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Published by Sun's Golden Ray Publishing on July 12th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia
Source: Sun's Golden Ray Publishing, S. Usher Evans
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They survived The Island, but can they cross The Chasm?
Four months after Prince Galian was discovered alive on a remote island, he's adjusting slowly to life at the hospital under the Kylaen media's glare. His promises to Theo remain unfulfilled as fear of his father keeps him from taking concrete action. And the more he learns about the machinations in Kylae, the less sure he is that it's possible to make a difference.
Across the great Madion Sea, Major Theo Kallistrate struggles to navigate the tricky political waters of Rave's presidential staff. To make positive change for her people, she must remain relevant and interesting to the Raven media and to the president. When he asks her to deliver a speech on her supposed two-month imprisonment at Mael, she's not sure she can stomach the lies.
The Chasm is S. Usher Evans' breathtaking, fast-paced follow-up to The Island, which readers say is "not to be missed."
Thank you to Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing and S. Usher Evans for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I absolutely loved The Island, so when I got a chance to read an ARC of book 2 I didn’t pass it up. While I did not love The Chasm as much as I loved the first novel, it was still an awesome read.
I loved that the S. Usher Evans was able to continue the development of her characters throughout this second novel. Both Prince Galian and Theo’s characters continue to fight for what they believe in while also fighting to be with each other. I felt more connected to the secondary characters in this novel than I did in the first novel. I loved getting to see all of the characters that Galian interacts with.
I thought that the storyline was very well written and lived up to the first novel and continued to build up the conflict. My favorite part of this novel was Galian’s bravery when he decided to close down the prison that is killing the prisoners that are there. He promised Theo he would and he kept his promise.
Once again I have to give Evans huge props for the way she brings up sex in her novels. She doesn’t sugar coat it. She tells her readers exactly what her characters are doing. While other YA others treat sex as “taboo,” Evans doesn’t. As I did with the first novel, I appreciate it. I think more authors should be able to be open and talk about it, if they include sex/sexual feelings.
Read this series. I promise you won’t regret it.