Monday, May 5, 2014

REVIEW: Two Brothers: Heritage by Sofia Diana Gabel

Title: Two Brothers: Heritage
Series: Ramtalan Trilogy #2
Author: Sofia Diana Gabel
Published Date: March 26, 2014
Publisher: Escargot Books and Music
Format: ebook
Pages: 345
Copy provided by: Promotional Book Tours
Genre: sci-fi YA
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Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 stars

SynopsisIn the second book in the Ramtalan Trilogy, Argus Dachel, a far-from-ordinary half-alien teen, finds himself mixed up in the battle between a hostile faction of Invaders and the peaceful Ramtalans he’s come to know as his friends. With his brother Tai held captive at the Citadel and disturbing news about his father, Argus has to come to grips with the truth about who he really is. Not only is the government agency, the Astronomical Urgent Recovery Administration, AURA, hot on his tail, but his relationship with his girlfriend Lola is in jeopardy. As his special abilities increase and become stronger, he risks exposure and capture. When the enemy closes in and the Citadel is attacked, it seems victory is impossible, but losing means certain death. He must find some way to protect everyone around him, but winning is impossible. Or is it?

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the second in the Ramtalan Trilogy, and beware, it is definitely not a stand-alone. It starts off exactly where the first one ended. There were starts and stops of the action, so it didn't seem to flow as smoothly as the first book. Just as you would get used to the speed of one line, the author seemed to jump into another character's line of action. Yet, there was a ton of action going on, from the twins' point of view, then you had the Ramtalans' point of views (two different ones), you had Max's storyline. It was a very busy look. Sometimes it worked well for the book, other times it jerked like I do when I try to drive a stick shift.
Max....I didn't know how to feel about him. There were times he was a real jerk, other times I felt kind of sorry for the bumbling idiot. Lola seemed to take a backseat in this book, which was fine. The new characters of Lenox, Ari, Galena and Neb were okay. The twist behind Argus and Tai's heritage seemed to be a theme that I've seen before, done many times.
I enjoyed reading the book, I think where the author ended it was great. I can't wait for the next.

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