Published by Sun's Golden Ray Publishing on July 12th 2016
They survived The Island, but can they cross The Chasm?
Four months after Prince Galian was discovered alive on a remote island, he's adjusting slowly to life at the hospital under the Kylaen media's glare. His promises to Theo remain unfulfilled as fear of his father keeps him from taking concrete action. And the more he learns about the machinations in Kylae, the less sure he is that it's possible to make a difference.
Across the great Madion Sea, Major Theo Kallistrate struggles to navigate the tricky political waters of Rave's presidential staff. To make positive change for her people, she must remain relevant and interesting to the Raven media and to the president. When he asks her to deliver a speech on her supposed two-month imprisonment at Mael, she's not sure she can stomach the lies.
The Chasm is S. Usher Evans' breathtaking, fast-paced follow-up to The Island, which readers say is "not to be missed."
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Wow, Sush, you have done it again. It is always a teensy bit nerve-wracking to pick up a book written by a friend, but S. Usher Evans has yet to let me down. I really enjoyed The Island, the first book in the Madion War series (check out my review here), so I jumped at the chance to review it’s sequel, The Chasm, and be a part of the blog tour / street team. I am so impressed with this sequel, and I am very happy to be sharing my review with you today, which is THE CHASM‘S RELEASE DAY!!!!!!
After reading The Island, which mainly takes place, well, on an island, the switch to The Chasm was definitely a change of pace. The main characters, Theo and Galian, were mainly the only characters we encountered in the first book, so I already knew and loved them both. But in The Chasm, a whole new cast of characters is introduced and expanded upon. And I LOVED IT. I found myself so connected to the characters that I cried when they cried, laughed when they laughed. I absolutely adored meeting the people that brought Theo and Galian joy…as well as those that brought them pain.
The only thing that I disliked about this book is the fact that it includes a bit of (as I like to call them) “sexy times.” It is not incredibly explicit and there is absolutely nothing wrong with the scenes themselves, but I personally don’t enjoy reading about bedroom encounters. I did know what I was getting into when I picked up this book, so the fact that I disliked these scenes is entirely because of my own reading preferences and is not a critique on the writing. If you are like me and you don’t enjoy reading sex scenes, I would still encourage you to read this book. A very small portion of the book is devoted to romance, and the rest of the plot is absolutely fantastic. It would be an complete shame to overlook this series just because of a little bit of sexy times.
I actually think I enjoyed The Chasm just a teensy bit more that The Island. Meeting so many wonderful characters really sucked me in and sold me on this story. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens to all of these beloved characters in the final book in the trilogy, The Union, which releases on Valentine’s Day 2017! So you still have time to pick up The Island and The Chasm and give them a read before the final book comes out. And for now, I hope you will join me in wishing the lovely S. Usher Evans a very happy release day!!!!
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Meet the Author!
S. Usher Evans is an author, blogger, and witty banter aficionado. Born in Pensacola, Florida, she left the sleepy town behind for the fast-paced world of Washington, D.C.. There, she somehow landed jobs with BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Television before finally settling into a “real job” as an IT consultant. After a quarter life crisis at age 27, she decided consulting was for the birds and rekindled a childhood passion for writing novels. She sold everything she owned and moved back to Pensacola, where she currently resides with her two dogs, Zoe and Mr. Biscuit.
Evans is the author of the Razia series and Empath, both published by Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing.
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