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Series: Ubiquity #3
What's a corporate demon to do when the voice in her head is devouring her sanity from the inside out, and the hosts of heaven and hell would rather see her destroyed than surrender a power they shouldn't possess?
Ronnie has the job any entry-level angel or demon would sell their soul for—she's a retrieval analyst for the largest search engine in the world. Ubiquity is a joint initiative between heaven and hell. Because what better way to track all of humanity's secrets, both good and bad, than direct access to their web browsing habits.
She might appreciate the position a little more if a) she could remember anything about her life before she started working at Ubiquity, b) the damn voice in her head would just shut up already, and c) her boss wasn't a complete dickhead.
As she searches for the solutions to the first two issues, and hopes the third will work itself out in performance reviews, she uncovers more petty backstabbing than an episode of Real Housewives, and a conspiracy as old as Lucifer's descent from heaven. On top of all that, if she forgets the cover sheet on her TPS report one more time, she's absolutely going on final written warning.
Now Ronnie’s struggling to keep her sanity and job, and stop the voice in her head from stealing her life. She almost misses the boredom of data analysis at Ubiquity. Almost.
I thought this book was confusing at first, it opened with Ronnie is doing her job which was unspecific and getting her butt kicked while doing it, because she seem to suffer from amnesia. Throughout the book Ronnie second-guessing herself, not only no one including her boss would clue her in, but everyone around her has a personal agenda that may not be in her best interest.
The story plot will keep you guessing what the heck was going on with Ronnie, at the same time it can be somewhat predictable. Once all the major characters were introduced, and what they each meant for Ronnie was revealed, you can kinda predict Ronnie’s situation.
I didn’t particularly care much about the dual inner conversations Ronnie have with her other-self, which took up most of the book. Her other-self was basically a bully and Ronnie’s personality seem weak compare to it.
The romance is neither there nor here, I didn’t feel the chemistry or the connection. When Ronnie finally merges with her other-self, she appears to have a different personality that I can’t say was entirely likable. The ending felt somewhat contraindicated, because in the end Ronnie was not “Ronnie”, after merging she became what she was supposed to be before the experiment went wrong. Since I didn’t like Metatron at all, it was not a happy outcome for me.
While I was reading this book I did find it difficult to invest in the story, even though I wanted to know what happen in the end, the process of Ronnie finding the truth can be a bit drag and repetitive at times. Overall the story has a new and interesting ideal of Angels and Demons, but it didn’t leave me with a strong impression.
This book left with tons questions that need to be answered, and it will be interesting to see what happen to Ronnie in the next book.