After Emily & Spencer narrowly escape the man who shot and killed a classmate and seriously wounded another, they have even more questions about BioZenith – a local company specializing in biotechnology who just may or may not be responsible for transforming them into werewolves. Their first goal is to seek out the other kid who shares their abilities. They are certain that Dalton, the classmate who was shot and seriously wounded by the crazed gunman, is one of them. Tracking him down is easy enough, but when Emily catches the familiar scent of another female wolf floating along the hallways of their high school, she realizes there may be more of them than she originally thought.
As the three of them set out to identify the missing member of their pack, they dive into researching the company who made them what they are. What they discover is something even more mysterious than their new abilities, and when a group of telekinetic cheerleaders enter the picture things get even more weird for them. The more they uncover about BioZenith, the more dangerous their research becomes, culminating in a final battle that may just tear them all apart.
Havoc, picks up right where Vesper left off. The story is told in exactly the same way as the latter with “internal reports” from BioZenith spattered throughout. While these reports are an interesting addition, I sometimes felt as if they didn’t really add much to the forward motion of the story. There’s a lot more action here as Emily and Spencer are learning to deal with their new abilities, while doing their best to keep a very eager, and aggressive Dalton under control. The reveal of the fourth wolf is a surprise, and the introduction of the telekinetic cheerleaders is interesting, even though it seems a little random. I have a feeling they’ll play a much bigger part in the next book. While the new mystery uncovered toward the end was also interesting, I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about it. It seemed to take the book into a deeper realm of sci-fi that I wasn’t expecting at all. I’ll definitely read the next book, as I do want to see what happens with these characters, but it’s not something I have to have right this minute. If you liked the first book I would definitely check this one out.