Book & Author Details:
Falling Ashes by Annie Anderson
(Ashes to Ashes #2)
Publication date: June 20th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Mena Constantine is pissed off.
Finally freed from her fifty-year imprisonment by a maniacal leader, she is desperately trying to recover and get her life back. Problem is, the life she had is long gone. Struggling under the weight of her memories and healing from the wounds of her captivity, she can’t seem to catch a break. Every waking moment, death seems like a relief she would welcome.
Asher Crane is a dead man.
As a Guardian to the King, his only purpose in life is to keep the King alive. And he’s failing. Miserably. With the King ill, the Queen dying, and zero plans for a successor, he’s pretty much screwed. Because if the King dies, the law says Asher dies, too.
As these two wounded souls collide in a series of bloody and unfortunate events, they will clutch to the last shreds of life before death beats down their door.
I really enjoyed the first in this series and when I realised that the second book would follow Mena, I wasn’t sure whether I was disappointed or not. Having read the book, the answer is most definitely not. Although I wanted to read more about Rhys and Aurelia, the relationship between Asher and Mena was a wonderful story in its own right.
I thought that this was more accomplished than book 1. Ms Anderson could have gone in a completely different direction with Mena. She could have been depicted as weak, but instead, although a bit broken (understandably), she was portrayed as a kick ass fighter and strong enough to stand with Asher.
There was genuine emotion in this story. Character depth and complexity and action. There is also now a real feeling that something bad is coming, and the bonds around the core characters are tangibly strengthening in preparation.
This was a hugely enjoyable story. I look forward to the continuation of the saga.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, and old man of a dog.