Thursday, 31 July 2014

Review: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

Title: The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy #2)
Author: Sherry Thomas

Release date: September 16th 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: eARC
Pages: 275

Source: Edelweiss

After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.

Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother's prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unknowable future.

Sherry Thomas brings her trademark blend of dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and exciting action in this striking sequel to The Burning Sky.

“For me, you areand always will beeverything worth living for.”
This was one of my most anticipated 2014 books, and I'm glad to say it does not disappoint! Though not as riveting as The Burning Sky, this book definitely kept me on my toes. So much happens in this, it's beyond crazy! And I loved every second of it.

Iolanthe is still attending Eton disguised as Archer Fairfax, but this time around there's a lot more between her and Titus, especially after the events of the previous book. Everything they've been through together has strengthened their bond, and Titus never fails to tell Iolanthe how much she means to him. But Titus discovers something about his destiny that changes everything, especially Iolanthe's role in his life. Is their bond strong enough to make it through all the obstacles?

The Perilous Sea is told in two different timelines, alternating chapters. One is seven weeks ahead of the other, and is set in the Sahara desert, of all places. And the other is the normal timeline that continues from the previous book. Of course, the timelines do meet by the end of the book. I found this narration really intriguing, and it definitely helped keep me interested. Because there's a lot of politics and quite a bit of confusion in the normal timeline. So I actually found myself enjoying the other one more, most of the time anyway.

I'm not going to lie, Titus pissed me off quite a bit in this book with his rigidity and unwillingness to open up to new paths. He follows his mother's diary loyally, not stopping to consider whether he can make his own destiny. And his relationship with Iolanthe is rocky as a result. I honestly didn't get how her role had to change so much, because I'd have thought she'd be helping him out anyway. But no, things just have to change drastically.

Titus is amazing, though. Apart from that little frustrating bit. He loves Iolanthe so much, and he's easily give up anything and everything for her. It's incredibly sweet. Iolanthe, too, loves him just as much, and I'm glad she finally tells him in this book. Her character has gotten a lot stronger, and her fears and apprehension have almost disappeared. I think Titus and Iolanthe are awesome together - strong, powerful, and deeply in love.

There are a lot of shocks and surprises in this book, so brace yourself for them! It's a pretty long book, and the plot is pretty heavy so it takes a while to get through. But it's never dull, I can promise you. This world is incredibly rich, and I loved seeing Iolanthe and Titus in Eton along with Wintervale and Kashkari, the two main secondary characters. Both these characters have a much bigger role to play in this than in The Burning Sky, which was really nice to see since I love both of them.

Things get way intense by the end, and my heart was actually pounding at times. Everything can go crazy in an instant! I loved it. And yes, we end up at a cliffhanger of sorts, so I'm pretty much desperate for the conclusion to this trilogy. I know it'll blow my mind just as much as these two books have.

*Thank you to HarperCollins for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 4.5/5

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #77: Killer Instinct

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week's WoW is...


Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


Title: Killer Instinct (The Naturals #2)
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Release date: November 4th 2014
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Seventeen-year-old Cassie Hobbes has a gift for profiling people. Her talent has landed her a spot in an elite FBI program for teens with innate crime-solving abilities, and into some harrowing situations. After barely escaping a confrontation with an unbalanced killer obsessed with her mother’s murder, Cassie hopes she and the rest of the team can stick to solving cold cases from a distance.

But when victims of a brutal new serial killer start turning up, the Naturals are pulled into an active case that strikes too close to home: the killer is a perfect copycat of Dean’s incarcerated father—a man he’d do anything to forget. Forced deeper into a murderer’s psyche than ever before, will the Naturals be able to outsmart the enigmatic killer’s brutal mind games before this copycat twists them into his web for good?

With her trademark wit, brilliant plotting, and twists that no one will see coming, Jennifer Lynn Barnes will keep readers on the edge of their seats (and looking over their shoulders) as they race through the pages of this thrilling novel.

