for president and he's not about to let Zoe get in the way. He ruthlessly pursues her and Noah across the country.
I was constantly urging them onwards and praying they could get away and stay safe!

Zoe is a completely different person than the Zoe we knew in Perception, she's more fragile and confused about how her feelings towards Noah. She knows that she loved him, but she doesn't really feel it, although as they run for their lives, feelings can change...
Poor Noah! He saves the girl he loves and now it's almost like she's gone. I so admired his loyalty to Zoe, no matter what was happening between them, he refuses to leave her and is determined to rescue them both.

Although the book was a thrilling and fast-paced read, I was disappointed by the romance aspect- but that's becasue I'm such a romance junkie! Zoe and Noahs' relationship in Volition basically comprised of a few misunderstandings, plenty of jealousy and a few electrifying close calls. Fingers crossed for more in the next book of the series!

Overall, a great, edgy read that keeps you guessing and wanting more.

I received a review copy from Orangeberry Book Tours, for my honest opinion.

Pereception is Book 1 in the series, check out my review here.

Seventeen year old Zoe Vanderveen is a GAP--a genetically altered person. She lives in the security of a walled city on prime water-front property along side other equally beautiful people with extended life spans.
Her brother Liam is missing.Noah Brody is a natural who lives on the outside. He leads protests against the GAPs and detests the widening chasm they've created between those who have and those who don't. He doesn't like girls like Zoe and he has good reason not to like her specifically.Zoe's carefree life takes a traumatic turn. She's in trouble and it turns out that Noah, the last guy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her.

Perception is currently free on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, so grab it whilst you can!

About the Author

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. To find out more about Lee and her books check out her facebook page. Follow her on Twitter at To find out about new releases sign up for her newsletter at


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