Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Review: The Vault (The Hybrian Series #1) by L. Wood @author_lwood

The Vault

The Hybrian Series #1

by L. Wood

Published: September 27, 2021

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Young Adult, Thriller, Romance


Entrapment can cause insanity, but it can also forge something else entirely. A thrilling sci-fi novel for fans of The Maze Runner and Divergent.

Nineteen-year-old Harper has been trapped in a secret underground facility—a combination of a military school, a ward, and a laboratory—for the last five years. Memories of her prior life are gone, she’s forced to train for combat, and after being condemned as an experimental test subject, an electrifying power begins to rise within her.

Harper finally escapes, but not all of her friends get out. Unsure if she’ll be able to remember who she is or control her new power, she must find and save her friends from the clutches of the man who incarcerated her before they fall too far into his operations—and before she’s captured again.

With the help of a mysterious, fiercely protective—and handsome—police officer and a crew of determined allies, Harper fights to figure out who’s behind the Vault and to get justice. But the more she learns, the more she begins to realize there’s more to the story, and her background, than she had ever dreamed possible…

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My Review:

The Vault is the first book in The Hybrian Series by L. Wood. The Vault is unlike anything I have read before. When I read the summary I knew right away that I wanted to read The Vault. I was hooked from the first page as I was drawn deep into its world longing to know what the end would entail.

The Vault is one of those slow-burn kind of stories that takes off kind of slowly but then ramps up making it hard to lay down once I began reading. I love the world that was created for The Vault.

A world where people are being held in an underground vault. They have no memory of who they are or where they came from. They are all being trained in the same way day after day. They are all treated the same except for one girl, Harper. What makes Harper so special? What makes her stand out against all the others?

After a while, everyone starts questioning everything that is going on and wondering why they are being held against their will. One day Harper and her friends decide they have had enough and start planning their escape. Harper’s best friend Liam takes charge of their escape. Liam wants to get everyone out but Harper is his main concern. Harper learns later that Liam wants her to escape before everyone else.

Harper finally manages to escape and once up top, she meets Miles who is the sheriff. After her escape, Harper does everything she can to help her friends escape the vault. Harper also tries to find out why they were taken in the first place and who took them.

The Vault is filled with many twists and turns that kept me glued to the pages. The suspense kept me in the dark as well as I tried to figure out what was going on. I had no problem seeing it all play out in my mind as if I were there watching the whole thing. The descriptions were very vivid and easy to see.

I could see Harper when she was fighting her way out of the vault and blue light started pouring out of her hands or maybe the tips of her fingers. I could easily see the blue streaks as they flowed out of her hands looking very similar to lighting steaks. I can’t wait to dive into the next book The Alliance in The Hybrian Series.

I highly recommend The Vault to all dystopia fans! Grab a copy of The Vault today! 

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