Banished to Earth. Hunted by the queen's assassins. Forest must fight to find a way back to Regia. Lonely and brokenhearted, she waits for Syrus to break through her banishment. Syrus lives his days in anguish, trapped in a portal that goes nowhere. Separated by galaxies, Forest and Syrus' spiritual connection strains to the breaking point. As Regia's civil war ravages the land and the balance of power tips, the world will learn it's the Rune-dy pulling the strings. Forest must face the horrifying truth of her father's identity and how her very existence is rooted in one of the Rune-dy's darkest secrets. Fighting to find her place in Regia's new world order, Forest is desperate to keep her past hidden while Leith threatens to taint her name forever. Forest must attain her freedom through retribution and wage war inside her very soul. Will she be able to accept the gift Syrus offers, or will one mistake separate them forever?
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Forest makes an incredible choice in this book, even if she wallows first. While second books are always a downer or there's no reason to triumph in the next one, I found myself addicted despite the dark tone of the book and listened to it in less than two days!
Fair warning! This series and characters are addicting.
When she confronts her fears and triumphs! Jane does a great job of making each scene unique and twisty--never exactly what you expect.
Hvam has a great voice for this.
Be careful what you wish for!
I have listened to the first two books in this series in less than a week, not the norm for me. I have downloaded the next one. Fast paced with characters I care about. I can't wait to see what happens next.
This book was better than the first and for the first time in a while, 6 months or so, I have been enticed to read to the 3rd book. This is a rare good thing. Forest putting on big girl pants and dealing with her emotional issues was exactly what I was hoping to see. She took a while (more than half way through the book), but she finally addressed her self-loathing and self-hate. I was glad to see the main character not SOOO wrapped up in her mate to make her one decisions. I liked how the authors made it a guessing game out of Rahacsiriss (daddy) being a bad guy or not. I was not able to tell until the end, and honestly am still not sure. I feel like he could go either way in future books. I did was to know more about how the people of Regia accepted this new republic and what the heck did Netreit do to Forest’s house. Totally missed that? Over all great read and I am on book 3 already.
Yes, I haven't given up on the series.
More plot would have been nice. Not a lot happens in this story.
Yes, I liked it, I just felt that there should have been more to it.
I enjoyed the first book in the series, but this one was tough to get through. I like when books put characters in tough positions but they are smart and resourceful and manage to make it through. In this book, the characters (specifically Forest) are given multiple openings for good things, but they make stupid decisions and create false drama for themselves.
Examples (might be considered spoilers): Forest finds out who her father is and he loves her but she decides that it's a horrible situation and is ashamed. Syrus loves her and wants to be with her, but she makes up a bunch of excuses as to why she should run away. Then when he decides to give up on her, she's all of the sudden ok with all of the issues she had before and can stand up and say how she wants him. She has multiple chances to kill Leith, but puts it off and puts it off until she loses each chance and then is pissed off about it. Then she's strangely given the chance to have one of the most powerful political positions even though she has no relevant experience.
Contradictions: Why is it such an experiment to create mixed breed people in a lab thinking something strange will happen when there are already many mixed breed people living in society naturally? Also, why do they make it seem like mixing races is so crazy, but there are clearly many couples who are naturally bonded as 'life/soul mates' across races?
Throw in some random scenes about Netriet.
And super cheesy scenes of Forest and Syrus declaring their love forever that had me rolling my eyes (and I normally like romance!). Interestingly, when they finally had sex, there was no description of it, just that it happened.
I won't continue on with the series. There are too many other good books out there!
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