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Another great book by L. E. Sterling! It had been a while since I read the first book, so it did take me some time to get back into the storyline. However, I quickly became acclimated to the world, characters, and dynamics between them. It was thrilling, engaging, and I had a hard time putting it down.
This book picks up where True Born left off. Lucy Fox is anxious to find her twin sister, Margot, after they were separated when Lucy chose to stay with Jared Price. She knows something is terribly wrong when she begins to feel phantom pain, which always signals when her sister is being hurt. Believing that Nolan Storm is stringing her along and unwilling to help her find Margot, Lucy runs away with a new ally and begins a voyage to Russia. There she will find more than she bargained for, including a truth that could change her entire future.
I enjoyed seeing the continued world building, especially the politics that are clear not just in Dominion, but in other countries as well. It opens the reader's eyes to a whole new level of knowledge, which kept me on the edge of my seat. The relationship between Lucy and Jared becomes even more complicated, and even though we find out why, it is still frustrating to see the way Jared and Lucy struggle with their feelings for each other. Jared made me angry on a number of occasions, but then he would be so caring towards Lucy and I began to see that his conflicted emotions were there because of his desire to keep her safe. While some may see it as an unhealthy relationship, this second book shows the depth of their love, even though it still remains largely unspoken.
The book ends on another cliffhanger, at least in my opinion. It's not all settled and there will definitely be a third book, if the ending is any indication. I am anxious to find out what happens next!
**I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.**