Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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

*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

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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.


Review: Like with Katya's World, I had no idea where the story was going for most of the novel. I would have one idea where the climax of the novel would be and then that would resolve and I'd be nowhere near finished with the book. There were so many surprises and twists. 

The world of Rossulka is so interesting, a world of water with submarine cities. I enjoyed getting to see more of the world, especially since I was on a boat as I read it. 
Katya plays such an interesting and pivotal role in the war efforts. In this novel, you get to see many different perspectives.
As a middle book in a trilogy, there were many thinks alluded to that never were revealed. The last sentence makes me want to read the next book immediately! 
Although it took me a little bit to get back into the world and story, by the end this book really had me captivated. I give it a 4/5.


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