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You Won't Know I'm Gone

(The Black Angel Chronicles #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  190 Ratings  ·  50 Reviews
Going rogue in an effort to rescue her kidnapped parents has cost Reagan Hillis her automatic ticket to the Training Academy. But becoming a Black Angel is the only way Reagan will be able to exact revenge on her mother’s merciless killer, Santino Torres.

When Reagan is given a chance to prove that she’s worthy of training to be a Black Angel, she also gets the first chance
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published January 16th 2018 by Swoon Reads (first published January 2018)
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Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
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Reagan Hillis is looking for revenge after her mother is killed. After being given a chance to prove her skills in training to become a member of the Black Angel at their training academy, every move she makes will prove vital to achieving her goal of finding and ending the life of a ruthless killer. When her friend and guy she kissed Lu
Olivia (The Candid Cover)
4.5 stars.

I have been dying for You Won’t Know I’m Gone since the massive cliffhanger at the end of You Don’t Know My Name. Since I am a sucker for anything spies/secret agents related, I adore this series. This book is action-packed, and the main character is so courageous. I can safely say that this sequel measures up to the first book, which is a pretty rare occurrence.

This book immediately follows You Don’t Know My Name and follows Reagan’s days at training camp. After the events of the firs
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Thriller
*Rating* 4.0


You Won't Know My Name is the second installment in author Kristen Orlando's The Black Angel Chronicles. 6 months ago, Reagan Hillis made a choice that has ultimately cost her everything that she may have earned as well as her automatic entry into the elite Black Angel Training Academy. 6 months ago, Reagan was ready to turn her back on the Black Angels and escape back a normal life. Reagan has managed to become the girl who br

I really really really liked this. When I read the first book in the Black Angel Chronicles, You Don't Know My Name, I was impressed but not blown. There were things that the first installment was missing but the second one nailed on every possible aspect.

The story starts off from where it was left. After the unfortunate ending of the first book, Reagan is no longer holding the ticket for a direct entry to the Black Angels and is now in line with 23 other aspirants in the run for the admis
Paula  Phillips
Apr 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Growing up Reagan Hillis knew one thing, that she was meant to be part of The Black Angels and that she was a shoo-in after finishing school. When other parents talked about the school to their children, they used Reagan as an example. That was until last year when Reagan made the decision she wanted to be normal, and then her parents were kidnapped, and she was thrust into the world of The Black Angels. She found her parents half-dead and then in front of her; her mother was shot dead. Now back ...more
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
You Won't Know I'm Gone starts off right after book one ends.  Reagan is in trouble for going rogue and now has to try out to become a Black Angel.  She is no longer guaranteed entry.  The majority of the book takes place at her training camp where she makes some new friends.  Luke also ends up there after Reagan gave up hope of ever seeing him again.  But he became a target to Torres, so he decided to try out and see if the Black Angels would be a good fit for him.  He also wanted to be with Re ...more
Jordan (The Heart of a Book Blogger)
This review and more can be found at The Heart of a Book Blogger.

You Won’t Know I’m Gone is the sequel to You Don’t Know My Name and the second book in the Black Angel Chronicles. I’m a HUGE fan of spy stories, so I was beyond excited for this addition to the Swoon Reads line. Beware, there are spoilers to the first book below.

You Won’t Know I’m Gone begins six months after the end of the first novel. Reagan is about to face a trial for her actions in Colombia (view spoiler)
I really did not like the way Reagan vacillated throughout this book; I got tired of her inner anger raging always about getting Ramos, missing her mom (in the first book, Reagan wasn't always a fan of her mom, did her murder change Reagan?) and denying her feelings for Luke (I really like him, Reagan does too but she won't allow herself to give in to her true feelings- remember she has to kill Ramos herself) but I did really enjoy the drama, the endurance she got back in order to try to win a s ...more
Emily Oleniczak
Didn't finish. Could not get myself to care about the characters or the story line.
Alexis Stankewitz
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
This an ok book, although I did get annoyed with Regan.
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Thank you to Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster for the E-ARC of You Won't Know I'm Gone.
You Won’t Know I’m Gone is the second book in the Black Angel Chronicles. It picks up after the first novel to where Reagan is trying to be a Black Angel to get revenge for herself after her mother’s death. I think this is really the beginning of who Reagan is as a character. She is letting down all her masks in this novel and becoming the type of person, she is meant to be.
Erin Arkin
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, read-in-2017
3.5 stars on this book 2 - full review to come.
Rosanna (The Hopeless Romantic Bookworm)
You Won’t Know I’m Gone picks up right where the first book left off with the aftermath of the Colombia mission that resulted in the death of Reagan’s mother at the hands of Santino Torres. Reagan’s automatic entry into the training academy to become a Black Angel is revoked because her actions on the mission and instead she must attend the Qualifiers to prove she still has what it takes to be a Black Angel. Passing the Qualifiers is Reagan’s only chance to track down and kill Torres in order to ...more
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Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Xpresso Book tours and Netgalley for an e-ARC of this book and the chance to be apart of the book tour.

