Surrender the Sky last week. It made my release day so amazing! I don't know what I'd do without the wonderful people I know around the web. You all are awesome!! (Oh, and the review giveaway is still up and running if you're interested in entering!)Hi everyone! I just want to start off with a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who tweeted, posted to facebook, blogged, and purchased a copy of
How far would you go to control your own destiny?
Mia Morrissey has escaped: America, the Registry, and the role she was raised for— a perfect bride auctioned to the highest bidder. She’s enemy number one to the world’s largest power, and there’s no turning back now.
From the moment she and her friends Andrew, and Carter cross the border into Mexico it becomes clear their troubles are only beginning. The young men are immediately picked up by a violent and omnipotent militia—The Collection—and it’s Mia’s turn to rescue them.With time running out, her ex-fiancé’s henchman on her trail, and a dangerous tide shifting back in America, Mia will do whatever she has to. Even if that means risking everything and putting herself back on an auction block. The price of freedom is never too high…but what if the cost is her life? (Goodreads)
I reviewed the first one in this series here. I received a copy of this book through LibraryThing in exchange for my honest opinion. And that opinion: I like this series, but the writing kind of bothers me. I noticed this in the first book, The Registry, but in this book it started to grate on me. Maybe it's just my inner editor, but the entirety of this book is telling and not showing. So, I know I can be guilty of this in my own writing, but I do try to avoid it. This book, however, is entirely full of it, which is okay I guess, but makes it hard to really get in touch with the characters, or feel any emotional depth to their experiences. The story is engaging, though deeply disturbing in the way women are treated and thought of, which was interesting enough to keep me reading. I have to admit, though, that I felt like it was far too easy to fall out of the story when I'd stumble across a line that made me want to turn on track-changes. Anyhow, I enjoy the incredibly horrific storyline of these, but I will sample the next book before I buy it, to see if the writing is any more to my liking.