Book & Author Details:
Crimson Earth by Anna Soliveres
Publication date: December 10th 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Aeva Storm finally has the answers she’s been looking for since the night she was struck by lightning. She knows who she is—and more importantly, what she is. But her secret isn’t hers alone to keep, and some of those who know the truth will do anything to control her.
In the sequel to the acclaimed Violet Storm, Aeva must decide how far she’ll go to protect her identity and to find her missing sister in a world she hardly recognizes. She must embrace her new life—and her strange new body—if she hopes to save the only place she and her family have left to call home.
Filled with action, mystery, and heartbreak, Crimson Earth finds Aeva, Ruven, and Karth on opposing sides as the war between The False Alliance and the Monarchy draws near.
Can they band together to fight against the evil threatening the City? Or will they destroy each other before the war has even begun?
I really enjoyed Violet Storm, which was the first in the series. It’s a shame that it’s taken me well over a year to get to book 2. And as with most sequels, I approached it with a certain amount of trepidation. Would it be as good as the first volume?
The answer is “almost”. I thought that the book was quite slow to start and get back into the action, but once it did, it was a case of hanging on for the ride. Action packed, and with more of the plot twists and tension which the author so successfully wove into book 1.
The character development was, as before, well thought out and cohesive, with each of the main characters having their own very distinct voices, and manner of interacting with each other, thus creating and engaging and believable narrative, despite the subject matter.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Anna Soliveres has always been a storyteller but it wasn’t until her early twenties when she began writing novel length works. The result was an enthusiasm to get better at the craft until her work could be shared with the world. Released in March 2014, VIOLET STORM is her debut novel. The sequel, CRIMSON EARTH releases Dec. 2015. Anna is currently working on another young adult sci-fi series, titled SNOW DOLLS. To learn more, please visit her at www.annasoliveres.com.