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Alliances are forming. The resistance is growing. Everything is about to change. With her memory still fragmented, Ava returns to the International Sensory Assassin Network (ISAN) to find the twin sister she never knew she had.But as Ava hunts for information, she finds herself tangled in a web of yet more lies and conspiracy. The Helix serum may not be required to access her superpowehad.But Alliances are forming. The resistance is growing. Everything is about to change. With her memory still fragmented, Ava returns to the International Sensory Assassin Network (ISAN) to find the twin sister she never knew she had.But as Ava hunts for information, she finds herself tangled in a web of yet more lies and conspiracy. The Helix serum may not be required to access her superpowers, and the number of male assassins—previously considered too volatile to tolerate Helix—is growing in every territory.The more Ava uncovers, the more of a threat she becomes to ISAN. Her only salvation may be to join the rebels—if she isn’t killed first.


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Alliances are forming. The resistance is growing. Everything is about to change. With her memory still fragmented, Ava returns to the International Sensory Assassin Network (ISAN) to find the twin sister she never knew she had.But as Ava hunts for information, she finds herself tangled in a web of yet more lies and conspiracy. The Helix serum may not be required to access her superpowehad.But Alliances are forming. The resistance is growing. Everything is about to change. With her memory still fragmented, Ava returns to the International Sensory Assassin Network (ISAN) to find the twin sister she never knew she had.But as Ava hunts for information, she finds herself tangled in a web of yet more lies and conspiracy. The Helix serum may not be required to access her superpowers, and the number of male assassins—previously considered too volatile to tolerate Helix—is growing in every territory.The more Ava uncovers, the more of a threat she becomes to ISAN. Her only salvation may be to join the rebels—if she isn’t killed first.

30 review for Helix

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

    So this is the second book in the series and this starts where the last left off with Ava exchanging herself for Ollie and back within the walls of ISAN. One of the first things that struck me here was we get to experience the story this time from both Ava and Rhetts POV which I much prefered. I was able to get much more of an idea of Rhett's character and it was apparent instantly just how much he cares about Ava and how her decision to return and place herself in danger is affecting him. I was a tad worried initially a So this is the second book in the series and this starts where the last left off with Ava exchanging herself for Ollie and back within the walls of ISAN. One of the first things that struck me here was we get to experience the story this time from both Ava and Rhetts POV which I much prefered. I was able to get much more of an idea of Rhett's character and it was apparent instantly just how much he cares about Ava and how her decision to return and place herself in danger is affecting him. I was a tad worried initially about the inclusion of Cleo and whether she was going to be a snake because of her unrequited feelings for Rhett but thankfully that wasn't the case and I even ended up feeling a little sorry for her. I also thought Ava's plan or even non-plan to save her sister and father was a tad optimistic and considering they were actually virtual strangers to her she should be more inclined to concentrate on those she already loves and cares about more than some non-entities she just happens to share a biological connection with. She was constantly placing herself in danger for others with zero regards to her own personal safety and despite her best intentions, she was not always that logical and I thought her goals came about more from sheer blind luck than any major planning on her part. Despite that, she means well and this time around we get a slightly colder and harder Ava, her eyes are now fully open. We get various glimpses into a shared past between Ava and Rhett which also helped me get a feel for there overall dynamic and I could definitely feel the connection between them. This was well written and genre-wise this was a YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian and it worked very well. It was fast-paced and a real page-turner that I really enjoyed. I thought the ending here was great it closed a chapter so I felt satisfied but the story itself is still ongoing. There's a slight question mark over the identity of Ava's twin but nothing I can't live with until the grand reveal in the next instalment. Happy to recommend this one it was a fab read. I voluntary reviewed a copy of Helix. Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm https://www.facebook.com/beckiebookworm/ www.beckiebookworm.com

