Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows #2)
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: Harper Teen
Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever.Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world—until the king discovers both Fowler's and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.Now pawns in each kingdom’s political game, Luna and Fowler are more determined than ever to escape and build the life they’ve been dreaming of. But their own pasts have a tight hold on their hearts and their destinies. Luna must embrace the darkness and fire within her before she loses not only Fowler, but the power she was destined to inherit.~Goodreads
[MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD]Reign of Shadows left me BEGGING and PLEADING for more of this story! So, thankfully Rise of Fire picks up right where Reign of Shadows left off. Luna and Fowler have been separated and THANK ALL THAT IS HOLY, my heart could rest easy because they were quickly reunited.
Rise of Fire suffers a tad bit from second book syndrome. While there were aspects that I totally adored (i.e. Fowler. I.e. His sexiness. I.e. Forbidden smexy time scenes) there were some that left me feeling a tad bit underwhelmed.
I think this series should’ve been a trilogy. Too much was jammed into this installment to wrap up the duology. And I’m not quite sure if liked the “grand finale” twist if you will, it felt a little too convenient.
But with a slew of new characters, dangerous dark dwellers, and a romance that is FIRE—Sophie Jordan does not disappoint on the entertainment factor.
Overall, if you enjoyed the first book in the series I’m sure you’ll not want to miss the conclusion!