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The Barrier Between

(Collector #2)

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4.31  ·  Rating details ·  3,647 ratings  ·  226 reviews
Zoey’s life has taken a dramatic turn. Only a few months ago she was a Collector working for the a secret part of the government called the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG), tracking and collecting fae. Her life had been changing and improving with a partner she loved and a sister she adored.

Now all that is gone—Daniel murdered by a fae, and Lexi killed when the Seat
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416 pages
Published June 4th 2015 (first published May 29th 2015)
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Sh3lly
Until about 50%, I thought I was going to like this. But then...



Girlfriend/Ex-girlfriend drama, third wheel angst... Zoey has the self doubt and is irritating. I don't like her.

Ryker, the sexy Viking fae = YAS.
Sprig, the genetically mutated sprite turned into a monkey = YAS.

But everything else was.... MEH.

Plots were sorta recycled (the fighting club stuff, which I didn't care for in the first book).
I pretty much figured out the ending way beforehand.

Also, there seemed to be too much time spent
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Needed something more from the story*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

Re-read: 18.06.2018
The book centers around Zoey Daniels (23 (view spoiler)) and a ruthless dark fae, a Wanderer (a jumper. They can blink in and out of time and space. Travel anywhere they want in the world in an instant) named Ryker. Because an extreme fae-caused electrical storm last month transferred Ryker’s powers to Zoey, she now has the ability to jump wherever she wants in a split sec
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Vaishali • [Vicarious Living]


★★★ To read my full review of 'The Barrier Between' visit my blog ★★★

Rating: 3.5 stars

‘I should have known once you open a sealed jar, it can never be truly closed again. Feelings and thoughts bled into the cracks and seeped in. Modifying, changing, corroding what had worked perfectly before.’

“Wait. Why are you mad at me?”
“Because.” He shook his head, forcing his heated gaze from me, his voice low. “You changed everything.”


‘City in Embers’ left me in a place where I could see so much to fos
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Pam Nelson
4 The Barrier Between Stars

Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle.

I liked this book too, and I totally fist bumped the air when somethings happened.
I can’t help it!!! I love, love.

Although I did fine some parts of the story to be a little slow. I was still pretty impressed with how much my attention was caught and held by this book.

I am invested now I need to know what is going to happen. Though I will say I want to shake Zoey sometimes I can’t really blame her.

It’s the ex that bothers me and how R
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Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fuggg that ending!!! On to book 3! Also I think I like this series better than the Darkness series!
The BookWhisperer
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
No, No, NNNnnnnooooo!!!!! This is unacceptable, and I refuse to acknowledge that as the ending. Stacey you have just sentenced me to a short term vakay in the "nut house" while I am impatiently waiting for the next book. They experience with Book 1 solidly confirmed this series place on the favs list, but if it hadn't think sequel would have sealed the deal. I can not get over how Zoey and Ryker were such an unlikely pair, but they have somehow come to respect one another. Then further splendor ...more
ᑭIᑭEᖇ⒤ᗩᗰ
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm so glad I found this author. This is a really good UF series. No weak, annoying heroines who are always worried about what her love interest is doing or is always making stupid mistakes because she doesn't use her pea brain first. This series is a refreshing change to what has become a tedious genre.
K.K.
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hmm... Let me Say that I still thought that this book was pretty great but compared to the first, this on fell short quite a little. I enjoyed almost 60% of the book at the beginning and later on, the story just got a little weird for me. It was great but it got some common unbelievable vibe going on.

Spoiler ALERT!!

I really loved the first part of the book. We had the new setting here. Since the escape jump made by Zoey who now was beginning to gain Ryker's power, they were then in Peru. Since Z
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Brittany
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Ember Rain
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I received an early review copy of this and hands down one of the best books ever! Stacey doesn't dissapoint book 2 starts right off where book one ended and the twists and turns and edge of your seat excitement left me glued to the pages:) the story is a little of everything I love, romance, fantasy,comedy at times can't get over sprig he's one smart little monkeysprite. I completely rate this 5 stars all the way please read city in embers first and I can bet you will love it and go straight ...more
Bunnycore
What to say? First, SPOILER FROM THE FIRST BOOK If you haven't read the first one don't proceed if you haven't and you want something spoiled then please read-on.

I love Ryker and Zoey also Sprig. I have to read this series slow because there are only four books and soon it will end, and I can not imagine being without these characters. I know it is only the 2nd book and I still have 2 more to go but if I imagine that I am still waiting for the last two books I can hold onto them a little bit lo
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Megpie
4.5 STARS

This was a great sequel to the Collector series! We had a lot more going on in this one compared to the first one, the plot moved forward a lot more and we got tons of Zoey and Ryker...