One of my most anticipated books of the year! The Naturals is one of my favourite YA books ever, and I have so many questions after the end of that one. I can't wait to see these characters again and find out more stuff and get caught up in another delicious mystery!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Release Day Blitz: Rogue by Katy Evans


Rogue by Katy Evans is out today! It's the 4th book in her Real series, and it follows Brooke's best friend, Melanie. Check it out below, and the excerpt as well :)


HE SAYS HE’S NO GOOD FOR HER. 
SHE HATES THAT HE MIGHT BE RIGHT.

Brook Dumas found Remington Tate in REAL, and now it’s her best friend Melanie’s turn to find the man who makes her heart sing. After years of searching, one night in the rain, the strong and mysterious Greyson King comes to her rescue. He’s bold, and maybe just the lover, friend, and protector she’s been searching for. When they make love, he says her name like it means something. Like she means something—and that’s everything she’s ever wanted. 

He disappears for days without a word, and when he’s around, he says he’ll only hurt her. Buy when he’s away, her heart hurts more. 

Then Melanie uncovers the dark world he’d been determined to keep hidden, and suspects that their random first meeting might have not been so random after all. 

Caught in a free fall of emotions, Melanie has no one to catch her but the man she should be running from. . . 
But what do you do when your Prince Charming has gone Rogue?


