Series: The Conspiracy of Us #2
Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons (2016)
Hardcover (311 pages)
Also by this author: The Conspiracy of Us
Also in this series: The Conspiracy of Us
Reading Challenges: Read 2016
That’s how long it took for Avery West’s ordinary life to change forever: In two weeks, she discovered she was heiress to a powerful secret society known as the Circle, learned her mother was taken hostage by the Circle’s enemies, and fell for a boy she’s not allowed to love, just as she found out another was her unwelcome destiny.
Now, Avery crosses oceans in private jets to hunt for clues that will uncover the truth about the Circle, setting her mom and herself free before it’s too late. By her side are both the boys: Jack—steady, loyal, and determined to help her even at the expense of his own duty—and Stellan, whose connection to Avery grows stronger by the day despite her best intentions, making her question what she believes at every turn.
But at the end of a desperate hunt from the islands of Greece to the red carpet at Cannes comes a discovery that not only changes everything, but could bring the whole world to its knees. And now Avery is forced to face the truth: in the world of the Circle, no one is what they seem.
I really enjoyed this sequel to A Conspiracy of Us. Avery’s quest is really getting important, and critical, now.
Avery, the fated girl with purple eyes, doesn’t have long to find the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. The Order gives her two weeks until they kill her mother. Her family, the Saxons, give her two weeks to choose of to the heirs of the twelve families before they marry her off to, basically, the highest bidder.
Jack, loyal Saxon Keeper, will do whatever is necessary to help Avery. He only wants to help her. He only wants to keep her safe, no matter the cost. However, his duty to the Saxon family may make that a bit more difficult than anticipated.
Stellan, one of the last descendants of Alexander the Great, is employed as a Keeper for the Dauphin family. He, necessarily, has to be a part of Avery’s search. He also has his own reasons for needing to find the tomb of his ancestor. He needs to keep Avery safe and assist in this search if he wants to keep his sister safe.
Avery’s quest takes her all around the world: France, London, India, the Middle East, Italy, and Greece. While searching for clues, Avery has to come to terms with what her destiny may be, her role in the Circle. I enjoyed following Avery’s search across the globe, her deepening and changing relationships with her two protectors, and the truths she is learning about the Circle and the Order.
I am so glad I was able to read this wonderful book. The ending wasn’t what I was expecting but it was rather amazing. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.