Book Review: Forsaken

Title: Forsaken (The Conduit Chronicles #2)

Author: Ashley Hohenstein

Narrator: Sarah Sampino  

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forsaken-Audiobook/B08DVGF3Y6

Summary

Nowhere is safe. The war rages on in the shadows. A staggering betrayal will prove that no one can be trusted. Lucas, Ophelia, and Elias are on the run, in a chase that spans the far-reaching corners of the globe.

Ophelia remains torn between her two companions. Her powerful gift is advancing at a startling speed and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it.

Lucas uncovers a devastating secret about his mother, while Elias hurries to decipher Alistair’s journals – to find a secure location for the summit that would unite all Pai Ona and turn the tide in the Conduit War.

As events escalate, carefully laid plans begin to spiral out of control, exposing a fierce betrayal. All hope is lost – and all seems to be Forsaken.

Forsaken is the second audiobook in Ashley Hohenstein’s Conduit Chronicles, an urban fantasy series with a taste of romance. If you like Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Series and the imaginative writings of Charlaine Harris, then you will love this original series. As you continue the journey into the Conduit world, the stakes are higher, the treachery and loss infinitely more heart-breaking.

My Review

4/5 Stars

So, after reading and loving book one, I was excited for the opportunity to dive into book two, and it delivered! I loved the easy transition from book one into this book, a letter, which both helped to recap what was important as well as set the scene for everything that would follow.

Not only do things get more intense between the characters, but the plot is much more intense as well. The story takes us to places that both leave you on edge and wanting more. I’m so happy to see that there are two more books in the series after this one.

Even though this is a heavy fantasy book, there are plenty of romance and suspense elements as well which makes this a thoroughly entertaining read.

Narrator did a fantastic job with the story. 

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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