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Borderlands (Chasing the Valley #2)

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The action-packed adventure continues in the second book of the Chasing the Valley trilogy!

Danika and her crew of escaped refugees are seeking the safety of the Magnetic Valley – and trying to evade Sharr Morrigan, the king's most lethal hunter. But the borderlands they must cross to reach the Valley are smugglers' territory: lawless, wild and steeped in ancient magic. Whe
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 2nd 2014 by Random House Australia Children's
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Brenda
As Danika Glynn and her crew of refugees, Teddy, Lukas, Maisie and Clementine continued their journey to the Magnetic Valley they were still being pursued by the king’s hunters, with Sharr Morrigan in the lead. Sharr was a vicious and lethal hunter and determined to finish off the refugees who had bested her in the past. Her proclivity was Flame, one of the most dangerous of all...

When they finally arrived at the edge of the borderlands they realized the danger had just magnified – the alchemy
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Sally906
BORDERLANDS was the first book I read in 2014 and my first 5 star read; was an amazing thriller of a read. When I discovered that it was the second in the Chasing the Valley series, I was a bit worried because I hadn’t read the first. Not a problem at all. I was sucked into the story from the very first line and at no stage did I feel that I had missed anything. Having said that I am going to go back and read the first one to catch up on the background in depth. BORDERLANDS is a wonderful blend ...more
Nara
Jul 18, 2014 Nara rated it really liked it
'You can't have light without dark, and you can't have stars without the night.'

Just as fast paced and action packed as the first book, Borderlands was an entertaining read that managed to answer all the questions I had from Chasing the Valley. I really liked how there is a nice recap weaved into the first few chapters of Borderlands. It'd been a while since I'd read the first book, so a lot of the details had slipped from my mind, and having that subtle recapping was really quite useful.

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Jeanette
Dec 11, 2014 Jeanette rated it liked it
Chasing the Valley: The Borderlands is the second book in Skye Melki-Wegner's Chasing the Valley series. Danika and her crew are fleeing Shar Morrigan and her hunters after destroying the tyrannical King's airbase (think Sadam Hussein). As they enter the magical wetlands between the kingdom and the valley - the only way to the free lands in the east - they find new challenges and realise that they haven't stopped the King's invasion of the lands beyond the valley as the King has a plan B. Danika ...more
Justin,  Pikachu is Legendary  Chung
:D it was so much better than the 1st book managed to read it in one day
So many good twists :D
Some of them were a bit obvious though D:
Overall though fantastic
Cant wait till SKYFIRE coming out in JULY
Nisanki
Oct 31, 2016 Nisanki rated it really liked it
better than the first book. got to know about the proclivity's more. and a fantastic plot but you can guess what was going to happen. but i like it anyway.
Kaeranyu
*This review contains spoilers, mainly because I’m terrible at writing one without them, they are covered though*

In the second book of the trilogy, Danika and her crew have successfully destroyed King Morrigan’s stash of Curiefer and are now heading once again to the Magnetic Valley.
However, turns out what they destroyed was only PLAN A, for the King has a PLAN B, putting a damp once more to the crews plan.
Along their journey to stop the King, they encounter smugglers and a new acquaintance with
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Tsana Dolichva
Jul 04, 2014 Tsana Dolichva rated it it was amazing
Chasing the Valley: Borderlands by Skye Melki-Wegner is the second book in the Chasing the Valley trilogy. I have previously reviewed the first book, Chasing the Valley. If you haven't read the first book, it's probably best to skip this review if you're spoiler averse. I'm pretty sure just the blurb contains a bit of spoiler.

"Unputdownable" is a silly word, but it is a good descriptor in this case. As soon as I started reading Borderlands, I was wondering why I hadn't picked it up sooner (it's
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Grace Ashworth-Lawson

Wellp. It looks like this one’s pretty much the same as the last.

WALKING.

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Admittedly, this one was better than Chasing the Valley. It still pissed me off though.

