Surrender (Section 8, #1) by Stephanie Tyler – Bout-of-Books 12.0 Review

SurrenderDesperate, fearless, and hunted

For former Navy SEAL Dare O’Rourke, Section 8 was legendary. The son of one of its missing members, he grew up in the shadow of its secrets. All he knew was that it was a cabal of operatives discharged from branches of the military and reassigned to extremely dangerous, off-the-books international missions. And that their handler was as shrouded in mystery as the missions themselves. 

Nothing can stop them. Nothing can break them. 

Now the handler of Section 8 has given extreme orders to kill any remaining members, along with their families. Dare must save his long-lost half sister, Avery, whom he was never meant to meet. Determined to fight for their lives and find their missing father, Dare and Avery bring together those who are in danger because of their relationship to Section 8 for one last mission—to avenge their families and to survive.

I’m not sure what I expected when I picked up Surrender, but I certainly got more than I bargained for. It’s also one that keeps you on your toes. A lot of characters are introduced, a lot of POVs are shared and a lot happens.

The book opens in the past with Darius, Dare’s father. That prologue pretty much set the tone for the rest of the story. In other words, there wasn’t much down time for any of these characters.

The rest of the story centered around Dare, Avery, Grace, Gunner, Jem & Key. A group of broken misfits that had to form an unlikely alliance in order to survive. It didn’t happen immediately though. There wasn’t a lot of trust among this group. They each had their secrets and most of them were held close. They had all survived horrific circumstances that made them stronger, and maybe a little crazier than they were before.

Grace and Dare were the unlikely couple in Surrender. That’s definitely not how their relationship began, but… you’ll have to read it to understand. Trust me. 😉 As far as the story goes, there was plenty of action, a lot of suspense, pretty much constant danger and some twists, turns and revelations that had me re-reading a couple of chapters to figure out WTH just happened. Yeah, I’m thinking that I’m going to love this series.

The second book in the Section 8 series is Unbreakable, and I don’t really want to tell you who that centers on because there were times during Surrender that I honestly wasn’t sure if any of these characters were going to survive. I will tell you that one of my favorite characters is featured in the recently released 3rd book, Fragmented.



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