And in this field, the prodigies had surpassed their masters. It didn't leave too much of a cliffhanger, just enough for me to bite my nails and wait for the next! The ending of The Decaying Empire really captures who Caden and Ember are as a couple, and who they are individually. When not writing, Laura can be found scarfing down guacamole, hoarding chocolate for the apocalypse, or curled up on the couch with a good book. But after that cliffhanger ending I think I know exactly who, but it still doesn't tell us that or why. Have you read any of Laura Thalassa's other books? Ho Sad to say that this book was a bit of a disappointment for me.
It was a great follow up to The Vanishing Girl. It had more action scenes, more violence, more sweet moments, more revelations just more everything, really :D , which I totally liked. Thalassa for making us wait this long for the sequel. First place she goes is to Caden, inside the very facility that wants her dead. She is such a contradiction, yet in this story I felt more sorry for her than anything. I will be waiting very impatiently for the next book to this fantabulous series! And Laura Thalassa doesn't end this one any better than she did the first. Again I had an issue with Caden's blind following of orders but he does get much better in this book.
It will not ruin your fun and the suspense which is brimming over throughout the entire book , but it might show you why I ended up with goosebumps. Ember and Caden have escaped the frying pan only to jump directly into the fire. But with only a few minor hiccups along the way, and noting too serious, I was able to fall madly in love with this series all over again. I felt the fear, fatigue, despair, fury, desperation, and determination when she did. And ultimately it was a surprising ending with a good twist. I re-read my review of The Vanishing Girl for refreshment, there I already established that the books are more new adult than young adult. Ember wakes up after 10 months in a medically induce coma and that entire time cadan thinks shes dead as does everyone else except the big bosses who co-ordinated it.
I loved his interaction with Ember and their fierce chemistry but we didn't get to see quite as much of it in this book. My head started to hurt with all that suspense. I can't say that I wasn't annoyed with Ember when she reverted back to her old ways of keeping secrets, but I completely understand under the circumstance. But when I got The Decaying Empire from NetGalley, I knew I'd end up reading it almost right away. If anything, it enhances the story. We will not share your email address or other sensitive data.
The Decaying Empire follows Ember and Caden on their journey, trying to escape the Project which leads them all over the country and in countless dangerous situations. I loved the characters and the plot was never predicable. I was at the edge of my seat, excited and anxious to know what was going to happen next. The immediate conflict from this book was mostly resolved by the end. Also it was satisfying to see both of them somewhat mature. And their is nothing Ember Pierce can do about it, or is there.
Together Caden and Ember piece together information about the project and work to escape. Laura Thalassa doesn't moderate her characters' language, and even so it is far from over the top; it is just enough to make you feel like you're not reading a book created for 13-year-olds. Yet, the little adventures caused the story to loose its plot in general. An amazing plot twist, one I could only think of in a land without doubts. Book one ended leaving you with no warm and fuzzy feelings. Before I had even got to the halfway mark, I wanted it to be over.
Cadens friend, Jeff I believe his name was, I really loved him. Now I am counting the minutes until book 3!!! It is beautifully written, and the complexity of the characters, the world they live in, makes my heart beat faster. And being a spy is not as cool as you'd think. Similarly, books are not available to purchase directly from OnlineBookClub. I was thinking about giving it a 3 star rating, but my love for the main characters and their relationship was too great that I just couldn't give it a low rating! Comment below letting me know! I was never bored while reading this book or felt like it was going down hill.
Ember and Caden are on a mission, escape the Project. The challenges the two have together as a couple are hard as well. I mean, when, in life, are there not challenges? Because that's what it is: sci-fi, romantic, thrilling. The two are running from danger for the entire book, and the only times they ever feel safe are when it's just them, alone. I was also bouncing around in my seat at the dinning room table. In fact, he's just as ready as Ember to leave them, he just didn't have a reason when he thought her dead.
They're trained to become spies, thieves, seducers, infiltrators, and ultimately killer to achieve the corrupted governments wicked agenda. But escape comes at a cost and Ember must learn to trust others when she's always relied on herself. The challenges that Ember have in this are seemingly endless. Here is my honest review. Now the downside is, again, we have to wait for book 3.
I found him extremely annoying! So happy to finally find a New Adult series like this. The Decaying Empire follows Ember and Caden on their journey, trying to escape the Project which leads them all over the country and in countless dangerous situations. Also Adrian is back :D I was so happy to see him when Ember teleported back into his life. She could be quite annoying at times. I am saying they fucked too much.