Simply Nicollette reviews - books, movies, television shows, etc. with slight spoilers. I try my best to review without giving away too much of the story.

There are a lot of books in our world - so many, many books. With there being so many books I don't think every book that deserves to be loved gets the chance because there are just so many great writers writing amazing books. So, I've created my own 'Book Spotlight' where I'll be sharing book reviews on books that I think readers need to give some love to.

I want to thank INscribe Digital for providing me with an early copy of Quanta via NetGalley.
This year I've been reading a lot of fantasy/sci-fi YA stories. I believe the books we read reflect who we are as a person at that time of our life - so I'm probably wishing I was extremely brave, confident, and maybe have some magic. I like books that have a strong heroine right now, and Quanta had exactly that - it was a thrilling, magical ride full of a surprisingly sweet blooming romance!

Goodreads Summary // Just because Quanta can see the future doesn't mean she can change it. She's spent most of her life imprisoned, feeding her captors information to keep herself alive, but she's finally reached the endgame and her death creeps closer by the moment.

The son of two senators, Altair Orpheus leads a life of privilege that provides the perfect cover for his side job: working with the rebel Shadow Ravens to undermine the ruling Seligo government. Everything is running like clockwork until he crosses paths with Quanta. As he watches her deftly maneuver through life in a perverse prison, his plastic heart melts. A jailbreak would be suicide, but Tair is willing to sacrifice everything to give her a chance at happiness.

Now Quanta senses a terrifying new future brewing. She and Tair are bound together, but every image of them kissing, snuggling, and acting knee-weakeningly happy is balanced by a much darker possibility. They'll be picture perfect together, but only until time rips them apart. How can she follow her heart when she's seen how their love plays out?

Quanta is the second book of The Shadow Ravens series - the first book was written by Aileen Erin, Cipher. I haven't read the first book, I actually didn't know it was part of a series until I read some reviews before I began reading. I'm going to admit that there were some parts of the story that I didn't really understand, but by the end of the book I began to finally understand everything better. So, I would recommend reading the first book, but for me I still understood the world and enjoyed Quanta a lot.

The story is really unique.
This world is a lot different than any story I have personally read.
I thought it was really interesting how these characters looked. One of our characters, Altair, was from a 'catalogue' where his parents just picked how they wanted him to look from a magazine! They can just build their own children, from their DNA to their looks, to ensure they will succeed in life, so crazy! It makes you feel like they should be some sort of artificial intelligence, but they are completely human who have real feelings. It was interesting to learn about this whole world, and Lola Dodge did a fantastic job building this world for the readers to understand every surrounding.

The characters were just as unique.
There is Quanta - our main character, our heroine, who is a Red Helix with a power to see the future. Then we are introduced to Altair, who is our hero of the story, and he is from a whole different world than Quanta - but soon he will become mixed up with her and both their lives will forever be changed. I loved both of these characters equally, which never happens - there is usually one character I'm rooting for more than the other.
A romance starts to bloom between the two characters - BUT it's definitely not the kind of romance that is predictable because there is something that is keeping it from being completely real. I won't spoil it for you, but when you read it you'll understand. It's kind of bittersweet at the beginning, but it soon becomes so sweet where you'll easily fall in love with it. 

The romance was a big part of the story, which I don't mind because I love me some love, and I think Dodge did a good job writing it into the main plot because it helped develop each character. Which we really see these characters develop a lot throughout the story. Quanta is told in two POVs - I enjoyed this a lot because it helped us get to know each character and grow to root for them more.

This is the first book I have read written by Lola Dodge and I really enjoyed her writing. It was fantastic - especially without reading the first book, I thought she did a great job building this world and creating the characters, and making the readers feel these emotions the characters were feeling. It was draining and fantastic at the same time, trust me you'll understand when you read it.

Overall, I really liked Quanta.
There was a part of me that felt like something was missing, but I think I just wanted a bigger world which I feel confident that will be fulfilled in future books.
It was fun and exciting to read such a unique story with NO love triangle!
If you love sci-fi/fantasy YA stories with a little dystopian mixed in then you will love Quanta!

Quanta will be published tomorrow - October 13th.
Make sure you buy it and fall in love with this world and the characters inside!


4 out of 5 stars

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