Fight the Tide (Kick at the Darkness Book 2) by Keira Andrews

 

release day review

 

30989088Blurb

Adrift in a post-apocalyptic world, they only have each other. Is it enough?

A virus that turns the infected into zombie-like killers spreads through a burning world thrown into lawless chaos. Lovers Parker and Adam have escaped to the open sea when they hear a message over the airwaves from a place called Salvation Island—a supposed safe haven.

Orphaned as a child, werewolf Adam has always longed for a pack. He’s eager to investigate the island, but Parker doesn’t think for a nanosecond that the voice on the radio can be believed. He doesn’t trust anyone but Adam and is determined to keep it that way. They don’t need anyone else complicating their struggle to survive. Or do they?

Danger on the high seas can surface in a heartbeat, and if Parker and Adam aren’t careful, the current will drag them under.

This gay romance is a dystopian adventure featuring a werewolf, his boyfriend, and their struggle to find a place to call home

Review

This must be read in order. This book takes place right where book one left off. Adam and Parker are on a stolen yacht in the ocean off the east coast hoping to avoid being bitten, avoid pirates, avoid other non-bitten people who are out to take what they have and pretty much everybody else. Except… Adam longs to find a place where he and Parker can settle down and be safe. When they hear a message over the airwaves that sounds like a haven, Parker immediately thinks “trap” and Adam thinks “home”.

What proceeds is the two of them fighting for resources, fighting one another (a bit) and them finally deciding to take a risk at Salvation Island and what happens there.

**

I have to admit I’m a huge Keira Andrews fan. I adored book one and was PSYCHED to see book two. I’ll probably read book three….

My problem isn’t the writing, isn’t the MCs, isn’t the romance – those are all wonderful. Adam and Parker still have stuff to work through, and by the end of book one they’d really only scratched the surface. By the end of this story, they’re on more solid ground but they are by no means “safe”.

My problem is dystopian stories. I just don’t care for them. I don’t like the bleak, dark nature of them and the sense of impossibility that seems to pervade every line in the story. It’s depressing!

So, while book one should have felt that same way – it didn’t – for some reason, but book two definitely does. It’s dark. There are times when I thought to myself – how in the world can these guys survive? Even at the end.

So… it’s just not my type of story. I’m hopeful that some crazy awesome solution will arise to help our MCs but in the meantime it’s so much hopelessness and really kind of depressing…..

However, if that’s your cup of tea you’ll love this and the author does a fantastic job of engaging the reader so even people like me will enjoy the writing and character development but be prepared. This is a much darker story than book one and it was hard to read at times.

3.5 of 5 stars

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