Book Log #21: The Silent Army, by James Knapp

The Silent Army

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Silent Army, book 2 of James Knapp’s “Revivors” series, picks up pretty much where the first one leaves off. In this installment we continue with the same viewpoint characters as State of Decay: Nico, Faye, Calliope, and Zoe, and everyone’s personal plotlines are advanced significantly. Be warned that Faye’s status in particular changes hugely, and provides a whole new level of focus to Nico’s mission to expose the conspiracy surrounding the use of revivors as secret weapons.

I found this book every bit as gripping as the first one, but really can’t say much more about the plot for fear of spoilers. Instead I’ll just add that Knapp’s prose continued to be very tight, and I burned through this almost even more than I did the first book. As of this one, I was much more comfortable with our lead characters and therefore more invested in how their individual parts of the overall story progressed–as well as how they all interacted with each other.

Book 3 of the series is out and I look forward to reading that as well. For this one, four stars.