Winter Omens

Winter Omens Winter Omens (The Last Year #2) by Trisha Leigh

3 of 5 stars

On the run, Althea and her new companion, Pax, learn more about the world — both what it was like prior to the Others’ invasion, and what the Wilds are like outside the Boundaries

My hands are shaking.  It’s the cresting emotions racing through my bloodstream and lightening my brain.  Love.  Fear.  Desperation.  The mix overwhelms me until there’s no strength in my arms or anywhere else.

In this sequel to Whispers in Autumn, the author follows the typical YA dystopian pattern and puts her heroine outside society to see what it’s like there and focus on world-building while providing a bridge to the final part of the series.  I enjoyed learning more about the history of Althea’s Earth, and was glad that more about the Others was revealed.

Unfortunately, this book didn’t provide quite the excitement and novelty that the first one did.  The author also introduced a dreaded love triangle (uggggh, WHYYY!?!), and there were a few inconsistencies that distracted me from the story (Why didn’t Lucas skip winter again? and how did Althea know this was the case?  Althea claims to be ignorant of what “twins” are, even after reading Harry Potter — which has twins Fred and George.  Similarly, she has no idea what the word “heaven” means, though it’s mentioned in Anne of Green Gables, which she’s also read.)

Overall: Typical of second-in-a-YA-dystopian series, with lots of world building but not a whole lot of plot movement.

Other books in the series:
Whispers in Autumn (The Las... Betrayals in Spring (The La...#1 Whispers in Autumn
#3 Betrayals in Spring — ON SHELVES TODAY!

.

 

Fans might also enjoy:
Divergent (Divergent, #1) I Am Number Four (Lorien Le... Matched (Matched, #1)

Advertisements

Tags:

About WNK

Check out my book review blog! https://excellentlibrary.wordpress.com/

Trackbacks / Pingbacks

  1. Summer Ruins | Excellent Library - March 14, 2013

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: