Breaking Out: Part II by Michelle Diener (Part 1 included)
Breaking Out, #1 and Breaking Out, #2
Part 1:Kelli Barrack has spent the last three years imprisoned in Dr. Greenway’s facility plotting her escape, but when her chance comes one Halloween evening, it’s in a way she never expected.Nate Halliway is being removed from the facility, but he refuses to go without his special forces team-mate, Giles. When his resistance lands him in Kelli’s cell, they both get a chance for freedom, a chance they take with both hands.But as Giles, Nate and Kelli fight their way out, Kelli discovers that the most insidious danger to her freedom might lie within her, rather than in the small army out to stop them. Part 2: Kelli, Nate and Giles know what it is to be imprisoned. They spent years locked away in a secret research lab. But now they’re free, and they stole something important just before they escaped â a list of others like themselves, sent to other facilities for further experimentation.Their plan? To break out every single one.Nina Calvados has been in a new facility for four months. She’s kept a low profile, been careful to be cooperative and helpful. And so far, she’s been mostly left alone. So when two other inmates appeal to her for help, her heart may want to oblige but her head is screaming walk away.Only, something bad is going down, and Nina realizes she’s been fooling herself. No one’s bought her low profile act. And if she’s going to crash, she might as well crash hard. After all, it’s not as if anyone’s coming for her, is it?
Books like Breaking Out: Part I & Part II by Michelle Diener make me kind of angry, which is why this Book is only getting 4 stars. Strange reasoning you think ? well as always I was reluctant to try this short story for my personal reasons, that are mainly located in the lacking depth of the characters in short stories or the missing parts of background story. So usually I already know I will find them lacking in those departments, but as there is nothing more to add to those stories they usually work in some way or another. Then you stumble across a story like this, and yes there is a lot of the background missing as expected and yes the characters are lacking in depth BUT this has so much potential this could be a series of novels. I feel like the author is teasing me with a huge writing potential only to leave me standing in the rain. And this makes me kind of angry as I truly believe the author should reevaluate the potential of this story to create more out of it. I think that in a certain way she already understood the readers need as she created Part 2 but I believe her readers will want more.