In a world where Hitler won the The War, and perfection is constantly sought, Ellyssa has broken free from her austere life and has found another meaning for her existence.
Family, friendship, and love.
But her happiness is short-lived. Ellyssa finds herself on the run again. Having destroyed her father's base of research and operations, she, Rein and Woody return to the resistance's cavern only to find that their friends have been slaughtered or captured and sent to a concentration camp.
Now not only must they find the remaining members of their group, but Ellyssa discovers that her father’s work didn’t die with him, but lives on in her siblings, Aalexis and Xaver, and they are determined to complete his unfinished dream. Even if that means killing her in the process.
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Ellyssa has just learned what it is like to feel emotions, have people care for her and for her to care for them. She was raised to become a weapon and be emotionless but she escaped that life. In a world where Hitler won flaws in people are meant to be destroyed. Ellyssa only wants to find the rest of her friends and move on past what her father did. However even with him dead there are some who want to continue what he was working on. Her sister and brother Aalexis and Xaver survived and have even bigger plans than their father did. Ellyssa may have thought she won a war but it was only a battle now the real war begins. Ellyssa has a power to read minds and she is slowly learning she has more power than that. She doesn't like to use her power and is trying to learn to trust people. Her emotions are coming out more and she is really beginning to see what it is like outside a lab and what love means. She will do anything to protect those she cares about and put a stop to what her father started. She isn't a character to stand by bit one who will put herself in danger to help others. This is a wonderful sequel. While you could read it as a stand alone I would recommend the first book as well. It lays the groundwork for this world. If you like me ever wonder what a few changes in history would make this book may be for you. Hitler won and now everyone has to be perfect or die. It is a horrifying thought but makes a wonderful book. In this book Ellyssa really becomes more human like in her emotions. She is a human but never treated as such. She has found love and now wants the world to change. People who are flawed shouldn't be hid and she tries to help take down those that think they should. She becomes much more stronger in this book as she has to face more hurdles and come face to face with her worse nightmare. Her sister and brother make her dad seem like a kitten and I didn't think that would be possible. Aalexis is the perfect killing machine. She will take down anyone and it doesn't matter who it is. She has her own dreams of the future and she needs Ellyssa to finish those dreams. This book has love, the element of shock at times and will make you wish for the next one now. I really like this series and would recommend it to anyone.