Release date: July 29th 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes


Excerpt

“Bastard,” I mumble. “You ruined my whole week, you fucking bastard. I bet you’re fucking some triple-D blonde right now and her triplets all at the same time, aren’t you? You’re not even a two-timer, you’re like a three-timer, liar, feeding me an I’ll-take-you-to-the-movies fucking line. I swear I was fine until you came back like you “got” me, like you “got” me even if I looked like a hungover mess. God, I can’t believe myself!”
I kick the tub as if it’s the tub’s fault, then yell, “OUCH!”
Scowling, I walk into the bedroom, grab my sleep clothes, pad outside to my living room/kitchen combo to grab some ice cream, slide on my Princess Bride DVD and turn on the TV. A couple of pounds of fat, here we go. I plop down and a vibration buzzes across the couch. I scowl and feel around for my phone. I find it way in between the two couch cushions, pull it out, and set it aside for a scoop of ice cream. I almost choke on it when I see a text I hadn’t noticed before.
Be home tonight.
What? My stomach vaults. I read who the text is from and suddenly I want to throw my phone into a WALL. Greyson. I scowl at it and throw it down to the couch and start pacing. I’m not going to answer him. Why would I? He seemed in no hurry to talk to me before, and now he orders me? Like an all mighty king? No thanks. I’ll pass on our second date, thank you.
But I check and notice the text was sent hours ago. I tell myself I am not going to respond, I will wait a gazillion days like he did. I set the phone aside and put a big spoonful of ice cream in my mouth, letting it melt on my tongue, but my stomach is squirming and now I can’t watch the TV, I can only stare at my phone and suck on the spoon. Then I bury the spoon in the tub and grab my phone, squeeze my eyes shut and type.
I’m home but that doesn’t mean I’m staying home. Just depends . . .
On? comes the reply, and quickly.
Whoa, was he waiting, with phone in hand, to answer? It seems like he was.
I wait one full minute. Trembling. Type: On who’s visiting
I don’t mean that as an invite. I mean it as in: I’d hightail it out of here if he set foot in my building. But his answer is lightning fast and my heart starts pounding as it keeps staring back at me.
Me.
Crap! I have to leave. I have to leave; I can’t see him! I can’t be this easy! A line must be drawn. He’s already shown what our night together meant to him, and I won’t let myself be devalued by him or any other moron again.
I should leave before he arrives, or when he does, yell through the door, without opening it even an inch, and tell him that I’m NOT INTERESTED! You stood me up, you didn’t get in touch soon enough, I am not your booty call, have a good life!
Yeah. That sounds right.
Determined, I head over to close the living room blinds. When I glance out the window and reach for the string I see a dark sports car pull over and a man in black step out of the driver’s seat. He looks up toward my window and all my systems stop when our eyes lock, hold, recognize. My insides go into chaos mode. A strange excitement makes my knees knock.
Fuck me, it’s really him.
What is he doing here? What does he want?
He heads into the building and I turn to face my closed door, panicking because I haven’t changed, I didn’t change. I’m in my pj’s, if hardly that.
Noticing the pint of ice cream still grasped in my hand, I run to shove it back into the freezer, spoon and all. I start pacing around in circles, trying to come up with a new plan, but unable to think for shit. I consider telling my building guard not to let him in, but I hear the ring of the elevator and realize the guard must have recognized the motherfucker from when he brought me home last week.
Deciding not to delay the inevitable, I swing the door open as he steps out of the elevator. He looks straight at me and his gaze drills into me, making a hole straight in my thoughts. One of my neighbors and her husband pass along the hall toward their door.
“Well, hello there, Melanie. A little chilly out.” She gestures to the white silk shorts and near-transparent camisole I’m wearing in complete disapproval and continues on.
Greyson follows behind her and fills up the space one foot away from my threshold with muscle and beauty and testosterone and, I swear, god, I swear, he’s as lethal as a nuclear bomb. My knees, oh, my knees. My heart. My eyes. My body feels both light as a feather and heavy as a tank. How can this be? He’s so stunning I can’t even move. Or blink, or hardly stand; I’m leaning on the door frame.
I’m fully sober. Something I might regret. He’s no longer blurred by the rain, by vodka, or by my stupid illusions of prince charming.
The man standing at my door is very real, very big, very tan, and his smile is very, very charming. There is no word for the way he stands there, his eyes dark and glimmering, his cheekbones hard and his jaw smoothly shaven, his mouth so beautiful, tipped up mischievously at the corners. His suit is perfect, playboy perfect, and his tousled hair run with wayward streaks of copper that makes me want to rake my fingers straight through. And he’s here, looking at me as if waiting for me to let him in. A memory of the morning he brought me home flashes through me. Where I felt sore because of the way he’d loved me all night. The little mark behind my ear that I found the next morning.
Hanging on to my every instinct of self-preservation, I hold the door only halfway open when he catches it in one big powerful hand.
“Invite me in,” he says softly, holding the door in his firm grip.
“My car doesn’t need a tune-up, it’s fine, but thanks for checking in on it,” I say, pushing it closed with more effort.
He shoves the door open and strides inside, and I’m frustrated over my inability to keep him out. Now he’s inside and he shuts the door like he owns my place, then he studies it with a sweep of narrowed eyes. “This building has a laundry chute?”
That’s your line?”
He crosses the room and pulls the rest of the blinds shut, then he performs an insanely quick check of my place with a sweep of his gaze that makes my insides turn over.
It’s almost like he’s making sure there is no other man here.
He can’t possibly be jealous, can he?
And now . . . now that he seems assured no one is here but me, he starts walking over to me and looking at my mouth, and I’m walking away because every instinct of self-preservation in me tells me to walk away.
“You’re here. Why are you here all of a sudden? Some other date canceled on you last minute?” I demand.
“I have a date I’d like to schedule with you.” His eyebrows pull low over those brilliant hawklike eyes. “You’re not nearly as excited to see me as I’d hoped.”
“Maybe I thought you were a drunken hallucination. Maybe I hoped you were.”
I hit the back of my kitchen island and he locks me in with his arms, his eyes almost desperate and hungry. Then he cups my face and sets his mouth to mine, like he thinks—mistakenly—I belong to him.
“I’m not,” he says, softly, then he kisses me again, so deeply I lose my train of thought until he speaks against my mouth again. “A hallucination. And if you need me to, I’ll spend all night reminding you of what it feels like to have my tongue and my cock buried deep in you and how much you liked it.”
He leans over as if to kiss me again. My voice trembles as I turn my head. “Don’t, Greyson.”
“I don’t like that word, ‘don’t,’” he rasps against my cheek. “But I do like you saying Greyson.”
He tips my head around with the tip of one finger and stares at me like he loves the look of me. I lift one of his arms and he lets me, and I start easing away again, free of him, but not free of his stare. The first night he just kept staring at my eyes like he couldn’t tear his gaze free, but now, now he’s seeing all of me. I’m wearing shorts and a camisole yet my body starts heating as his eyes rake me up and down.
“I gave you a chance and you blew it,” I breathe.
“I want another one.”

