The brilliants changed everything.Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts wed only dreamed of. The ability to sense a persons most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us.Now a terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. Supermarket shelves stand empty. 911 calls go unanswered. Fanatics are burning people alive.Nick Cooper has always fought to make the world better for his children. As both a brilliant and an advisor to the president of the United States, hes against everything the terrorists represent. But as America slides toward a devastating civil war, Cooper is forced to play a game he dares not losebecause his opponents have their own vision of a better world.And to reach it, theyre willing to burn this one down.From Marcus Sakey, the master of the mindful page turner (Gillian Flynn) and one of our best storytellers (Michael Connelly), Book Two of the Brilliance Saga is a relentless thrill ride that will change the way you look at your worldand the people around you....
|Title||:||A Better World (Brilliance Saga #2)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||391 pages|
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A Better World (Brilliance Saga #2) Reviews
the first one was fun. This one is just so over the top ridiculous as to be annoying.
A small percent of the population has been born with very unusual abilities. Referred to as brilliants, abnormals or abnorms, some folks in the regular population are threatened by the idea that the abnorms will take over the world. This story is the continuing struggle between the abnorms and the norms.
I loved the first book in this saga, and was thrilled to be given the opportunity to read book two. A Better World did not disappoint. Action packed and fast paced, this had great susp ...more
I was really looking forward to this second installment of the series but frankly, throughout most of it, I found the pace of the original to be lacking and that was a big problem for me. I've read some of Sakey's other books where pace was a problem and it seems he fell into that trap, once again. In fairness, the final third of the book goes down like a cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer's day with a pace and excitement that are really great, but in retrospect, so much of the buildup to th ...more
Ein guter zweiter Teil >>> Wieder sehr spannend und mit einigen Wendungen die ich so nicht erwartet hatte. Trotzdem weiß ich noch nicht ob ich mit Band 3 weitermachen werde.... Mal schauen ob der vielleicht auch mal im Kindle Deal auftaucht
I liked the action in this second book in the Brilliance trilogy, where there is a war brewing between the Brilliants (top 1% of the population) and the rest of the population. While it is not necessary to read the first book, many of the characters return and some of their motivation is rooted in the first book. Nick Cooper is semi-retired when he is recruited by the new President as an independent advisor, where he finds himself in cabinet level meetings, preaching restraint against the terror ...more
Knjiga ima predvidivih i klišeiziranih elemenata, osobito u karakterizaciji, ali u cjelini to dobro funkcionira. Serijal je dinamičan, zanimljiv i napet. Drago mi je da sljedeći nastavak neću čekati, jer je objavljen ove godine.
I have a habit of not realizing books are part of a series until after I get them from NetGalley; however, A Better World provided enough backstory scattered throughout the book that I didn't feel as if I'd missed anything. Although it's second in a series, it could really be a standalone.
A fellow blogger (thanks, Therin!) said they thought I'd enjoy this book and I absolutely did. Well-developed characters, a highly imaginative, suspenseful plot, concise writing, and superb pacing - I was hooke ...more
Ok, so, here’s what we know. The “brilliants”, or abnorms, were first discovered in the early 80s, gifted folks who have startling abilities, folks whose intellects are far superior to normal people. Since then, we’ve made great advances in technology, thanks to these people. However, normal people feel…threatened, some more than others. Brilliant children are taken from their parents and put in academies, ostensibly to develop their talents, leaving their ...more