Treena and Vance think they've escaped the numbers game forever. They're wrong.
After Treena's disastrous attempt to unite the nation, she has the deaths of hundreds haunting her dreams. Now, with hatred and accusations following her past the border, she's determined to leave that horrible day behind and find a peaceful, uneventful life with Vance and the settlers. But when she starts seeing mysterious figures hiding in the abandoned cities at night and uncovers a strange desert population, she realizes there's a danger much greater than NORA to worry about - and she just abandoned her people to their fate.
Vance is a prisoner. Being rejected by the girl he loves and put on trial for betraying his clan are bad enough, but now he's been framed for a crime he never committed. Their less-than-perfect refuge has become the political game of a madman, and Vance is the only one who can stop it - if he can keep from being executed first.
Treena and Vance are still very much in the game, and this time it will take everything they have to save those they love.
©2016 Rebecca Rode (P)2016 Rebecca Rode
A brilliant continuation of the series. I loved book one and this takes me along a journey that feels right for the series. It's entertaining with great characters.
If you want the details Numbers Ignite tells the separate adventures of Treena and Vance who are separated at the end of the last book. They take on a new enemy -- or rather enemies. Vance is not on hand to help Treena because he is captured and brought to a settlers' camp where he is to be tried for betrayal of his clan and mass murder. Treena is alone in the desert, determined to make her way to Vance. When the two finally unite, they uncover a plot much bigger than the throne, much bigger than NORA. Which is great!
It develops the story in a way that feels right. Treena and Vance are great main characters. On the one hand it's Treena who is the lead in the first book but we see a bit of development of Vance without loosing Treena and her importance. It's a really good book!
I can't answer that without spoilers and that's really not fair to the book. Lets say that this is a really good book.Our characters are growing organically in terms of numbers and in terms of the characters that we are already familiar with. The sense of discontent in this very unique society is brilliant. It's very good.
Yes. I managed to do it in two thanks to a long drive in the car. It's great!!
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"Great book will read both book's again"
I thought this was a really good book held my attention thru out I am going to read the first book today. I recommend you buy it well worth it I received this book free from the narrator author for an honest unbiased option.
"Just as Good as the First"
In many of the YA series, the first book is usually the best, but I thought that this book was just as good as the first book. I listened to almost the entire thing in one day. I thought that I knew the direction this book would go, but I was pleasantly surprised.
This book picks up where the last one left off. I will say that if you haven't already listened to the last book that you should definitely go back and get that one first...
Narrator was also great as usual.
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"We Don't Need No Stinking Numbers"
Since it had been seven months since I read book 1 of the Numbers Game Saga I re-listened to it prior to Numbers Ignite. I was glad I did as I picked up on several things I missed the first time and re-fell in love with the characters. I really enjoy books that have hidden nuggets that I pick up on subsequent reads.
Rebecca Rode does a fabulous job of hooking the listener/reader from the start with well-rounded main characters, a cast of well-placed and written side characters, and visuals of the world they live in.
The two character POV (point of view) works well with this story as both Treena and Vance continue to grow as they learn about themselves and the world they were born into. I eagerly await the next chapter to this series.
Stacey Glemboski’s narration was wonderful. Each character had its own personality and voice. I am especially impressed with her male voices, some of which are ‘yummy’. I was very pleased that between Rode’s prose and Glemboski’s narration the characters jumped off the page giving me a full surround sound & vision brain movie.
I hope dystopia/post apocalyptic books like this will influence their audiences enough to smack some sense into the human race. Gearing this book towards the teenage reader is an excellent start. This series is also very enjoyable for those of all ages.
This audiobook was provided and the above is an unbiased review.
"GO TREENA GO!! GREAT 2ND BOOK!"
I would the series..this is a great story!
When Treena enters the jail...
When Treena confronts Dresden...
I love this series...and cant wait for the next one! Treena is betrayed by her people and her empress title is stolen from her by her boyfriend...saying that since she had been injured and was in a coma, it was the right decision....Well Treena says No Dice and escapes Nora, in search of Vance! While in the desert she is bitten by a snake and almost dies, but is rescued by another clan of people that have lived peacefully underground for a long while...well war is in the air..and they have to escape...Treena goes ahead and finds Vance...but he is about to be executed....Treena has to figure out how to save the day...and even though a lot of peoples lives are lost...Treena strikes a deal with Dresden to try and make peace...gets to be with Vance and hopefully save everyone in the process!
