Monday, November 13, 2017

{Blog Tour} BOOK REVIEW: Into the Black by Ava Jae + Giveaway

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Title: Into the Black
Series: Beyond the Red #2
Author: Ava Jae
Genres: YA, Science Fiction, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 360
Pub Date: November 14, 2017
Publisher: Sky Pony Press/Skyhorse Puhlishing
Book Source: Publisher for review
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars


**POSSIBLE SPOILERS**


Synopsis: The world ruler is dead, technology foundational to their society destroyed, and Safara is on the brink of collapse. Half-human, half-alien Eros is the rightful heir to the world throne, but before he can return to the capital, he’s abducted by a rebel group of humans who call themselves The Remnant—and won’t release him until he swears to help them overthrow the very government he’s inheriting. 

With Eros missing, ex-queen Kora is determined to stave off mad grabs for the throne. But as royalty from across the territories flock to the capital, and a new charismatic candidate takes the spotlight, Kora sets off into the desert with a skilled prince-turned-bounty hunter to find Eros before it’s too late for both the future king and his kingdom.

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I AM DEAD.

But, in a good way? lol

I am amazed with this book. It surprised the crap out of me, but in the best way possible. I am... dare I say? . . . SHOOK.

Into the Black picks up right where Beyond the Red left us. Things are basically in shambles after the reveal of who Eros truly is. Kora and Eros are separated and the future of the world is looking quite bleak if Eros doesn't become Sira. Kora is working as hard as she can to make this happen, while Eros is trying to make his way to the capital, but is sidetracked by a rebel group called The Remnant. Whilst with these rebels, Eros is blindsided with a HUGE revelation. IT IS CRAZY GOOD.

THE BAD

The only negative thing I have to say is that the book took a little bit of time to really take off. It moved a tad bit slow, but it was well worth it. Most of it was getting reaquainted with the characters, world, and situation, so I'm not mad at it. Just a note to make.

THE GOOD

Basically, everything. ;)

First of all, the diversity is amazing. I knew I could count on Ava Jae for this. I expected it and I was not disappointed.

Now... what I did not expect was for the romance to take a little turn! I will NOT spoil it, because that would totally take away from it if you read this book yourself, but prepare to be shocked and amazed. I LOVED IT. The direction things take is unexpected, but so so juicy and I am DYING for it. I can't wait to see where it goes in book three.

The plot, overall, thickens in this book, as more people come out of the woodwork to put in their two cents about Eros possibly becoming Sira. We also get a visit from some characters in book one that I didn't really expect to hear from. It was fantastic and I was on the edge of my seat through the entire thing.

Overall, this book was an amazing follow-up to Beyond the Red. It was definitely an unexpected turn in the story, but I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. If you read this book, be ready for some plot twists and a cliffhanger good enough to make you throw the book across the room (I wanted to, but I refrained). I highly recommend this series as a whole, and this book is a great second installment!
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About the author

Ava Jae is a writer, an Assistant Editor at Entangled Publishing, and is represented by Louise Fury of The Bent Agency. Her YA Sci-Fi debut, BEYOND THE RED, is releasing March 2016 from Sky Pony Press. When she’s not writing about kissing, superpowers, explosions, and aliens, you can find her with her nose buried in a book, nerding out over the latest X-Men news, or hanging out on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, Goodreads, Instagram, or YouTube channel.

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