A Satisfying Sequel
Review originally posted on http://lovelyowlsbooks.tumblr.com/ SPOILERS BELOW!
I enjoyed this book too though I got through it more slower than the first. There were loads of action and tense scenes and a few surprising twists and turns I didn’t expect and some I of course knew.
I think one of the reasons was because of Dante’s chapters. I just wasn’t interested in reading how he’s helping Talon and planning something for his sister. He badly wants to impress Talon that my hatred grew.
I liked reading Ember’s, Riley’s and Garret’s parts with the rescue scene in St. George. It;s amazing how hard Riley has worked to get Dragons out of Talon and how well he knows how to survive.
Of course there was the tension of the love triangle which for me seems to lean one way and then the other. I still don’t know who I want Ember to end up with because the most obvious one separates them because of the species and the other one isn’t as explored so I know which way Julie is leaning so I want to know how she’s going to make that happen.
Also,I finally saw the Viper in Ember. Even though she is retrained and doesn’t want to hurt anyone, it’s there whether from training or just by instinct. But still, I don’t understand why Lillith wanted to train her and if she saw a killer in Ember. Another theory is that Lilith is Ember’s mother and she thinks she’ll be just like her so she wanted to train her in the same field. Well that kind of backfired.
A twist I didn’t see coming was Ava. I honestly though her and Faith were legit rogue (well, Faith I figured out about right after Ava) but I thought she could be a possible love interest for Riley. Considering they’re kind of the same age and she did hesitate a little when talking to Riley.
However, right after that was revealed, I didn’t buy Faith’s little innocence act. I guess I wavered but still wary and turns out I was right and she was the Viper. She’s so young and the irony that she played the small and scared dragon.
Still hate Dante.
I think it’s weird that St. George and Talon were kind of at the same place. Could it be that the situation with Ember, Riley and Garret has them kind of working together? Seems far fetched but I need to know how they coincided and happened to be there at exactly the same time. And what the hell are Talon working on that made Dante smile? It was clearly vague but it’s like identical test-tube Dragons. Was that how Dante and Ember look similar ish?
So many questions to be answered and I’m anticipating the third book SOLDIER! Once again thank you to maximumpop and miraink for sending me these books!