I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Chasing the Wind by Nazarea Andrews
Series: After the Fall #2
on June 18, 2015
Source: the author
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Kaida grew up in two worlds--a child in the Manor raised by Sabah before she was granted Citzenship. But the only place she has ever felt like she's belonged is with Cedric and Guin, the boys she grew up with.
When Cedric's involvement in a rebel faction goes wrong, the Commission exiles her and holds Guin hostage. Now, she's on her own for the first time, and searching for the sister who left her behind and a princess who was stolen from the City--and then she stumbles across a face from the past.
Hawke has been an outcast since his Tribe died. When he finds Sabah's sister on the road, he agrees to help her. But as they search the wilds and grow closer, his disdain for her is slowly replaced by a deep attraction for the girl who faces every challenge so bravely.
And as the City's deadline dwindles, and the boy she loves hangs in the balance, Hawke is left to wonder if he is protecting her, or if he the biggest threat she will face.
It’s not news that I love Nazarea. I will read anything that she writes, regardless of genre. Chasing the Wind had no problems living up to my high expectations! I award it 5 stars for plot and story telling! It had its flaws, but nothing I couldn’t look past, in the name of entertainment.
My first instinct when I saw this book was GIMME! Then I saw that it was the second book in a series, where I hadn’t read the first book yet. I was completely crestfallen. Then I was told that it could stand along. YAY! Although technically it’s true, that it works as a stand alone, there were more than a few times I wished I had read the other book first. Edge of the Falls presumably contained a larger amount of world building that I would have appreciated, not to mention I already know a lot about the previous characters, so it worked as a kind of spoiler. I won’t hesitate to go back and read the first one though, since it also whet my appetite. I definitely need to get to know the story behind these characters!
For anyone who hasn’t read one of Nazarea’s books before, they do deal with mature sexual content. They’re not downright graphic, but she doesn’t turn away from a little heat. I love how she doesn’t shy away from unconventional relationships. There are sparks flying in all directions, but it’s all dealt with in such a way that it doesn’t come across as your typical love triangle. But then again, nothing about Nazarea is typical. LOVED it!