Author: Anna Hackett
Series: Hell Squad #11
Genre: Science Fiction
Dates Read: 2016, 2019, May 29, 2020
Former M16 agent, Devlin Gray and Squad 9 soldier Taylor Cates are captured by the aliens. They are locked in the bowls of an alien factory and are monitored by the aliens who want them to mate. Together they work to escape the aliens and alert the Enclave of a new alien weapon that controls human minds.
I have liked the mysterious Devlin since he was introduced and I like him even more now that I know his history. He lost his family, was betrayed as an agent, and no longer knows how to trust anyone. Letting Taylor in takes a lot of effort and time but she doesn’t let him hide. Taylor is a kickass heroine that loves the finer things in life. Her past has taught her to appreciate the nice things in life and to fight to survive. I really loved both of these characters and I think they make an amazing, and deadly, couple.
“I love you, too. And I’m thinking it’s only going to get stronger with every day that passes.” – Devlin
This book started with a bang and didn’t stop until the end. I loved every minute of it. The aliens are getting smarter and wiser with each book and seeing the squads fight for the future is very emotional. I cannot wait to see how the survivors combat the mind control orbs in the future.
“No matter what happened or what the aliens threw at them, they’d never give up. That was what the fight against the aliens was all about. Hope. Not to regain what they’d lost, but to build something new and better.”
Also the ending of this book with the Christmas party was perfect and beautiful. I love the scene with Marcus and Elle, who are my favorite couple. It was also great to see the other couples.
- Heroine kidnapped and abused as a child (referenced only).
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