Saturday, 21 February 2015

Review of Beyond Reach

Beyond Reach
(True Calling #2)
By Siobhan Davis



Back on Earth, Ariana is caught in a dangerous crossfire between clandestine rebel organization Clementia and the power-hungry government. Refusing to divulge the location of the secret information entrusted to her by her late father, she desperately tries to bargain for her Mom, Lily and Cal's rescue. She's fighting a losing battle, and the clock is ticking.

Presented with evidence of her fiance Cal's apparent betrayal, she loyally defends him despite her concerns. With her emotions in turmoil, matters become even more complicated as she grows closer to her ex-boyfriend Zane.

When the stakes are raised, a succession of shocking revelations rocks her world, setting her on a path that will not only change her destiny but the fate of humanity. 

Confronted by a memory so abhorrent comes a truth she would do anything to forget.

But some things just can't be undone.

Source: Goodreads

My rating: 2.6 / 5
My Thoughts:

**I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

As it has been a while since I read the first book in the true calling series, I couldn't immediately remember what previously too place.  However, book two was easy enough to follow and piece the story together. 
This was a tolerable read, but nothing to write home about. The love triangle was annoying and frustrating most of the time. Clearly Ari has feelings for Zane and Cal,  but due to her amnesia can't remember Zane, and due to the separation,  can't be with Cal. It leaves her in a difficult situation and I should sympathise but her character irritated me. Shes so petty and illogical,  her heart rules her to such an extent that at times I wondered if she had a brain at all!
Then Cal returns but now he's lost his memory so he can't remember anything, including being engaged to Ari. I guess it's a taste of her own medicine but luckily for Ari, Cal is more receptive with her than she was with Zane. 
I pitied Zane in the last book but his determination and unyielding love for Ari was unrealistic.  There is absolutely no way a guy can continue to be so enthralled with someone and remain calm in the situations Zane has gone through,  it was too unbelievable. I felt like shouting at him because if he really was that loyal there is no way she deserved him. The love triangle reminded me of Bella in Twilight and the way she led Jacob on knowing his devotion to her. 
Overall, I did not enjoy the second book in the True Calling series as much as the first, this wasn't a book for me. The characters were annoying, the romance was cheesy and stifling and the story didn't have me convinced. The cliffhanger at the end was a good twist but it wasn't enough to warrant a continuation of this series.

Zed (:

Likeable Quote:

"Empirical evidence shows that sixty-eight percent of girls marry a guy who displays similar personality traits to her father..." His voice trails off as I shake my head. "What?" he asks, his palms open and raised."You really need to get out more. Where'd you glean that interesting nugget? The desperate men's journal perhaps?"

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