enjoying this a lot. it has gotten a bit bleaker as it has gone along - Jake’s situation, what the government will do to keep him under control (“secure”) - but it hasn’t got quite as bleak as Sekret was from the start. Jake’s powers are different than what Yulia could do, in the other book...so it’s fun spotting similarities, but there are a lot of differences, thank goodness.
Spotlight ( a Miss Silver Mystery) next, and then Killer Tune.
each chapter in this YA novel is topped with the name of a song, and the performer of the song. I've decided I'll give in to curiosity and listen to some of these tunes - right now I'm checking out 'People Following Me' by Phunk Junkeez. I haven't peeked ahead at chapters so I hold out hope maybe we'll get some Speckled Red, Big Jay McNeely, Jimmie Lunceford, Magic Sam, or The Memphis Jug Band. no? well, some new music to experience anyway...
already hooked on this - it does remind me a bit of Sekret, which I read a few books ago, but I expected that. I also expected differences - beyond even the obvious, like a US setting this time, not a Russian one - and certainly the style of the book is completely opposite from Sekret. it is interesting that young Jake here has Russian ancestry...didn’t see that link to Sekret coming. another difference is that although Jake in Tunnel Vision is being forced to work for his country’s government without the option to say no, as was Yulia in the other book, he has been left with more of his real life - school, living at home, etc. - intact. so far.