Grudge (Operation Wasteland, Bk 2) by Azalea Moone ~ Book Review by Queue

GrudgeTitle: Grudge (Operation Wasteland, Bk 2)

Author: Azalea Moone

Publisher: Evernight

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Rating: 3.0 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 05/10/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Apocalyptic/dystopian


It’s been a week since leaving the hellish wasteland Preston’s known so well. He’s agreed to travel to the promised land of Ailton City with Randy, the hybrid droid who captured his heart and saved him from utter solitude. Though he’s looking forward to life in a new place, he’s also going with one thing on his mind: why did the military end Operation Wasteland?

Though once arriving in the city, he realizes it’s just as barren and sordid as the wasteland itself. If only they would accept him into the military base, he’d have food, water, and medication aplenty. However, someone is awaiting his arrival, and suddenly Preston finds that all he’s known for the last four years was based on deception. Can he succumb to the ghost of an ex-lover come back to haunt him?

My View:

I enjoyed the first book in the series a little and hoped the sequel would improve on the main coupling of Randy and Preston. Unfortunately I didn’t like this one any more than the first.

The world-building is pretty good and the action is quite well-written. Even the sex scenes are pretty good, but what I never felt was any heart or true passion.

It’s a good plot and the characters are interesting but I wouldn’t highly recommend to this book. And I doubt I’ll be interested in any more books in the series.

This story just didn’t work for me.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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