Omg!!! I love this series! For me, Quanta is the starting point because it’s when she meets Tair and escapes!
Quanta is book #2 of The Shadow Ravens series. Even though Cipher is really good, this is where the story really gets going for me.
Quanta (The Shadow Ravens Series, Book #2)
Just because Quanta can see the future doesn’t mean she can change it. She’s spent most of her life imprisoned, feeding her captors information to keep herself alive, but she’s finally reached the endgame and her death creeps closer by the moment.
The son of two senators, Altair Orpheus leads a life of privilege that provides the perfect cover for his side job: working with the rebel Shadow Ravens to undermine the ruling Seligo government. Everything is running like clockwork until he crosses paths with Quanta. As he watches her deftly maneuver through life in a perverse prison, his plastic heart melts. A jailbreak would be suicide, but Tair is willing to sacrifice everything to give her a chance at happiness.
Now Quanta senses a terrifying new future brewing. She and Tair are bound together, but every image of them kissing, snuggling, and acting knee-weakeningly happy is balanced by a much darker possibility. They’ll be picture perfect together, but only until time rips them apart. How can she follow her heart when she’s seen how their love plays out?
Quanta has everything! Time travel, danger, espionage, creepy clones, and even romance! Quanta is a really cool character who despite being a glorified lab rat, manages to be very interesting. She is complex, funny and though she doesn’t believe so, very brave.
The story takes place almost entirely in Nagi’s citadel and yet it never gets old. You would think that having everything happen in one location would be boring but not in this case. There is so much action, you can barely catch your breath for a moment, let alone be bored. The author’s writing is excellent! It’s exciting and contemporary and the characters thankfully sound how young adults should sound. Not how older writers think they should. That is a huge pet peeve of mine when reading YA stuff.
I love the premise of the series as a whole, but Quanta in particular is very illuminating. The reader gets a front row seat to watch how the Seligo really operate, which is horrifying and we really get to know how Quanta’s extraordinary mind works. She can literally rewind time with her brain! How cool is that?
This is my absolute favourite kind of story! Yes there is a critical romance forming, but there is so much more to the book and I loved all of it! I can’t recommend Quanta and the rest of this series enough.