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥

    Helix was an action packed ride that had me on the edge of my seat. The story was rich and intricate, the characters had my emotions pulled every which way and I loved how the stakes were even higher! This book was just as addicting as the first, and I loved being back in this world. If you love dystopian and books that play out like a movie, then you have to pick up this series! I wasn’t just a daughter whose father had experimented on her. I was the very thing ISAN should fear. ✮ A Different Take: There was nothingTake:series! Helix was an action packed ride that had me on the edge of my seat. The story was rich and intricate, the characters had my emotions pulled every which way and I loved how the stakes were even higher! This book was just as addicting as the first, and I loved being back in this world. If you love dystopian and books that play out like a movie, then you have to pick up this series! I wasn’t just a daughter whose father had experimented on her. I was the very thing ISAN should fear. ✮ A Different Take: There was nothing I wouldn’t do for her, even give up my own life. She was my world. No matter how long it took to get her memory back, I would be patient. But we were running out of time. This story started out with Rhett's point of view! And we switched back and forth between Ava and Rhett throughout the story. I was dying to get into Rhett's head, in ISAN, and now we got to hear every single thought of his. It added so much emotion and allowed us to learn about Rhett inside and out. I absolutely loved how much depth it added to the story! ✮ Love is Powerful: I love you with every breath, with every fiber of my being. My favorite place in the world is next to you. - Rhett to Ava This story held the most beautiful love story. With little pieces of the past coming back to Ava, it filled my heart with so many emotions. There were moments that made me smile, made me have tears in my eyes and others that gutted me. We got to see every single side of Ava and Rhett, and it made me love them that much more. What they would do for each other? It. Was. Breathtaking. If you like to read about a power couple with an ever lasting love story, Ava and Rhett are it! ✮ Friends are your Family: I ran to a hole in the floor and caught a glimpse below. Gunshots echoed and red Taser beams flashed across the darkness. I had no choice. My team needed me. I jumped in just as the floor sealed. The side characters in this series had so much life and shined so brightly! We got to spend time and learn even more about Brooke, Tamara, Ozzie, and Reyna. And while yes they were two groups of friends, they felt more like family to me. They had each other's backs. They trusted each other. They would even sacrifice it all for one another. ✮ Action and Twists: “You’re a traitor. You’re a monster. You made me do what I had to do. I had to ... You made me forget Rhett . Forget Ozzie. Forget Reyna . This is all your fault. My father. My sister. My mother ...” My lips quivered as the words died on my tongue, and I couldn’t hold it any longer. I choked on my words and sobbed. The action and peril was intense, and I loved how this story continued to build and grow from the first book. It became even more intricate and I soaked in every single tiny detail I could. Especially since we were starting to get pieces to the bigger puzzle. We still have a lot to learn, but what we did learn in this book? It was exciting! But there was one twist I never saw coming. My mind was blown! And it made me want to go back and skim certain parts of the first book and parts of the second book too. So I did. And ohhhhhhhh it was such a tricky and genius twist, I loved it! Breathless. Speechless. His words filled me. A warm tingle traveled through my veins. His featherlight fingers journeyed up my arm to the curve of my neck, and then his thumb glided over my mouth. Helix ended at the perfect spot. I loved that we could finally have a moment to breathe, but at the same point I'm dying to know what happens next. Especially since I'm not exactly sure how everything is going to play out. So if you love action packed stories, intricate characters and a story line that'll keep you glued to the pages, definitely add this series to your tbr! PS There was a line in Chapter 4 of ISAN that made me think I knew something about Ava's past and I can't wait to see if I guessed correctly or not in the next book. Because I know we'll get our answer in there, eeks, I can't wait to find out! *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book, provided by Xpresso Book Tours. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* For more of my reviews, please visit:

  3. 4 out of 5

    Shelley

    *Source* Xpresso Tours *Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Helix, by author Mary Ting, is the second installment in the authors International Sensory Assassin Network series. ISAN introduced readers to a world that was destroyed by meteors. 50 years of radiation and turmoil followed. The former US is now run by a so-called Remnant Council broken up into 4 regions. Scientists discovered a unique compound from the meteors that advanced technology *Source* Xpresso Tours *Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Helix, by author Mary Ting, is the second installment in the authors International Sensory Assassin Network series. ISAN introduced readers to a world that was destroyed by meteors. 50 years of radiation and turmoil followed. The former US is now run by a so-called Remnant Council broken up into 4 regions. Scientists discovered a unique compound from the meteors that advanced technology 100x what they would have had before the storm hit. Helix is a bit different from ISAN in that Rhett opens the story, not Ava. *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews* https://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/20...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Gracie Bustillos

    I loved this book. I didn't want to put it down. I also didn't want to finish it because I knew I'd have to wait for the next book. This book is a must read. Excellent writing Mary. I'm ready for the next book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cheree Castellanos Edits

    What a book! I'm dying! The more I get, the more I want, no NEED! Filled to the brim with everything you want in a story, love, action, suspense, danger, sadness, the need for the characters to listen to your screaming! So much goodness!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Fong

