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Review: Refuse by Joanne Macgregor

Series: Recoil Trilogy #2Refuse

Title: Refuse by Joanne Macgregor

Author: Joanne Macgregor

Publisher: Joanne Macgregor

Pages: 318

Date of Publication: July 30th, 2016

Rating: 5/5

My Review:

Wow – this trilogy just keeps on getting better! It is totally different and enthralling with great characters, an intriguing plot and could so easily come true in the near future that it is frightening, too. It is a fascinating novel with a delicious blend of suspense, thriller, mystery and romance along with plenty of twists, turns and intrigue.

It continues on from the cliffhanger ending of ‘Recoil’, the first book in the trilogy. Jinxy is taken into custody, is subjected to interrogation and torture and still manages to make some important discoveries. As Jinxy becomes more aware of what is really happening, rather than the propaganda she is used to believing, she starts to question her role, her attitudes and what she can do to help put things right in the world for everyone, not just herself. However, she still needs to keep herself safe, to escape and to prove that she can be trusted whilst still being very aware of the hidden agendas of other people.

She’s between a rock and a hard place, trapped and in danger from so many quarters. People keep on trying to manipulate her into fulfilling their wishes. Jinxy has to use her skills, her courage and determination to succeed throughout this action packed adventure. The story takes the reader through the whole gamut of emotions – especially in the last ten percent and just when you think you know what will happen next, the author adds another twist to throw a spanner in the works and prove you wrong again. The ending is another matter – it left me really anticipating the final novel in the trilogy, I can’t wait to read it to discover how things end!

Needless to say, this is a fantastic addition to the series and I highly recommend that anyone interested in it reads the novels in the correct sequence as they lead on from each other. It is a superb series and I have no hesitation in highly recommending it.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Everyone wants Jinxy, except the one she loves.

In a near-future USA decimated by an incurable plague and tightly controlled by a repressive government, teenagers with special skills are recruited and trained to fight in the war against terror.

Now a rebellion is brewing.

All sixteen year-old expert sniper Jinxy James wanted was a little freedom, but now she’s trapped between the government and the rebels, unsure of who the real enemy is. When she uncovers appalling secrets and twisted motivations, Jinxy begins to question her allegiances. Soon she will need to choose between love and freedom, as she struggles to do the right thing in a world gone horribly wrong.

Refuse is the second book in the Young Adult dystopian romance that began with Recoil. This much anticipated sequel is filled with romance and heartache, shocking twists, and a thought-provoking examination of freedom, fear, loyalty and identity.

Refuse begins immediately after the cliffhanger ending of Recoil. Buy it now to continue the compelling story of Jinxy, Quinn and the forces ranged against them.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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