The fairies congratulate author KALLIE ROSS on her new book, DEFEND.
DEFEND is the second book in her LOST TRIBE series.
After emerging from her Descent into an uncharted underground world, Ollie Miller is sure of three things. First, her feelings for her best friend, Mateo, are far from platonic. She can't even look at Mateo without blushing at the memory of his lips on hers. Second, an evil man named Zadok is plotting to destroy the civilization above the surface. Third, there is no way to save the earth without returning underground. At least this time, she will have her mother along with Mateo and her friends to help guide her.
On their journey, noor, a mystical blessing guides them, but only if they’re willing to follow. Ollie’s determined to save the tribe from their evil leader, even if it means facing off with her long-lost grandfather. As Zadok comes face to face with his runaway daughter and his granddaughter, his plan starts to unravel, but is it too late to stop the destruction that he put into motion? Can the tribe survive and the surface be saved? Will Ollie learn to trust her own heart before it is too late?
Defend is the conclusion to Ollie's discovery of a lost tribe in Descent. Don’t miss this adventure, brimming with ancient secrets and a thrilling underworld.
A ROCK CHICK FAIRY BOOK REVIEW
An ARC was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
This book satisfied my need for a sequel in their story. One thing that you have to understand is that this is a second book and it's not a stand alone. Please read the first book before venturing to this one.
This book is still set in an underground series of caves. In book 1, our characters get to come back to the "top". However, because of unexpected circumstances, they go back and try to fix things in the tribe. I must admit, I was very worried that there will be accidents in this book.. like rocks falling on them or something like that. I'm just glad nothing too extreme happened to my faves!
I would say that they all definitely grew up. Our heroine, Ollie now thinks of everyone else before herself. She's sensitive to how others may feel and she's still strong. I love how she is with her mom. She's loyal to the bone and she loves her mom so much. :) I also love how she is with Mateo. I think she's more honest now and her internal monologues are sweet when it comes to him. *happy sigh* Her journey might have been rough, but I truly believe that she has learned a lot. She happier and she's a stronger person.
The other characters have also grown. Alex, Jesse and Mateo are now well equipped in battle! Hah! I mean... I think they're more prepared for bad scenarios. They're more careful and they watch out for one another more. The addition of new characters also doesn't hurt. :)
If you ask me who my favorite character here is.. I would say that it's KEREN. She's such a curious girl. I like how she reacts to new things. I also love how she reacts to jokes. Haha! Oh gosh.. it's even more funny that she takes them seriously! ;) I love her!
What you have to really look forward to is the author's description of the place. Their surrounding is as interesting as their situation. The author is very good at making me imagine all of it. I hope she sparks your imagination too.
Read this and know how these teenagers face their adventure of a lifetime! Watch how they will defend a tribe that needs just a little more blessing. :)
All in all, 4 fairy wings!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kallie Ross has a love for learning that has gravitated toward studying conspiracy theories and contradictions in our culture. Her creative conclusions have ignited a passion to write compelling young adult fiction that incorporates legend, conjecture, fantasy, and conviction. Kallie's first novel Descent: A Lost Tribe Book 1, was released last year.
Kallie Ross loves being a wife, mother, friend, writer, and teacher. She began teaching high school English in 2002 and started blogging and podcasting in 2008. She has a brilliant husband, two redheads, and never imagined her life would ever be this fun!