A worthy sequel to Reckoning
Series: Silver Blackthorn
Author: Kerry Wilkinson
Publisher: PanMacmillan, UK
My ratings: 4 out of 5 stars
Released: 7th May, 2015
W hen I read Reckoning last year, I thought it was a good book with potential. Then Renegade comes out and nails it. It picks straight up from where it ended with Silver running with the rest of the Offerings. They are starving and cold and to the point of exhaustion until they come across a refuge. But who are these people who are willing to help her and go against the King. There is a prize on Silver’s head and she is s fugitive of the Crown.
In Reckoning we get to see only a small amount of the iron core that Silver was made of but in Renegade she comes out as the leader of the group. They all look up to her guidance and I think she fits the role perfectly. She is smart, loyal, determined and brave and reading from her point of view was kept the story going.
Another thing worth mentioning is that the author explores a few more characters from the first book which I really liked. I really enjoyed Silver’s slow bonding with the other Offerings and them playing a bigger role in the story.
I still think the King is a pig who deserves to die a painful death and my hatred for him increases ten folds when new events unfold. Thing also come full circle with Silver meeting friends and allies but some of them less trust worthy then the others.
Unfortunately, there is the dreaded YA troupe of a love triangle brewing but thankfully it does not overpower the story but instead appears from time to time. I know which Team I’m supporting but only time will tell what will happen next.
Overall, Renegade is a worthy sequel of Reckoning and in my humble opinion a tad bit better too. All problems with Reckoning were addressed and while it had slow parts the rest of the plot made up for it. The climax had me on tenterhooks and left on somewhat of a cliff hanger. Renegade was clever with plot twists when you least expect it, with a hint of romance and adventure to keep everyone interested. I’d recommend it to YA dystopian lovers.
Review copy provided by the publisher
Released on the 7th May, 2015
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