Frozen by Erin Bowman
The Heists were only the beginning.
Gray Weathersby escaped from the primitive town of Claysoot expecting to find answers, but what he discovered shook him to the core: A ruthless dictator with absolute power.
An army of young soldiers blinded by lies.
And a growing rebellion determined to fight back.
Now Gray has joined a team of rebels on a harsh, icy journey in search of allies who can help them set things right.
But in a world built on lies, Gray must constantly question whether any ally – or enemy – is truly what they seem… (Goodreads)
Frozen picks up soon after the ending of Taken (book #1), with our determined band of rebels hiking across a frozen wasteland on what they sincerely hope is not a fool’s errand.
Coming across a seemingly deserted village, they learn that the dictator has sunk to new lows and things are worse than they thought.
There are several surprises in the story, both welcome and not. I really wasn’t expecting one twist, which was a little shocking and didn’t have the consequences I expected.
Lots of action in this one!
Our group runs into several people along the way and you’re never quite sure if they’ll turn out to be allies or enemies, but it’s always interesting.
I wish Gray wasn’t so indecisive at times, as I wanted to reach into the book and smack him upside the head more than once! Always a good sign when a character makes you mad, right?
This is a really well-done sequel, with interesting characters and a well paced plot. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the next installment!