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Para Glory, la vida en Haven es un peligro constante. Ayuda a otros mutantes como ella a escapar de la cúpula de Haven mientras finge ser una agente de la Unidad de Ejecucioón, que se dedica a perseguir y exterminar a esos mismos mutantes.Su doble vida la mantiene en tensión. Finge estar enamorada de Cal, su compañero ejecutor, pero en realidad ama a Burn, el misterioso muPara Glory, la vida en Haven es un peligro constante. Ayuda a otros mutantes como ella a escapar de la cúpula de Haven mientras finge ser una agente de la Unidad de Ejecucioón, que se dedica a perseguir y exterminar a esos mismos mutantes.Su doble vida la mantiene en tensión. Finge estar enamorada de Cal, su compañero ejecutor, pero en realidad ama a Burn, el misterioso mutante que lidera la resistencia fuera de la cuúpula. ¿Cuánto tiempo podrá seguir sin que la descubran?...

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Los ejecutores Reviews

  • Hilary
    2019-05-15 14:55

    If I'd known how good this was, I would have bumped it straight to the top of my to-read pile. Compliance is book 2 in the series, but it can stand on its own. You won't have a full understanding of the backstory, but it wasn't confusing; I haven't (yet) read the first one, but will remedy that shortly...The characters' reactions and emotions seemed painfully real, relationships suffer from the same miscommunications, misunderstandings, loyalty, love and distrust as those in the real world, and I'm now most frustrated that I have to wait for the third book to be written! I hope reading Deviants (and then, no doubt, re-reading Compliance to get a better understanding of the series as a whole) will assuage this somewhat.Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Maria Mitchell
    2019-05-06 11:56

    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads to review.Maureen McGowan's Deviants series just keeps getting better and more addicting. This book starts off a few months after the first ended. Glory is going through her Comp training with Cal. It's rough on her and she's considered the weakest in the class. Her dating license with Cal still exists but that relationship is strained. She is still working both sides of the wall. She is still lying to everyone about her Deviance.It was interesting seeing this stronger more confident side to Glory in this book. She's without family now that they are Outside. She's without Burn whom she still doesn't understand her feelings for. But she's saved 37 deviants from being discovered and killed and still doesn't believe this penance is enough. She's tortured by the truth about her mother.Her relationship with Mrs. Kalin is interesting and I guessed that truth early on. Bearing a passing resemblance to Glory's mother suddenly she's treating her like a daughter loving and nurturing her when that's exactly what Glory wants most. Suddenly Glory finds herself trusting this member of management who should have been her enemy even when the life of her friend is on the line.Glory's relationship with Cal is different too. He's still the boy she always loved but she's no longer the girl and she knows it can never work between them because her deviance is the very thing he hates. They will never work once he learns the truth. Yet feelings are still there. I really liked how competition for Cal's feelings was introduced and suddenly Glory stood to lose him sooner than expected and she wasn't okay with that. Suddenly she has to fight for Cal. And yet Burn pops up again and there's some really intense scenes there and I really don't know who I'm rooting for most out of those two.Then there was the double agent agenda. It was great seeing Glory save deviants and make such a turn around. I wish it had been featured more. Then her mission through Belando is to find a mole with in her Comp training group. I never really understood her agenda with this since the mole was somewhat a good thing but at the same time putting lives at risk. The mole was working with the rebels who also want to bring down management just like Glory's FA Outsiders. However their agenda was a little less - who care if innocent people suffer for the greater good -mentality. And by the way- the mole's identity was the best surprise ever. Then there was Kalin's agenda and by then I was worried there was just way too many agenda's and sides in this book and Glory would end up being a quadruple agent. A lot of this book was non-stop action and sometimes it was crazy suspenseful. But it was mostly still the same as the first - about a girl living with the power to kill, the very power even the ones she loves would kill her for possessing. Now that everything has changed after that whooper of an ending I cannot wait for the next book to come out!

