Title : The Expedition
Author : Chris Babu
Publisher : Permuted Press
Pages : 347
THEY SURVIVED THE INITIATION. NOW THE REAL TEST BEGINS.
Drayden and his friends thought nothing could be harder than the Initiation. Little did they know it had only been a warmup for the challenge that lay ahead.
With New America’s situation dire, Drayden and the pledges venture out into the unexplored world outside the walls, escorted by a team of elite Guardians. The group seeks to contact another civilization in what remains of Boston, but Drayden has secret goals of his own.
Dangers abound in the real world, including Aeru, the deadly superbug that wiped out humanity. While they battle the elements of a desolate landscape, a power struggle emerges within their ranks. The Guardians seem to be carrying out a covert mission themselves, and the quest turns everything they thought they knew about New America upside down.
The Expedition is the second book in the INITIATION series and let me break it out to you, it’s even better! The first book was exciting enough but the second book outdid itself on so many levels.
The first one being the characters. We get to see real growth in them, and a kind of development that we were seeking since the Initiation. Again, friendship has been highlighted indefinitely throughout the entirety of the novel, and it couldn’t get any better.
Second, the plot. Initiation introduced a dystopian world that scared us to hell and back, but it develops into something even more menacing and darker in this one. This book is the epitome of the survival of the fittest in the crudest sense. Packed with action, emotions, and the right amount of thrill, The Expedition will take you places you don’t want to visit but yet can’t help but stay. It’s the kind of dilemma we can’t solve but love. If this ain’t the perfect sequel, then I don’t know what is!
NEWS FLASH : The third book in the series THE INSURRECTION is to be released soon on the 18th of Feb, 2020. 😍