Name: Reckoning (The Arotas Trilogy #2)
Author: Amy Miles
This is the second book of The Arotas Trilogy by Amy Miles. At first, I was super excited because I liked the first book so much. Don’t get me wrong, I liked this one too, just not as much. I get this is like a transition kind of book, but it was kind of slow for my taste. I still enjoyed it though.
In this book, you get to see Roseline and Gabriel grow a little bit more as characters, the same goes with Nicolae. Here, the characters get to have a development a little more profound since it’s some kind of quest. Everyone is trying to figure out the truth, what their destiny truly is. But as they get farther and farther in this discovery, some new threats come along.
About the story:
Ok, well like I said, I really enjoyed the book. It took me a while to finish it since I haven’t had that much time to read. The thing that was kind of a disappointment was the slow pace of the book, but other than that, it was good. We have a major separation here, it was so frustrating, but Amy manages to keep the book mysterious enough to keep you reading. There are new characters, some I liked and some I was super suspicious about (and with good reasons). Like I said, Reckoning is like a transition book, here you get a few more answers about what’s going on… You get to understand a little more the Immortal world and Roseline and Gabriel’s bond.
There’s some action, which was pretty good actually. Here, Roseline is the badass I always knew she was. No body messes with her and the ones she loves. She gets and will get her revenge on everyone who has hurt her in some way or another. She’s a lot more determined in this book. There are some twists I liked, like the explanation of what the Immortals really are (I won’t say much about it) and the end. I wasn’t really expecting it, I mean, sure… I knew something was up, but I wasn’t expecting THAT, so it kind of took me by surprise.
About the characters:
Ok so, since we don’t get to see that much of Gabriel and Roseline as a couple, we get to know them separately, which is good. Even though I already knew a little bit more about Roseline from the first book, here you get to know Gabriel, his point of view, his feelings, his doubts, his strengths, which are not that specific in the first book. He’s the sort of guy who’ll do anything for the girl he loves, even if it means leaving her behind today, to save her later. I love him. He’s sweet and strong and loyal and so many good things, even knowing where he comes from, he’s still good.
Roseline is a awesome badass. I love her. No matter how sad she is, how much pain she has to face, physically and/or emotionally, she will do whatever she has to do to get to the boy she loves. I hope I get to see a lot more of Gabriel and Roseline in the next book, because there was some in the first book, none in the second… it’s time for them to be able to be together, don’t you think? 🙂 She’s honest. If you hadn’t seen that in the first book, you’ll get to see it here. I love that she’s able to keep her feelings straight. She’s not one of those female characters that just because she’s not currently with the boy she loves, she finds “shelter” with another guy. Yes, she’s constantly being comforted by Fane, but she’s not giving him any false hope to what she wants.
Fane… well, I don’t care that much about him. I mean, yes, he’s a true friend to Rose and I appreciate that, BUT to me he’s the other guy, and you know how I think about that 😉
Nicolae… Nicolae… Nicolae! I like him. I like his stubbornness, his strength, his loyal qualities. He has become a really good friend to Roseline.
I can’t wait to continue this story <3