About the author:

My Life in 8 Words: “Hectic, wonderful, complete; everything I ever wanted.”
Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…
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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Review: Reluctantly Royal by Nichole Chase

Title: Reluctantly Royal (Suddenly #3)
Author: Nichole Chase
Release date: August 26th 2014
Publisher: Avon
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 193
Source: Edelweiss

Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell's brother Alex asks him to break the news to the old man's granddaughter. Though he hates to be the bearer of doom and gloom, he doesn't want the poor girl to find out from the tabloids. For Maxwell knows all too well how devastating that could be.

Coming from a broken home and modest background, newly ordained Lady Meredith Thysmer has seized her chance to make a better life for herself and her son. She's not afraid to use her best assets to get what she wants. But when the unpretentious yet devastatingly handsome Max delivers his news, her plans for the future come crashing to a halt. In the challenging days ahead, Max's compassion, humor, and steadfast loyalty to Meredith and her son win her over. She quickly finds herself doing something she swore would never happen again: falling in love. And yet Maxwell still refuses to completely drop his guard. Somehow Meredith's got to find a way to seduce this reluctant royal.

We finally get to read Max's story! He's always intrigued me in the previous two novels, because he really hates being in the spotlight and I always wondered why, or how it affected him. Well, now we get to see how things play out when Max falls for a girl who's likely to drag him out into the media glare again.

Max is sent to tell Meredith about the death of her grandfather, which means she needs to return to Lilaria and take care of things, being newly ordained. Meredith's afraid of staying in Lilaria with her drunk of a father, since she has her six-year-old son, Marty, to take care of. As Meredith's life falls apart around her, Max is there to support her however she wants it. And both of them end up falling for each other - something they never thought would happen, Meredith still hurting from Marty's dad leaving and Max being the player he is.

I have to admit I didn't particularly like Meredith through most of the novel. She just kind of bugged me most of the time, and I can't quite put my finger on why. I guess it's partly the way she uses people (and Max), and partly her inability to do anything besides stand there as her father insults or hits her. Grow a pair, Meredith! You have a son to look out for.

Max, of course, I adored. He's easy to relate to, possibly the easiest of the three siblings since he seems more detached from all the royal happenings around him. I liked what we saw of him in the previous novels, but we get to see so many sides of him in this! I think my favourite was his interaction with his family - old and new. Especially with Sam, who by the way is pregnant with Alex's child! If you haven't read Suddenly Royal you won't know who I'm talking about, of course. But we do get to see quite a bit of Sam in this book. Max is incredibly protective of her, and I loved seeing how concerned he is about her and how much he's accepted her into the family. It was also amazing seeing how he is with Alex and Cathy, his sister. Max is also really protective of Meredith, even going out of his way to make her and Marty comfortable. He has a really big heart.

Marty, Meredith's son, is another adorable addition to the novel. He and Max hit it off pretty well, bonding over video games and fishing (sort of). It's obvious that Max is great with him, and they're both so comfortable around each other from the start. I loved seeing their interaction too. Of course at some point I'll have to mention Max and Meredith together, so here goes. Since I didn't really like Meredith and couldn't connect with her, I wasn't a huge fan of the romance. I mostly looked forward to Max interacting with Marty or Sam or basically anyone but Meredith. They really do care for each other, even though it takes them a while to recognize and accept that.

