Instigator (Contributor #3) Review

July 22, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

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Instigator (Contributor #3) ReviewInstigator by Nicole Ciacchella
Series: Contributor #3
Published by Sweenix Rising Books on 6-30-2014
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult
Format: eBook
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four-stars

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.

four-stars

About Nicole Ciacchella

Nicole also publishes under the pen names Elizabeth Darcy and Anne Wentworth.

Nicole has had a lifelong passion for the written word. As a child, one of her most treasured Christmas gifts was an electric typewriter, which enabled her to crank out her stories even more quickly than she could with a pen. Naturally, the personal computer is one of her favorite inventions. When she isn’t writing, Nicole can usually be found curled up in a chair, whiling away the hours with a good book.

One of Nicole’s other great passions is travel, and she has visited Europe, as well as traveling to many of the fifty states. Her favorite trips include visits to Paris, Maui, and various parts of Belgium. She feels fortunate that she is married to a native Belgian, as it gives her plenty of reasons to visit Europe as often as possible. Also, it gives her an excuse to eat Belgian waffles regularly.

Born and raised in Michigan, Nicole lives there still with her husband and two beautiful children. She thinks Michigan is the greatest state in the country, and Michigan State University is the greatest university in the world.

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