"The pretender was my shield, my security blanket. Without her, I'm just Reagan Hillis. And I have no idea who the hell that girl is."

You Won't Know I'm Gone starts off a few months after the first book YOU DON'T KNOW MY NAME ended.

Reagan goes through a lot during this book (dealing with grief, having a target on her back, being alone most of the time, and feeling like she's to
the friedman
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Tonja Drecker
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in The Black Angel Chronicles. I did not read the first one before diving into this one, and although I was able to fall into the world and characters fairly well, I would not recommend reading these out of order. Much of what happens as well of the relationships builds on the first book, and I wished the entire way through that I had hit that one first.

The story reminded me a little bit of Nakita—in a broad sense. It definitely held tons of edge-of-the-seat fight scenes
Nina O'Daniels

Reagan Hillis has just spent the last seven months in self-induced isolation following the horrific murder of her mother on a mission gone wrong. Seeing her killed, right in front of her, maybe even because of her, is something she can’t get out of her head. Torres, the drug lord and ex-Black Angel who killed her, is the only face she sees and her single-minded determination to kill him herself is the only thing she has to live for right now. Her dad has barely spoken a handful of words or be
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This one picks up right where You Don't Know My NameYou Don't Know My Name left off. Reagan is broken, battered, beaten by the death of her mother. She’s questioning everything she did and wonders whether she is responsible. Her father won’t talk to her, won’t help her in her grief, won’t support her in being in the Black Angels. She’s alone.

As she enters the Academy and has to pass the Qualifiers, like anyone else does, she meets two new friends, that will end up helping her train and saving he
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, action
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Apr 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Reagan Hillis is back. Fresh from Colombia following her mother’s murder by former
Black Angel operative Torrres, Reagan find herself in the unenviable position of trying out for the covert organization that she was once guaranteed a position.

But training is not all it’s cut out to be and the endless drills are physically draining and there are mean girls at this place too.

As a reader, the first half is slow. Luke, her love interest, also gets in to the qualifier program but there can be no roma
Even though this is the second book in a series, I was able to follow the story with ease. After rogue mission to save her mother fails with tragic consequence, Reagan Hillis may be barred from Black Angels qualifiers. Black Angels are an elite, more-secret-than-CIA, US spy sector, and Reagan's parents have raised her to be a legacy recruit. But her insubordinate nature may keep her from living up to their expectations. Her recklessness may sabotage all her relationships. Her fixation on revenge ...more
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
All Reagan wanted was to be normal, go to college and have nothing to do with the Black Angels. But following the events in Colombia and her mother's murder by Torres, Reagan is out for revenge. She knows that the only way to get to Torres is by becoming a Black Angel, but that's easier said than done. Due to her reckless actions in Colombia, Reagan has lost her automatic ticket to the training academy and must now compete in the gruelling Qualifiers like all the other hopeful candidate
You Won’t Know I’m Gone, by Kristen Orlando, opens six months after the first book in this series ends. Reagan has now dedicated herself completely to becoming a Black Angel. She’s determined to seek revenge on Torres after he shot and killed her mother right in front of her. Reagan has to work extra hard to attend qualifying training because she’s lost weight and practice since her mother has been gone. During qualifying, Reagan realizes many things about herself as she matures and can actually ...more
Sana Chaudhary
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a good read. There was this amazing spy academy & I was really curious about regan's parents. What were their life like ? What were the vents that brought her life to such events? Her tough life make me motivated for the month, I guess. Writing was okay & yeah there were limited dialogue that I was kinda irritated , I mean when you really want to listen/read them(characters) approaching each other, that element was missing. There was so much repetition of all the feelings s ...more
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am loving this series. Book two kept up the pace of book one. Still enjoying the characters and the storyline. I have only read one other YA thriller series and this one is moving ahead of it.
Reagan has to explain her actions in book one to the Tribunal, while she is reeling from her mother’s death, her fathers’ withdrawal, and the loss of all her friends. As she struggles to get back in shape for the Black Angels entrance competition, she finds herself struggling to hold on. An unexpected pe
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spy
Sweeping straight from the cliff hanger ending of Book One, You Won’t Know I’m Gone takes readers into the next part of Reagan’s journey. After the events that ended the first volume, Reagan’s sure-shot into the Black Angels Academy is long gone. Now, she finds she must compete among other legacies to gain entry into the academy and competition is pretty steep. Luckily, new friendships help Reagan and add some extra spunk & brains to the story.

And, now, that I’ve finished this second book? I
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I won an advanced reading copy of this book via a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to read and review.
This story was exhilarating, yet incredibly emotionally painful to read. I appreciate the way in which the author crafted the main character, who is headstrong to the point of self-destruction; determined to avenge her mother's death at any cost. This sequel is much more fast-paced and action-packed than the original. Be forewarned, however, that the story ends just after a clim
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Other books in the series

The Black Angel Chronicles (3 books)
  • You Don't Know My Name (The Black Angel Chronicles #1)
  • You Won't See Me Coming (The Black Angel Chronicles #3)