    Wow, The next installment is electrifying and adrenaline inducing. As Ava searches for her twin, more drama and information unfolds. Revelations are mind-blowing, new characters and locales are introduced and we get to watch Ava and Rhett get closer to each other. This was a fast paced read as I was immersed in the world that Mary Ting conjured. I cannot wait to see what new adventures we readers will be brought into going forward. Bravo!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jeanny

    I do recommend the series, even though I am undecided on if I’ll continue it myself.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michele(mluker) Luker

    Helix is the second installment in the ISAN series...thank god there is going to be five books in this series because I just don't want it to end. This story heats up with complex conspiracies, tangled twists, and action...action..action... SO much happens in this story, you have to be alert at all times because you will never guess or expect what will happen. Some secrets will be revealed, while others just get deeper and mysterious. The characters are amazing.. Helix is the second installment in the ISAN series...thank god there is going to be five books in this series because I just don't want it to end. This story heats up with complex conspiracies, tangled twists, and action...action..action... SO much happens in this story, you have to be alert at all times because you will never guess or expect what will happen. Some secrets will be revealed, while others just get deeper and mysterious. The characters are amazing....I was content to be back into Ava and Rhett's world....a damaged world that still holds hope. Your favorite resistance characters are still strong, shedding light humor during difficult times. Ava's team, still loyal...ahem...most of them.. and amazing new characters that plays critical rolls. Be prepared for an emotional roller coaster...your heart will soar, it will ache in pain, it will beat with an adrenaline rush, it will be crushed with agony, like I said, a roller coaster. This story, book, world has everything, and I mean everything for a fantastic read to escape from everyday life...and that my friends, is what makes reading worthwhile.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Gloria Bustillos

    Total awesomeness Mary. This book had me on edge of my seat with plenty of action and suspense. I hated when it ended, I need the next book. It was definitely a great read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kelly (Wild and Wonderful Reads)

    Full review at wildandwonderfulreads.com Actual rating: 4.5 stars Helix is action packed and kept me on the edge of my seat -- I absolutely adored it! This is book two in the YA dystopian ISAN series by Mary Ting.  The story is told in the dual POVs of Rhett and Ava, which added a lot of depth and gave me more of what I was wanting after the first book -- Rhett! Mary Ting has a phenomenal writing style and is an amazing story teller.  She has created a Full review at wildandwonderfulreads.com Actual rating: 4.5 stars Helix is action packed and kept me on the edge of my seat -- I absolutely adored it! This is book two in the YA dystopian ISAN series by Mary Ting.  The story is told in the dual POVs of Rhett and Ava, which added a lot of depth and gave me more of what I was wanting after the first book -- Rhett! Mary Ting has a phenomenal writing style and is an amazing story teller.  She has created a fascinating world in this series.  The stakes are high, the characters are complex, and the romance that's weaved into the story is ridiculously swoon-worthy! The plot picks up right where ISAN concluded and is just as intense.  I like seeing more pieces to this puzzle falling into place.  Of course, there is still a lot to be told but the story arc that started at the beginning of book one has continued at a good pace and has left me anxious for book three. The cast of characters is so fantastic!  Not only do I love Rhett and Ava, but the secondary characters are just as interesting as the leads.  The friendships are fierce and the bonds are strong! Overall, I absolutely recommend Helix!  This series is one of my favorite YA dystopians, and fans of the genre should enjoy this one! *Thanks to Good Choice Reading for providing me with a copy of this book as part of this tour.  Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tonja Drecker

    This is one of those reads, which hits in high gear and doesn't let go until the last page...and not even then. I did read the first book in this series and highly recommend reading it as a series, since each book starts where the last left off. While book one set the stage, this book takes intrigue and danger head on. There's so many secrets, and with every answer which comes, even more questions come to light. Every scene and moment left me wondering what was about to hap This is one of those reads, which hits in high gear and doesn't let go until the last page...and not even then. I did read the first book in this series and highly recommend reading it as a series, since each book starts where the last left off. While book one set the stage, this book takes intrigue and danger head on. There's so many secrets, and with every answer which comes, even more questions come to light. Every scene and moment left me wondering what was about to happen next. In other words, it's a very hard book to put down. There also more to discover about the characters, keeping the needed depth to make the characters interesting and easy to fever for. And there is a lot to fever for. Tension sits around every bend. The world is vivid, well described and holds enough sense to make it come to life. There's enough logic to guarantee that no stumbles occur, and the story flows all the way through. Add in a bit of romance, and it's a great mix. The ending does hit with a huge cliff-hanger (something I'm always a bit torn over), but it does promise a great adventure in the next book, too. I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed it quite a bit. So, I'm leaving my honest thoughts.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Movies, Shows,

