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Into the Black

(Beyond The Red #2)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  154 ratings  ·  32 reviews
The world ruler is dead, technology foundational to their society destroyed, and Safara is on the brink of collapse. Half-human, half-alien Eros is the rightful heir to the world throne, but before he can return to the capital, he's abducted by a rebel group of humans who call themselves The Remnant--and won't release him until he swears to help them overthrow the very gov ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published November 14th 2017 by Sky Pony
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Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....

This is everything I wanted in a sequel and more. We are transported back into the world of Eros and Kora. Both are trying to hold on to who they are, while their enemies around them want to tear them down.

Eros is trying to claim is his throne while Kora is trying to secure his claim while things at home are unraveling for the worst. Both must work together in order to preserve the peace while trying to figure out who
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This book was totally amazing! It’s been more than a year since I finished Beyond The Red but my anticipation for its sequel has never dwindled. After a long wait, I finally got to read the sequel which turns out to be even more better than the first book. This book was an emotional rollercoaster for me and there are so many twists in this book that I never saw coming. It was
Sarah {Literary Meanderings}

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But, in a good way? lol

I am amazed with this book. It surprised the crap out of me, but in the best way possible. I am... dare I say? . . . SHOOK.

Into the Black picks up right where Beyond the Red left us. Things are basically in shambles after the reveal of who Eros truly is. Kora and Eros are separated and the future of the world is looking quite bleak if Eros doesn't become Sira. Kora is working as hard as she can to make this happen
Aug 16, 2016 marked it as to-read
I CAN'T WAIT :D ...more
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
I thought about this book for awhile, going from a 3 star to a 2 star before I wrote this review. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Kora and Eros relationship had me hooked, regardless of what happened in the end. I was looking forward to seeing how it all unfolds - boy was I disappointed.

The twist in this second book completely threw me off and I almost stopped reading. Not because of the actual situation but for me it completely did not fit with t
Autumn Schultz
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Overall was a good follow up (so glad it didn't just end and they were able to pursue the second..and third). I really loved the dynamic between Eros and Kora in the first book and was sad to see the characters develop beyond that this book.


Big kudos for diversity and inclusiveness, but was not impressed with Eros unannounced bi-sexuality. Had it been hinted at in the previous book (I know not everyone is always thinking about sex, but it would make sense that even someone not tryi
Jessica F
Apr 01, 2018 rated it liked it
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Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this one even more then the first. I however felt less invested in the 2 POV connection by the end and do not know how excited I am for book 3. The character development was incredible and the dialog between characters was up there with JLA. I think that Kora got the shaft. I know she made mistakes but I am sad to see the direction her POV went. I want more for her. I really hope she gets more in the final book. Sorry about these conflicting thoughts. I still gave this 4 stars and loved ...more
Lindsey  Baird-Waugh
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is the second in the series. And it was good on most parts. If you have read book one you would know of the relationship of the main characters. In this book it was like. Bye then we will but a stop to it when it had not even started. I had to stop and re check book one to see If I'd miss something. But pretty much a good read. ...more
I was lucky enough to win a signed ARC in a Twitter giveaway from Gabe Cole Novoa himself, and holy Christ I'm so in love with this book! Though I loved Beyond the Red when I first read it, about a year or so ago, Into the Black, the continuation of Novoa's trilogious masterpiece of Star Thrones-slash-Game of Star Wars blows its predecessor out of the water, one of the most six-star-worthy books I've read this year - and bear in mind this has been a banner year for YA as it is, but publishing is ...more
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Three and a half stars

A worthy follow up to Beyond the Red with a very big change for Kora and a broader, more diverse cast of characters.

Like the first book, there's an epic science fiction story here with the fate of the world at stake. This book is more focused on Eros who's in the running to be the grand poohbah of the world. Kora is there to guide him on what's ahead, but then her story takes a turn to give her something much more active. (I definitely didn't see that coming.)

Where Beyond
Ellie Blackwood
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
***Minor spoilers***

Into the Black makes a very worthy sequel to Beyond the Red. Whereas the first book focused mostly on Kora’s troubles as ruler and her need to find a husband, this one focuses on Eros and his campaign for the throne of Safara.

I actually liked Eros more in this book than I did in BTR. I think seeing him interact with his nephew Mal shows off his compassionate side more. Kora also has a lot of character development as she navigates her strained relationships with her brother a
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
So disappointed. The first book was AMAZING! So much so that I immediately started the next book but this book was really disappointed to read. Few reasons. Its a really slow start and it takes quite a bit of time for it to pick up.

