Book: Seconds Before Sunrise (The Timely Death Trilogy, #2)
Author: Shannon A. Thompson
Plot: Seconds before Sunrise is the second book in the Timely Death Trilogy and the book explores the characters and their coping mechanism to the decision that were made final towards the end of the first book. Also Eric, the central characters has only days left to face the inevitable war between Shades and Light that will decide the future of his clan
Rating: 4.5 /5
It’s captive and leave you craving for more.
Once again a huge hug and thanks to the author for providing me the copy to read and review. I will always be in awe of your work
I have become a huge fan of the author over the course of her three works that I have read and practically lived in. That in itself says so much about how much I appreciate her works. So it’s me being honest when I say that I will always be partial to her works. What I like about her books is the creation of a world and characters that are rooted fully in fantasy yet very real that you won’t have a trouble relating to their speech or actions. All her characters have haunted me while I was reading the book and days after finishing it.
Seconds before Sunrise, I m afraid has lesser elements when it comes to its plot ( Note to the author: Please don’t hate me ;( ). The book basically deals with the aftereffects of the things that happened towards the end of the first book. For the sake of those who have read or not read let me brief you a bit about it (don’t worry no spoilers are going to bite you here )Towards the end of the first book, there is a major decision been taken and the second book through the characters explores what that decision has done in the lives of various people involved in it. So basically the book deals with emotions and people struggling with it while growing up and trying to know each other better. If you got scared by this then let me assure you that it will not kill you with boredom or overflowing emotions. No, the book touches everything yet does not hover around the so-called “Feelings”. Interestingly there is a good pace to the book and lots of elements to make it flow smoothly and keep you captive in its lines
If you guys felt that there was so much left untold about the characters in the first book, or that you need more time with them, then perhaps this is the book for you. The book is character oriented and less core plot and as with her works, the author has once again managed to leave me yearning for more and I m hoping that there is another book in the series if not I m going to be a big mess trying to put two and two together about the fate of the characters because even though it is not a cliffhanger, the book has opened a whole new possibilities and questions that needs to be answered.
Love this line from the book and it kind of summarizes the essence of the plot
Chaos within destiny. It was the definition of our love
Seconds before sunrise deals with the consequences of the decisions that were taken towards the first book and hence it focuses more on the characters and their personal ordeals and unfortunately in terms of plot development there is not much but don’t take that for its face value because there is a whole lot of things that you will discover and experience in this book that will suffice to curb your curiosities that were born from the first book. The language and the strong characters and unwavering nature of these characters is what makes this a must read.
This is me asking the author for a sequel to this book
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