After tackling her first mission and coming to terms with her power of empathy, Andriana discovers her first battles were only a taste of what is to come. She and her knight, Ronan, have admitted their feelings for each other, but their bonds are tested when Dri is captured by their mortal and spiritual enemy—Sethos—and his master, Keallach, emperor of Pacifica. Andriana is certain Keallach can be convinced to follow the Maker’s plan and join the other Remnants … but in time, she must decide whether she really can pull him back to the Way, or if Sethos’s web of darkness has slowly and thoroughly trapped them both … forever.
Lisa T. Bergren is Tim’s wife, Olivia, Emma and Jack’s mom, and an explorer of people, places and stories in many genres. She’s written over 40 books and sold over 2.5 million of them, with the help of some good publishing people and readers like you. You can find more about her at www.LisaTawnBergren.com.
It comes as no surprise that an author of over 40 books is well-seasoned in the writing craft. Lisa T. Bergen has a great grasp on deep point of view, making Remnants: Season of Fire a smooth and enjoyable read. Her transitions from one point of view to the other were seamless, and I felt she did an excellent job of making this second installment in the Remnants Series even more action-packed and tension-filled than the first book. Though I felt the story was predictable at times, and not much different from others I’ve read in the dystopian genre, I was still quite entertained and will remain a fan of Bergen’s writing for books to come.
Lots of good stuff going on here. Remnants: Season of Fire picks up right where the first book left off, so it was easy to get into the story from the get-go. I felt the Winston Churchill quote that opened the book really encompassed the essence and message of the story: You should fight for truth and justice, even when you know you’ll probably fail. I love that! Andriana is such a great female heroine and really grew throughout the story. I’m looking forward to seeing what she does in the next book.
I have to mention the twist. Though I suspected it, I still loved it. I won’t spoil it, but I will say that I am a huge fan of characters not being who you think. This character pleasantly surprised me. I’m really looking forward to spending more time with him/her in Remnants: Season of Glory.
Satisfying. I felt there was a lot of room left for hope and possibility. These characters face so much, and they still refuse to back down in the end.
Note: I wanted to mention that I wasn’t a fan of the font change when switching between Andriana’s and Ronan’s points of view. This has nothing to do with the author or her writing, but it was minor thing in the book that irked me while reading.
Ages: 16 and up
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Content: Kissing, darker themes, gore. A lighter/ cleaner read compared to some of the darker stuff in YA, but I still recommend it for older teens.
I give Remnants: Season of Fire 4 out of 5 hearts for being an engaging read full of action, and for a great plot twist that had me smiling from ear to ear.
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