I want to know more and how the political climate changes because of what happened right at the end of this book. You can still feel their affection for each other and see it grow and evolve. They still want to be together as a couple and they still want to finish falling in love with each other.
I still hold out so much hope for these two. Mar 22, A rated it really liked it Shelves: I was just as drawn in to the book as Ren was to the Star Stream. This series fills a giant 'Firefly' sized hole in my heart, and I cannot wait to read more.
I would really recommend this book to anyone who likes the YA genre, especially if you're looking for a book with an LGBTQ protagonist. You can still feel their affection for each other and see it grow and evolve. Both to himself and to others. Heather rated it really liked it Mar 22, Based On True Events by Kerrigan. I want to know more and how the political climate changes because of what happened right at the end of this book.
From the very first page, you are sucked into the world the book has created. As far as the Sci Fi aspect goes, it's simple, logical and written in a way that even a non- What a ride. As far as the Sci Fi aspect goes, it's simple, logical and written in a way that even a non-fan could enjoy. I would really recommend this book to anyone who likes the YA genre, especially if you're looking for a book with an LGBTQ protagonist. Mar 09, Jude Sierra rated it it was amazing.
I had no idea I would be so enthralled. Lukens has a special gift: It was almost cinematic, in that I could picture everything that was happening. I loved that 5 Stars Trying to put words to my level of excitement when this book came out is nearly impossible.
I loved that book enough that I have it on Kindle and hard copy. I cannot express my level of anticipation and excitement for the second installment of this series. Once again, Lukens did not disappoint. This book carries a kind of hardship and angst that is different from the first; which is necessary. I love Asher and Ren, I root for them so hard. But they are young, and they are being pulled in many very difficult directions in extremely difficult circumstances.
Their miscommunication and frustrations felt so realistic to me.
And without them, I feel like the difficulties they face, plot-wise, would have been cheapened. I have an irritation with YA books in which characters face this sort of dystopian plot and maintain a perfect relationship throughout. I love that I was taken by surprise by a plot twist at the end: The moments of sweetness and connection between Asher and Ren helped me hold on to hope for them throughout: I will say that there were many moments when I wanted to shake Ren or Asher because I could see how their decisions were colored by wrong information, by stubborness, by lack of self awareness.
I felt so much for Asher, being put in a position between his position in the Phoenix Corps and with his commitment to Ren; for how difficult it was for him to see the changes Ren was going through at the start of the book, and the things he did to try to help that seemed, often, not helpful.
Lukens pulls this type of writing single POV very well. The end of this book will absolutely put you on the edge of your seat. There has to be a word for a next level anticipation beyond where I was previously. Aug 02, Amanda Prado rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 05, Kathryn Kania added it Shelves: What they find there devastates Ren and his friend Jakob. Though the conflicts are more internally focused in the beginning, they feel no less dire than they did in the previous volume. Readers will cheer him on as he struggles to maintain control of himself.
However, there is enough to keep readers engaged until the cliff-hanger ending. Sep 17, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: Second books of trilogies are hard And I was warned in advance that this one ended in a cliffhanger, so I was very wary. But Lukens pulled if off better than I anticipated. Asher is arrogant, Ren is surly and they both keep way too many secrets from each other. But the story moves quickly, the world-building 3.
But the story moves quickly, the world-building is adept, and the plot thickens as it gets harder to tell the good guys from the bad guys. Mar 24, Ruth rated it it was amazing.
Lukens has done it again! After the edge-of-my-seat excitement of the first book in this series, The Star Host , Ren's victory and his budding relationship with Ash, I wasn't sure where this story would go -- but I needn't have worried. As this story progressed, I was at once heartbroken and encouraged for Ren and Ash's relationship, and so amazed at Ren's fortitude, sticking to his mission which I'm not going to spoil here. By the end of the book, just like the first one, I was reading on F.
By the end of the book, just like the first one, I was reading on the edge of my seat, terrified Ren wasn't going to make it. I can't wait until the third book comes out. I have no idea what's going to happen, but I trust F. Lukens to make the journey aweseome! This is my first review on here and I have to say, I sincerely enjoyed this one. The first book was good, but this one was just infinitely better. I liked the plot and the flow of the story and the characters a lot more than the first book, and the writing to me, felt more in depth and descriptive than the first.
Definitely a great read and I'm really happy to have discovered this little gem!!
Sep 14, Kristen rated it it was amazing. Feb 14, The Gatekeeper rated it it was amazing. Buy and read this one too. Feb 22, David Nouvel rated it it was amazing. Great storyline, with a perfect mix of action and romance. This is a great achievement! May 17, Velv rated it it was amazing. A great follow up to the first book. Lukens continues to enchant me with the book's world and her characters continue to enamor me. Cannot wait for the last book. Aug 27, zigg rated it it was amazing. Why doesn't the library have book three.
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Fun series this has really been a fun series. I love the main character, her experiences should have made her a horrible person but there is still a softness about her that is touching. My only major complaint is the amount of editing errors that I have found in all of the books. They tend to interrupt the reading flow and in some instances even the continuity of the story.
I haven't checked to see if the author is self publishing or not, but if he is,I hope he sees this review and has someone els Fun series this has really been a fun series. I haven't checked to see if the author is self publishing or not, but if he is,I hope he sees this review and has someone else read his work before he publishes his next. Only reason I didn't give a five star review. Nov 04, Davek rated it it was amazing.
I liked this book all the way to the end. The build up was good - not rushed and the characters acting fairly realistically. The main 3 characters are nicely written.
But the actual main plot was lacking in punch. It just fizzled out to me. Maybe it was the rather understated space elves - I like sci fi. This was pleasant - but not gripping. I kept waiting for it to take off and it never really did. Sep 01, Jack rated it it was amazing Shelves: The latest of the Ghost books.
Don't start here, go all the way to the beginning, "Child of the Ghosts". Caina is an orphan, badly abused by her mother in a disastrous quest for illicit magical power. She is rescued by the Emperor's Ghosts, spies and night-fighters who try to preserve the empire of Nighmar's peace and freedom. She's raised as a Ghost night-fighter. This is one of her later adventures. Feb 20, Denise rated it really liked it Shelves: Caina's ghost circle has returned to Malarae, where an ambassador from Istarinmul is expected shortly to finalize peace talks with the Emperor.
Aside from keeping him safe from assassins, Caina also has another mission on her hands: Another great fast-paced read with lots of action.