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.
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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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