This second installment was just as good as the first. Though the pacing wasn’t as fast as the first, I was still sucked into this crafty world of mystery.
I was glad a love interest appear, though I wasn’t too keen on her at first, she did grow on me and but I’m still not sure about her. I had high hopes for Wendy, but that dream was crushed. In all, I did like the new characters that appeared and I was surprised by the actions of some of the old.
This is a hard world that Lance Erlick has created, but a fascinating one. I loved the world building and the structure. There were clean explanations and I wasn’t left confused as I was in reading the first. Though as I said the pacing was slow, the rhythm was spot on and in truth I liked the ease of this read. It gave me more time to dive deeper into this world that Regina has learned to survive in.
Regina is quickly becoming a fav of mine. Strong, smart and determined. She’s going to be great, no great is the right word. Regina is going to be a legend, and I can’t wait to read more about her.
I highly recommend this book, this series. It has quickly become one of my favs and I can’t wait to dive into the next book. Take a chance you will not be disappointed.
I couldn’t put this fast-paced book down! The best way I can describe it is kind of like Hunger Games combined with Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a little sci fi thrown in. Great characters with strong personalities, descriptions that put the reader into the swamps with the main character Regina, and enough danger to get your blood pumping. It’s probably one of the best books I’ve read in 2015! Highly recommended!
This installment had me consumed. I couldn’t put it down.
The track across the wasteland to save her sister, her resolve to never back down has my heart in knots. Regina has turned into the hero I have always dreamed of. She knows her goal, her mission and she will let nothing stop her.
During her track, she meets with new friends, old friends and foes alike.
She is faced with some very real and difficult choices, some I don’t know if I could make. This set her apart and makes this story exhilarating. I’m invested in not only Regina but in this world that Lance Erlick has created. The world building is like noting I have read this year. Descriptive, lush and creative. Mr. Erlick has a way of showing you the world that has gone to hell and making you feel for that dying world in a way that makes my heart ache. He takes time with each character, making them memorable.
This fourth installment is by far my fav and I can’t wait to read more. I have to know, no, I need to know.
As I have said for the other three books, I highly recommend this series. This is a hidden gem, you will not be disappointed.
There’s way more going on in this book. Regina is still on the run, but now she must travel the waste land that once was earth to get to her sister. The mother appears again, as mysterious as always, so I’m still on the fence about her. I feel like she should be doing more for her daughters.
We get a deeper look into this world and the way that it ticks. There were some clues as to the menlessness (I’m pretty sure I just made that word up, but you know what I mean :b), but not enough for me to figure it out. As much as a world full of women is intriguing, I got to know what happened to the men and if there are any left. So many mysteries.
Oh why the cliff hanger? My heart is racing and I need to know what happens. I hate cliff changers, but lucky for me I have the fourth book that I can’t wait to get going.
As I have said before, take a change on this series, it’s a rich world full of action, mystery and darkness. It will have you and the edge of you seat and wanting more.
Regina Shen is pursued by the notorious Department of Antiquities for her unique DNA. She jumps the Barrier Wall into the Federation to find her kidnapped sister. Stuck on a heavily-guarded closed university campus, she must use her wits to escape and rescue her sister without letting either of two rival Antiquities inspectors capture her.
The second book in the Regina Shen series is even more exciting than the first! Regina has grown so much as a person. She’s strong-willed, independent, and pretty awesome. The lore behind the story was great too. I never knew what to expect while reading.
I found this book to be a quick enjoyable read. The author created a unique take on the YA dystopian and climate change genres. The story centers around a young woman who is struggling to survive in a desperate world. She is considered inferior to the elite city dwellers. Regina and her fellow Marginals are forced to live outside the flood walls and live in the swamps. The author created characters I feel invested in and is quite talented at world building. The book finishes nicely without a huge cliffhanger, yet left me wanting to know more about these characters futures. I look forward to reading more by this author.
I’ve had to take a long break from writing and social media on account of Gary (my older brother) had two strokes in June and I’ve had to step in to help him. He lives 400 miles away, which has made this difficult and as a result, we are going to move him closer so we can better help him.
Unfortunately, this has meant moving Gary’s Medicare Advantage plan from one state to another, which has been quite a challenge. It has also meant too many hours in a car traveling up to visit him.
At this time, Gary is in rehab and making progress, but he’s frustrated with the slow pace of his progress. He’s wheelchair-bound at this time, but we’re hoping he will be able to get up and move around with a walker. Gary has always been so independent, never married, always kept himself physically fit. He is still strong, but the stroke has taken its toll. We remain hopeful with the right therapy.
In the meantime, Laura Fabiani at iRead Book Tours put on a fabulous book tour for my latest series, Regina Shen, and I was not able to participate as I had wanted to.
In anticipation of the upcoming release of the 4th book in the Regina Shen series (Endurance), we are having a 99c ebook promotion on the 1st book in the series (Resilience) until June 3, 2016. The book will be available at both Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.