Review: Polarities by Carissa Andrews

October 12, 2017 Lindsay's reviews 1

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.

Review: Polarities by Carissa AndrewsPolarities by Carissa Andrews
Series: Pendomus Chronicles #2
on October 10, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: the author
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Runa, the prophesied Daughter of Five needs to learn how to master herself, or all of Pendomus will perish.

In a world where mythical creatures are either controlled, or on the brink of extinction – a prophecy reveals there’s one who can restore balance. The only problem is, she has no idea how to do it.

Separated from the only people who’ve had her back—as well as the love of her life, Traeton—Runa must go on a quest alone to uncover what it means to be human, as well as the Daughter of Five. Dropped in an unknown location, presumably still on the planet, she only has a monolithic book — the Caudex — as her guide, but it’s not giving up its answers easily. Will she be able to uncover the mysteries? The fate of the entire word rests on her shoulders and her ability to push through all of the challenges set her way.

Will she learn what she needs to step into her role as savior? Or will everything be derailed by her desire to get back to her friends?

Polarities is the second science fiction/fantasy/dystopia genre-bending novel in the Pendomus Chronicles Series. Even those who ordinarily don’t like sci-fi love this series, and you will too. If you like movies like the Matrix, you’ll love this fast-paced series that will stay with you for days once you’re done.

To see where it all began, be sure to check out Carissa's first novel, Pendomus: Book 1 of the Pendomus Chronicles.

Buy Polarities today to continue the transformation of Runa into the Daughter of Five.

A solid sequel! It did take me a little while to get back into the swing of things after such a long time between books. On the plus side, the third book is also out right away, so it will be easy to carry through the momentum to the end of the series.

It’s nearly impossible to write a review for a second book without giving a glimpse into what happened in the first. So, if you haven’t begun the series yet, stop here and go get to it. Possible spoilers ahead!

The Pendomus Chronicles are definitely for fans of The Maze Runner. Carissa’s writing style feels similar to James Dashner’s; she has the same level of chaos and intensity, the same trading of swears for a more family-friendly dialogue, the same subtle teen romance. The key difference between them is that Andrews has introduced a new dimension: time travel. Our main character, Runa, dashes back and forth over the years in this book, constantly staying just one step ahead of the Big Bad. It’s hard to tell what changes she can make in the timeline without running into those pesky paradoxes.

Very excited to see what the third book will bring!

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One woman stuck in a house full of boys, I immerse myself in books and save my sanity by reading, writing and blogging. I'll read just about anything, from any genre, and LOVE supporting Indie authors. <3
  • Thanks so much for your review, Lindsay! I can’t wait to see what you think of Revolutions. Its by far my favorite because I was able to continue the character development to where I envisioned Runa and, of course, tie up a lot of loose ends! 😀