Title: Wildfire (Criminal Utopia 2)
Author: J. Arthur Squiers
Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Suspense
Release Date: March 25th 2017
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lacy tries to make a normal life for herself, but it doesn’t last long. Someone out there knows about the wildfire program she created (and later destroyed), which could bring the world of computers to its knees. She soon discovers she is being hunted by people who want her to develop wildfire again. As she attempts to run away, Lacy finds that she has enemies around every corner. Nobody can be trusted. She is chased across the country in a frantic non-stop scramble for survival. But Lacy does have a few friends–a group that forms such a close bond, they are willing to sacrifice their lives for each other. Their devotion is put to the ultimate test. Criminal Utopia II: Wildfire is the second book in the Criminal Utopia series, following Fear The Hacker.
Before I get into my thoughts on this book I just want to say thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review.
Ok, so Wildfire pretty much starts off where Criminal Utopia: Fear the Hacker ended. Lacy is trying to move on with her life after everything she went through in the first book along with her friends Jim, Emily, and Charlie but someone has different plans for them.
It’s so hard to come out with a follow up book that’s as good if not better than the first one. A lot of times in series there is what is called the second book slump, which I am sure you have all heard of, I was worried this was going to fall into that category. After reading and loving Criminal Utopia: Fear the Hacker I didn’t think it could get any better but boy was I so wrong!
This book was fast paced, action packed, and had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, a lot like the first book did, but Wildfire brought so much more to the table.
Wildfire goes down a much darker path than Criminal Utopia did. The bad guys seemed so much more ruthless in Wildfire and there is more gore in this book which gives the book that darker feeling.
J. Arthur Squiers has an uncanny ability to draw me in and make me feel like I am the one who is running for her life.
Squiers pulled everything together in the end and didn’t leave anything unanswered. However, I wasn’t happy with where a character ended up. It’s not necessarily a bad thing I just think this person deserves a better ending then they got. That being said I am hoping there’s going to be another book. Fingers crossed for that one!!
Overall I loved this book and I highly recommend you read it. If you haven’t read Criminal Utopia: Fear the Hacker definitely read that one and then read this one you want regret it.
Have you read Criminal Utopia: Fear the Hacker? Have you read Wildfire? Do you think you will read either one of these books?