In Book #2 of the Esper Files, the Institute faces opposition on all sides. A radical group known as the Anti-Esper Coalition have got their hands on powerful anti-Esper weapons, while a group of Espers calling themselves the Sky Cult have decided that Espers should rule over humans. Nathan, Freya and the rest of the team have to battle both sides, all while dealing with corrupt Lords, assassins and thieves. If they fail, the entire world will be at risk.
Now, I did very much enjoy Book #1. As I started reading this book, I did start to go off it a little. The story is good – very good actually. There is almost non-stop action and excitement, there’s magical powers, and there’s a very clear-cut good vs evil scenario. However, it is almost as if the author is writing something they wish they could watch on TV. The writing style is lacking the depth necessary for a really good book. I can’t pinpoint exactly what is missing, because the story is good, the characters are likeable*, the plot is exciting, and the steampunk and magical aspects are fun. But something is definitely missing.
*(I really liked the Phantom Thief and Red Cap in this book. They’re both fun and sassy, and I love a bit of ambiguity in terms of goodie/baddie role).
This is still a good book (probably about 3.5 on a star rating), and I will probably carry on with the series when Book #3 comes out. I’m just saying, it’s not the best.
Thanks to Inkitt for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review.