Walled by Anne Tibbets (The Line #2) Published by: Carina Press (HQN) Publication date: December 1st 2014 Genres: Dystopia, New Adult
Freedom means making brutal choices.
Rebel lovers Naya and Ric have survived one year in hiding, raising Naya’s twins from infants to toddlers in the shadow of the brutal Auberge dictatorship. They’re alive, and they’re together, but the city is crumbling around them and the haunting memory of Naya’s dark days on The Line have never fully left them. Living in isolation won’t be an option forever.
When a mysterious revolutionary seeks their help to infiltrate Auberge’s electronic heart and shut it down, it’s an opportunity—it’s risky, yes, but if it works they’ll get out of the city and taste freedom for the first time. Naya needs this. They need this.
Beyond the broken walls of Auberge, Naya and Ric find the paradise they’ve always longed for. But with anarchy reigning and Naya’s children lost amidst the chaos, they’ll need to forfeit their post-apocalyptic Eden…or commit an unspeakable act.
Book two of two.
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This is book 2 and may contain spoilers for book 1!! Check out my review of Carrier HERE.
I loved Carrier and honestly couldn't wait till Walled came out. I was afraid though that it mightn't live up to book one but boy did it! Walled was ah-maz-ing.
The first thing we see with Walled is that Naya is healing. She has had the babies and is living with Ric. She is still incredibly broken but she has come a long way since we left her in Carrier. She is really trying to get her life together and has spent a full year in hiding with Ric, raising her kids. She is also trying to have a physical relationship with Ric but with memories of the line still so fresh, she keeps pushing him away. She is also so afraid for her kids because they are still being hunted, so when a familiar face stops by and tells her that she is needed to take down Auberge once and for all, she knows she has to help. It's going to be dangerous but the rewards could be everything she has been wanting. Entrusting her babies with a friend, both Naya and Ric head back into the one place she never wanted to see again.
Poor Ric, all he wants to do is love Naya but she keeps him at arms length. He will, and has, done anything for Naya and the twins. He is such a sweetheart and one of my favourite characters. Naya and Rics relationship is filled with such honesty and heart wrenching moments that it hurt to read it. So many feels!!! Their love is so special and beautiful.
In Walled we learn more about Auberge and why it's walled, we learn about what's outside the wall and how the other half live, we learn some truly surprising things and we are put through so many heartbreaking things that I had tears running down my face for most of the book.
Overall Walled was phenomenal. It's such a fast paced book that, at times, I was left gasping and had to stop reading just to get my head around what we learned. My emotions, my feelings and my heart broke while reading this. People die, people find freedom but at what cost. Is freedom really worth it when you could loose everything? The characters are flawed, they struggle but they are more real because of it, the world is horrible but it's believable as well, it truly is a phenomenal book!! The author has created a truly special book and I can't recommend this series enough.
Anne Tibbets is an SCBWI award-winning and Smashwords.com Best Selling author. After writing for Children’s television, Anne found her way to young/new adult fiction by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics, magic, sword fights, quick moving plots, and ferocious and cuddly animals.
Along with CARRIER, Anne is also the author of the young adult fantasy novella, THE BEAST CALL and the young adult contemporary, SHUT UP.
Anne divides her time between writing, her family, and three furry creatures that she secretly believes are plotting her assassination.
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