Thursday, September 1, 2011

Basilisk by Rob Thurman

Stefan Korsak and his genetically-altered brother have evaded the Institute for three years. When they learn the new location of the secret lab, they plan to break in and save the remaining children there. But one of the little ones doesn’t want to leave. She wants to kill…

If you're not reading Rob Thurman I feel like you're missing out. Ms. Thurman writes some fantastic contemporary urban fantasy/sci-fi and while this series isn't topping my love for Niko and Cal, it's pretty damn close. 

Basilisk continues the story of brothers Stefan and Michael (Misha) as they try to figure out if they can save the other children held captive at the Institute. It's one of 'those' institutes by the way, filled with medical horrors and scientific atrocities, though none as bad as creating children for the sole purpose of being psychic killing machines.

This book is written from Michael's point of view and with that comes a lot of insight into a man who does not know how to be 'normal' - to be like everybody else. He was not raised to be a person, he was raised to be a killer, and taught social skills only because they would make it easier for him to take out a target without raising suspicion. Seeing (reading) first hand about him learning to love his brother and act like a one is interesting and moving and I can't wait for the next book to come out!

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up.

Series - 1) Chimera 2) Basilisk