By Sara Ryan
A sequel to Empress of the World, this book is told from the point of view of Battle, Nic's friend and lover, a year after their summer adventure. Since we learned in the first book that Battle has a brother who ran away from home and disappeared, it only made sense that we'd want to know what happened with that. I was a little disappointed there wasn't more frequent and earlier mention of Nic and the nature of their relationship (though it became clearer toward the end). All in all, I'm glad I only read these books after both of them had already been published. [YA, 222 pp.]
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