Book Review: Irradiate by Sarah Addison-Fox

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Today’s review is for the final installment of Sarah Addison-Fox’s Relevance series, Irradiate. Reviews for the first two installments can be found below:

Review for Irrelevant

Review for Irreverent

And now for the review!


The conclusion to The Relevance Series is one that dedicated readers of the series will thoroughly enjoy. To keep this review spoiler free, it will be a bit shorter than my other reviews.


Mallory’s Character Arc

In the conclusion to the series, Mallory learns to fight for what she believes in, whether it is deemed “irrelevant” or not. I enjoyed this aspect, as I’ve been rooting for Mallory to come out of her shell and join the fight since book one. She was insanely determined in this installment, even leading her to learn to drive a stick-shift on the first try! Her persistence to overcome her perceived limitations is admirable, and she is a worthy heroine for the autistic community and neuro-typical community alike.

Derek’s Character Arc

Derek is one of the more fleshed-out characters in this series, and I liked watching his relationship with Cristan evolve in this installment.


Confusing Bits

For the last quarter of the novel, I was often confused about where the characters were at, or who was who. I felt like most of the males (except for Cristan, Derek, and Jed) had similar voices and I often couldn’t keep them straight. I also had a lot on my mind while reading this book though, so that could have been a fault on my part.

Overall, fans of more sci-fi-based dystopian will enjoy this series.

Thank you to the author for providing me a free ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A positive review was not required to receive the ebook.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Thanks for reading, and be sure to stop back by next Friday for another book review! 🙂

Aim high, stay strong, and always hit your mark.

-Allyson 😀

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