    Note: This review contains NO spoilers Wow! Wow! Wow! Just wow! Helix, sequel to ISAN, is an action-packed and fast-paced dystopian/sci-fi romance that is filled with twists and turns! Where ISAN introduced readers to this world and its characters, Helix takes it even further as secrets and truths are revealed. Mary Ting has blown me away with this new series! The multi-layered personalities of her characters drives the story forward unleashing an intriguing and emotional tale of espi Note: This review contains NO spoilers Wow! Wow! Wow! Just wow! Helix, sequel to ISAN, is an action-packed and fast-paced dystopian/sci-fi romance that is filled with twists and turns! Where ISAN introduced readers to this world and its characters, Helix takes it even further as secrets and truths are revealed. Mary Ting has blown me away with this new series! The multi-layered personalities of her characters drives the story forward unleashing an intriguing and emotional tale of espionage and drama, with a touch of teen angst and romance. I was absolutely taken in to this world that Mary Ting has created. Helix is definitely a page turner. I was completely at the "edge of my seat" with bated breath. So many revelations, but yet, so many more questions as truths made known. Moreover, with all those twists, it made for an intense and suspenseful adventure. In the end of this read, I was left wanting more... know more. But, of course, readers are left "hanging" come the end with so many revelations, but yet, even more questions arise. Must have the third book! Reviewer: Jasmine Disclaimer: We received a free copy for an honest review. All is my own opinion

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    Omg Mary Ting I didn't think you could beat the action from ISAN, but boy was I wrong. I loved reading how Ava began to remember bits and pieces of the past she once had and to see her strength continue to drive her forward to find the answers she seeks and to ultimately do something to stop the evil that is ISAN. I didn't want the book to end. I am going crazy trying to figure out how Ava will help bring to light the secrets that ISAN has been hiding and bring down the organization that has rui Omg Mary Ting I didn't think you could beat the action from ISAN, but boy was I wrong. I loved reading how Ava began to remember bits and pieces of the past she once had and to see her strength continue to drive her forward to find the answers she seeks and to ultimately do something to stop the evil that is ISAN. I didn't want the book to end. I am going crazy trying to figure out how Ava will help bring to light the secrets that ISAN has been hiding and bring down the organization that has ruined so many lives. Will the Rebels rise together with Ava and Rhett and bring an end to the evil that is ISAN? I cannot wait for book 3, especially with the cliffhanger and this quote at the end of the book, "Be very careful, Rhett. Or death will find her." Ms. Ting you are killing me!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Dorothy Dreyer

    I can't wait to see this series on screen. Ting has created a fascinating world and intriguing characters that a reader can really get behind. Action, drama, mystery, and some sizzling romance all come together in this book you're not going to want to put down.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Dani Hart

    A thrilling follow-up to ISAN, Helix answers so many questions while adding more to be revealed in the next installment, keeping you yearning for more. This book does not disappoint, filled with as much adventure, danger, heartbreaking truths, and complicated love as the first book. Mary has taken all the elements of a great story and woven them into an exciting series that I can’t wait to continue!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jeannette dods

    Wow, what an awesome thrill ride! I had moments of "Awww" and "NOOO!" I could place myself with the characters while they plotted and discovered secrets that led to more secrets. I love this fascinating world you have created Mary! You have done an amazing job.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Amber

