The Decaying Empire (Vanishing Girl #2) by Laura Thalassa


He stood to go, so I grabbed his hand and pressed a kiss to his knuckles. ‘I love you,’ I whispered against his callused skin. He glanced back down at his captive hand. Slowly his gaze rose, and the emotion that flickered at the back of his eyes made my breath catch. Someone less trained in reading people would say they saw lust. But I knew the emotion that shone back at me wasn’t that. It was fervor. Faith. Conviction on the deepest level. Salvation.

The worst has happened, Ember was spliced and in order to save her they cryogenically froze her… for 10 months. During this time Caden has been lead to believe that she is dead and he is coping as best he can (which isn’t all that well).

He was a sun god, the American dream, and he was staring at me like I was his whole world. Something this good was bound to end terribly. It was karma evening the score- you get a gorgeous man in return for your tragic life and early death. Not a happily ever after. That was for movies and romance novels.

When Ember is awoken and returns to Caden a changed woman, he vows to never lose her again. When he finds that the project isn’t what he thought they set plans in motion to escape… but things are never easy when the government is involved.

I gave this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars. It was a bit predictable at times but it was also really interesting and it could pull out a plot twist every once and a while. I don’t really feel that Ember has grown as a character too much she has definitely changed but she hasn’t really grown. Caden is slowly changing, he is pretty much forced to grow when he finds that some of the people he trusted most in the world betrayed him as well as the fact that Ember has changed and he has to keep her sane and in perspective at times. This is the second book in The Vanishing Girl series and it like its predecessor has a cliffhanger (it’s not a horrible cliffhanger, it leaves you curious but not deprived).

Check out my review for the first book in the series!

The Vanishing Girl




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