I received this book via the author, Rebecca Ethington. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.Through Glass: The Blue by Rebecca Ethington
Series: Through Glass #2
Published by Imdalind Press on 2015-05-17
Length: 180 pages
Reviewing eARC Rating:
Reading Challenges: COYER Blackout
The world I was raised in had been sun and flowers, it had been breezes through open windows and smiles from the boy next door. It had been crushes, it had been stolen kisses.
And then it wasn’t.
Then it was darkness, then it was screams.
Then it became a world in which fighting was required, and life was an unknown luxury.
It became survival.
That’s what I do.
I run from the Tar, I run from those I had hoped would be my allies.
All through the dark. The poisonous dark as I seek the life that has been taken from me, praying I will find it.
Praying that it won’t devour me before its too late.
I LOVE this series! Through Glass: The Blue by Rebecca Ethington picks up right where it left off in volume 1. Having escaped her impending death and leaving an injured Bridget behind, Lex and Travis are now on their own in the darkness with nothing but the supplies on their backs and a destination that may not accept Lex. While the first book in this series is a bit slow moving, this one is the exact opposite. Packed full of action, I couldn’t set it down until I finished it.
The dynamic between Lex and Travis is interesting. For Lex she is Travis’s older sister, and in her heart she knows this, but seeing him physically and emotionally older than her is hard. I can’t even begin to imagine how this changes their relationship, but somehow it doesn’t. Travis is a bit protective of her, but I found that he still looks up to her, at least in my eyes he does. He respects her. And both of these characters love each other fiercely! For Lex who has been alone for 8 years, she is finally starting to feel like she isn’t anymore. She has family and in this book we see her heal a little bit from the trauma of being alone for so long.
For Travis though it isn’t just his sister he sees. He also sees her as a Tar. She is exhibiting signs of being near the change, and because of this he is a bit closed off. I can’t blame him for this. I can emphasize with him. He watched helpless as his little brother changed, the rest of his family dead, and now a sister back from the dead only to change soon. He is closed off emotionally, but at the same time as the reader you see his protectiveness and love he has for the sister he thought dead. It’s truly heart breaking!
The action of the plot is fast-paced! Lex and Travis start and end the book on the run. Abran sends his men, the Black Team, after them. But the members are more than meets the eye and truly Ethington creates a horrific scene! Few questions are answered, but Lex is starting to understand the world her brother grew up in. She’s starting to understand the danger she is placing him in.
Apparently, fighting monsters with a pipe was okay, but riding death traps through dark, rubble strewn streets was where I drew the line.
Ironically funny at times, especially when Lex’s teenage attitude comes out, and horrific the next, Through Glass is one of my favorite reads! There is a tremendous build up of suspense in this book, and I hope to see it peak during the next volume. In fact, after the biggest cliffhanger this author has ever left me with (at least in my opinion as I did throw my kindle and yell out WTH at its ending), I have a feeling the next volume will be explosive! And I for one can’t wait!!!!
If you enjoy horror, suspense, YA dystopians, and lots of action and have not read this series yet, you just do not know what you are missing. Go get this series!! You will not be disappointed!