Prospect is the second books in the Antidote series by Taylor Hondos. In the first book we were introduced to a world in which a deadly disease known as Dermadecatis had been spreading through the population. Lena Alona’s father had been working on a cure when he died along with her mother leaving Lena alone. When a new cure was announced Lena is skeptical and finds herself meeting up with Jared who has shown up out of nowhere claiming he knew her father and that he can save her and that she is the answer to a real cure.
Antidote picked up right where Prospect had left off after Lena had been turned over and given the new “cure”. Lena has woken up with powers that shouldn’t exist in a human but can’t remember a thing about herself before the cure other than memories of a boy. She’s given orders to track down her target but when she sees him she knows that Jared is the one thing from her past she can remember.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book in this series but curiosity got the better of me because I was a bit intrigued with the story line even if not a huge fan of Lena. The series didn’t have a lot of good world or character building but it was fast paced and somewhat interesting dystopian/sci-fi adventure so I took a chance on book two.
Unfortunately this installment seemed to me a tad worse that the first in the fact that I never really connected with Lena in the first book and now she’s even more robotic and uninteresting if that’s possible. The story also ends up getting a tad too far fetched in the plot for my taste so I doubt I will continue on if there are more books in the series.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley.