Saturday, 6 December 2014

Review: Boundary by Heather Terrell

After surviving the Hunger Games-like Testing, Eva becomes the Aerie’s first female Archon. The second installment of the Books of Eva continue the harrowing struggle between past and present, Aerie and Boundary.

Eva is the first Maiden in Aerie history to train as an Archon: a sacred leader of the New North. All eyes are watching as she prepares to uncover the Relics of the evil past. Wounds remain: both from the harrowing Testing and the murder of her brother, Eamon. But she has learned to feign grace. And although she is betrothed to Jasper, she carries a secret. Lukas, a Boundary dweller and former servant, still visits her in the dead of night. And he alone may know who killed her twin brother.

Her feelings for Lukas are forbidden. Even more troubling is his conviction that she is the Angakkuq, a mystical figure destined to destroy the Aerie. Eva tries to focus on finding Eamon’s killer, but on her very first Archon expedition, she uncovers the Genesis: the legendary ship that brought the Founders to the New North. What they find in the Genesis upsets the fragile balance between the Aerie and the Boundary, and threatens to destroy their entire civilization. Eva’s world is shattered, but she may be the only one who can—as both Archon and Angakkuq—prevent a war that would take everything from her.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: December 2nd 2014 by Soho Teen
Terri's Thoughts

** I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Soho via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review**

I must add my disclaimer here.  When I requested this title I did not realize that it was book two of a series.  This could impact some of my comprehension of what occurred in the book.  That being said I did enjoy this read.

This was a story about a girl on a quest to find the truth.  Although it takes place in a futuristic world the underlying theme can be understood anywhere.  I enjoyed how Eva was a strong character willing to bend the rules in her journey to find out what happened to her brother.

There was a love triangle at play here that I think the first book would have shed more light on.  I didn't quite understand how both boys played in to the mix of the story.  I found myself wishing I had read the first book so that I could feel the connection Eva had with each of the characters.

Overall I really enjoyed this read.  It was a nice light YA read.  I would recommend that folks read the first book and then pick this one up.

About The Author

Heather Terrell is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms and for Fortune 500 companies. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family.
Heather is the author of The Chrysalis and The Map Thief, which will appear in more than ten countries, as well as Brigid of Kildare. She turned her hand to young adult fiction with the Fallen Angel series, and continues it with the upcoming series The Books of Eva. The first book in the series -- Relic -- releases in October 2013.

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