Going Dark (Blackout #0.5) by Robison Wells
This 50-page digital original novella introduces readers to Blackout, a series by acclaimed author Robison Wells that combines the high-stakes intensity of television’s Homeland with the lightning-fast action of Marie Lu’s Legend.
Something strange is happening to Krezi. She has a dangerously high fever her doctors can’t explain, and objects keep bursting into flames around her—but the fire doesn’t seem to hurt her at all. Krezi wants nothing more than to control her mysterious abilities. But what she doesn’t know is that there are others like her out there . . . and in the wrong hands, this power could be deadly.
I quite enjoyed this little prequel. It served as a good introduction to Blackout. Krezi is a fifteen-year-old girl who has been through a lot in the last little while. Her and her sister were in a car accident, then their house burned down from a fire, and now Krezi is experiencing some very strange things. She thinks that maybe she started the fire to her house. Ever since the accident, she has run a very high fever and she soon discovers that she can release that heat/energy/whatever-it-is to do damage to things around her.
I thought this novella was very well-done. It instantly caught my attention. So far, I like the characters and the story and I am looking forward to reading Blackout.
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