Review: Omega Rising by Jessica Meats

Review: Omega Rising by Jessica MeatsOmega Rising by Jessica Meats
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Pages: 97
Series: Codename Omega #1
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Jenny Harding has no money, no qualifications and no career history. A job working security for a big tech firm seems too good to be true. Maybe it is.
She is tasked with hunting down a group of thieves who have been stealing sensitive technology.
Caught up in a battle involving alien forces, Jenny has some important questions to answer: Who are the thieves? What's their real purpose? And is she on the right side?

I stumbled upon this while perusing Net Galley for some new reads. Omega Rising by Jessica Meats tells the story of Jenny Harding, recent graduate just moved to York in desperate need of a job. She applies on a whim to the Grey Tower building and is hired. Nothing is as it seems.

The story is told in first person, via Jenny. I was a little confused right of the bat because she’s telling you this from the future, Jenny already knows how things have played out and is reliving her experience through the reader. I liked this narrative but I had a few issues, namely she dropped a spoiler within the first few chapters! Writing in this style is always about balance, and I didn’t get a sense of that balance until the last few chapters. The love interest was another area I was kind of “meh”, it was easy to spot what was going to happen between them. It was a small snippet in this short book, so it didn’t takeaway too much from the plot.

This story is incredibly short, only 97 pages in ebook format, but it moves quickly and I do feel like I knew all the characters (and there are quite a few of them as things progress). I thought the science-fiction element would loose me once I discovered what it was, but if anything it created more questions and definitely had me wanting to read the next book in this small series.

I gave this four stars because even with my two “cons” I definitely got involved in the world Meats created, and wanted to spend more time in this world. This book has a lot of action and mystery and a good sci-fi element to keep fans interested. Looking forward to reading the second book in this mini-series!

I was provided with a copy from NetGalley for an honest review

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