    Helix is the second book in a fantastic new series by the brilliant Mary Ting. This book allows you to dive deeper into this incredible story and savor the amazing characters and the breathtaking plot that much more. I have been waiting for this book for so long that I devoured every word and reveled in each emotion it evoked. What a stunning masterpiece that has me absolutely dying for more! This beautifully intricate plot will latch onto your heart and refuse to let you go while its characters Helix is the second book in a fantastic new series by the brilliant Mary Ting. This book allows you to dive deeper into this incredible story and savor the amazing characters and the breathtaking plot that much more. I have been waiting for this book for so long that I devoured every word and reveled in each emotion it evoked. What a stunning masterpiece that has me absolutely dying for more! This beautifully intricate plot will latch onto your heart and refuse to let you go while its characters will enchant and captivate every part of your imagination. You won’t ever want to leave their world no matter how harsh and cruel is gets. I can’t wait to return for the next amazing book in this outstanding series! Rhett has one mission that has consumed his life. He will bring Ava back to him. No matter the cost, he will hold her in his arms again. After all, he can’t live with half his heart and soul wandering the world without him. Forcing himself to execute missions beyond his end game, he always keeps his eye on the ultimate goal. Singly focused and ever vigilant, his sight is only ever on the one woman who has claimed his heart and soul as her own. Ava has a multi-faceted mission that consumes her waking hours. After a life-altering revelation, she is determined to find her missing family. She has never known a place to call home, but she knows it includes Rhett, her friends, and now her family. Nothing will stop her from exposing the closely guarded secrets behind ISAN even if it costs her more than she is willing to hand over. When her latest mission puts more than just her life at risk, will she find that the rewards of true loyalty far surpass even her greatest expectations, or will they fall too short to do anyone any good? This book allowed me to see this story from the perspective of both Rhett and Ava. I adored having this dual point of view because these two melted my heart with their pure and breathless love. I simply couldn’t get enough of them and their determination to right the wrongs taking place around them. They are fighters who just want to give and fix things. These two are the perfect choice to bring down ISAN once and for all. I have no doubt that heir stubborn and single-minded focus will prove to be the key in shattering the well-built foundation of this deadly organization. Until then, I just keep hoping that they have time to nurture and allow their precious and budding love to grow and envelope everyone around them. More then anything love can move mountains and thaw even the coldest of hearts. What can I say about Mary Ting except that she is a true writing powerhouse. She has a tremendous creative genius that touches the lives of her readers and continues to grow into something too big and precious for mere words. She is such an incredible person who sees the world in a very unique way that never fails to bless and change my heart every time her worlds permeate my mind. I hope to see her writing for many years to come because she is get scratching the surface of her true writing potential! She is one of my absolute favorite authors, and I hope to savor her work forever if I have my way.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages

    What a fantastic read this was!!! The characters were phenomenal!! Ava is still one awesome character!! And I just couldn't get enough of Ava and Rhett. The story-line was incredible!! I had a hard time putting this book down. So much action and suspense kept me reading from beginning to end. I highly recommend this read!! Updated Review: ISAN- International Sensory Assassin Network WOW.....This book was freaking amazing!! The character What a fantastic read this was!!! The characters were phenomenal!! Ava is still one awesome character!! And I just couldn't get enough of Ava and Rhett. The story-line was incredible!! I had a hard time putting this book down. So much action and suspense kept me reading from beginning to end. I highly recommend this read!! Updated Review: ISAN- International Sensory Assassin Network WOW.....This book was freaking amazing!! The characters were phenomenal!! I loved following this new adventure with Ava. She is still just as strong and feisty as she was in book 1. Her memory loss made me feel sorry for her and her flashbacks kept me hoping that she would eventually remember. The story-line was incredible. Ting has a knack for drawing us into her stories and keeping us there until the end. This was an action pack, secretive story and I just couldn't put it down. I can't wait to find out what happens next!! I highly recommend this read!!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tien

