Olivia A. Cole picks up her engaging and highly imaginative tale j ...
Olivia A. Cole picks up her engaging and highly imaginative tale just beyond where she left it at the end of 'Panther in the Hive,' and the gut-wrenching action doesn't stop until the very end of this second of three planned Tasha Lockett novels. Cole continues to amaze with her insight into human nature generally and the sociopolitical dynamics of the U.S.A. more specifically. As with 'Panther in the Hive,' the reactions and interactions of the characters are fully realized and believable, and Cole's disturbingly familiar vision of a future U.S.A. follows a logical technological and political progression. Though Olivia Cole clearly has her own unique, distinct writing style, her moving, unsettling, and thought-provoking work will find a home with fans of Octavia Butler, Margaret Atwood, and Nalo Hopkinson. I highly recommend this book, and I eagerly await the third installment of the trilogy.
July 16, 2016