Reluctantly Royal is another intriguing insight into the royal family of Lilaria, and I'm sad to see that it was the last. I've loved seeing through Max's eyes, as well as his siblings before that. Also, the epilogue of this book is kind of perfect. It's a great end to the series!

*Thank you to HarperCollins for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 3/5

Friday, 25 July 2014

Review: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Title: Get Even (Don't Get Mad #1)
Author: Gretchen McNeil

Release date: September 16th 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Young Adult Thriller
Format: eARC
Pages: 291

Source: Edelweiss

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process.

Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common—at least that’s what they’d like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think. The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers.

When their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize that they’re not as anonymous as they thought—and that someone now wants revenge on them. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in . . . and everyone has something to lose.

Gretchen McNeil does it again! I've adored every book I've read by her, and Get Even is no exception. I wasn't sure if I'd like it initially because I'm not into the Pretty Little Liars kind of thing. Haven't read them, though. Anyway, as soon as I began this I knew it would be amazing. It's got the perfect amount of mystery, thriller, action, and romance.

This book follows four girls - Bree, Olivia, Kitty and Margot. All completely different, but these four created Don't Get Mad, an organization that doles out justice to the school bullies, students and teachers alike. They've never been caught, but when one of their targets ends up dead with the letters DGM at the crime scene, they know they're in danger. Especially when all four receive anonymous letters from someone who clearly knows everything about each of them. And this person is very likely the killer. Can the four of them find out who it is before it's too late?

Out of the four protagonists, Bree is clearly my favourite. She's the blunt, daredevil, carefree one. Bree does what she likes, and even tries to get into trouble to piss off her dad, a state senator. Her parts were the best to read, I think, because she's confident and strong-willed, and in a way she embodies something all of us want to be.

Olivia is the popular one, hanging out with the mean crowd, most of which are or could be DGM targets. She's an amazing actress, and is the lead of most theatre productions. One in particular, Twelfth Night, plays a key role in this book. Why? Because every freaking character in this book is part of the production in some way or the other. Yeah, that's right! Very soap opera-like. But it works.

Margot and Kitty, I didn't like so much. Margot's got kind of an inferiority complex on account of how she used to look in junior high, and there was a suicide attempt in her past. She's trying to move on, though. Kitty is the student body vice president and the unofficial leader of DGM. Honestly, she didn't seem very leader-like to me. In or out of DGM.

There are a lot more characters we get to know - some are targets, some are suspects, and some are the love interests. There's definitely lots of teen drama going on in that aspect, and so many things are fairly ridiculous, like in a soap opera. I really liked John, Bree's best friend. He plays a big part in everything that's going on, and he has his own thing in the background as well. A music thing, to be more precise. He's in a band, and I tend to always like musicians best.

I'm not too sure about the other guys yet, and frankly not entirely sure of John either. But I do like him. And I don't know if I like the others yet. There are so many characters to keep track of, though I didn't find it confusing at all despite the fact that there's always something happening.

The plot is very unpredictable, and thickens as the book goes on. I hated that it ends on a cliffhanger! Especially since we don't get any proper answers in this book. Which basically means I'm now dying for the next one. I would do anything to get my hands on it right now! Gretchen's definitely got me hooked on this one.

*Thank you to HarperCollins for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 4.5/5

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #76: Captive

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week's WoW is...


Captive by Aimée Carter


Title: Captive (The Blackcoat Rebellion #2)
Author: Aimée Carter

Release date: November 25th 2014
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate the Prime Minister's niece, her frustration grows as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoats keep her in the dark more than ever.

But in the midst of discovering that her role in the Hart family may not be as coincidental as she thought, she's accused of treason and is forced to face her greatest fear: Elsewhere. A prison where no one can escape.

As one shocking revelation leads to the next, Kitty learns the hard way that she can trust no one, not even the people she thought were on her side. With her back against the wall, Kitty wants to believe she'll do whatever it takes to support the rebellion she believes in—but is she prepared to pay the ultimate price?