  • Mariela
    2019-05-19 14:54

    En este libro Glory vuelve a estar dentro de Haven, trabajando en secreto con los mutantes que viven fuera de Haven, ayudando a rescatar mutantes antes de que sean desterrado por los ejecutores, pero también tiene que participar en el entrenamiento para convertirse en ejecutor y tratar de encontrar a un infiltrado entre ellos que está ayudando a los terroristas a atentar contra la vida del presidente y del resto de ciudadanos, Haven ya no es SEGURIDAD.Acá vuelve a presentarse el triángulo amoroso, Glory se ve obligada a seguir con el permiso de citas que tiene con Cal, para que nadie sospeche de ella ni de qué fue lo que realmente pasó cuando la secuestraron, pero sigue queriendo a Burn a pesar de como terminaron las cosas antes de que ella volviera. En este libro aparecen muchos mas personajes "malos" que van a tratar de hacerle la vida imposible a Glory y complicarle la tarea de rescatar mutantes de Haven.A diferencia de Los indeseables, Los ejecutores no tiene tanta acción, pero si tiene muchas mas vueltas en la trama y muchos mas conflictos emocionales por parte de Glory de otros personajes.Me gusto mucho mas este libro que el

  • David
    2019-05-08 18:34

    Loved this book, I can't wait to see what you come up with next

  • Edwina Callan
    2019-05-19 13:49

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads to review.Pure brain candy. I loved it.Now on to book 3 of this trilogy.

  • Angela
    2019-05-10 16:54

    7 January 2016: $1.99 on Kindle

  • Fly To The Sky
    2019-05-04 10:57

    This review first appeared on my blog, Read Books and Live GreenI recieved this book via NetgalleyI just don't know how to write this review. I actually enjoyed the book. But there was still stuff that continued to bother me the same way it did in the first book. So here is my book breakdown.THE PROS1.) The pacing. I really enjoyed the quick pacing of this book! It didn't feel like it was dragging at all. There was always something going on.2.) Glory. I really liked her (for the most part) in this book. She acted stronger in this book and all of her actions had reasons. She was still dealing with the effects of learning the truth about how her mother really died and it seemed realistic how she tried to distance herself from other people. 3.) Cal. Okay, I personally like him waaaayyyy better then Burn. Why? Well he is not extremely violent (although he was a bit more angry in this book) and he really cares about Glory. Which is really great!!! I do fear that Glory might end up choosing Burn over him, which... don't even want to think about that. Back to reasons why I like Cal. He was patient with Glory and really tried to understand what she was going through (even though she wasn't telling him the truth) He did change a bit from the first book, but he remained a great character.4.) I really liked the whole thing with the rebels trying to gain control of Haven. I liked the characters involved with that and wished we had seen more to do with that aspect of the book.5.) The mole. I was really not expecting who the mole turned out to be. (Glory was looking for someone within the COTs who was a deviant.) Should I have seen it coming. Probably, but I didn't!! Which made it a great twist and super fun!!6.) The introduction of the new character. I can't really go into this character without giving a lot away, so I'll just leave it by saying, this character really intrigued me (especially her Deviant) and I can't wait to learn more. 7.) Burn was not involved throughout a lot of the book and the focus was more on Glory's relationship with Cal! With was great!!! And the parts that Burn was present, I found I didn't mind him as much as I did in the first book! (Shocking isn't it?)8.) I loved learning about some of the experiments they were doing in The Hospital. I can't wait to read more in the next book!!THE CONS1.) When I first saw this cover, I was shocked! The last one had really caught my eye, but this one....The girl looks like she smells something bad! Just....this is not a book I would buy if I hadn't wanted to find out what happens next. Because no matter what people may say, I personally will always judge a book by its cover.2.) Somehow Glory manages to lie to everyone, but she is A TERRIBLE LIAR!!! Even she says it's true. Everyone around her is like, You're not telling me the truth, but whatever, it's not like I care! I know she was always a bad liar, but her lying skills have gone even further down hill. (If that's possible)3.) I was really disappointed with the "villain." Not only was said villain not a big surprise, the reason why the villain was in control seemed so obvious. I really wish the author had gone kind of crazy and wrote it differently. Like throw in a character who you would never think would be the bad guy, but give you great reasons as to why.....4.) There was no Drake in this book! In the first book he was one of my favorite characters, but he was only mentioned in passing! And Glory didn't seem to upset over her brother's "death." (Another reason why she is a terrible liar!!)5.) There was a death for the shock value. There seemed to be no reason why this character died. The character died purely so I could say....OMG he is dead!!! How is this possible??? NOOOOO!!!!!!6.) Glory's susceptibility. Glory was susceptible to a lot through out the book. There were parts where I just couldn't understand what Glory was doing. I was provided with a reason, but I kept thinking, Glory's stronger than that! How come this is happening???7.) I have a bad feeling about who Glory's going to end up with. There is nothing final about it, but I feel like she will go for the person I hate....8.) HOW WAS GLORY NOT CAUGHT??? She was constantly wandering around places she was not supposed to go. She was bringing other people with her to these places. She must have been loud. And yet she avoids all detection until it is at a convenient point in the progression of the story. And on top of that Cal was always covering for her! How was this not suspicious???OVERALLI really think that this book was an improvement over the last one! While the last one was good (And had a much better cover) I grew attached to the characters during the course of this book more than I did in the last one. I feel like I understand the characters better. This review took me forever to write, for the reason that my thoughts are all over the place. I was intrigued by several of the characters and I really am excited about the next book in this series. So many times the second book feels like a filler, but in this case it was not! It was a great individual read with great character development!WHY THE BOOK WENT DOWN TO 3.75 STARS:-A predictable villain with a predictable plan-Lack of Drake-Glory was not very strong towards the end-The death that really was not needed-Glory's perfect evasion skillsWOULD I READ THIS BOOK: YES, it was pretty goodWOULD I BUT THIS BOOK: PROBABLYWOULD I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK: MAYBE, If you read the first one and liked it or were curious about the next book.WILL I READ THE NEXT BOOK: I NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS, SO YES!!!WILL I READ MORE BY THIS AUTHOR: YES, I really enjoy her writing style and her stories are unique. If she could improve some of her characters **cough cough, Burn** then I think I might really enjoy her books!FINAL RATING: 3.75 STARS

  • Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
    2019-05-21 12:34

    Review originally posted at Step Into FictionIf you have NOT read Deviants, please read with caution. There are some spoilers that were unavoidable. Proceed with caution . . .Someone please yell at me when I put books off because I really shouldn't. This book came out in June and I've had it since like April or something but yet I just read it now . . . what? Ever do that with second books? I don't know if it's because I'm afraid of being disappointed when I loved the first book as much as I did with Deviants or if because I'm afraid of the terrible cliffhangers most second books in a series have. I put books off and I really wish I hadn't. Compliance is one of those books (minus the killer cliffhanger).Deviants kind of blew me away; I didn't think I'd love it as much as I did but it was amazing. I needed more after finishing it and I especially needed more of Burn but the way the first book ended I wasn't sure how much more we'd get of him. Oh, we get more of him but we also get more of Cal. Now, I know love triangles are very common in Young Adult books and most cases they're annoying and you usually have a favorite in mind, right? While I freaking love Burn (oh do I love him), I also really like Cal. He's charming, loyal, intelligent and most importantly is he loves Glory. What girl doesn't want a guy like that? Where Burn isn't so charming and more importantly, Burn is dangerous. His deviance isn't under control and it's caused him to kill people who were on his side in the past and who knows if or when that might happen again. While I love the love interests that's the not the main aspect of this book.Glory has come back to Haven to help rescue Deviants from under the glass and deliver them to the FA (Freedom Army) on the Outside. She's saved so many young lives but she's also training as Comp. Not to mention spying for the head of Compliance to try and find the mole located in the Comp; one that is working with the Deviant terrorists. Ones that have killed innocent people to make a statement but the question is, is it the right kind of statement to be making? Glory doesn't think so and I agree with her. Wanting a change doesn't have to end with the death's of so many innocent people. Target those who have done wrong, who are making the community terrified of your kind. Killing innocent people only proves the Management's point - Deviants are dangerous.Compliance was more action packed (believe it or not), filled to the brim of drama and many heart aches and in some cases, maybe even a few tears? The characters are fantastic - you'll find yourself becoming more connected to the characters we met in Deviants but you'll also find yourself hating some of the ones we just met. The build up for the next book and the thought of all that's going to come just makes me giddy - I can't wait to read what will happen next.Go out and get yourself a copy of Deviants, I'm sure you'll like it and then you can move on to this book, Compliance. You'll fall in love with the characters, like I have, the story, the world the author's created and the use of your imagination - let it run wild with this book! Oh, and did I mention the fact that there's not one but TWO gorgeous guys to swoon over? Yeah, there's always that!Thank you so much to Amazon Children's Publishing for a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Step Into Fiction
    2019-05-17 11:49

