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An Outcast and an Ally

(A Soldier and a Liar #2)

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Lai, Jay, Al, and Erik are on the run after the military accuses them of being traitors. Tensions between everyone are high, but they have to stick together if they want to survive. And somehow stop the war that’s now in full swing.

But when Erik returns to the rebels to find answers about his past, Lai, Al, and Jay have no choice but to go to the Order—a peace coalition be
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 21st 2020 by Swoon Reads
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A decent book but nothing more. I really expected to know these characters a bit more than in the first book. I also expected to develop some emotions for anything or anyone, but didn't. I mean, the plot did move on, but there was no...progress? I don't know how to explain it. *then she proceeds to explain it* XD

It's just that it didn't provoke any feelings in me. Some characters died and I didn't really care. Some had "emotional" scenes, I also didn't care. There was lots of talk about change,
Kayla TM
Jun 09, 2020 rated it liked it
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I found this book to be very similar to the first. The story is an interesting one, though it lacks depth. Everything, from the characters to the story is shallow, only touching the top layers of what could be a very great story. This book featured a change in points of view changing between four characters, though I think it would’ve been better if it focused between Lai and Erik rather than also including Al and Jay’s points of view. It spreads the story too thin and, in some places, kills the ...more
Apr 22, 2020 rated it liked it
It's a challenging time to write a YA, dystopian story but Caitlin Lochner dared to do it. I think it comes with age. You know, that young age when everything is possible and important. The age of revolutions, high ideals... the age at which supreme sacrifices are not a too high price to pay. It's the age of most of our characters and their actions confirm those said above.

Lai, Jay, Al, and Erik are the obvious good guys... still. But what is good is in the eye of the beholder... Past experie
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Some time has past since the end of A Soldier and a Liar and we find the four friends still together but fraught with tension. They must decide what to do even as each struggles internally with what they should do. In this book, we are given insights into all 4 friends as chapters alternate between all 4 POVs.

As was seen in the first book, Lai is a strong independent young woman, but she's even stronger in this one as we see her break but only to surface stronger than before. Jay's chapters were
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*Genre* Young Adult / Dystopian
*Rating* 4.0


An Outcast and an Ally is the second and final installment in Caitlin Lochner's A Soldier and a Liar duology. The story picks up about 2 days after the ending to A Soldier and a Liar. As a summary, in this world, Nytes have special abilities and can function outside the domed sectors of this dystopian world. The Etoiles are what's left of humanity. They make up the majority of the population, but fear the Nytes due to their a
Samantha Hastings
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just as thrilling as the first book in this incredible dystopian duology!

Lai, Jay, Erik, and Al are trying to pull their group back together after being betrayed by both the rebels and the High Council. But secrets, regrets, and blame threaten to tear them apart.

Each character is peeled back until we see so many layers to why they are who they are. Loss and triumph help complete all the character arcs in this fully realized world.

The plot moves quickly with plenty of action, twists, and a thr
Katherine Paschal
Keep in mind that this is the sequel in a series that needs to be read in order. The events from the first book trigger what happens in this story and all the drama between the characters has been building. While the first half of the story was slow, setting up what was going to happen, the second half was an action packed mess of battles and loss. This is the supernatural dystopian series that you have been looking for, think X-men meets The Hunger Games.

I loved how An Outcast and an Ally was t
Jun 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: yellow
Love love love the hardcover. I removed the book jacket and it's an orange book with holographic-ish lettering on the side. I wish more books were this color. It was a quick read. The plot definitely left me wanting more from it. Grateful to have won this during the goodreads giveaway!
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good sequel - I actually liked it better than the first book. Her world building was interesting. The diversity was much better in this book! Overall, enjoyable duology! 4 stars
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
An Outcast and an Ally is told from multiple points of view as each character faces their own battles. The war has begun between the gifted and the ungifted. There are so many secrets, lies, betrayals that no one is sure who they can trust. But one thing is for sure they know that they have to find a way to stop the war before it is too late.

It has been decided that Lai, Jay and Al will go on together to fight the war and Erik will go back to the rebels to gather information about his past and h
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Mar 31, 2020 rated it liked it
You'll definitely want to read the first book in the series before you read this one. It's not a stand-alone and jumps right in to the plot.

Thank you to NetGalley for my copy of this book in exchange of my honest review.
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