Once again I’m drawn back to the YA genre with the second in Lisa T. Bergren’s Remnants series and once again I’m reminded how the only YA I ever seem to embrace are when it’s dystopian or fantasy (or if it’s written by Jody Hedlund ; ). But that’s okay, because when I do, I tend to love them and this one is no different! Bergren’s Season of Fire kicks off right where we left off in the first and is action packed with plenty of awesomeness in between.
After tackling her first mission and coming to terms with her power of empathy, Andriana discovers her first battles were only a taste of what is to come. She and her knight, Ronan, have admitted their feelings for each other, but their bonds are tested when Dri is captured by their mortal and spiritual enemy—Sethos—and his master, Keallach, emperor of Pacifica. Andriana is certain Keallach can be convinced to follow the Maker’s plan and join the other Remnants … but in time, she must decide whether she really can pull him back to the Way, or if Sethos’s web of darkness has slowly and thoroughly trapped them both … forever.
I love coming across excellent YA fiction that I’d be happy to pass along to teenagers, but even more so when it can be enjoyed by adults as well. In Season of Fire, I get to see all of my favorite Remnants and Knights – I kinda missed them. Whether they’re fighting dark villains, meeting new allies, learning the pain of sacrifice for good or seeing the beauty that comes from the Maker, this book will keep you hooked. I really enjoyed the paths each take, each of their personalities, how they struggle, how they fight and ultimately how they are made stronger. Many of what our characters go through are what we deal with in real life. Granted our enemies look a bit different, but there’s still many things we can learn from Dri, Ronan and crew.
I also love how Bergren is able to bring discussions about our purpose and the choices we make in life. I won’t say much more, but with two specific characters, this is done so fabulously. Y’all just have to read it! There’s plenty of battles, twists and turns I didn’t see coming and oh the cliffhanger at the end! I can’t wait for the final release early next year!
Are you a big fan of series or more of a one and done reader? If so what’s a recent one you’ve read?
(Thank you to BookLook Bloggers for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)