    If you have NOT read Deviants, please read with caution. There are some spoilers that were unavoidable. Proceed with caution . . .Someone please yell at me when I put books off because I really shouldn't. This book came out in June and I've had it since like April or something but yet I just read it now . . . what? Ever do that with second books? I don't know if it's because I'm afraid of being disappointed when I loved the first book as much as I did with Deviants or if because I'm afraid of the terrible cliffhangers most second books in a series have. I put books off and I really wish I hadn't. Compliance is one of those books (minus the killer cliffhanger).Deviants kind of blew me away; I didn't think I'd love it as much as I did but it was amazing. I needed more after finishing it and I especially needed more of Burn but the way the first book ended I wasn't sure how much more we'd get of him. Oh, we get more of him but we also get more of Cal. Now, I know love triangles are very common in Young Adult books and most cases they're annoying and you usually have a favorite in mind, right? While I freaking love Burn (oh do I love him), I also really like Cal. He's charming, loyal, intelligent and most importantly is he loves Glory. What girl doesn't want a guy like that? Where Burn isn't so charming and more importantly, Burn is dangerous. His deviance isn't under control and it's caused him to kill people who were on his side in the past and who knows if or when that might happen again. While I love the love interests that's the not the main aspect of this book.Read full review at Step Into FictionReview completed by: Jessica

  • Galena Sanz
    2019-04-28 16:35

    Esta segunda parte no me llamaba mucho la atención porque venía venir un triángulo amoroso que sí, ahí está. No me ha gustado tanto como el primer libro, pero reconozco que se averiguan cosas interesantes. No obstante, creo que la autora se detiene mucho en los pensamientos caóticos de Glory y a pesar de la densidad del libro, no suceden muchas cosas. Está confundida con Cal, está confundida con Burn, está confundida con la doctora... y le da las mismas explicaciones a Cal y Burn "es que tú me dejaste, y entonces yo... pues nada, seguí con el otro". No me gustó eso, no es algo demasiado insoportable, pero me pareció aburrido. Reconozco que la vida dentro de Haven no me atraía nada, así que eso hizo para mí el libro menos atractivo, espero que la tercera entrega sea más interesante, ya que parece que la acción se acerca y puede que volvamos al exterior.

  • Neikel
    2019-05-10 10:39

    El segundo libro de Las crónicas de Haven se puede describir como pura adrenalina, secretos y desconfianza.Al tener solamente el punto de vista de Glory y sus experiencias, sus dudas, el libro se convierte en pura tensión acumulada ante lo que no sabes que va a pasar, en quien confiar y quien dice la verdad.Sola y sin poder confiar en nadie realmente, los que la conocen le han hecho daño y la que no saben que es, si lo descubren... la matarán.En este libro descubriremos más sobre los mutantes y sobre Haven y sus habitantes, descubriremos que no todo es blanco o negro, que un bando no es totalmente bueno ni el otro es totalmente malo.Pero... ¿en cual se quedará Glory?Con un final de infarto, el segundo libro es incluso mejor que el primero y me muero por saber el final de esta fantástica saga.

  • Sarah
    2019-05-17 10:47

    I think I enjoy this series for a lot of the reasons many readers liked the Divergent series (which wasn't my bag at all). It's quickly paced with lots of conflict and tough choices, which makes for a very engaging read (listen, in my case). Like I said when I wrote a little thing about Deviants on Goodreads, I really like the corporation as the Big Bad in this world and the X-Men/super-hero vibe is one that really works for me, and the love triangle really works in this series as well (it exists for a reason, not just to create tension). I also like how Glory has really transformed over the course of these two books. I'm looking forward to the final installment.

  • Charlotte Copper
    2019-05-17 11:51

    So I promised myself no more books until I got some of the current inventory read, but after reading Deviants I HAD TO download Compliance as soon as it was available. And I was NOT disappointed. I loved the book!! I thought Ms McGowan did an excellent job progressing the story and the characters. There are so many comments I want to make, but I don't want to do any spoilers. Suffice to say, I highly recommend the book. It is YA, and I (unfortuantely) am not, so I'm trying to get my daughter to read it next. My only question is....when is the next book coming?