I loved Pawn, the first book in this series. It's a great dystopian with a really intriguing storyline, and I'm so excited to see where this series is going! I'm sure this one will be just as awesome as the first one. Plus, that blurb is making me really really curious.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Review: Deliverance by C.J. Redwine

Title: Deliverance (Defiance #3)
Author: C.J. Redwine

Release date: August 26th 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Format: eARC
Pages: 348

Source: Edelweiss

Everything hangs in the balance, and nothing is certain: Rachel has been kidnapped by enemy forces and is being taken to Rowansmark while Logan, imprisoned and awaiting trial, is unable to leave Lankenshire. Separated from each other and their Baalboden comrades, each must find a way to achieve what they desperately want: to rid their world once and for all of the Commander and the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One.

Fighting through her pain and embracing the warrior she’s become, Rachel will do whatever it takes to escape her enemies’ clutches and join Logan in his fight. But when she learns a secret that changes everything, she realizes that escaping Ian and his tracker friends is no longer an option if she wants to save the people she loves. Instead, she’ll have to destroy Rowansmark from the inside out—if she can survive the journey through the Wasteland.

Logan needs allies if he wants to thwart Rowansmark’s power grab and rescue Rachel. But securing allies will mean betraying his beliefs and enlisting the help of the man he hates more than anyone: Commander Jason Chase. Driven by his fierce love for Rachel and his determination to make their world safe, Logan may be just the weapon the city-states need to defeat the Cursed One.

But as Rowansmark bears down and uneasy alliances are tested, will Rachel and Logan’s love for each other be enough to surmount the unbelievable odds against them?

Deliverance is the conclusion to the incredible Defiance series, and it lived up to every expectation I had. Full of action, danger, secrets, and love. It was awesome! We get both Rachel and Logan's POVs and I loved being in their heads for the last time.

This picks up where the previous book left off - Rachel is kidnapped by Ian and being taken to Rowansmark to be held as ransom. Logan is still leader of the Baalboden people, but he has a lot of obstacles to cross before he can get to Rachel. Rachel is determined to do whatever she can to make things harder for Ian and his followers, while Logan is desperate to find a way to save everyone he cares about and is responsible for. Both tasks are unbearably hard, and the two are put to the test of their lifetime.

Rachel gains back the spirit she lost in Deception, so we get to see a really badass version of her. Not the old Rachel, because that girl is long gone. This Rachel has scars, both physical and emotional. But she uses them to make herself stronger. I adored her in this book! Her strength really stands out, and it's so amazing to see who she's become despite everything she's been through.

I can say the same for Logan - who would've thought he used to be a poor outcast boy? Logan shines as a leader, and even though he makes mistakes sometimes, he always manages to find a way out. Logan is brilliant. And I loved seeing his brain work. It's also really sweet to see how he's constantly thinking about Rachel and how much he loves her.

It annoyed me that Rachel and Logan were apart from each other for almost the entire book. But the wait is worth it, I guess. Such a long wait! But there's loads going on, though. I adore Quinn and Willow, and I'm sure everyone does as well. So you'll be glad to know there's lots of them in this book. Especially Quinn! Did I mention I adore him?

One warning though, this book is really long. Like I actually had to read it over the span of three days (I normally finish a book in a day or two) because I just couldn't rush it. I feel like some parts dragged on a bit, and several bits could definitely have been cut out. But I'm not complaining because we get more of the characters!

It's interesting to see the character development not only in Rachel and Logan but in everyone else too. Even Ian. There's a depth to these characters that's quite rare in YA, and I'm so glad I picked up Defiance two years ago, because I got to know these amazing characters.

Bottom line, this is a fantastic series. Though I think I enjoyed the previous books more than this one, I loved this too. And I'm definitely quite heartbroken to say goodbye to Rachel and Logan and Quinn. And the others, of course.

*Thank you to HarperCollins for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 4/5