Title: Agate Memory
Author: L.C. Perry
Release Date: November
Genre: YA, Dystopian
The rebellion has given people hope. From former slaves to a princess now fighting for her throne, the rebellion has changed numerous lives. But with the serum going around, the rebellion may be in trouble…
The king and queen are taking out rebels and traitors like no tomorrow, forcing the rebellion to race against time. Confronting the duke turns out to be the least of Irene’s worries. With their relationship growing stronger, Irene finds out that Asher’s past has left an even bigger shadow over his life than she expected. And Ebony still has yet to reveal a secret of her own.
In order to prevent further slaughter of her allies, Irene will have to return to the castle and learn what she can to help her country. But the princess is not ready to learn the secrets that await her back home…secrets the queen might kill her for. Secrets that can make or break everything she has strived to overcome.
Each day passes and more politics, drama, and violence follow. Decisions will have to be made. And not all of them will be good.
*I would like to thank the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*
*May contain spoilers for previous books in the series*
This is one of those series that just keep getting better and better.
In this novel Irene takes a front seat as she makes the decision to return to the castle and try to bring the kingdom down from the inside. While Asher, Ebony and the rest of the Rebels continue their own fight while under threat from the serum that the king has commissioned that causes those injected to become brain washed and lose their free will.
My favourite character in this series is Irene. Her character development from the first book to this one is my favourite and I loved watching how she coped with being back at the castle knowing what she now does about her parents and state of her country. There was more than one occasion throughout this where I just had to put the book down and punch the air yelling “yes” because of how awesome she is in this. We learn more about Asher’s background in this and the true motive behind why he fights for the rebels. However, I do wish we had got to see more from Ebony in this book but I feel she is going to play a big part in the next one and I’m excited to see how that goes down.
I really like how the relationship between Irene and Asher is evolving. I also like the fact that while the romance took a bit more of a front seat in this book compared tot he others it doesn’t take away from the rest of the story.
Trigger Warning: violence, abuse, off page rape.
Overall, I adored this book and feel that this dystopian series is definialty on par with The Hunger Games. I gave this 5 out of 5 stars.