  • Coral
    2019-05-14 18:55

    This series is really enjoyable, so far, and would make a fantastic Hunger Games read-alike: it's a future dystopia with a strong female character who grows up in poverty and has low self-awareness; and not only that, but there's also a love triangle. Instead of a largish empire run by a small elite city, it's more of a corporatist elite controlling life in a dome, and instead of a fight-to-the-death game, there are mutants and non-mutants. But, seriously, it hits a lot of the same buttons. I look forward to the next book in the series!

  • T. Jackson
    2019-05-10 17:37

    It lived up to the first book. I enjoyed it very much.

  • Truitti
    2019-04-23 15:37

    can't wait for the sequel. I am enjoying this series.

  • Chris Dunham
    2019-05-07 10:48

    Loved Compliance!!! What a great follow up to Deviants!!

  • Helen
    2019-05-22 14:42

    Review posted at http://canlitforlittlecanadians.blogs...On July 21, 2013.

  • Debi
    2019-05-08 14:51

    I would give this book a 4.5 star. It was very fast paced. I could feel the conflict and emotions that Glory experienced in the book. I'm so ready to find out what happens next.

  • Victoria Strauss
    2019-05-12 17:00

    A worthy followup to the very good DEVIANTS, with good character development as well as exciting action. I'm looking forward to the final installment.

  • Kelsea
    2019-04-30 14:39

    My feelings about this book are right along the same lines as my thoughts on the first one - ie. Standard dystopian, often annoying main character, love triangle, but yet still compelled to finish it. My one major complaint about Compliance is that I saw the "twist" coming a mile away. (view spoiler)[Pretty much as soon as Mrs. Kalin was introduced and Glory spent some time with her I knew she was going to be the villain. I thought it was extremely obvious that she was a deviant and what her deviance was. Would have liked it if this was at least a little hard to figure out. (hide spoiler)]Again, solid 3 star book. I will be checking out the final book in the series to see how it ends.

  • _Blues_
    2019-04-27 10:52

    Okay, going into book two of the Dust chronicles I was feeling very hopeful. At the end of book 1 I was just starting to like our MC and was excited to see what would happen once Glory was back in Haven this time as a spy for the Freedom Army and a recruit for the domes police system.While I really liked some of the new stuff we were introduced to, I was not happy with Glory. I felt that she was overly cocky in her new position. Granted she did do a lot in a short time and mostly everything worked out pretty well. Also I hated how wishy washy she was about her feelings for both guys.

  • Anne-marie Leduc
    2019-05-15 12:00

    I liked the story but I'm giving 3 stars because of all the lies and the love triangle. At the end of the book she finally trusts in her friends and her partner that she reveals her secret and they accept it so why lie then? It's always better to tell the truth and to live with its consequences then lie to feel accepted.

  • Marta Fernández
    2019-04-30 14:52

    Los ejecutores es la segunda entrega de la saga Crónicas de Haven, una novela cargada de acción y misterio. En cierta manera, la parte romántica queda verdaderamente relegada debido al oficio que tiene Glory en este libro. Aun así el libro es muy bueno, y merece la pena.A la protagonista no le ponen las cosas nada fáciles, llega un punto en el libro en el que pensé que la pobre iba a volverse loca: la confunden y presionan, está rodeada de enemigos, y sus aliados lucen por su ausencia. Hay un punto de inflexión en el que Glory se replantea la situación ¿de verdad está haciendo lo correcto? ¿O es una oveja más guiada por el lobo? "La sangre se me agolpa en los oídos. Siento ganas de vomitar. Me ha traicionado."La autora tiene una narración tan fluida, que prácticamente te bebes el libro con los ojos, apenas me ha durado un día, y es que con sus descripciones consigue meternos en la piel de Glory. En más de una ocasión me he sentido enfurecida e impotente, cuanto más arriesga la vida la protagonista, más palos recibe por parte de sus compañeros.La parte que menos me convenció de la novela es la romántica ¿por qué? TRIÁNGULO AMOROSO, mis dos palabras más temidas. Odio profundamente las relaciones de tres, las indecisiones que eso conlleva y el daño que hace a los dos chicos."Una repentina sensación de angustia alimenta todavía más mi inquietud. ¿Y si nunca vuelvo a ver a Burn?"Y más aún, cuando los dos hombres en discordia me gustan, sinceramente Burn y Cal están empatadísimos, y cualquiera que sea el “perdedor” me va a fastidiar mucho. Creo que lo mejor es que uno de ellos muera, porque para salirse por la tangente tipo Amanecer de Meyer, para eso le damos un final heroico ¿no? Ambos se lo merecen. “Puedes contármelo todo –dice Cal–. Puedes confiar en mí. Nunca te traicionaría”Aunque en cierto modo es comprensible, al principio Glory tira más a Burn, pero al estar tanto tiempo encerrada con el único apoyo de su pareja "ficticia" (Cal), los sentimientos digamos... adolescentes, o de su primer amor empiezan a aflorar de nuevo. Y es que Glory solo confía en Cal, aunque tampoco plenamente, no está 100% segura de a quién pertenece la lealtad de Cal. "Si Cal averiguase la verdad, no sólo me odiaría. Me querría muerta." La pobre muchacha vive atormentada pensando en cómo se lo tomarán sus amigos si les desvela su gran secreto. Sabe que debe decírselo pero nunca llega el momento. "Sé quién soy, lo que soy y qué es lo correcto. Cal tiene que saber la verdad. Pero no esta noche"A ver qué nos deparan las siguientes novelas, estoy totalmente enganchada. Si os gustan la novelas juveniles bien escritas, originales, cargadas de acción, con una protagonista de armas tomar y distópicas, os la recomiendo. "Quizá me ayude a entender si es posible querer a dos chicos al mismo tiempo".Muy buena.

