So this was one of my most anticipated books of the year. I downloaded it the second it became available and stayed up way too late reading that first night. I was a little worried because sometimes when I hype the stuff up in my head it doesn't live up to....well the hype. SO happy to say that this was another hit out of the ballpark for this author. I loved this book. It starts a little slow and a little sad. It's ten months down the road and Brady and Cam are back on Earth and they're struggling. Brady in particular is really having a hard time. His feelings of self-worth are still horrible and he's constantly second guessing everything. It was a bit melancholy and I wasn't sure where the story was headed. Then at around the 25% this book just took off. I mean it just shot out of the gate.
This book had a bit of everything in it. It had fast paced adventure, a touching love story and at points was down right scary. Kai-Ren is a fantastic villain. I was reading this at night and had to turn the lights on at one point. Brady and Cam continue to be complicated characters and I love that about them. There are a few side characters from the first book and they really added to this story. Lucy in particular plays a pivotal role in this one.
This book is the second in a series and should not be read as a stand alone. You must read the first book before starting this. I'm not a big fan of sci fi in general but this is really about the relationship dynamics so i think it will appeal to a wide range of reader. This series is a must read.
Brady Garrett is back on Earth. He’s living with his partner Cam and they’re raising his sister Lucy together. Life is better than some feral reffo from Kopa has any right to hope, and Brady knows it. He’s even grateful for it, most of the time. He loves Cam, even though he’s afraid that he’s not good enough for him, but he’s still having nightmares about the alien Faceless.
Cameron Rushton loved being a pilot once, and he still feels the pull of the starlight. He’s building a life with Brady now, and with Lucy. Life is good, even if it’s not without its complications. Both Brady and Cam are dealing with the endless cycle of interviews, tests, and questions that the military hierarchy hopes will reveal the secrets of the aliens who could very easily destroy humanity. They have each other though, and together they’re making it work.
But from out in the black, Kai-Ren is still watching and everything Brady and Cam think they’ve won, they stand to lose all over again.