What does it mean to be brave? This is the question Caden must answer as he accompanies Thea, Ben, Rain, and Naomi back out under the dark clouds of the canopy, to rescue Viv from the deadly shadows and save a shattered Earth from the brink of destruction. Caden’s lazy, arrogant nature is tested as the group draws closer to finding Viv, forcing him to confront his inner demons and admit his feelings for Thea—even as their relationship is threatened by her ever-growing connection to Ben.
Will Caden discover his true potential? Or, when the group uncovers a devastating secret and faces a betrayal that has the power to turn the tide in the war with the shadows, will he abandon his friends and go back to a life of never-ending darkness?
Find out in The Gray Horizon, the exciting, action-packed sequel to The War Inside.
MY REVIEW: 5 HUGE STARS!
The Gray Horizon by M. Kircher is a knockout sequel to The War Inside. The story resumes with characters Thea, Caden, Rain, Viv...to name a few. I love the way (it's lyrical and beautiful) Ms. Kircher writes about light and dark and how those elements effect her characters, the world they live in, and to a degree, her readers.
It's refreshing to read a book where those written words can make the reader stop, sit up and ponder about the musing in a book and how that can translate to real life.
The Ancient One...oh my. If things weren't challenging enough, wait until you stumble across this twist in the story. I enjoyed the way weakness and strengths were executed in The Gray Horizon. It was well balanced and reminded me that even the strongest person has weakness and even the weakest can emerge from nowhere and surprise you.
The characters were unique, individual and fleshed out well. They each brought something different to the table making this a fast paced, diverse read where you find yourself flipping fast through the pages eager to find out what happens next.
This is an amazing Dystopian read, high on this readers radar waiting patiently for book 3 in this trilogy.
If you're a fan of Dystopian YA Fiction, you'll want to snatch this one up in a hurry and make sure to clear your schedule. It was hard to pace myself once I started. Hats off!
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I believe that stories can change the world. I also believe that teens and young adults have eyes that are open and ears that are awake to the thrumming life hidden deep within great books. I write YA fiction because I'm in love with stories and because I want generations of young people to hold tight to the vastness of their potential—the potential that lies waiting in all of us. The world is ours for the making.
No matter who you are, you have the power to do great things.
Happy reading! — M. Kircher