May 3, 2021
Blurb: In the virtual utopia of the Simulation, everyone will live peacefully and without fear or needs—at least that’s how they’re selling it. But the government plans to use this program to take control of the entire human race. Elisha Dewitt has just been given her first mission to help prevent this, and she’s ready to prove she can go incognito just as well as any other master thief.
Breaking and entering? No sweat. She’s done worse. Stealing a cassette tape from the museum vaults will be easy—in, out, done—until he shows up…and everything gets way more complicated. Garrett Alexander just has that effect.
Nothing is as it seems, and a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse begins with Garrett, her rival and match in every way. Not knowing who she can trust, Elisha decides it’s up to her to rescue everyone—even Garrett—before the world as she knows it comes to a brutal end.
Just like last year’s Keystone (see my review), Incognito throws the reader into the action. This time Elisha is attempting to steal a tape from the Andy Warhol museum, the contest of which might hold information that could destroy the world. This caper doesn’t go as planned, but soon Elisha is undercover with other Keystone students. The question of who Elisha can trust rises time and time again and even her usually reliable intuition doesn’t always guide her.
This book was so much fun. I love the world that Katie Delahanty has created here–not that I actually love that world, but rather the way she’s created it. The novel has all of the gadgets one would expect in a high-tech spy novel and the plot is like a maze with twists and turns.
The chemistry between Elisha and Garrett is so good that I look forward to more in this series and hope that Delahanty can keep the excitement going because Incognito was one thrilling ride.
Incognito is definitely NOT a standalone. You do have to have read Keystone in order to understand what is going on and how Ella became Elisha. If you like futuristic spy-type novels like the ones from Ally Carter, you should give this one a try.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author:
Katie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, twin daughters, and son. Growing up in Pittsburgh, she loved old movies and playing dress up, but never considered telling stories of her own until she was asked to start a blog for the sleepwear company she worked for. Unsure what to say about lingerie, she wrote a fictional serial about a girl chasing her costume design dreams who fell in love with a rock star along the way. And that’s when Katie fell in love with storytelling. That blog became The Brightside Series and she’s been waking before dawn to write ever since.