The Vessel

The Devil Particle Series - Book Two

Fiction - Science Fiction
301 Pages
Reviewed on 05/21/2024
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Vessel is a work of fiction in the thriller, science fiction, and action subgenres, and it forms the second novel in The Devil Particle Series. The work is suitable for mature teen and adult readers owing to the use of explicit language and some scenes of graphic violence. Penned by author Kristin A. Oakley, we find ourselves back with our protagonist, seventeen-year-old Paul Salvage. As the devil particles transform him and cure his amnesia, Paul grapples with the realization that he's responsible for his own brother's death. The weight of knowing he's always been connected to evil challenges him to control the devil particles. The story follows Paul's journey as he navigates this immense power and responsibility, raising questions about his ability to save or destroy the world.

Author Kristin A. Oakley brings us back into her world with a bang, delivering psychological thrills aplenty in this dark and brooding sequel. I found the twists and turns of this well-constructed plot to be a gripping experience that delved into complex themes of good, evil, and the struggle for control. The unique concept of a single individual holding the world's evil was both intriguing and thought-provoking, and it’s well-realized thanks to Oakley’s dedicated and intimate portrayal of speech and thought. The character development of Paul was masterfully executed, as the narrative explored his internal conflicts and growth but never spoon-fed readers, rather letting them delve between the lines for Paul’s true conflict and pain. The ethical dilemmas and moral questions raised by the premise added layers to the story. Overall, I would highly recommend The Vessel as a compelling read that kept me engaged until the last page.