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.Instigator by Nicole Ciacchella
Series: Contributor #3
Published by Sweenix Rising Books on 6-30-2014
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult
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The final book in the post-apocalyptic and dystopian young adult/new adult Contributor trilogy.
Disillusioned and angry at the revelation of the Free Thinkers’ secret patron, Dara isn’t sure whether her decision to join them was the right choice. Guilt over Letizia’s loss plagues her, and she feels betrayed by one of the few people in whom she placed her trust.
Adjusting to life outside of the domes hasn’t been easy over the past six months, especially because the Free Thinkers’ progress is so frustratingly slow. Nothing has changed, and she doesn’t know how much longer she can deny her searing need for vengeance, or even whether she should place her faith in the Free Thinkers. The more the truth about both them and the Creators is revealed, the less certain she is that the two are all that different. What if she handed them the incriminating evidence they need to exploit to ensure a future that looks a lot like what the Creators envisioned?
Yet Dara has never been more certain of one thing: the Creators must pay—for what they did to her mother, for what they did to Letizia, and for what they’ve done to humanity.
Instigator is the third book in the Contributor series. The Free Thinkers are finally ready to make their move against the Creators and free the Ballasts and Cores from the Creators’ grasp. They team up with the Roots and work to subvert the Creators at every turn.
This is a solid conclusion to the series that I really enjoyed. The plot and pacing could stand to be tightened up just a tad, but for the most part, it moves along well. The world building continues to be superb and we get quite a few new surprises about the Creators. Dara and Raj continue to really shine, and things wrap up nicely.
All-in-all, a great read and well worth it if you’ve read the first two.