  • Kathleen (QueenKatieMae)
    2019-05-13 12:42

    I absolutely devoured, and enjoyed, the first book of The Dust Chronicles, Deviants. Glory, the kick-ass Deviant heroine with the power to kill was a compelling character and her life, and escape from, the futuristic domed city of Haven was well told and engrossing. So, when offered a chance to read Compliance, the second novel, I jumped at it. I wanted to know what happened to Glory after she left her brother, father, and love interest, Burn, to re-enter Haven and rescue more Deviants.Well, she is still kick-ass and is now learning to control her Deviant power. But, in order to save more Deviants she joined the Compliance Officer Training school. As a Comp she would have access to the government list of names of suspected Deviants and could spirit them out of Haven before they are Exed. It sounds like a great cover story for a secret agent with personal conflicts.But, unfortunately, the author has written the story with a high school-like environment with ramped up teenage angst, new characters that are stereotypical and/or one-sided, and increased cultural hatred for a growing terrorist group of Deviants. In COT school, Glory's drill sergeant absolutely despises her and picks on her with taunts that she will "flame out" and fail. No true reason given for his actions other than she is "too small" to become a Comp. Her bunkmate hates her and blatantly flirts with Glory's dating partner, Cal. And when a character from Management, the alluring Mrs. Kalin, takes a special interest in Glory by calling her "the daughter I never had" and treating her to a day at the salon and clothes shopping, the reader is going to have an eye-rolling, face-in-palm fest.Then there is Cal. Sweet, loving, supportive Cal, her government registered dating partner. Clueless to Glory's Deviant power and the truth behind her family, Cal spouts hateful government rhetoric concerning the evil of Deviants and how Haven is safe for all. This tears at Glory; Cal is her friend, and before she met Burn, he was her only love interest. Burn knows and understands what she is, and she fell in love with that safety. If only she could tell Cal the truth.There are no true surprises in Compliance, the reader will see a lot of the "twists" coming a mile away with red flags flying. And the final scenes reminded me of Mockingjay. It is more black and white than the first book. But, the story still remains a good parable about how people fear difference or change, how government rhetoric will distort the truth, and how Glory is trying to save the world while at the same time straightening out her love life. I know I will read the third book because I am still hooked, and I'm sure that the teen angst is going to skyrocket in whatever comes next, but I'm in it for the long run.