Second the relationship.


I love that there is LGBTQ representation in this book. But Eros spent the whole first book lusting after Kora and he forgave her for attacking his base and all the bad things she did as queen and he started to l
Christopher Owens
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Into The Black is the sequel to Beyond The Red, written by author/blogger Ava Jae. I gave the original book five stars, so I was eager to read this one also.

At the beginning, I wasn't quite sure that I would like this book as well as I liked the first. Jae uses some terms in her writing (kinduf, sortuf, fucken, and some others) that pulled me out of the story when encountering them - however, that turned out to be a short-term problem and I stopped having a problem once I got 50-100 pages into t
me, yelling, crying, throwing my kindle across the room: perhaps eros will finally get some sort of break in the next chapt-
next chapter: bitch u thought

anyway don't talk to me! i love eros i wish he suffered less and did get a break and i don't see that happening any time soon but it's ok my guy i will be there by your side and freedom will win! (i love how when im bothered to write a review its always to talk about freedom winning. get on my level)

(i wanna note that its hilarious how the secon
Apr 29, 2020 rated it liked it
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I won this in a Goodreads giveaway a while back.this is the first book in the series I've read an the first book by the author I've read.

Again I find myself wishing Goodreads would allow for fractional star reviews this is a good 3.5 star book for me. I liked the characters and their interactions because they felt genuine. The book starts out a little confusing but I think that was more because I haven't read the first book in the series. Once I got past my confusion the flow was pretty good and
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
This isn't a solid review. This is just my thoughts immediately after finishing this book. I'll eventually write a full-bodied review.

I really enjoyed this sequel. I loved Eros with every page, seeing him struggle and fight and protect what's left of his life, immersing myself in his self-discovery. I enjoyed seeing Kora's development, although I didn't agree with her choices every step of the way. I was also pleasantly surprised by the queer representation. (view spoiler)
MC Bailey
Feb 03, 2018 rated it liked it
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Lee Belbin
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it
This was an interesting scenario: The world ruler is dead and his outcast and half-caste son is in line. The novel covers a short period after the death of the ruler to the new version. It is, to me at least, overly lengthy and boring in places - which I skim read, but the notion of sucession on a different planet with its culture, rules and regulations was interesting. Shorten it by 30% (and remove a % of the detailed emotions) and it would have been better. Hey, I am a guy.
Laura Rueckert
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has amazingly deep, lush worldbuilding with so many details. The voices in it are great, especially Eros. I loved the character development for both main characters, and especially enjoyed the addition of Deimos as a side character. Certain relationships evolved (no spoilers!), and I felt that was natural, especially given the circumstances. Finally, I particularly loved the inclusiveness. Highly recommended!
Amy Lou
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this series continuation! I was worried that I would have a hard time getting back into the world, but the author did a great job of recapping while keeping it interesting, and the first book came back to me pretty quickly. I’ll definitely be finishing this series, and I’m excited to see what else he puts out in the future!
Becka Grieco
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was kind of on the fence about how I felt at the beginning of the book, but by the middle of it I decided it was a great story and got right to the point without too much filler. Can't wait for the third book! ...more
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Such a great sequel!! Eros <3 and Deimos!! This took a fantastic turn and I'm interested to see where the third book goes! ...more
Alma Cota
Dec 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I actually won the first book last year during the RBT blog tour for Ava’s debut, but I hadn’t yet read it. So when I saw the announcement for this tour, I thought it was the perfect kick in the tush to get me to finally read Beyond the Red. And I’m so glad I did! I will readily admit I let other people’s perspectives on the book nudge me towards putting it off, and I’m kind of angry at myself for that. I had read some reviews that were 2 and 3 stars and folks had felt the book was maybe a littl ...more
Abby Sundeen
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having been a huge fan of “Beyond the Red”, the first book in this series, I was incredibly excited to pick up the second installment. At first I found it slightly underwhelming; it had a bit of a slow start and lacked some of the aspects I had so loved about the first book.

As I got further into reading, however, my almost-disappointment was quickly eradicated. The continuity between the two first books in this trilogy is amazing, and each character had a unique and dynamic relationship with ev
Keyanna Blackport
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i love this one just as much as the first one
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