    This review is in relation to book 2 in the series so while I will steer away from spoilers for this book, there would be spoiler of book 1 (unavoidable if I want to be coherent in this review, sorry!) I have been aware of this author, Mary Ting, for a while but haven't really been compelled to pick up her books until now. I guess I was just in the right mood for a dystopian novel with a kick ass heroine or two or maybe hundreds. I expected lots of subterfuge, action, and a bit of romance to sp This review is in relation to book 2 in the series so while I will steer away from spoilers for this book, there would be spoiler of book 1 (unavoidable if I want to be coherent in this review, sorry!) I have been aware of this author, Mary Ting, for a while but haven't really been compelled to pick up her books until now. I guess I was just in the right mood for a dystopian novel with a kick ass heroine or two or maybe hundreds. I expected lots of subterfuge, action, and a bit of romance to spice it up. Helix, being book 2, picks up right after book 1 or even roughly around the same time. The big difference is that in this book, we have dual perspectives: Rhett's in addition to Ava's. It is very logical & useful telling of the story seeing the way the plot developed in this book but it was also so very good to hear Rhett's voice (mostly anyway - I'll explain the 'mostly' later). We have a much wider worldview in this book and therefore, a number of more complex twists. What I enjoyed most in this books are the girls and their friendships. Okay, there are some who are just very cold but then I wonder if there'll be other factors unveiled in subsequent series. Anyway, Ava & her friends are intelligent, independent, and courageous ladies. I really liked the way they care for each other and also, in resolving conflicts (it's not all violent!). Even if I was excited to have Rhett's pov (the books begins with his), I later found that he's just too needy! Or maybe the better phrasing is that he's too hung up on Ava. I got rather frustrated with him so I didn't find his character as well developed as Ava's. In addition, this does make the novel to be quite heavy handed with the romance. I think because I wasn't expecting it to be so heavy in the romance department (there wasn't that much romance in book 1), I was finding it really corny. I was actually laughing at a 'very romantic' speech and errr... that wasn't good lol. So, okay, I may be a tad cynical but you yourself may Love it ;) Helix was a very quick read mostly due to just how action-packed it was. If you love lots of romance with sparks flying off the page, you'd love this sequel to ISAN. My thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for having me on this tour and  copy of ebook in exchange of honest review

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nikole Clow

    Helix, which is the second book in this series, was action-packed and thrilling. Every chapter was filled with beautiful prose and rich content, with captivating characters and a love story you won’t soon forget. This is a thrilling ride you won’t soon forget. What was really nice about Helix was getting to see inside Rhett’s head, as the book shifted between his and Ava’s point of view. Rhett’s devotion to Ava is what made me love him even more. He’s one of those swoon-worthy charact Helix, which is the second book in this series, was action-packed and thrilling. Every chapter was filled with beautiful prose and rich content, with captivating characters and a love story you won’t soon forget. This is a thrilling ride you won’t soon forget. What was really nice about Helix was getting to see inside Rhett’s head, as the book shifted between his and Ava’s point of view. Rhett’s devotion to Ava is what made me love him even more. He’s one of those swoon-worthy characters you will fall in love with, and to be quite honest, he was probably my favorite character. But, of course, I also love Ava’s character. She’s still working on retrieving her missing memories while also trying to stay alive and find the twin sister she never knew she had. I thought the action in the first book was insane, but this book brings that action to a whole new level. What was really cool, though, was how Ting built on the action and scenes from the first book. I love books that reveal piece by piece of a very intricate plot, and Helix is one of those books. As many would say, the plot continues to thicken. Ting’s writing is beautiful and her action scenes felt like they were happening right in front of me. She’s a talented writer and knows how to make the reader feel like they are there experiencing everything with the characters. Ting also did a great job with the character development and pacing everything out. There was never too much action at one point and never too little; this book honestly had the perfect dose of action and romance. If you are looking for a thrilling action ride with complex characters and a love story that will captivate you, then the ISAN series is for you. The first two books in this series are out now!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nancy (The Avid Reader)

    Ava is back with her ISAN team and still looking for her sister. ISAN has the answers she needs to find her sister and she will not give up until she finds her. There is one thing ISAN doesn’t know though and that is that Ava is still working for the Resistance. Will she find her sister at ISAN or will she only find more questions and secrets? Meanwhile back at the Resistance camp Rhett misses Ava something fierce and makes his self a promise, he will get Ava back or die trying. Rhett loves Ava Ava is back with her ISAN team and still looking for her sister. ISAN has the answers she needs to find her sister and she will not give up until she finds her. There is one thing ISAN doesn’t know though and that is that Ava is still working for the Resistance. Will she find her sister at ISAN or will she only find more questions and secrets? Meanwhile back at the Resistance camp Rhett misses Ava something fierce and makes his self a promise, he will get Ava back or die trying. Rhett loves Ava with his whole heart and soul and would give his life for hers. Helix is a fast paced read that had my adrenaline pumping and racing through the pages as secret after secret is revealed. Ava and Rhett plus the rest of their teams take us on the ride of our lives with the use of their special abilities. I just love this world that the author has created for ISAN and Helix and I can’t wait for more of it. Helix introduces us to more new characters and some of them are so awesome and amazing. I hope we get to see more of these little ones in future books. Helix is filled with action with all the fighting which is just so awesome. I would so love to see ISAN and Helix on the big screen. The graphics would be so awesome and amazing and exiting. I know I keep using awesome and amazing but that is really the only words to describe it. Oh and I just have to mention that cliffhanger at the end there I just can’t believe we are left hanging like that but I will have to admit that it does make you want more but that is what a good book does, right? If you love futuristic, post-apocalyptic, science fiction or fantasy books then you are going love Helix but I do suggest that you read ISAN first as they are not stand-alone.

