Refuse (Recoil Trilogy Book 2)

Genre: Young Adult

Book Summary

Everyone wants Jinxy, except the one she loves.

In a near-future USA decimated by an incurable plague and tightly controlled by a repressive government, teenagers with special skills are recruited and trained to fight in the war against terror.

Now a rebellion is brewing.

All sixteen year-old expert sniper Jinxy James wanted was a little freedom, but now she’s trapped between the government and the rebels, unsure of who the real enemy is. When she uncovers appalling secrets and twisted motivations, Jinxy begins to question her allegiances. Soon she will need to choose between love and freedom, as she struggles to do the right thing in a world gone horribly wrong.

Refuse is the second book in the Young Adult dystopian romance that began with Recoil. This much anticipated sequel is filled with romance and heartache, shocking twists, and a thought-provoking examination of freedom, fear, loyalty and identity.

Refuse begins immediately after the cliffhanger ending of Recoil. Buy it now to continue the compelling story of Jinxy, Quinn and the forces ranged against them.


"Better than Hunger Games or Divergent. Amazing read! Well-developed characters, an-edge-of-your-seat story line (think Hunger Games or Divergent, only better), a can't-wait-to-turn-the-page book. I can't wait to buy and read book 3!" - Amazon reviewer

"High-octane second novel in this exciting YA dystopian trilogy: This novel ignites from the first page, catapulting the reader into the author's vividly imagined dystopian world. The formidable protagonist Jinxy James is tested to her limits in this new instalment, which explodes with action introducing the reader to exciting new characters. This expertly crafted sequel is an octane-fueled ride, filled with shocking twists and turns. I eagerly await the final instalment in this thrilling trilogy. Highly recommended." - Monica Kagan Reviews

"Even better than the first! Things are getting complicated for poor Jinx, who's become trapped between the ruling powers (total dystopian government) and the rebels trying to upend the system. This series is full of plot twists, so don't be shocked when, well, something shocking happens. Like Jinxy, it's hard to differentiate between good and bad, as both sides are complicated. No one in these books is completely right or wrong, leaving a lot of grey area for Macgregor to play around in. Highly recommended!" - Amazon reviewer

"Brilliant! Addictive, must-read series!" - Jeanz Book Read and Review Blog

"Superb Dystopian Trilogy: Wow - this trilogy just keeps on getting better! It is totally different and enthralling with great characters, an intriguing plot and could so easily come true in the near future that it is frightening, too. It is a fascinating novel with a delicious blend of suspense, thriller, mystery and romance along with plenty of twists, turns and intrigue. The story takes the reader through the whole gamut of emotions - especially in the last ten percent and just when you think you know what will happen next, the author adds another twist to throw a spanner in the works and prove you wrong again. This is a fantastic addition to the series and I highly recommend that anyone interested in it reads the novels in the correct sequence as they lead on from each other. It is a superb series and I have no hesitation in highly recommending it." - Splashes into Books Blog

"Thrilling young adult perfection: Macgregor again proves herself to be a master at pacing and action, writing this thrilling page-turner that I read in just a day. I enjoyed
this immensely. Totally unpredictable, endless high-stakes, the battle between right and wrong, the sweet inklings of a YA romance. What's not to love? - Leema Book Reviews

"One of the best books this year." - Lea Cherry Reviews

"Sucks you in harder than the first book AND even more brilliant! Better than the first one BY FAR! I think Jinx is an amazing character. She is so strong and she's like every woman. We all have had thoughts like her. She's incredibly relatable for me." -Amazon reviewer

About the Author

When not writing, Joanne Macgregor is a counselling psychologist in private practice where she works mainly with victims of crime and trauma.

Although she lives in the frenetic adrenaline-rush of the big city, Joanne has always been in love with nature, and escapes into the wilds whenever she can. She's a Harry Potter fanatic, bakes the best choc-chip cookies on the planet, and is addicted to chilies and bulletproof coffee.

She started her professional life as a high school English teacher and loves writing about, and for, teens. She is the author of several books for Young Adults, including Hushed, Recoil, Refuse, Rebel, Scarred, and - for younger YA readers - Turtle Walk, Rock Steady and Fault Lines.

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