Friday, November 1, 2013

Katya's War (Russalka Chronicles #2) by Jonathan L. Howard - Paul's PRE-READING

*I received this book as an eARC from Strange Chemistry/Angry Robot on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Katya's War (Russalka Chronicles #2)
Author: Jonathan L. Howard 
Year Published: 2013

Ashley's Katya's War PRE READING
Ashley's Katya's War REVIEW
Ashley's Katya's World REVIEW
My Katya's World REVIEW

Upcoming Release Date: November 7, 2013

Synopsis: The battle lines have been drawn. The people of Russalka turn upon one another in a ruthless and unwavering civil war even while their world sickens and the deep black ocean is stained red with their blood. As the young civilisation weakens, its vitality fuelling the opposing militaries at the cost of all else, the war drums beat louder and louder. 

Katya Kuriakova knows it cannot last. Both sides are exhausted – it can only be a matter of days or weeks before they finally call a truce and negotiate. But the days and weeks pass, the death toll mounts, and still the enemy will not talk. 

Then a figure from the tainted past returns to make her an offer she cannot lightly refuse – a plan to stop the war. But to do it she will have to turn her back on everything she has believed in, everything she has ever fought for, to make sacrifices greater even than laying down her own life. To save Russalka, she must become its greatest enemy.

Why?:  Katya's World was one of the first Strange Chemistry titles I read and I really enjoyed it. I found it refreshingly different than most YA. 

Expectations: I'm expecting more of the same as the first novel. I'm interested to see where Katya goes from here. I think the watery world she inhabits is so interesting so I hope to find out more about it.   

Judging a book by its cover: This cover is similar to the first, but more militaristic. Maybe we will see Katya working with the Feds. 


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