We came in peace. Lie.
We had no role in the Collapse. Lie.
I have always been honest. Lie.
I never lied to her. Truth.
Reunited with her brother, and surrounded by Flint, Peter and her new-found grandfather, Jax Mitchell has still never felt more alone. The choice to follow Rym back to the city to find answers and see Lir is an easy one, but their reunion is cut short and Jax is forced to leave Lir behind. She finds herself traveling with some unexpected companions and heading back toward a place she’d hoped to never see again.
After being imprisoned—and tortured—on the orders of his uncle, Lir hasn’t seen daylight or linked to anyone in weeks. After a lifetime of connection, the pain and loneliness is almost too much to bear. Elated that Jax actually came, Lir finds renewed hope and the strength to continue fighting his uncle's influence over the E'rikon, even when things look hopeless and Lir’s been branded a traitor by the very people he’s trying to save.
While Jax and Lir fight separate battles, their missions have more in common than they realize. It’s a race against time to stop men driven only by greed and power. But the ones they trust the most might be the very people working against them—and "family" doesn't mean what it used to. Will they recognize their friends from their enemies in time to save the people they love or will they lose each other in the process?
Book 1, Broken Skies
Book 2, Fractured Suns
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
You know how some sequels fall victim to that Book 2 Syndrome where nothing overly exciting happens but it's the meat of the story line and is essential to the series as a whole? Yeah, that didn't happen with this book. I think I may have loved this one more than Broken Skies. You can find my review of Broken Skies here. Fair warning: this review is going to be a jumbled mess. I don't even know where to start. The paragraph above is probably the most coherent grouping of thoughts you'll get from me. This book was amazing. Just. Whoa. Wow. Oh. My. Goodness.
I inhaled this book. I couldn't put it down. I read it in one day and fed my kids cereal for dinner. Don't judge me. They love cereal. They were ecstatic and it took me 45 seconds to make dinner.
Lots of stuff happened in this book. I don't want to give any of it away, just take my word for it. Lots of action and twists. There isn't a big heaping of romance but the little bit that was in the book....yessssss.
A note...make sure you have a box of tissues and a bottle of wine for the last 1/4 of the book because OH. MY. GOSH.
I'm still not over it.