Borderlands (Chasing the Valley #2)

Finished on 4th January, 2015

Author: Skye Melki-Wegner


3.5 Stars

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The action-packed adventure continues in the second book of the Chasing the Valley trilogy!


Danika and her crew of escaped refugees are seeking the safety of the Magnetic Valley – and trying to evade Sharr Morrigan, the king’s most lethal hunter. But the borderlands they must cross to reach the Valley are smugglers’ territory: lawless, wild and steeped in ancient magic. When one of the crew is badly wounded, Danika turns to the smugglers for help – and accepts a bargain that might prove deadly.


It is Lukas, however, who hides the most dangerous secret. What has he seen through the eagle’s eyes? The answer can be found in an alchemy charm and a smuggler’s tale, and will lead Danika and her friends to an electrifying, unputdownable showdown.


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Borderlands was a nice read, but not quite my cup of tea. Skye has a writing style that makes her characters real – with all the messy, realistic knock-about details. There wasn’t your smooth show of grandeur but simply five run-away teenagers who were trying to survive and protect their future. There was no quest or greater purpose, but there was love and adventure all the same. Skye’s writing gives you real people, real stories, in a world different to ours.


I enjoyed the book and will finish off the series, but it was not so fantastic that I would read it again or buy a copy of my own.


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