Feedback on October 2, 2012
Length: 7 hours and 13 minutes
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Benson Fisher escaped from Maxfield Academy’s deadly rules and brutal gangs.
Or so he thought.
But now Benson is trapped in a different kind of prison: a town filled with hauntingly familiar faces. People from Maxfield he saw die. Friends he was afraid he had killed.
They are all pawns in the school’s twisted experiment, held captive and controlled by an unseen force. As he searches for answers, Benson discovers that Maxfield Academy’s plans are more sinister than anything he imagined—and they may be impossible to stop.
This review will be short and sweet. If I say too much there’s a possibility there could be spoilers.
Character-wise, Benson annoyed the hell out of me. He makes decisions based on emotion rather than being smart about things. I also respect Becky a lot more in this sequel. I wasn’t a big fan of hers in Variant.
There is a lot of WTFery that ensues. You think things are going one direction, and they aren’t. There isn’t a ton of action, but you slowly start piecing things together. The people in the camp help fill in some holes.
The ending completely took me by surprise. Seriously, way out of left field for me. But that’s not bad, it made the story line way more interesting.