  • Michelle
    2019-05-21 13:02

    Rarely do sequels create the same spark the first installment of a series has. In some ways this book was just as good if not a bit on the predictable side. I fell in love with Glory's plight in the first book and while there is the argument that this book contained a lot more teenage angst than the first I think that it's to be expected. I mean the protagonist is a 16 year old teenage girl. If there wasn't any angst after all the events in the first book it wouldn't be realistic.Personally I found the angst okay. It came in the form of her relationship with Cal and also a new character that seems like a mother figure to her in Mrs. Kalin. Her interactions with Mrs. Kalin more than whatever romance thing she's got going on with Burn or Cal lends itself to show how vulnerable she is emotionally. It's natural that she yearns to feel that mother daughter bonding she didn't get with her own growing up. So while there are parts in the story of her going to the salon or buying dresses that might seem slightly filler-ish I think it's fully justified in showing a different side to Glory that we weren't privy to in the first book because of the circumstance she was in trying to save her brother and whatnot.While I praise the story for continuing Glory's adventure the supporting characters all felt a bit one dimensional. Glory was in Compliance Officer Training and every single one of her classmates felt like a clique cutout personality wise. Even characters that weren't her classmates felt a bit bland (with the exception of Mrs. Kalin). Although that didn't detract from how much I loved the story it could have been made better if the main character had better compliments. Even Burn, who was a big part of the first story felt like a bit player in this one.Obviously there's a big parallel between The Dust Chronicles and lots of Marvel comics series, such as The X-Men McGowan does a really good job at not drawing too much focus on people with hidden abilities. This aired more on the side of the political sci-fi thriller and people are scared of what they don't know and there's different sides trying to influence the government or affect change in the Haven community. I wish there was a little more blurred line mentality here. There were certain parts that wanted to hint on the blurred lines of things but overall the actions of the characters were pretty black and white.Even though I get a strong feeling that the third book will be more 3 way teenage love triangle going on I still want to see the aftermath of what happens to the community of Haven and the world McGowan has made me so invested in The Dust Chronicles.

  • May
    2019-05-08 13:00

    Los ejecutores es la segunda parte de Los indeseables, novela que leí hace casi un año y que me gustó mucho. También forma parte de la saga de las Crónicas de Haven. Una saga que de momento me está gustando muchísimo.Para empezar diré que esta saga es muy diferente a lo que hay hoy en día en el panorama juvenil. Si buscas originalidad y fantasía esta es tu novela. Me impresionó la originalidad de Maureen en Los indeseables; y volvió a impresionarme en Los ejecutores.Algo positivo del libro, que a mí me ha gustado, es que Los ejecutores aunque tiene la misma trama y personajes que Los indeseables es una novela completamente distinta. No tiene nada que ver el desarrollo de la trama en un libro y en el otro. Los ejecutores nos llevan a otro lado de esa sociedad cruel y racista donde vive Glory. Nos lleva al corazón de éste, al lugar desde donde se defiende a Haven y donde se crean los verdaderos monstruos.Glory es un personaje que tiene una gran evolución respecto al primer libro. Ahora está siendo entrenada para defender a Haven aunque realmente es una infiltrada. Es una chica que se ha vuelto fuerte, luchadora y que por primera vez duda de sus sentimientos hacia Cal y Burn. Cuando todo parecía muy claro en Los indeseables, ahora todo comienza a ser confuso para ella.Cal es un personaje que quedó a la sombra en Los indeseables y que en Los ejecutores sale de éstas y cobra mucho protagonismo. Es un personaje que no me acaba de encajar por la personalidad que tiene pero que la autora ha dibujado perfectamente en esta segunda parte.Burn esta vez queda sumido en la oscuridad y apenas sale en esta segunda parte. Sus pasajes son muy pocos y parece que no evoluciona como personaje.Maureen añade terceros personajes que suman mucha acción y misterio a la trama. Tiene unos giros argumentales que enganchan muchísimo.Me han gustado esos "ases" que se saca Maureen de la manga, que añaden más misterio. Me han encantado el personaje mutante que le da muchos giros al libro.Tiene un ritmo rápido, al igual que su primera parte, debido sobre todo a esa acción y esos giros que tiene la novela. Además los capítulos son cortitos lo que hace que la lectura sea más amena y veloz.Lo único negativo que le he visto al libro es que a veces llegaba un punto en el que la novela se repetía ya que Glory no salía del entorno en el que estaba.Es una segunda parte indudablemente muy diferente a su primera. Pero con una trama muy acertada. Una segunda parte muy buena teniendo en cuenta que pertenece a una saga que de momento no decae.

