We Unleash the Merciless Storm
Being a part of the resistance group La Voz is an act of devotion and ...more
the problem of reading ARCs? i needed this book like yesterday. i seriously can't wait to have more of these amazing queer latinx characters. tehlor can have all my money. ...more
The previous book ends on an intense cliffhanger and the author doesnt let up by starting off almost at the next moment, but this time the story being told through Carmens POV. The story in this book takes place in just a few days, so the ...more
If you don't feel like reading the whole review then those two sentences are enough to explain how I feel. If you want to know why the book is perfect go on.
If you have not read We Set The Dark On Fire do not read this review. I will try to keep it spoiler-free but only for this book.
The thing I love the most about this book is Carmen as a character. In We Set The Dark On Fire we barely get to know her as a character if anything at all. I did not like her, did ...more
This had second book syndrome. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it. And I LOVE the romance. But I felt like I often feel about sequels, especially when it's the second book in a series: like it just did not live up to the first book. And in this case, the first book was SO GOOD. So I'm really sad about this.
I really wish I liked this book more but for a story about resistance and standing up to the evil of the world, it was quite boring actually. The romance between Dani and Carmen is what really moved the plot and got me excited about the whole book. I also liked the writing and both Carmen's and Dani's character development. I still wish this novel expanded more on ...more
I've recently read my review of We Set the Dark on Fire after I finished reading this book and I had the same reaction for both books. My mind was blown wide open. The heart and the soul that is displayed between these pages made loving these two books easy. This was just as amazing as the first book and I am enamored with it. These books will not disappoint you and the Dani & ...more
may contain spoilers for We Set the Dark on Fire
carmen is one of La Vozs best soldiers, entirely devoted to the cause. She was taken in as a child and trained to be a cunning spy, then sent undercover into the Medio School for Girls. After her identity is exposed, she returns to the only home she ever knew La Voz. But she finds that the home that she once ...more
Thank you to Harper360 for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This review is spoiler free if you have read the first book.
This book picks up almost instantly after the end of the first book, We Set The Dark on Fire. Only this time we are following Carmen's perspective instead of Dani's. We follow Carmen as she returns to her home of La Voz to face the consequences of her actions. But what she finds is that the resistance group she has ...more
What indeed? I was happy to open this book and find that it's narrated by Carmen instead whom I felt the urgent need to jump into the head of in the first book.
"Because its where I belong. Because its where I choose to be. Because I believe."
Personally I enjoyed the solo spotlight on her character and development a lot. It dragged on in some places but the quick wrap up this book gave was smooth. In fact even the supporting characters were
I really really wanted to love this as much as the first book. Especially because the world was set up so beautifully in the first one, and I couldn't wait to see how it's then established further.
See this is where in at a loss - the pacing is just as strong (I read it in a single setting), and technically, i can't even find anything wrong with it, except that the story just went in a direction I wasn't expecting.
The first one ended on a cliffhanger, and I was really anticipating how ...more
This sequel didn't disappoint. If I found it a bit slow to kick off, I loved Carmen's POV so much, fell in love with the writing, the story, the characters, everything about this book all over again.
Definitely a series I recommend!!
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We Unleash the Merciless Storm is a book about development. It's about the conscious choice everyday to be the person we want to be. We always have the choice to revert back to our old ways, but We Unleash the Merciless Storm is about the bravery to be someone new, to open our heart. It was so great to back in the world of La Voz, revolution, and burning hearts. We Unleash the ...more
This was pretty boring. A lot of the descriptions felt repetitive, like they were being used as filler. Carmen is suddenly able to do... just about anything that is helpful to the plot in the moment without really being believable.
The pace of this book was great, it was a quick read and there were things happening all the time so it was a very entertaining book.
I feel like the stakes in this were a little low, I never felt any real tension or worry over the fate of the main characters and a few very convenient things happened.
What a wonderful sequel to We Set the Dark on Fire. This book is from Carmens POV, and it seriously did not disappoint. What a fantastically fierce character Carmen is. A fighter through and through, whether its fighting for the people, or a love that stole the hearts of every reader.
I think these novels highlight class and immigration issue brilliantly. I seem to be reading a lot of queer romances recently, Im am loving them, there seems to be a ...more
This was a wonderful conclusion. Reading Carmen's POV was delightful after she was such a mystery in the first book. This book feels shorter than the first because not much happens in the first half, but there's still a journey happening. It works out; we the readers have a lot to learn about Carmen and La Voz, and Carmen has a lot to process. She's been several different people, and she's able to mesh and alternate those masks as needed, sort of to her detriment.
But once Dani ...more
We Set the Dark on Fire was quite good , and I was definitely looking forward to this sequel/finale. Especially after hearing that it would be told from the other side's perspective, and ultimately finding out it would be in Carmen's point of view. Nothing wrong with Dani's, but it can be fun to change things up! So let us talk about what I enjoyed and what fell a bit short!
Rep: lesbian Latinx protagonist, sapphic romance, Latinx cast of characters and setting; secondary queer characters
While the first book was from Dani's PoV, We Unleash the Merciless Storm brings us the story from Carmen's eyes. Her cover being blown, she returns to La Voz headquaters with a heart full of longing for Dani and having to hide it because loyalty to the cause above all else is expected for her. Also, due to the bombing at ...more
We Unleash the Merciless Storm is the much anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, We Set the Dark on Fire.
We Set the Dark on Fire introduced readers to the troubled, dystopian world of Medio where poverty is rife and political uprisings are frequent. If you are one of the lucky few living out of the grips of poverty, societies hierarchy creates a clear misogynistic distinction between men and women. The overwhelming female oppression at the hands of ...more
Book two, We Unleash the Merciless Storm, picks up right where book one leaves off. But that is where the similarities stop. This second, and final, book in the series is told from Carmens point-of-view ...more
I dont know how to express myself about this book.
Ive been waiting for an year, and when I finally got it I couldnt put it down.
All the feelings between Carmen and Dani are so compatible with the reality, especially mine.
The book doesnt explore the homosexuality, like a taboo from the Medio society, its something completely normal and no one has objections about it, because it is just love between two women and nothing new,this is what should be in our society too. 🌈
The feminism is ...more