WHO-HOO!
ABOUT DAMN TIME.



I also LOVED the tension and angst between Amara, Ryker, and Zoey, I really wanted Zoey to just claim Ryker and tell Amara to fuck off.

Zoey also seemed a lot more stronger and smarter in this one and I loved seeing her accepting her feelings and her power. I just hope she can fi
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Rosa
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: na, fantasy
Fantastic! This book has no real slow parts for me. Between the action there is comedy. Sprig is my favorite, I love that little monkey. The end was a bit predictable, but not entirely. Great NA series so far.
Iris (Artemis Library)
Amazing! Need more!!!
Sabrina
This was even better! But that ending :O
Hailee (haibooklovers)
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pnr-uf-scifi
Even better than the first book!
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
This review MAY contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

The first book in this series greatly impressed me, but this book was even better! I adore this fictional world where fae come in all different shapes, sizes, and races and are hidden from (most) humans.

This book leaves off right where City in Embers left off so there is no time lapse in between books. I was glad for it. The plot really expands so much in the second book. It gets way more intense and so many things come to light. I was so
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Swathi
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
AAARRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Why. must. you. ruin. things. the. second. they start. to get. BETTTERRRR!!!!
Denise
Enjoyed this book a bit more than book 1. Sprig's character is making the story for me.
Becca
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Well then.

I am going to go slowly insane until the third book comes out

..........

*Sigh*

Every time I start reading something by Stacey I get so fully sucked in that nothing else really matters. Life outside of these books cease to exist and I am captivated by the words and story she as spun for us yet again. Always unique, heart-wrenching wonderfulness. Stacey certainly steps up the game in this book. Things have turned quite hot in Peru....*giggles* <- yeah im immature and make terrible jo
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Ana
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jess

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Dylan
I honestly think that this book fell through the 'second book syndrome' category. It just seemed very disjointed and honestly I was pretty bored at the end but I gave it three stars because I still love the world and most of the characters. I will most likely continue with the series in the future.
Nic Spears
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shit...fuck!!!!....shit.shit!!!!!!!

That ending.........

Arghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

I need to start the next one. Like now!!!

Fuck, my heart is pounding. This series is intense!!!!!!!
Allons-y
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am super prickly today, just be ready for it.

If I wasn't so hard core I think I would be fainting.
This book... yessss.
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Holy hell buckets.
Ryker, I mean, I just...
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amiright...?

Zoey, Ryker, and Sprig make my heart explode with the cute family stuff.
We meet a few new note worthy characters in The Barrier Between.

Croygen
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tbd.
I feel like I like him.
Shut up.
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We finally meet the girl friend that was taken from Ryker in the first book. She is the worst and makes shit super uncomfortable but Ryker sort
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Caroline Greyling
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy-fiction
Zoey’s life has been irrevocably changed by the unnatural storm that has devastated Seattle and taken the lives of the only two people in the world she loved. Zoey discovers that Daniel, her DMG partner and the man she has loved for years, has left behind a devastating message for her, unraveling the truth behind the DMG and the experiments they have been conducting, not only on the Fae they hunt, but even on their own hunters. Zoey discovers that as a result of one such experiment , she is dyin ...more
Aysha Coleman
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally

Ryder and Zoey stop denying each other and it’s amazing. The are the perfect amount of stubborn, bullheadedness, and love for each other. And sprig is like the monkey baby that makes the best jokes at the worst times. I love Sprig. He is amazingly funny with him always being hungry and his love for Pam.

I just knew Amara was lying bitch. She was pushing to hard to get the stone and then how she “escaped” sounded like bullshit from the beginning. So I hope Zoey stomps her ass in one of the
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Megan
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goooooooosh!! I can't get enough of this series!!!
Meg (booksandwinewithmeg.blog)
Again I tried. I finished. I just hate how non-humble she is. Arrogant doesn't seem to do her justice. Everything she did was so annoying. She was like that friend in high school that had to 1-up you, in EVERYTHING!!! She claimed to be high and mighty but I wasn't convinced at all. She did the dumbest things!
Kahea
** 4.5 stars **

I absolutely loved City in Embers and couldn’t wait to get my greedy little hands on The Barrier Between to find out what was in store for our motley little triad and just how they would all deal and come to terms with the crazy that had been shoved down their throats and I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed.

The Barrier Between picks up right where City in Embers leaves off with Zoey, Ryker and Sprig in Peru and they are off and running, literally, but once they finally get so
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