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The Expedition (The Initiation #2) ~ Chris Babu

January 31, 2019

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Genre: Young Adult/Dystopian Fiction

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 9781682618356

304 pages

Source: TLC Book Tours

They survived the Initiation. Now the real test begins.

Drayden and company are back, one imitation wiser and a bit worse for wear. But at least the initial trials over and they’re good for a little while, right?

Oh, you know that’s never the case. With New America in the throws of a total meltdown, Drayden and the pledges venture have to leave their beginnings behind and risk the unknown, flanked by Guardians.

The team is just trying to find some other sign of civilization but Drayden has his own agenda.

What could possibly go wrong?

For a while, I thought that all there was to say about teen apocalyptic series had been said.

This series, however, gets to the heart of some far more modern and, yet, timeless questions than its predecessors.

I can’t say too much without giving away the spoilers (for the first or second book) but I really enjoyed both of the installments of the story and I’m pretty impressed with Babu’s take on an old story.

About Chris Babu

Chris Babu grew up in North Haven, CT, playing soccer and the violin in his free time. After devouring The Shining under the covers with a flashlight when he was eight, Chris was hooked on fiction. He’s always had a thing for young adult books. But he’s also a major science and math nerd—physics being his favorite—and he has a math degree from MIT.

For nineteen years, he worked as a bond trader on Wall Street, riding the subway to and from work every day. He traded mortgage-backed securities for Bank of America and then Deutsche Bank, where he eventually ran the MBS trading desk. Now Chris writes full-time, always with his trusted assistant Buddy, a 130-pound Great Dane, who can usually be found on his lap. They split their time between New York City and the east end of Long Island. Their omnipresence at home drives his wife Michelle and daughter Lily crazy. He can be found at

Connect with Chris on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

💕And don’t take my word for it! Check out these other stops in the TLC Tour!💕

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Review Stops

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Friday, January 18th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Tuesday, January 22nd: Write – Read – Life

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Thursday, January 31st: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Monday, February 4th: Instagram: @megabunnyreads

Tuesday, February 5th: Instagram: @sjwonderlandz

Wednesday, February 6th: G. Jacks Writes

Friday, February 15th: A Night’s Dream of Books

TBD: Stranded in Chaos

TBD: The Pages Inbetween

TBD: From the TBR Pile

Purchase Links

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

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