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Helix: An International Sensory Assassin Novel is a work of science fiction written for young adults, penned by author Mary Ting. In this sequel to the acclaimed work International Sensory Assassin Network, we return to the adventures of seventeen-year-old Ava now that she has discovered she has a twin sister whom she never knew existed. Torn between the rebels and the ISAN, Ava must rejoin the network to uncover the truth about her family, but in doing so she endangers herself. Ava knows too much, and the more that she uncovers, the closer she comes to her life being terminated. The rebels might be her only chance to survive, but their way of living comes with complications of its own.
Just as thrilling as the first book of the series, author Mary Ting's sequel will not disappoint fans who are eagerly awaiting the continuation of Ava’s story. Though her memory isn’t fully returned to her, our unreliable narrator gets into all sorts of revelations and tribulations during this action-packed sci-fi thriller. The plot is well constructed, twisting at just the right moments to relieve the pace and delivering some really unexpected turns which heighten the excitement and intrigue of the read. For its target audience, Ava is a relatable heroine thrown into extraordinary circumstances, and the cast of supporting characters is realized fully and just as exciting to watch. Overall, Helix: An International Sensory Assassin Novel comes highly recommended as an action-filled, high-octane sci-fi adventure with some truly emotive and revolutionary moments.