  22. 4 out of 5

    DawnMarie Carpintero

    5 Mega Hit Stars I received this book for my honest review. Have you ever wanted to just take off to another place entirely where it didn't matter what you did or how you did it as long as you took yourself to an entirely different plateau? This author brings you that and more with the author's imagination and a bunch of characters that go around as they want in her head making this a hit. This is the second book in this series and if you thought the first was a hit this on 5 Mega Hit Stars I received this book for my honest review. Have you ever wanted to just take off to another place entirely where it didn't matter what you did or how you did it as long as you took yourself to an entirely different plateau? This author brings you that and more with the author's imagination and a bunch of characters that go around as they want in her head making this a hit. This is the second book in this series and if you thought the first was a hit this one will have your head spinning wanting to take their continuing journey to find an everlasting impression that will leave you in awe. I love this authors' work so much that reading another's like this would not be in my frame of mind. The author ruins other authors books and it's done with great pride, silliness and a bunch of heart. When you read this 2nd book you'll see pieces from others she's written which makes this authors' writing all the more exciting, enchanting and memorable. Great Job. Happy Reading

  23. 4 out of 5

    Diane Lynch

    Matrix meets Alias/James Bond. Mary Ting’s Helix (International Sensory Assassin Network #2) takes place following book one, ISAN. Ava is starting to remember the past. She returns to ISAN in an attempt to find her father and twin sister. This science fiction dystopia novel is suitable for young adults. Mary Ting continues to do an amazing job with this series. Helix was told from both Ava’s and Rhett’s point of view. I enjoyed both perspectives. The story reminds me of a combination Matrix meets Alias/James Bond. Mary Ting’s Helix (International Sensory Assassin Network #2) takes place following book one, ISAN. Ava is starting to remember the past. She returns to ISAN in an attempt to find her father and twin sister. This science fiction dystopia novel is suitable for young adults. Mary Ting continues to do an amazing job with this series. Helix was told from both Ava’s and Rhett’s point of view. I enjoyed both perspectives. The story reminds me of a combination of the Matrix, the ABC television series Alias, and James Bond. The Matrix from the dystopia everything is not what it really seems standpoint, Alias from the female spy not knowing who to trust stance, and James Bond for the cool gadgets. I enjoyed discovering more of the history in this novel. I liked that the story flashed back and forth in time. Some new characters are introduced. There are only a few people that Ava feels she can trust. The novel is filled with action, espionage, loyalty, and deceit. Make sure to read book one, ISAN before this book. Helix ended with a cliff hanger. I’m looking forward to finding out what happens in book three. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Dawn

    I cannot tell you how excited I was for this book. The first book was amazing but ended with lots of questions (so you should absolutely read it first). Ava is still strong and determined. She is back with her ISAN team but she has a secret mission that none of them know about. I love her interaction with her team, they are close and she is determined to protect them. She is always thinking of others over herself and I admire that. Where the first book set up the action, Helix sped up I cannot tell you how excited I was for this book. The first book was amazing but ended with lots of questions (so you should absolutely read it first). Ava is still strong and determined. She is back with her ISAN team but she has a secret mission that none of them know about. I love her interaction with her team, they are close and she is determined to protect them. She is always thinking of others over herself and I admire that. Where the first book set up the action, Helix sped up the momentum. I love how determined Rhett is to help Ava and to have her back in his life. The team there is so close, they are family. There are a whole new series of characters to get to know and determine if you should trust or not. There are some that I love and some that I'm still reserving judgment on. Overall it was a great book. I cannot wait to see where Mary Ting takes these characters next. Absolutely a 5/5. Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jasmine

