HASH: Book 2 The Secrets of Startech
from Startech, Jade and Aric follow their map to Dieter Copeland’s
house in the backwoods of Rutherford. While in hiding, Dieter teaches
them how to connect with their alien metal. But their teacher is keeping
his own deep, dark secret—a secret that could affect both their lives.
and Jade grow closer, falling more in love, but being on the run has
its drawbacks. When it becomes apparent that Startech will stop at
nothing to recover their technology, the pair comes face to face with
imminent danger, their fears and the truth behind the company that
threatens their existence.
Ultimately, as Jade and Aric fight for their lives, they discover there is only one place they can go... @goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1359486228 5 Stars
This book was awesome and started right where the other one left off. In
the first book, we found our main characters, Aric and Jade, running
from the Institute that had been taken over from Startech. Dr. Stevens
helped them to get away by having a little boat waiting for them and
giving them a letter that told them to go to a Mr. Dieter Copeland and
he would help them.
They are floating for quite awhile on the
sea. Jade is nervous because Em left her as soon as they were free. Em
was over-taken with all of the technology she was free to go and
explore. When they were in the institute they were kept away from
technology, cell phones etc. so they couldn't download things and learn
what was going on with them.
Em isn't really a person or Jade's
imaginary friend. Em is the alien metal that is attached to her spine,
but it showed itself in the form of a friend so as not to freak Em out.
Jade says it better:
"Since it was important for me to keep
my sanity at the institute, the alien metal had created Em at first
because there was damage to the full-potential metal and later, because
it knew that I couldn't handle the emotional and intellectual enormity
of it's full potential."
Luckily Aric and Jade were picked
up by a big boat right before a bad storm. The storm with all of the
lightening started causing pain in their metal. This was a very scary
experience for Jade to say the least. One of the men fell overboard and
Aric saved him. Captain Flynn said they were indebted to them for saving
the man. So, for that they dropped them off as close as they could to
where Mr. Copeland lived and told them how to go on the bus and how far.
They were also good enough not to tell the Startech jerks that were
looking for them, where exactly they dropped them off.
reach Mr. Copeland they learned things they just could not believe. It
seems Mr. Copeland used to be Professor Fitherman and he worked for
Startech. He and one other person, his wife, were the only ones to
escape from Startech, they killed off all the employees that knew too
much. It seems Startech caught a Devourer called Karak that were enemies
of Aric's species. They cut it up to see how it worked, this wasn't a
bad thing because the Karak killed everything in it's path. The sad
thing is there was another alien that came from Aric's home planet of
Ceren. He name was Rani and he was trying to find Aric's family that
were royalty. He knew there were some bad things in play. Startech
killed him as well :( There is more to that story but I don't want to
give away too much more.
It also seems there were some other
aliens that came down as well and guess what? They worked for
Startech!!! Yes, they were bad guy aliens trying to do some shady
stuff... keeping mum on that one too.
To sum this up without
giving too much more away, the bad aliens from Startech catch up with
them, drag them back and try to kill them. That didn't happen, they end
up with some good guys coming down from their planet. Okay, one more
spoiler... Jade is pregnant. Sooooo.. we will see in the final book if
she is able to have the baby and what happens on the planet of Ceren
when the civilians find out their King is getting married to a human
with a human/alien baby on the way!
I love this trilogy so far. Fin