New-Adult, Dystopia, Science-Fiction, Romance
eARC provided by Publisher via Netgalley
My Rating 5 stars
Here in the west they know a lot about hope. They know how to ration it just as they do with food and water.
Josephine is at last free of the blood moon. But in a desperate rush to find help for a comatose Luke, she discovers the strange and dangerous world of the resistance, and it is unlike any world Josi has known.
In the west they believe in fury – they cultivate and encourage it. The unruly people of the resistance know that to survive means to fight. But can they fight the inevitable cure for sadness that rushes steadily closer?
In the action-packed sequel to Fury, everything Josi believes about herself will be challenged. Haunted by atrocities and betrayals, she must find the strength to trust again, and decide how far she is willing to go to fight the inevitable.
At times both brutal and sweet, Melancholy is the story of second chances and finding love in a ruined world.
REVIEW My heart was ripped to shreds and put back together while I was reading this book. I can’t even explain the emotions that I went through – there are just no words. I love this book even more than the first book, which I didn’t think was possible. Needless to say, I need the next book right now. I do not think that I can wait a whole year to find out what happens to my friends!! Yes, I have claimed them all!
I jumped right back in at the point that I stopped on Episode One, so I went all in. What I didn’t see coming was the death of a character that I came to love. Just…. what in the name of God??? Still, I kept on reading, even through the tears. This book is waaaaayy better than the first one, and that book is AMAZING. Here, we get more characters, more action, more romance, more more more! I am still going through each scene in my head, and trying to figure out what the heck did I just read. This resistance camp has turned into something worse than the outside world. I’d rather live in the city and be cured, than to live in a camp run by Raven and Quinn. Asking for permission to procreate just seems ridiculous.
Josi and Luke had me swooning left and right. Seriously, those two are just the perfect couple. I’m so glad that they had those stolen moments together, when their interactions were being scrutinized by Raven and Quinn. Quinn is Raven’s little faithful minion, and it disgusted me how he went along with all of her devious plans. They didn’t deserve their positions, especially after that little stunt with accusing an innocent and exiling him to his death. WTH did they think? That he’d get away from the Furies?!!! I screamed so loud that my ears started ringing. Not freaking cool!
I know that getting Raven’s POV is crucial to this story, but that Wicked Witch of the West got on my last freaking nerve. She is evil and miserable, and she wants everyone else to feel that way. I can’t explain how much I hate her!! And boy, does my man Luke know how to push her buttons. Josi grows so much as a character in this book, and it’s great to see her change. She was filled with so much pain at the beginning of Episode One, but she finally realized that Luke is a very great man, and that he has loved her and fought for her from the beginning. She finally let it go, and became a stronger character through and through. What she did for Pace touched my heart. Pace finding out that the boy she loves, loves another. And not just another, another of the same sex. Yes, there are LGBT characters in this story. Which, actually made it even more mysterious when it came down to figuring out who killed a certain character. The addition of Claire and Tobias, Luke’s parents, was great. I like how they both loved Josi so much. But when things got down to the wire, that was when all hell broke loose. I couldn’t put my finger on it until it was too late. I just knew that something wasn’t right!
I won’t spoil this book, but if you have read book one, then you are in for a wild ride. My suggestion is to strap in and hold on tight because you may just fall off. It’s so freaking good and you will not put it down until you reach the end; and then you will be ranting and raving just as I am. If you love Dystopia and Science-Fiction, this is the series for you to read. It has everything that you need, I guarantee it. Highly, without a doubt, recommend this book!!!