Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Source: Publisher and Edelweiss for review
A jinni who's lost everything.
A master with nothing to lose.
A revolutionary with everything to gain.
When Nalia arrives in Morocco to fulfil Malek's third and final wish she's not expecting it to be easy. Though Nalia is free from the shackles that once bound her to Malek as his slave, she's in more danger than ever before.
Meanwhile, Malek's past returns with a vengeance as he confronts the darkness within himself, and Raif must decide what's more important: his love for Nalia, or his devotion to the cause of Arjinnan freedom.
Set upon by powerful forces that threaten to break her, Nalia encounters unexpected allies and discovers that her survival depends on the very things she thought made her weak. From the souks of Marrakech to the dunes of the Sahara, The Arabian Nights come to life in this dazzling second installment of the Dark Passage Cycle.My thoughts:
I loved the first book so I couldn't wait to get into this one. This world quickly came back to me as I read the story and I became fully immersed into what happened to these characters. I was curious as to how Malek fared in this book and if he will become a good guy or maintain his bad guy status. I will not say what happened. It is too good for you to miss. :)
I'm curious as to what will happen next. I cannot say what I want to here either because it would spoil an important plot point and I just won't do that to you. I will say that this edition to the series actually felt complete with only a few open areas, but because we know there are more books to come, we know that unmentioned things will rear it's ugly head in the coming books. Oh that delicious ugly head! LOL
So what can I say? The book does not skimp on characters or the worldbuilding. The romance was sweet and there is no love triangle. I know people worried about that aspect, but I think it is evident in the first book that there would really be no triangle. Zanari got on my nerves for a bit, but redeemed herself and to be honest, her behavior was understandable. I also say to have a tissue for part of the book since it did make me tear.
I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I really enjoyed my time here. There were parts to the book that were a bit formulaic but it still worked well to entertain. I highly recommend it to those that enjoy PNR with the Jinn! :)
The cover is so different from the firstReplyDelete
There was a cover before this one that was so much better.Delete
Ah! I can't wait to read this Melissa! I loved the first book, and I was rooting for Malek to show some glimmer of redemption so I could swoon over him, but that didn't really happen. I can't wait to see how he develops in this book! And yay for no love triangle:)ReplyDelete
Oh there is so much I want to say right now, but you have me biting my tongue. :)Delete
So glad this worked so well for you, that both the characters and the world building were well done.ReplyDelete
I think that they were so well done.Delete
I've only read her YA contemporary novel but I loved it so maybe I'll check this out.ReplyDelete
I love when authors write in different genres.
Karen @For What It's Worth
I also love it when they write in different genres. Often I have a fave they write in, but sometimes I love it all. :)Delete
I've been thinking I need to get the first book. It sounds fantastic. I'm so glad to hear this one was amazing!ReplyDelete
I thought it was so good! :DDelete
I still need to read the first one. I have it, don't know why I havent' gotten to it. So glad that the second was just as good.ReplyDelete
There was growth so that made it go pretty well for me. I did enjoy it.Delete
Formula does work when done right. It's good that this didn't suffer from a sophomore slumpReplyDelete
It didn't for me! :)Delete
Hmm, I missed your review of book one or it slipped my mind..I will have to add both. I love when an author moves you.ReplyDelete
I did love that first book. :)Delete
So happy this was such a great sequel for you, I love it when that happens!ReplyDelete
Me too. :)Delete
I'm glad that the second book in the series didn't let you down! I think I'd like to learn more about Nalia. Great review!ReplyDelete
Thanks. I think you would enjoy the series.Delete
I'm glad this book didn't disappoint, Melissa! Phew! I'm really looking forward to it and I'm glad that there isn't a prominent love triangle since it really seemed that way from the first novel. I can't wait to pick this up--fantastic review!ReplyDelete
Yea, I didn't really see the triangle, but just the possibility of one. This one, to me, solves that. :)Delete
it's great to see that the second book is still that good!ReplyDelete
I agree! :DDelete
LOL it's so hard sometimes when the spoilers are just so good! and you have to be hold yourself back from spilling things. lolReplyDelete
All. The. Time. ;DDelete
Yes, I totally agree with you! I know some people had troubles with the whole Malek situation but it didn't bother me. I'm just glad it didn't get dragged on too long.ReplyDelete