Review: Uncontrollable by Nina Croft (Beyond Human #3)


Uncontrollable by Nina Croft // VBC ReviewUncontrollable (Beyond Human #3)
Nina Croft
Published: Sept. 25, 2018 (Entangled)
Purchase: Amazon
Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Reviewed by: Amy

Rating (out of 5): 3 stars

Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will contain references to previous events in the series.

Until a year ago, Quinn Sutherland thought he and the Tribe—a secret group of powerful telepaths—were working for the good guys. When that assumption appears to be false, and new alliances are formed, Quinn is understandably apprehensive, but one thing he does know, he trusts his friends and family and will keep them safe at all costs. While on a rescue mission for one of his trusted-few, Quinn runs into Special Agent Melody Lyons who is apparently on the same mission as Quinn and his crew, and she seems to know a lot about the Tribe. Plus, there’s the small fact that he can’t read her mind which is something he’s never encountered before.

Melody Lyons is not just any normal FBI Agent. She’s with the Bureau of Time Management. Never heard of it? That’s because it won’t exist for about another 2,000 years. That’s right, Mel is from the future and when she discovers a time anomaly in 2018 that may have repercussions for a cataclysmic event that occurs on Earth in 2020, Mel is sent back to investigate. She’s the most qualified person to make such a huge jump in time, but Mel is definitely not prepared for Quinn. When the two meet and sparks fly, despite the trust issue, they’ll have to work together to ensure the survival of Quinn’s people, and Earth itself, in the future.

So, I went into reading this book at first not realizing that it was book three in a series. Nina Croft goes a long way to reiterate where we are in the story especially in regards to the Tribe, but I still felt like I was missing some essential pieces of who these people are that I probably would have learned better had I read the first two books in the series.

While I probably should have looked harder at the book before reading, these things do tend to happen. I know I’m not the first person to pick up a book not realizing its part of a series. Regardless, looking at this book on its own, what initially drew me was the time traveling aspect. I thought that Nina Croft’s view of the future was interesting and, for all intents and purposes, the concept was easy to grasp. The only problem was that I wanted more.

I almost felt like I was reading two stories. One continuing the series revolving around Quinn and the Tribe, and the other dealing with the time travel anomaly. Unfortunately, the issues surrounding the anomaly are seemingly pushed back and dealt with in the last 10% of the book (Kindle reading). The ending appeared to be heading towards an interesting inconclusive conclusion, assuming it would pick up with the next book, but no, within a couple of sentences the connections linking up future to past are made relatively clear. Easy peasy.

This series has a lot of potential and an interesting premise. There were quite a few teases at secondary characters I’d like to understand better. I’d definitely pick up the first book to see how it aligns with what I’ve learned in Uncontrollable.

Sexual content: sex

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