Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Walled (Blog Tour & Giveaway!)

Hi there!

Title: Walled (The Line #2)
Author:  Anne Tibbets
Publisher:  Carina Press  

Published Date:  1st December
2014
Rating: 5 Stars
 

*Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for the review copy*

Find my review of Carrier, book one in the series here.

Synopsis: Freedom means making brutal choices.

Rebel lovers Naya and Ric have survived one year in hiding, raising Naya's twins from infants to toddlers in the shadow of the brutal Auberge dictatorship. They're alive, and they're together, but the city is crumbling around them and the haunting memory of Naya's dark days on The Line have never fully left them. Living in isolation won't be an option forever.

When a mysterious revolutionary seeks their help to infiltrate Auberge's electronic heart and shut it down, it's an opportunity—it's risky, yes, but if it works they'll get out of the city and taste freedom for the first time. Naya needs this. They need this.

Beyond the broken walls of Auberge, Naya and Ric find the paradise they've always longed for. But with anarchy reigning and Naya's children lost amidst the chaos, they'll need to forfeit their post-apocalyptic Eden…or commit an unspeakable act.

Review: When I read this I didn’t even know it was the last in this series. And if it was possible for Anne Tibbets to write a book that was better than the first one, then she did it. This book literally blew me away.

In this book we return to our favourite characters from the previous book: Naya and Ric. Shirel also makes a reappearance along with Sonya. In this book Sonya is determined not to let Auberge rebuild everything they set out and paid so much to destroy before. Naya is more hesitant this time seeing as her twins have been born and she has other people to fend for other than herself.

Me throughout the whole book.
In this sequel I felt like the romance was a bigger part of the story and we get to see more of the new adult in the dystopia. This isn’t suitable for young readers because the intimate scenes are pretty descriptive so that is something to bear in mind. But this is one of the themes I really liked reading about. Seeing as we learn about Naya’s situation with forced prostitution in the previous book it was interesting to see how she was overcoming or even not overcoming it. And it was also interesting to see how her love, Ric, was dealing with it as well. I think seeing things from his point of view and how he coped with it was even better.

The plot kept me captivated to the point as to where I wouldn’t stop reading until I reached the ending. I don’t want to give anything away for the first book as well, but this one was less about The Line but more so about Auberge as a whole and getting somewhere they couldn’t reach them. What drove Naya most of all was her children and the fact that she was doing it all for them.

The suspense was amazing, the setting was well done and I enjoyed every word of this novel. It was such a shame to see the series ending, and that only happens with the best of the best. I am looking forward to reading more books by Anne Tibbets, and I can say she now one of my favourite authors.
 
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Giveaway: US only!
 

 
 

Olivia’s Question: Who is someone you would do anything for?

Olivia-Savannah x

20 comments:

  1. It's nice to see you liked this book, I've read it before and thought it has a nice realistic tone to it, but I couldn't connect with the characters :/ Fab review!

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    1. It's a shame you couldn't love it as much as I did, but the realistic tone did shine through!

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  2. I've never heard about this series before and being a dystopian I feel like I don't want to read it already. I'm just detoxing myself from that genre LOL but I'm glad you like it, sometimes sequels aren't as good as the first book so it's nice to see you fangirled a lot hahaha
    And answering your questions, I'll do anything for my family :)

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    1. I have also been staying away from dystopian for a while because it has become somewhat of a clichéd genre. But reading good books like this one make me feel like it's time to get back into those books! I think I would do anything for my family too <3

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  3. Great review, Olivia! I Love the sounds of this series and how intense and awesome it sounds. I love this genre, too! I also don't think I ever read a NA dystopia I like that it's branching out in more genres and not just romances. Glad you liked it! :)

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    1. Yes, I really admire Anne Tibbets for being the first one to lead NA towards another genre as well. I wouldn't mind if it wasn't solely focused on the romance side of things.

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  4. Hi Olivia - Great review. I could tell your excitement for the book by the little #fangirling. on the side - lol. As to your question: Who is someone you would do anything for? Can't answer with just one person, I'd say my family. :)

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    1. Haha yes, there was so much excitement!

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  5. Love the cover, but haven't had a chance to start on this series

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  6. Your enthusiasm for this book is so contagious! Makes me want to read the series now, too. :)

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    1. Ooh, you really should. I loved everything about it.

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    1. Thanks for tagging me! I look forward to filling this one out :)

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  8. Fab review, I'm excited to check out the series! It sounds like something I'd like :)

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  9. I love when an author writes a sequel that's better than the first book. It makes it such a satisfying end! I had never heard of Walled before but your review has convinced me to add the series to my TBR!

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    1. I always love when that happens as well, especially when you thought the first book couldn't get any better. I hope you like these!

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  10. Fantastic review, the series is new to me but I am glad you are enjoying it.

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    1. I really did! It's a shame that it had to end :3

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