  • Kayla
    2019-05-12 17:56

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of "Compliance" from the author, but that fact did not influence my opinion of the book.When I started reading "Compliance," it had been a while since I read "Deviants," so I was a little apprehensive that I would be lost without rereading book 1. I had no such problem, though. I got enough recap from Glory's thoughts and dialog to jog my memory on important prior events.So in "Compliance," Glory has, as the title might suggest, enrolled in the training program to become one of Haven's Compliance officers as a cover to allow her to track down Deviants and sneak them out of Haven safely. She is dating partners with Cal, another Compliance trainee, but has a hard time getting close to him--partially due to her feelings for Burn, and partially because she has to keep her Deviance a secret from him and lies don't make for strong relationships.During the course of her Compliance training and her efforts to locate and rescue at-risk Deviants, Glory comes into contact with a government official named Mrs. Kalin. I knew pretty much from the start that something weird was up with her: Glory's thoughts when she was around Mrs. Kalin kept alternating between naturally suspicious and suspiciously trusting. It didn't take me long to figure out the reason for Glory's mood swings, so when my suspicions were confirmed I felt quite gratified to have predicted that particular plot twist.Another thing I liked about "Compliance" was the high moral ground Glory took with regards to her Deviance. She tried her darnedest to control it and avoid hurting anyone with it, even when it might have saved her life to do so. That's the kind of heroine I can admire.On the flip side, one thing that bothered me about "Compliance" was how naive Glory seemed at times. Things that were obvious to me from the behavior of the people around her seemed to fly right over her head sometimes, like how she expected that Cal would be understanding if she told him she was a Deviant, even after he declared to one of the other Compliance trainees that he would help kill anyone who was discovered to be a Deviant.So overall, although I had a few small issues with the book, I enjoyed "Compliance." I'm looking forward to seeing where Maureen McGowan will take the story in book 3.

  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    2019-05-03 12:01

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog continues the Dust Chronicles by bringing Glory back into the Dome as a COT (Compliance Officer in Training). As with the first book, the story and pacing are uneven but a strong willed protagonist and a bit of heart at the center of the story help bring enough to make me continue reading the series.Glory is back in the dome and pretending to be Cal's girlfriend while training to be a Compliance Officer. She's been asked to spy on her fellow trainees to look for deviants and rebels - but this also gives her a unique vantage on management and helps her to head off and save doomed deviants as well. But then a mission goes wrong, others begin to suspect her relationship with Cal, and Glory finds herself under the close scrutiny of a senior manager who wants to 'adopt' her. As well, rebels are bombing the city and individuals with very terrifying deviations are beginning to appear. It all begins to unravel for Glory very fast....We're given a whole new set of characters as well as a few returning ones now that Glory is back in the City. There are some fun plot twists (one I didn't see coming) but as with the first book, foreshadowing is so incredibly obvious as to be frustrating and make one want to bonk head on table. I found myself yelling, "wake up! he/she is deviant you idiot!" in annoyance several times.As well, the love triangle which wasn't too bad in the first book is very problematic here. "I love wait, I love the other guy" dithering, as well as 'great misunderstanding' plot machinations to keep the couples apart were just a bit too much. I didn't find ANY of the relationships interesting.And yet, as noted before, there really is a heart here and that gets me through the book's 'bugs' and willing to continue to the next book. I did like the action in both novels especially.

  • Barbara
    2019-04-30 11:40

    In this second book in the Dust Chronicles, Glory is once again living in Haven, training to become a Compliance Officer, keeping up appearances with her dating partner Cal, while working to smuggle Deviants out of Haven, and pretending to spy for Mr. Belando. There have been “terrorist” incidences popping up around Haven, with bombs being set off and suspected plans to disrupt the Presidents birthday celebrations. Glory has been told that her efforts to help the Freedom Army aren’t needed and that just makes her more determined to do all she can to help those like her in Haven. When Mrs. Kalin, the Vice President in charge of the dreaded hospital, inexplicably takes Glory under her wing, she has the feeling that she can trust her, but so many years of keeping secrets makes her cautious and some things don’t quite add up as she learns more about the way Management lives. When Burn appears and acts cold and indifferent, she’s confused and even more determined to succeed in helping the FA, even though she’s not quite sure what their intentions are any longer. I enjoyed the first book a bit more than this one, since the world outside Haven is not seen and Glory is without her family, but it’s still another great read with plenty of conflicts and new experiences for this resourceful young girl. I look forward to reading the last book in the series to see how it all turns out for Glory.