In a world she never knew existed, Maya is coming to terms with how much her life has changed. Danger lurks around every corner, nothing is as she expects and she’s never felt so alive. But the choices she makes could change everything and jeopardize the things she cherishes most. There is so much to learn and so much to love but her heart is pulling her back. The Guardians are hiding in the shadow cast by their Wall, concealing the truth from the people inside. It’s a shadow that darkens her happiness and she can’t stop fighting until the truth comes to light. It would be easier to walk away but Maya has never run from anything and she’s not about to start now.
My Rating: ★★★★★
I’m not entirely sure how much after the first book, this one takes place. I know it is at least 9 weeks though, because that’s how long Cole has been gone. Maya is chilling in this meadow area after escaping from Hunter during training, it’s ok though. It’s the rules. Cole has come back from this secret hideout place where they have a ton of guns, so Hunter gets Maya and she runs, literally, the entire way back there. After he gets back there is a meeting, and the group, and two others, go on this new adventure. I honestly forget to where they were going, sorry. It’s been about 2 weeks since I’ve read the book. During this trip, Maya, and the two new guys get kidnapped by these horsemen. Maya escapes with the help of the other two, but end up being captured again and taken somewhere different. A mine, with a tunnel system that is tricky unless you know the way. However when they brought Maya down there, blind-folded, she counted her steps and committed them to memory and used it to escape.
She did this with the help of one of the horsemen, who happened to be someone that Coal and Alicia knew. Eventually they all get back to the town and make plans to get into the City and save Maya’s parents from the prison they are in, by the way they aren’t dead. There is a battle on the docks, an engagement, possibly two honestly, a battle when they reach the city and a death. The action does NOT stop in the book. And I may have read this one in a day like I did the first.
I loved this book as much as I loved the first one and I cannot wait until the third one comes out. I was THRILLED when Susanne emailed me asking if I would like to read it and review it, SO SORRY IT’S TAKEN SO LONG TO PUT OUT THE REVIEW. There were moments in the book where I laughed, and one big moment where I cried for sure. I still tear up when I am thinking about it.
I feel like that is this gets sent to the right publishing company, Susanne has a gold mine on her hands. Possibly the next Hunger Games…? Does anyone else agree with me?