Six weeks after her arrival on the Surface, Evelyn Winters is no closer to unlocking the memories lost in her subconscious than she was when she first came. Isolated in a strange new society, Evie has only Gavin Hunter to remind her of who she once was.
But even with a clean slate, it’s easy to see that Evie doesn't fit in on the Surface. And as her differences make her feel more and more alone, she can't help but yearn for that place she doesn't remember: the isolated city hidden in the depths of the ocean. Elysium. Home.
But she can't exactly tell Gavin what she’s feeling. Not when he's the one who helped her escape Elysium in the first place, and has the scars to prove it. Though the doctors say otherwise, Gavin believes that Evie just needs time. And if her memories don't come back, well, maybe she's better off not remembering her past.
But the decision may be out of their hands when Evie's ever-elusive memories begin to collide with reality. People and images from her past appear in the most unlikely places, haunting her, provoking her…and making her seem not only strange but dangerous.
Evie and Gavin can't wait around for her memories to return. They'll have to journey across the Outlands of the Surface to find help, and in the end, their search may just lead them back to the place it all started…
This was a pretty amazing book. And it was different from the first book, because she's lost her memory, and she's not trapped down in Elysium. Which with her memory problems, isn't a good thing, because even though it's a "clean slate" well, she left for a really great reason!
Can I say, I just really love this cover? So beautiful, and pretty, and I just want to live in it's sky, because yeah, it's so awesome, and such eye candy colours, I love these kind of skies, those are the ones that are beautiful to me-I don't find people that way. Just things like this. And I love how she's holding a rose in one hand similar to the cover for the last book, but also in the other hand, sun glasses, which is a surface item, a symbol of her new life!
I really enjoyed the surface-Renegade was Evie's world of Elysium, but the surface is Gavin's, and yeah, now it's his turn to be showing her around, helping her adjust, and those little nuggets of information that make up a community, yeah, that's just great!
I absolutely loved the action in this book, action that was plenty now in both books, and how yeah, you'd think that things would be different, except that they brought some problems with them, things that need to be solved, and to some people, that means violent, which means action!
Absolutely loved this book, and I can't wait to read the last book!
Author: J.A. Souders
Series: The Elysium Chronicles #2
Read: December 21st, 2013
Reason Why: Enjoyed the first book, and it's a 2013 Dystopia Book, Sequel Challenge 2013 Book, WoW Book, and Sophomore Challenge Book!
Publisher: Tor Teen
Published: November 5th 2013