Borderlands (Chasing the Valley #2)
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 ...more
When they finally arrived at the edge of the borderlands they realized the danger had just magnified – the alchemy ...more
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.
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 ...more
"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 ...more
Wellp. It looks like this one’s pretty much the same as the last.
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...more
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 ...more
"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 ...more
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!
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.
I won't be recording my thoughts (if I choose to) here until after the AA are over.
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.