Packed full of magic, betrayal, and ultimately water-related adventure, Borderlands reunites us with the same flat, undeveloped characters at the last, with more waiting to be introduced at every chapter. Sit impatiently as you are forced to fall for boring, one-dimensional that you don’t know the first thing about and are dragged along

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Rogue
Oct 12, 2016 Rogue rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliant, action packed series. Absolutely EPIC!!!
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
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The Chasing the Valley series has skyrocketed to one my favourite series. Book one was among my top five reads of last year, and Borderlands blows it out of the water. It's the ultimate blend of an oppressive rule, a post apocalyptic landscape, adventure, survival and a touch of romance, beautifully woven into a heart stopping storyline. The crew is still clinging to the Magnetic Valley being their savior, with Danika having nothing to return to. The alche
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Arielle
AWESOME
Lissa
Jan 26, 2015 Lissa rated it really liked it
YAYYYYY!!!!! MY FIRST BOOK OF THE YEAR!!!! WHOOOOOOO!!! :D

"Borderlands" was a nice read, but not quite my cup of tea. Skye has a writing style that makes her characters real – with all the messy, realistic knock-about details. There wasn’t your smooth show of grandeur but simply five run-away teenagers who were trying to survive and protect their future. There was no quest or greater purpose, but there was love and adventure all the same. Skye’s writing gives you real people, real stories, in a
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Belle
Dec 28, 2014 Belle rated it it was amazing
I love these books! They're so much fun and the world is brillent. I've noticed books by Australia authors don't really get out to other countries but seriously if you love dystopian/fantasy/steampunk ya give this series a go

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So the second book is the best. Even if it did have limited Lucas, it was set in the borderlands which are amazing! You get to see the first glimpses of tedentine (teddy + clementine) and it is CUTE! I love it!
Charlie
Loved it! Absolutely 100% enjoyed this novel, perhaps even more than the first one? I'm not sure, but they were both AWESOME! It took me maybe... 2 pages to get back into the story, but once I did, I just did not want to put it down!

Yes, some of the 'revelations' I guessed pretty early on, but that never detracted from my enjoyment of the novel. Fantasy, magic, betrayal, smugglers and secrets and so, SO much action and danger! Loved it and will definitely be recommending it - a lot.
Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
Katharine is a judge for the Sara Douglass 'Book Series' Award. This entry is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

I won't be recording my thoughts (if I choose to) here until after the AA are over.
Penny Vissariou
Jan 22, 2016 Penny Vissariou rated it really liked it
I will admit, I only delved into these books as I have had the privilege of meeting Skye and getting year 12 exam tips and tricks from her.
I was septic to whether I would enjoy them or not, but the first two books - also being the only two in the trilogy that I have read - did not dissapoint.
4 stars
Chloe
Mar 19, 2015 Chloe rated it it was amazing
i forgot how much i love this series. i read the first book over a year ago and reading this book made me feel nostalgic. i remember falling in love with the characters the first time and i fell in love with them all over again. this book did not disappoint and im so scared to read the final book and find out what happens
Madeline
Jul 28, 2014 Madeline rated it really liked it
Borderlands lived up to the fast-paced action, thrilling nature and riveting plot of its predecessor, Chasing the Valley. I'll admit that the start took a while to get into the story, hence the rating, but the ending and characters bought it home for me. Such a great series from a young Australian author who has such a talent in setting the scene of such a moving story.
Leanne Neilson
Dec 30, 2015 Leanne Neilson rated it really liked it
Why has this series not been made into movies yet???
Love it, can't put them down.
A fab mix of dystopia, fantasy with a bit of steampunk added in for fun.
Love the characters and how the friendships have developed
Danica
Jan 15, 2015 Danica rated it liked it
3.5.
Wow! I didn't expect it to be that good. I read the first book and was like meh but this book really stepped up, really came together and made this a great book. Can't wait to read the third book, and see how this great trilogy ends.
Alayne
Jun 01, 2015 Alayne rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, the second in a trilogy. It moved fast and was an engrossing story, but needs to be read in order with the other 2.
Fruju
Nov 18, 2015 Fruju rated it it was amazing
It was very heart shacking , fast paced, loved it!!! Very understandable storyline, couldn't predict anything!!!
Jacque
Jan 25, 2014 Jacque rated it it was amazing
A wonderful sequel; I can't wait for the next book. Great characters and an evocative landscape. The climax was so exciting that it was bad for my blood pressure!
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