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Emerging from Darkness by Kira Adams (#book 2)

I have received an ARC copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts are 100% mine and I was not compensated in any way.

I have to say that I feel really lucky that I was able to do firstly beta reading and then I received an ARC of this amazing book! I love, adore and I am simply obsessed with this series! But before I will start my review…

Small Blurb:

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The virus is spreading, the future is uncertain, and the Degenerates are taking control.

Ike Glass and Ace Cullen have found themselves in quite the predicament: the Degenerates have located their hideout and kidnapped Phoenix and Rian, and now they must fight for their lives. Phoenix Blue knows she must tread carefully if she expects to keep her sister alive. What she doesn’t expect is the strength her young sister possesses, and the lengths her newfound family will go to in order to save their lives. Sometimes the ties that bind us have nothing to do with blood relations. Just how far will these four friends go in their quest to emerge from the darkness?

My thoughts:

The book picks up straight after first book has finished. Phoenix and Rian have been kidnapped by degenerates. Ike, Cullen and Foster are kneeling in front of the remaining degenerates expecting being shot or wounded and left for Zombies to get them. The first option is better for them. But even though their situation seems to be hopeless, Cullen is not giving up. And soon they are free and have a hostage. Because Cullen is wounded, they have to wait few days before they will start their rescue mission.

In the meantime, Phoenix is treated like a walking blood bag and is connected to IV to take all her blood and start producing the cure. She still hopes that her friends, Ike and Ace will survive and help her, but it’s her sister, Rian that is freeing them. They go back to their previous location, but unfortunately neither Cullen or Ike are there. Sisters decide to look refuge in one of the prisons. What they don’t know, Ike and Cullen decided to do the same. Unfortunately, they haven’t picked the same one. One of the prison is like a heaven, but other is full of degenerates.

In this book we have as in previous part, fighting for survival, violence, friendship, love and drama. death of some characters just broke me and I was sobbing. What I love the most about this part? It’s more Ike’s and Cullen stories, so we are able to get to know them a bit better. Also I love how Phoenix opens up to Cullen, and also his feelings. Simply amazing.

Can’t wait for next part. Well deserved 5 stars!

And what is more now, the first part is FREE! So go and grab your copy!

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Into the Darkness by Kira Adams

I have received an ARC copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.

Small Blurb:

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It was supposed to be a way to end the devastation in the Middle East, but instead a darkness is unleashed unlike anything the world has ever seen before.

Ike Glass is well versed in chaos, but even he is unprepared for what the world will become after the outbreak. Ace Cullen has been loyal to his country ever since he was brought to the states as a young boy, but it’s difficult to stand by a country that can’t even take responsibility for their own actions. Phoenix Blue just wants a night of mindless sex… is that too much to ask? Always a black sheep, she shocks everyone as she finds the strength inside herself to protect the ones she cares about, and fight to see another day. They were strangers when the virus took over, but tragedy will bring them together in ways they never thought possible as they descend into the darkness.

My thoughts:

OMFG! This was AMAZING! Simply as that! I have read it in 2 days only because I had to pause to get something to eat, sleep and go to work! Brilliant dystopian novel, and I can honestly say that it’s as good as Tara Brown’s books! And it says a lot!

Into the Darkness is telling us a story form few POVs: Phoenix, Ike and Ace (Cullen). All are strong characters and have instincts to simply survive.

The story: it all begins with Ike and Ace, both military guys, trained to kill and survive, are called to Area 51 Lab to see a new weapon. What they see is not what they expect. It’s horrible, bloody and simply inhumane. After this, the so called weapon, which in truth is a biological sickness is spread within hours across US. They get separated and Ike is determined to find his family and save them.

For Phoenix it started differently. After the disease has been already known and when Government tried to make people stay in their houses, locked and prepared for anything, she rebels and goes for…a date. Once she comes back home in the morning, nothing is the same and her instinct to survives kicks in. After fighting to get away from her sick family she meets Ike. Together they try to survive and find Phoenix little sister, Rian, who is in boarding school.

I really liked the story, even though you have a feeling that you have already read such book, but characters are different and also Phoenix is such kickass heroine that it just makes you want MORE!

I just can’t wait for next part as after that AMAZING cliffhanger (I do love good cliffhangers!) I am just on edge to find out what happened next!

Well deserved 5 stars!