I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Long Dark Dusk by J.P. Smythe
Series: The Australia Trilogy #2
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on April 7, 2016
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The moment she learned the horrible truth about her life on Australia, the derelict ship overrun with violent gangs, Chan Aitch made it her mission to save everyone she could from their fate worse than death. But her efforts were in vain. Now, everyone she cares about is dead or in prison, and Chan is more alone than ever before.
As the only person to have escaped Australia’s terrible crash-landing back to Earth, Chan is now living in poverty on the fringes of a huge city. She believes Mae, the little girl she once rescued on the Australia, is still alive – but she has no idea where Mae is, or how to find her. Everything on Earth is strange and new, and Chan has never felt more lost.
But she’ll do whatever it takes to find Mae, even if it means going to prison herself. She’s broken out of prison before. How hard could it be to do it again?
So thank goodness I had Long Dark Dusk next to me to read straight after Way Down Dark. Because let me tell you this is a corker of a series. And the last book left me wanting more and this book delivers. It is so much better than the first one and it is longer so yay! (Something I thought I would never say yay about).
There are three parts to this book, and each part has it own problems for Chan and each one shows just how resourceful and capable she is. It was like reading three adventure stories. But the pace of the book is relentless, it will keep pushing you forward to the end and the reveal. This is as heart-stopping and heart-racing as the first. And when you finish you will need a moment to sit down and take it all in.
I liked that we have moved on from Australia and get to find a little more about the world and what has happened. And there are new obstacles to overcome and new people that we need to be aware off. Earth seems a lot more safe and secure than Australia but secrets are hidden. And who should we really trust?
If you adored the first one of the series then Long Dark Dusk is a given to read, and if you haven’t read it yet what are you doing?! Go get this book, this series now. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
And the ending is such a tease! Oh my days I need the next book in my lap now! (But I promise no spoilers) And there is still a year to wait. Time to sit around impatiently.