Monday, October 10, 2016

Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway: Clanless (Nameless #2) by Jennifer Jenkins


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Clanless by Jennifer Jenkins
Clanless
(Nameless #2)
by Jennifer Jenkins
October 4, 2016
300 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Striker Gryphon has lost his position of honor among the Ram, and is now a hunted man. A traitor.

Zo, the object of his affection, was murdered by members of his former clan. To honor her memory, he journeys to the highly secretive Raven “Nest” to warn strangers of their impending demise—though it could cost him more than just his pride.

He doesn’t know that Zo is very much alive and in another part of the region assisting Nameless refugees over a mountain swarming with wild men known as “Clanless.”

As each struggle to make sense of what their lives have become, they fight and claw to reach the Allied Camp, their last hope in bringing peace to the region.

But the road back to one another is treacherous and uncertain. And freedom will come with a price.


Review

Nameless was a book that didn't quite wow me when I read it. With Clanless though, I enjoyed it more than I did Nameless. Aside from the characters sometimes getting to be a little too forlorn, the amount of action significantly upped my excitement level.

There was a fair bit of travelling around in Clanless and I found that stimulating. A whole world of possibilities awaited the characters outside the Ram's Gate. I never knew what would come next for Gryphon, Zo and the rest of the Nameless group. The unknown kept me invested in the story. Ms. Jenkins hurled an innumerable amount of difficulties for them to overcome.

Zo and Gryphon thought about each other often. The two of them did a lot of moping but surprisingly it didn't hinder the story. They were able to still function and be useful for those that needed help around them. I was impressed with their drive. Their courage was highly commendable, especially Gryphon's. He had a hard time trying to cleanly break away from his clan, his family, the mess unit he's grown to love and trust. I felt sorry for his struggle but he's a better person for it. "What was pride without honor, and what was honor without a clear conscience?" (eARC, Loc 670).

I strongly disliked one (major) part to the Clanless storyline. Deceit was involved. Gabe wanted Zo to himself so he led her to assume Gryphon was dead and vice versa. I cannot take that sort of intentional dishonesty. The falseness... I was not a fan of how it played with the characters' emotions and how it agonized me as a reader. It pained me to keep reading the story with that ongoing plot. I definitely could've done without it but I guess that would've drastically changed the story...

When I picked up Clanless, I wasn't sure if this was the end game. I'm happy to report there will be one more book. The author does a nice job setting up the rest of the story. She preps us for what to expect coming and doesn't leaving us hanging in the dark. I look forward to seeing what fate has planned for Zo and Gryphon.

4 Cats
*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinion are my own and not affected in any way. All quotes were taken from the Advance Review Copy I received.


Jennifer JenkinsAbout the Author
With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, she’s obsessed with ancient warfare.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, she feels blessed to be able to fulfill both her ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.

Jennifer has three children who are experts at naming her characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom she is secretly afraid).

 
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4 comments:

  1. It's always great when a series gets better and better as it goes on! So glad you liked this book even more than the first! Lovely review ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I really hope the last one blows me away! Thank you <3

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  2. I too love it when a series gets better, nothing like it. ;) Thanks for sharing this one!

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    1. You should give this series a try :D

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