ACRBA Tour Activate by Adele Jones

Posted by Jenny on Apr 4, 2017 in Book Reviews |

3 – 7 April 2017
Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance
is Introducing
Activate (By the Rhiza Press, 1 November 2016)
By Adele Jones

About the Book: Josh Hammond’s not who he says he is. To stay alive, he must guard his identity, existing isolated from his former life and those he loves. The one enemy he can’t outrun is his failing health, and time is short. Desperate for a solution, Josh leaves the protection of his safe house unapproved. Instead of a cure, he’s left powerless against a cunning adversary. Determined to reclaim his life, he grasps an opportunity for escape, but things go drastically wrong. Can he find a way to expose the lies of a criminal mastermind, or will he be silenced? Forever.

About the Author: Adele Jones lives in Queensland, Australia. Her writing is inspired by a passion for family, faith, friends, music and science – and her broad ranging imagination.

A strong believer in embracing life’s journey, Adele delights in sharing that adventure with others, be that through the pages of a story or engaging in a social or professional context. Through her broad personal and professional interests, she has welcomed diverse engagement opportunities, including science based student experience sessions, conference presentations, literary readings and musical exploits.

With a long standing interest in historical fiction, Adele based her Master’s dissertation on this topic and is currently anticipating release of her first novel in this genre, A Devil’s Ransom ( She has also had a variety of poems, short stories, inspirational meditations, devotions and magazine articles published. Her first YA novel Integrate was awarded the 2013 Caleb Prize for unpublished manuscript, and is due to for release in September 2014. Replicate is the second book in this series and was released in October 2015.

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My review on Goodreads:

Activate is the exciting conclusion to the Blaine Colton trilogy by Adele Jones. Integrate was thrilling, Replicate upped the stakes and dug deeper, taking the story in surprising, heart wrenching but believable directions. Given the strong writing in the first two, I had high expectations of Activate – and I wasn’t disappointed. Read More
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  • Jeanette Grant-Thomson says:

    I have yet to read this book but I really enjoyed the first in the trilogy. I don’t normally read this type of fiction but I felt Adele handle the suspense factor very well.

  • A wonderful review, Jenny :-)
    I left a reply on Goodreads, then thought ‘hmm, what’s wrong with this picture?’
    Your review is brilliant, making me want to read! I confess that I haven’t had time to begin this series yet, but I really want/need to now.

  • Jenny says:

    Hi Jo’Anne – Thank you. It’s a great series, so I am sure you won’t be disappointed :) And, lol, yes. thanks for the comment on Goodreads – and for the comment here :)

  • Jenny says:

    Hi Jeanette. There are so many great books to read :) I agree, love the pace in Integrate. You really should finish the other two, each one just gets better imo & it’s such a emotional, strong end to the series.

  • Great review Jenny. I’ve really enjoyed this series, and Activate is a great conclusion. Like the first two books, it has lots of action and ethical dilemmas, but I also loved seeing how the main characters changed over the course of the series, especially Eddie. I also really liked the way in which real-life issues were dealt with in honest ways (e.g. the escalation of the relationship between Blaine and Sophie). Would love to see more of these characters.

  • Jenny says:

    Hi Nola – I am nodding my head at all the points you make. I loved that everything was believable but also surprising. And yes, maybe Adele will write a sequel one day :)

  • Looks like another author to check out this year.

  • Paula Vince says:

    Hi Jenny, I agree this was a fantastic read, and my favourite of the trilogy, which I may add I enjoyed all the way through. Adele certainly knows to build tension, while making us care for the characters, especially her main man. I love Blaine.

  • Definitely going to have to add this to my MUST READ list!

  • Jenny says:

    Thanks Neville :)

  • Jenny says:

    She sure does. I’m looking forward to reading her next book. Thanks for commenting :)

  • Jenny says:

    I’d highly recommended it :)

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