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Thursday, September 8, 2016

CLANLESS by Jennifer Jenkins / Book Review

By: Jennifer Jenkins

Published by: Month9Books
To Be Released on: October 4th, 2016
Series: Nameless #2

Rating: 4.5 Stars - I Really Enjoyed It
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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.
Fast paced and emotionally charged. CLANLESS picks up right were NAMELESS leaves off. Thrusting readers right back into an exciting, highly addicting fantasy world where the stakes are much higher, betrayal cuts deep, and nothing is as it's seemed. NAMELESS was a book I couldn't devour fast enough, and CLANLESS was a book I needed more of! 

One of the things I like about a well written sequel, is the character growth. The first book is an introduction to the characters, and their world, and leaves you wanting more of their story. This book is all about the type of characters both Gryphon and Zo become. Boy do they both grow a lot, especially when consequences of their actions catch up to them in this book. Zo and Gryphon become these incredibly strong characters I don't think either of them thought they would become. While they're not flawless, I liked that their decisions were made with the best intentions, and in the process they both learn a lot of about who they are, and where their loyalty really lies.

This story is definitely not without danger, action, and adventure. Thankfully there are some unforgettable characters who prove that love, loyalty and friendship can endure most anything, if not everything. Their bonds, and friendships give Zo, Gryphon, and their friends hope when all seems lost. It certainly made it easy for me to cheer these characters on. Jenkins effortless allows readers to care for, and fall in love with her characters, just as much as they love and care for each other. I love a great cast of characters, and this book definitely has it. 

The world of CLANLESS is vivid, brutal, wild, full of danger, as well as full of possibilities. It is as intriguing as it is terrifying, just like each of the Clans. Readers get a much more in-depth look into the various clans, their histories, and the animosity some of have against each other. One of the things I loved about getting to know more about the various clans, and their characters, is that things within this world aren't always as they seem, or how they first seemed in Nameless. I loved that there is a choice that comes with being Clanless. There's just as much pride in being Clanless as there is in being a Ram or a Wolf or any of the other clans. However, it's definitely not without complications. 

What an awesome sequel! Jenkins had me on the edge of my set with her twist and turns, and surprising ending! I'm looking forward to picking up the next book in the series. I need answers!

Read my 5 star review for Nameless, here

* I received an e-arc of this book to read/review from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review.