Author: Katie Delahanty
Genre: Dystopian, YA, Romance
Publishing Date: May 4, 2021
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.
Incognito is the second book in Katie Delahanty’s Keystone series. It’s a dystopian novel set way off in the future where our society is divided into different factions where the “Disconnects” are the lowest, who as the name suggests, are disconnected from the rest of the world.
This story revolves around Elisha, someone who now belongs to the disconnects part of society and is on a mission to steal a cassette tape by using all the futuristic technology that she has off that time to sneak in the museum where it is kept and pull off the heist.
Since I’m someone who loves heists and everything spy-related, I absolutely loved this book. There was lots of action, and mystery (romance too) and an absolute page-turner, I finished the book in one sitting because I couldn’t get enough. There was lots of drama and action, and I loved the heists that they pulled off as they had unique ideas and plans to pull them off.
Keep in mind: You most definitely have to read the prequel, Keystone before you read this otherwise you might not understand lots of things and be confused throughout. This is coming from someone who indeed had no idea I should’ve read the first one so I had to read it after I got the ARC for Incognito. The book also ends on kind of a cliffhanger so we know there’ll most definitely be a sequel, that I can’t wait for!
About the Author
Katie never knew she was a writer. Her childhood obsessions centered on old movies, costumes, fashion, playing dress up, and books. Lots of books. On her quest to play make believe for a living she decided she wanted to be a fashion designer and after satisfying her practical parents by graduating from UCLA with a BA in Communication Studies she went on to pursue her design dreams with a Professional Designation in Fashion Design from FIDM. She spent five years helping to design romantic dresses that were sold everywhere from Anthropologie to Nordstrom before the economic downturn led to a career shift and that practical degree came in handy. Now in charge of the ecommerce business for In Bloom Lingerie, she was asked to start the company blog. Not knowing what to say about lingerie but needing to use bridal keywords, she decided to start a fictional serial about how a girl named Olivia Bloom, who worked for In Bloom Lingerie, became engaged. And that is when Katie fell in love with storytelling and the path to make believe became clear. She has not looked back since. Katie lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Do you like Dystopian worlds?? Which novel portrays your favorite Dystopian world?? It can be a popular one or an underrated one, of course!