I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Grip by David Estes
Series: Slip #2
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In a tumultuous world of population control, one illegal child has slipped through the cracks. Now, as a teenager, Benson Kelly has escaped certain death at the hands of the Department of Population Control, only to find himself the symbol of a rebellion, something he never intended.
While trying to survive one day at a time, Benson seeks to unravel the tangled knot of secrets left behind when his father died, the key to which has something to do with his mother, Janice Kelly, recently escaped from the insane asylum.
As the rebel group known as the Lifers continue to use brute force to send a message to the government, Benson's twin, Harrison Kelly, seeks to exploit a loophole that could be the key to freedom for his brother. All that's required is a simple act of murder.
Meanwhile, Population Control's attack dog, a sadistic cyborg known as The Destroyer, closes in on Benson and his family. His directive: Kill them all.
Faith, family and love will be pushed to the limits in the GRIPping sequel to Slip.
In Grip, Harrison and Benson meet the Lifers and find refuge there, while Pop Con continues to hunt them down. Meanwhile, a new slip (Destiny) shows up and puts a whole series of events into motion that brings the conflict to a whole new level.
This second book was a great read and had a lot going for it. There is a great new character Destiny who has a lot of range, Janice and her past come to light, the Destroyer fights against his leash, and we get a deeper understanding of this dystopia. I don’t want to give away any of the surprises but we learn of several rebel groups, secrets that Janice and Michael had, secrets the government is trying very hard to keep secret, and some shocking twists on who lives and who dies. I’m really looking forward to book 3 to see how this is all going to end.