Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson // Out-of-this-world Stunning

Title: Quicksilver (Ultraviolet #2)
Author: R.J. Anderson
Genre: Paranormal
Warnings: -
Rating: 5 stars
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Read as part of the Diverse Reads Book Challenge and the LGBTQIA Reading Challenge.

Quicksilver was not one of my most anticipated sequels. Despite how much I enjoyed Ultraviolet, I didn't know if there would be much more story to tell. Thankfully I was very wrong.

Tori has left everything from her old life behind: her name, her friends, her popularity - everything that could stop her from ever having a normal life. But the one thing she cannot escape is her DNA, and there are people on this earth and others that will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. With the help of new friends and old ones, Tori needs to stop her hunters before her life disintegrates from before her eyes.

What makes Quicksilver so unique as a sequel is that it is perfect as a standalone. The voices in the two books couldn't be more different, and yet they are still so clearly linked through an overlap in characters and story.

The reason I Quicksilver enough to give it a star higher than Ultraviolet is because I connected with Tori's voice so much more than Alison's. She's witty, sarcastic and strong willed, and although I liked Alison just as much because she was none of these things, I think Tori was able to carry the story better. Plus she knew how to put people in their place which was very funny to read.

Anderson addresses so many issues in this book with such elegance without subtracting from the plot in the slightest. I love this series and would read it again in a heartbeat, and I would advise everyone else to do the same.

Read my review for Ultraviolet, book 1 in the Ultraviolet series.


  1. This is the first review I've read of this book, and I'm so glad it's positive! It has been on my TBR for the longest time, and now I think I have to bump it up because it sounds awesome.

    It's great that it can be read as a standalone. Maybe I've been putting it off because it's the second book, and I don't have a HUGE interest in the first one. Although, it would feel weird reading the second book without reading the first XD

    I'm happy you liked this one so much, Helia!

    1. It really is! There is a bit of backstory that the first book provides about who Tori and a few of the other characters, but otherwise the story is relatively seperate.

      I was worried that it might've been a sequel for the sake of making Ultraviolet a series when it was a perfectly good standalone, but it was not like that at all.

      I actually had no interest in the first book myself - but I sped through it in one sitting just so I could read Quicksilver, and found that I enjoyed it much more than I thought.

      Thank you! If you choose to read it I hope you enjoy it too!