Book Review: Season of Fire (The Remnants: Book 2)

51sYS+l048LRating: 4/5 stars.

This was pretty good middle book for a trilogy. But there was just something that didn’t grab me as the first one did.

With her power of empathy now seemingly under control, the Remnants continue their mission: to free Kapriel. Andriana and Ronan have shown their love for each other and now must make some hard decisions. But things go array for them when Andriana gets captured by Keallach, Emperor of Pacifica, and his replaced Knight, Sethos. Andriana against all odds believes that Keallach can come back and follow the Maker’s plan. But at some point she might have to choose between escaping from Keallach or falling into Sethos’s trap with him.

The characters were great, again. I wanted more Neiro and it didn’t seem I was going to get that, but the end made up for it. I missed Ronan in this book, badly. Though quiet a few times it switched to Ronan’s point of view and that was awesome. The Remnants kind of faded to the background in this book. It focused mainly on Andriana and Keallach. Oh Keallach. He was one of the most hardest characters to decide on whether I like him or not, though that ending might have made up my mind. I love and hate him at the same time. Then I felt at times he was just a manipulated child.

The plot was intense, but I think it might have been lacking a little bit from something. I’m not sure. It started in the middle of an scene so it took awhile for me to get my bearings. Then it felt rushed at the beginning and at the end. The bad situations felt to easily gotten out of. It was exciting and intense.

Sometimes the romance almost got inappropriate, but it never went farther than intense kissing. It lightly mentioned in conversation a few times some subject matter that isn’t appropriate for younger people. It was a bit violent of course with some fighting scenes.

So I really loved this and I’m recommending it to older teens and up. It is a really good Christian dystopian trilogy and I can’t wait to see how it ends!

-G. Paige 

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Book Review: Season of Wonder (The Remnants: Book 1)

imageRating: 5/5 stars.

This was really a new refreshing read for me. When I started it, I wasn’t very interesting in anything I was reading. So this took me awhile to read (like more than a week, when three or four days in my average). Normally I think I would have read this super quick, it was that good.

Their coming was foretold for many years. Children born on the seventh day of the seventieth-seventh Harvest after the Great War. Carrying the Ailith Strain and a birthmark in the shape of a crescent moon, they were recognized immediately and taken to safety. Prophesied to save the world, they spend their whole lives training physically and spiritually. Now Andriana (a Remnant) and Ronan (her Knight of the Last Order) have experienced the Hour of their Call, their call to save the world. But right from the start, they meet with danger. Are they, and the other Ailith, ready for this? Do they even know what specifically they’re meant to do? Or are they going to just die as martyrs for a righteous cause?

So this was a really slow reading for about seventy percent of the book, but as I said above, I kind of wasn’t interested in anything I was reading at the time. The last thirty percent or so I read as quick as I could. It was so so good. I’m still wondering how this whole series is going to be resolved. I feel this story can have no real conclusion.

The main character was Andriana. I liked her. She had spirit and was quite a fighter. There were a good bit of characters that were there throughout the book: Ronan, Raniero, Vidar, and Bellona. And later Tressa and Killian. They each had a distinct personality and I loved them all, but Ronan was my absolute favorite. He, for some reason, reminds me of Four from the Divergent Series. At least, a more kinder, “Christian” version of Four. He was such a gentleman and he really cared for Andriana. He would die for her. The romance that grew between them was sweet.

There was plenty of action, suspense, adventure, danger of the unknown, and the like. It was really really intense! I will say this is definitely for more mature older teens, because there is hints of what some sinful men do to women. And there was one setting where it was kind of shown in a  really moderate amount.

I’d recommend this to all the Christian Fiction fans out there. It was such an interesting dystopian. You’ll enjoy it!

-G. Paige