Author: Ciara Knight
Review Rating: 5 Stars
Source: ARC for review
Trapped in the world of deception, my sanity rests with the love of Ryder Arteres and our renegade friends. Six months of scouring the ocean floor in a rebel ship fleeing our homeland, delivers us to a possible alliance with the opportunistic European Council. Our only hope is to utilize our forbidden gifts to free our people from slavery, proving our worth. But when a trusted ally turns traitor and a new breed of the queen’s weaponry is revealed, I’m forced to face the terror of my past to save our crumbling future.
In this second instalment we are taken back into the dreadful and dangerous journey of Semara and Ryder where they are within a submarine which is headed towards Europe. Semara is learning more and more about her gifts and she is trying her best to control it. The team along with Raeth navigates through dark and dangerous waters which they often found to be mined! Yes, you heard me right, guys. They work as a team and continue their quest to join the rebellion but soon someone close to them, their ally with turn against them and there is the super evil Queen who has her own malicious plans and is approaching Semara. Loyalties will be tested, betrayals will wrench hearts, dangers will overcome confidence and you’ll be left breathless at the end with a huge cliff-hanger which will make you want more of it.
This sequel is totally rocking! With butt-kicking action, heart stopping suspense, pulse raising mysteries, shocking revelations, unpredictable twists and turns and dangers lurking on every corner this story will take you on a whirlwind journey where you’ll share each and every emotions that the characters suffer and become a part of the world that the author created.
The characterization is superb and I’m really happy to watch Semara develop throughout the story and we have a fully flourished Raeth who stole the show for me. The writing style breathed life and magic into the story and took the story into a different world. Special touch of romance and just the correct amount of humorous touch made this an intriguing read.
If you haven’t started this series then I’ll surely recommend you this book but don’t forget to go through Book 1 - Escapement (Goodreads Review) before you start Pendulum so that you can enjoy every bit of this thrilling and enticing read. Happy reading folks!