    Helix is the second book in the International Sensory Assassin Network series, and if you haven't read book one, ISAN, you'll want to do that so everything in book two makes more sense. I don't even know if I have words for Helix. It's definitely a crazy book. There's a lot more action, a lot more violence, and some interesting secrets are brought into the light. Ava is still determined to track down her father and her twin sister, but ISAN is on to her and will Helix is the second book in the International Sensory Assassin Network series, and if you haven't read book one, ISAN, you'll want to do that so everything in book two makes more sense. I don't even know if I have words for Helix. It's definitely a crazy book. There's a lot more action, a lot more violence, and some interesting secrets are brought into the light. Ava is still determined to track down her father and her twin sister, but ISAN is on to her and will do anything to keep her from discovering the truth. Unsure of who to trust, Ava has to watch every step she takes, because it just may be her last. Helix is definitely an intense thrill-ride, and it will keep you on your toes. I really enjoyed the insanity between the pages, and I'm sure fans of dystopian fiction will feel the same. The only downside? The ending leaves you hanging, waiting anxiously for more. 4.5 stars!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ga Books LoverX

    Mary Ting- You do it again!! Geez, this series just keeps getting better and better. I enjoyed ISAN, but getting even more details and experiences from BOTH Ava and Rhett- I am a huge fan of the dual POV and getting motives behind stuff- was freaking everything! This book was action freaking packed with so much going on, but not too much where you are not able to take a second and breathe. It is so freaking crazy how many questions can be answered but then a gazillion more are added i Mary Ting- You do it again!! Geez, this series just keeps getting better and better. I enjoyed ISAN, but getting even more details and experiences from BOTH Ava and Rhett- I am a huge fan of the dual POV and getting motives behind stuff- was freaking everything! This book was action freaking packed with so much going on, but not too much where you are not able to take a second and breathe. It is so freaking crazy how many questions can be answered but then a gazillion more are added in! This series really came into it's own with how the story progressed and I was freaking hooked! All in all, if you like young adult dystopian reads with some romance thrown in, Helix will DEFINITELY be your jam, just make sure that you read the first book in the series first. 5 outta 5 stars and looking forward to the next book! PS: Thank you to Mary Ting and Xpresso Book Tours for allowing me an advanced copy of the book to read and review honestly!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lelia Taylor

    Sometimes, a second book in a series lacks the excitement and energy of the first book but that is certainly not the case with Helix. If anything, it's a lot more frenetic, and all the action and intensity kind of wore me out although in a good way for the most part. interestingly, we get the POV of Rhett this time as well as Ava's and that made it easier for me to buy into the relationship between these two. So often in young adult stories I think the hormones get out of control to a Sometimes, a second book in a series lacks the excitement and energy of the first book but that is certainly not the case with Helix. If anything, it's a lot more frenetic, and all the action and intensity kind of wore me out although in a good way for the most part. interestingly, we get the POV of Rhett this time as well as Ava's and that made it easier for me to buy into the relationship between these two. So often in young adult stories I think the hormones get out of control to a laughable level but I'm more comfortable and less distracted by the romance this time. As Ava searches for her twin, she learns a lot more about her own unusual abilities and the widespread conspiracy behind them but it's the introduction of the younger players, the children, that let Ava and me begin to understand. I wonder what the author has in store for us next time.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tess Burnside

    Get ready for the ride of your life! This is, without a doubt, Mary Ting's best work yet. The second book literally drops you where you left off with the first novel, ISAN; it drops you right into the action. So many plot twists, which I am a sucker for. I am wanting more now, and I hope the third book comes out soon, because I just can't wait to see how the story progresses. Ava and Rhett. Two people caught up in against seemingly insurmountable odds. But Rhett will stop at nothing to have Ava Get ready for the ride of your life! This is, without a doubt, Mary Ting's best work yet. The second book literally drops you where you left off with the first novel, ISAN; it drops you right into the action. So many plot twists, which I am a sucker for. I am wanting more now, and I hope the third book comes out soon, because I just can't wait to see how the story progresses. Ava and Rhett. Two people caught up in against seemingly insurmountable odds. But Rhett will stop at nothing to have Ava back in his arms where she belongs.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amber Goodwin

    I have been waiting for this book!!!! I definitely was not disappointed! This book is not a normal genre for me but when I read the first I could not wait to find out more of Rhett and Ava. This book picks up where the last ends. Ava has to go back in and figure out what is the truth and what she believes. Rhett is going back to life with Ava gone again. Will these two be able to take down ISAN together? This was a great story and I need more asap!!!!!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Treviño

    So intense! Awaiting this release was nail biting, but worth it! I couldn’t put it down. Ava’s journey becomes addictively exciting & dangerous. So many questions, so many things that could go wrong! Who to trust...or not? It’s a slippery slope searching for answers some wish not to be found. Need more ASAP!

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