Justice Ascending is the latest in hard-hitting, gritty, and edge of my seat Scorpius Syndrome’s dystopian romance series that just keeps on delivering. Each installment is a fast favorite, but in this case I was glad to finally get Tace and Sami’s story as it has been building momentum since book one.
This is a series that really needs to be read in order. I’ve said it before, but don’t skip the prequel novella for this one as its the foundation block for the whole thing.
Tace struggles with Scorpius and Sami is keeping a tremendous secret meanwhile the Mercs and the President’s elite are prowling around Vanguard from without while the Pure cause uneasiness from within.
Tace is starting to develop odd symptoms to Scorpius that no one else has even as he tries to keep his mind on their mission though the sassy Sami is becoming more than a distraction. He wants her, but doesn’t think it would be a good idea since he might succumb to the bacteria and go completely dark. Besides, he can tell when someone’s lying and Sami is hiding something big.
Sami knows if her secret is ever exposed then she will lose so much. Vanguard is her home and the people here are her family. She wants to deny the attraction, but Tace is something more than family. Then he collapses and she knows she has run out of time and to say Tace she must share what she knows even if the fall-out of her reveal is huge.
Alright, this series keeps things wound tight and the tension is thick. It’s a fast paced action plot with some intrigue tossed in beside spicy passion. I enjoyed the excitement and almost non-stop action, but the romance and other relationships between the nuclear cast of characters is also well developed. Tace and Sami are already friends and they are already attracted, but circumstances are what get in their way. They also have to figure out the dynamics of a working partnership as well.
The race to find the cure stays close to home for this one and seems like there aren’t going to be any big advancements in the series arc, but then that last quarter of the book kicked in and there were quite a few disturbing details getting colored in.
Going on in the background are the continuing stories of Jax and Lynne and Raze and Vinnie. The growing situation between Grey and Raze’s sister and that new couple revealed at the end along with the new reveals in the series plot will keep me as vested as ever in this series.
All in all, this is a dystopian romance adventure series that I have devoured each time a new one releases and I can whole-heartedly recommend it to fans of gritty action style romantic suspense set in a post-apocalyptic world.
I received this book from Net Galley in exchange of an honest review.
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