Author: Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray, 414 pages
Expected Publication Date: September 16, 2014
After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.
Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother's prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unknowable future.
This is one of my favorite fantasy series and here's why:
1. A girl who has to pretend to be a guy and not only that, she's popular as a guy, one of the star cricket players.
2. Fantastic secondary characters. In this book, we get to know some of the students at Eton College even better. There's so much depth to their characters.
3. Swoony romance. I love Titus and Iolanthe together. They have such great chemistry. And in this second book, the author has come up with a creative way to keep their relationship fresh. You know how a lot of times, in second books, there's the dreaded new love interest, or the couple is kept apart and you don't even see them together? That does not happen here. Repeat, no love triangle, and they are together the whole book, but at the same time, their relationship is new. I know that's vague, but hopefully I've piqued your interest.
4. Fast-paced, incredible world-building, interesting plot. There are two timelines and each chapter alternates between them. It worked really well and each chapter has a cliffhanger ending so there was literally no way I could put this book down.
I cannot recommend this series enough, I am madly in love with it.
Posted by: Pam