Apex, by Mercedes Lackey | Book Review #295

Book Review


Being a member of the Elite Hunter Command imperils Joy in more ways than one. In their latest clash with Othersiders, the army of monsters nearly wiped them out. Apex City is safe . . . for now. But within the city barriers, Joy must wage a different kind of war.

The corrupt and powerful PsiCorps is determined to usurp the Hunters as chief defenders of Apex City and Joy is now squarely in their crosshairs. Unused to playing political games, she has very few people she can truly trust—not even Josh, her first friend in Apex City, who broke up with her when it became too dangerous for a Psimon to be dating a Hunter.

Then Josh comes to Joy for help. He fears that Abigail Drift, the head of PsiCorps, will soon use him in her twisted experiments designed to empower PsiCorps and render Hunters superfluous—a scheme that’s already killed off dozens of Psimons. Joy manages to smuggle Josh to safety, but he cannot evade Drift forever . . .

As Joy faces ever more powerful Othersiders, she is helped by the most surprising ally imaginable—the same Folk Mage she once met in battle on the train to Apex City. But can Joy trust the most cunning and treacherous of all Othersiders?

In the thrilling finale to Mercedes Lackey’s #1 New York Times’ bestselling trilogy, Joy must risk everything to end a brutal war . . . before she loses all she’s ever loved.

HOLY SMOKES I THOUGHT THAT THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE A THIRD BOOK IN THIS SERIES SINCE THE SECOND BOOK LEFT OF AT A WEIRD PLACE. But then I totally forgot about this series and then suddenly I found Apex’s cover on Amazon. I thought “Huh, that’s a similar cover style to the Hunter series written by Mercedes Lack-, HOLY SHIT THERE’s A THIRD BOOK OUT?! I NEED IT.” and thus promptly bought an e-copy via Amazon. I actually didn’t end up starting the book until the next night however.

unnamed-5Apex was everything that I thought this third book might be and more. I of course had my hopes high, but I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t even read the synopsis for Apex.

Usually there’s a big ol’ fight that happens in each of the books. A big ol’ display of awesomeness/badassed-ness. But what happened in Apex was simply astounding. This books’ fight was even better than the last two that I read. The stakes are higher and the outcome was beyond my expectations. I ended up yelling a little bit because I was so swept up in the story and everything that was happening. I couldn’t just keep my excitement contained. I had to let my excitement out of my body or I would have exploded.

I love this book from first e-page to the last e-page. Apex was simply beyond what I thought what could have happened.

Apex is the fastest paced book of the trilogy; and with how there are still some open endings, I’m hoping that there will be another book. However, if there isn’t, I’m still beyond pleased with how Apex ended.

I give Apex, 5 of 5 stars on GoodReads!

Have you read any of the Hunter series books yet?

Happy Reading!

If you’re interested, here is my review of the first book, Hunter (Hunter, #1), and my review of the second book, Elite (Hunter, #2).

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