Welcome to the TIME WARSTEIN has been with the Hollows for as long as she can remember. Taken as a child, she has no memories of her past—and that's always been fine by her. Until the day she stumbles across a hidden journal containing the devastating truth about her paternity. Now everything she thought she knew—and everyone she thought she could trust—has changed. The trWelcome to the TIME WARSTEIN has been with the Hollows for as long as she can remember. Taken as a child, she has no memories of her past—and that's always been fine by her. Until the day she stumbles across a hidden journal containing the devastating truth about her paternity. Now everything she thought she knew—and everyone she thought she could trust—has changed. The truth about who she is and where she came from is a secret so deep, it will rock the Hollows and the Tesla Institute alike.ETHAN is left with a serious problem after what should have been a routine mission. He's fractured—a break between mind and body that leaves him at the mercy of his Rifter abilities, which are quickly tearing him apart. He will have to trust the only person who might know how to fix him, a mysterious Rifter named Stewart Stills, who seems to have a special connection with the time stream....
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Prodigal / Riven Reviews
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The complete blog tour is listed on my blog brittneysbooknook.comProdigal is the second book in The Lost Imperials series. Stein, abducted as a child, has no recollection of her life before the hollows until she discovers a journal with information that will forever alter her. After discovering her life, her friends, and everything she thought she knew is a farce, she finds out that she has a genetic mutation that is slowly killing her. The one person who can help her is her mortal enemy. How will she trust the one person she swore she never would?This steampunk novel by Ficklin and Jolley is a wondrous and fascinating adventure. From the incredible world building to the incredibly fierce heroine, this book was a fantastic read.The world building in this novel is almost indescribable. It really has to be read in order to be completely understood. It is like taking scifi and futuristic, historical and steampunk and mixing them all together, which I wouldn’t think would be possible; however, this novel proves otherwise.The heroine, Stein, is a force to be reckoned with. She is tough, smart, and wittingly sarcastic. She is what every girl wants in a strong female lead.The writing in this novel is incredible and intense. The book is well-paced and intriguing from start to finish. Lucky for us they released both book two and three together because after an ending like that awaiting the third book would be utter agony!Riven is book three in The Lost Imperials series. Ethan is a Rifter on a fairly routine mission, when things become anything but routine. He finds himself in an unimaginable predicament and having to rely on a person he barley knows to save him. He is also forced to face with his dark past, and the toughest decision of his life: to become a guardian and leave everyone he has ever loved or allow all he holds dear to meet a dark future.The characters (and there are quite a few) are pretty much amazing. They have a certain chemistry about them which only comes with true friendships. It was a breath of fresh air in an intense story. In this installment the authors allow the reader to really delve into Ethan’s past and get to know him.The writing in this novel was just as awe-inspiring as in its predecessor. The world building was fantastical and will immerse the readers in places they never imagined. The book is well-paced and full of adventure. The book does, however, leave the reader with a boat load of unanswered questions.Also, the unfortunate part is that the fourth book wasn’t also released with these two because the ending is cliffhanger. Jolley and Ficklin have a serious knack for endings that induce agony upon their readers.I give them both 5 stars!
This is my book, so of course I love it and I hope you do too! Thanks for taking the time to check out Prodigal & Riven!
Of course I love it, I co-wrote it with Sherry D. Ficklin! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did writing it.
My book, so of course I love it. Hope you do too!
I was given the ebooks for Prodigal and Riven in exchange for an honest review. Prodigal and Riven are the second and third books in the Lost Imperials Series. I loved the first book, Extracted. It's focus was on brother and sister, Lex and Ember. Prodigal focuses on Stein, Lex's girlfriend and her story, while Riven focuses on Ethan, Ember's boyfriend. It's so great seeing the backstories of the other lead characters from the first book while seeing the continuation of their stories. Everything fits together so perfectly in the story lines and in looking back at all three books, you can see little clues left along the way.At first glance when reading Prodigal and Riven it appears as though a lot of things are glanced over and not really talked about-until you get to the other part and it fills in the gaps. They are two individual stories that take place simultaneously-we saw this in the first book but it was written consecutively. Questions are answered from the first book we didn't even know existed until the second and third installments. I love the idea of time travel and seeing different time periods and how the Time Stream works. They've done an incredible job at weaving all of the times, locations, and stories together. It's great to be able to see the leadership in their younger days and find out about the events that led up to the current events in the book. Of course, they leave off on a cliffhanger and I despise the fact that I now have to wait forever to see what happens. I have absolutely fallen for Stein, Lex, Ember and Ethan, as well as the supporting characters like Noble and Scission. I'm completely addicted. Great job Sherry and Tyler-I hate you and love you all at once for being amazing and making me wait for more!
Prodigal:I really liked Stein from Extracted, so I was excited to get to read an early copy of this book. Without giving spoilers (and I'm finding that really tough with this book) I'll say that learning more about Stein and where she came from was really fun. There were twists and things I didn't see coming, and all the time, Stein is that character I loved in book one. The one who is tough, wants answers, and is pretty much caught between two groups. And the ending! Ugh, it's killing me not to talk about it because the ending alone makes this book worth the read. I'll be jumping immediately into Riven to see what happens next.Riven:Ethan is such a great character and his role in this book is phenomenal. I really felt for him because he has it tough in this book. He's fractured, which leaves him at the mercy of his Rifter abilities. Poor Ethan! And his future doesn't really look any better. It's one of those books where you just can't help feeling for the character and wanting to give him a virtual hug. I had a hard time putting this one down because I needed to know what was going to happen, and once again Ficklin and Jolley killed me with the ending. And by killed I mean blew my mind. Seriously, these two know how to end a book in a way that makes you want another book from them immediately. Ethan's scene at the end of the book was equally fascinating and heartbreaking. Someone please tell me there's another book coming.
2.5? Another fun time-travel meets steampunk story. I enjoyed the plot and characters, but the set up and ending were hugely frustrating. The first 'book' follows one character through the entire timeline, then the book tells you to stop reading before the end and read the second 'book' which follows a second person through the exact same timeline (doing other stuff, obviously) and only then can you go and read the last couple pages of the first 'book'. I'm sorry, just make it a dueling perspective single book, please. That's absurd. Also, the ending was not complete. There was the big crazy climax that did some cool things, but it felt both rushed and short. Part of that was probably the flipping from book to book thing, but mostly there needed to be more there. They kind of wrapped up one thing, but left so many huge plot threads open that mostly I just felt frustrated.