SUPER GREAT AND I NEED BOOK 3 ASAP!!!!
"Well Worth the Credit !!"
Great sequel. Just as good as the first book.
Well written, entertaining, engaging and enjoyable. All around fantastic story.
Did not want it to end.
This book starts off where the Number's Game ended. Right off the bat were right back into the action with Treena getting bitten by a rattlesnake. She is rescued by Coltrain(?) who is a member of an underground community outside of NORA.
Vance as part of his previous deal is now a prisoner and being taken to where his remaining clan members are. The story alternates back and forth between what is happening with Treena and Vance. With Nora still after Treena and Vance facing a death sentence time is ticking for each of them.
This is a series I will be recommending often.
Well done! Stacey Glemboski did a fantastic job with the narration. Great character voices. Nice smooth even pace. She was able to convey all the characters emotions and make them come to life. She is the perfect narrator for this series.
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"This series is good!"
I bought the first book in this series when I realized this was the second so I would be up to speed. Dang, I got hooked fast. So happy to have discovered Rebecca Rode. Stacey Glemboski's narration was a perfect fit.I am looking forward to more! I love finding books with new dystopian twists. So, I really need to know what's going on and I need book 3 asap guys!
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I am so grateful that I was because it really is a great story.
"Compelling and Adventurous Dystopian Series!"
Numbers Ignite by Rebecca Rode is an exciting second book in the Numbers Game series. I mentioned in my review of the first book that the overall story arc is immensely compelling and reminiscent of the classic The Handmaid's Tale with its "new world order" destined to fail because citizens are not given certain basic freedoms. This series definitely fills the void left after the Divergent and Hunger Games series ended.
Numbers Ignite picks up soon after Numbers Game ends, so you should definitely read them in order. Treena and Vance are separated after their failed attempt to unite NORA and the splinter groups living outside the city. Much to my surprise, they remain separated throughout most of the book. Vance is imprisoned for the actions he inflicted on his people while serving in the NORA army, as well as being charged and convicted of crimes he did not commit, for which he is quickly sentenced to death. Treena uncovers a secret attempt to overthrow the NORA government and she tries to convince the outsiders to join her and warn them of the upcoming invasion. She has a natural gift of leadership and knowing when to stand by her beliefs. Likewise Vance has a great inner strength that shines through most when his back is up against the wall.
I listened to the Audible version of this book narrated by Stacey Glemboski, who did an outstanding job. She provided distinct and consistent voices for all characters throughout and had great intonation and pace, conveying urgency in all the right places. I received a copy of this audio in exchange for an unbiased review.
"loved this book"
i loved everything
i got this book for an honest review. this book was just as exciting as the first one. I listened to it while on my way to the beach last week and it kept me entertained the whole way.
"Numbers sequel is an alright follow up"
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Numbers Ignite was a good middle book. But that is definitely what it is - a transitional middle book in a series. It has the job of bridging the chaos and setting up the plot for the big finale by agitating the problem, or creating a new one. And this book? It created a new one. Yes, NORA is trouble and Treena's escapades in the first book showed us we couldn't expect anything good from that government structure. But Numbers Ignite showed us what is going on outside of NORA's walls, and a lot is going on.
The second book shows us the outside settlements and tribes and explores issues with their leadership structures. I felt that too much time was spent frolicking in the first half of the book. I guess frolicking isn't the right word since Treena "Amy" was recovering from a snake bite, but not much was happening at first. I also felt this book was getting heavy in the political aspects of leadership, and that's kind of where my eyes start to glaze over (or my ears tune out, as it were).
The ending was great, though. Treena and Vance find each other in scary circumstances, their survival isn't certain. The end of the book is where the plot just explodes with information. NORA is bad, yes, but there's another entity out there that is even more menacing. It all leads up to whatever will happen in the next book. So, now we wait.
Such a great sequel to Numbers Game! Numbers Ignite was fast-paced and action-packed, and avoided the pitfalls so many middle-of-a-trilogy books fall into. Treena and Vance are apart for most of the book, which initially I wasn't sure about, but Rode makes each of their stories equally gripping, so that I enjoyed swapping between the two characters. I was lucky enough to listen to the audio version, and the narrator also did a fantastic job bringing this story to life. Another great read!
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