Author: Anna Hackett
Series: Hell Squad #2
Cruz Santos, second-in-command of Hell Squad, is slowly losing himself. He has lost his drive to keep fighting, until he meets a beautiful woman in the ruins of Sydney. She saves him and his team and then disappears. Santha Kade has only one goal: revenge. She will stop at nothing to kill the leader who ordered the death of her sister.
Cruz and Santha are such a kickass couple. Santha has been surviving by herself in Sydney slowly picking off aliens whenever she can. She lost her sister in a violent way to the aliens and now she is hellbent on getting her revenge. I really liked Santha. She was beautiful, strong, and deadly. Hackett does an amazing job at writing strong, kickass females who you can’t help but love.
“I’m a soldier, mi reina. Believe me, watching you handle a crossbow is goddamned foreplay.”
Cruz is struggling and has slowly been losing himself for months. He no longer has any passion for music or a reason to keep fighting. Santha brings him back to life and gives him a reason to keep fighting for the world. Cruz was a great hero and I love that he found himself again. These two have a quick and intense romance that I loved.
“From the moment I laid eyes on you, something switched on inside me. Before that, I wasn’t sure what I was fighting for.”
In this book we learn more about the movements of the aliens, the different kinds of aliens, and the true horror of what they are doing. They have started experimenting on humans on top of all the killing. The new aliens are fascinating and reminiscent of dinosaurs. I love this alien filled post-apocalypse world! It is unique and fascinating and I just can’t get enough of it.
Trigger warnings: death of a sibling; human experimentation
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