Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Magistrate, Mira travels west, toward the coast. With three weakened human fugitives accompanying her, she searches for the mythical land of Sanctuary.
After encountering a pack of wolf shifters, headed by the charismatic - and brazen - Stryker, Mira learns that Sanctuary is real after all. Caldera Grove: home of the Otherkin. Hidden in the mouth of a dormant volcano, it has protected its residents from humans since the early days following the great cataclysm. For Mira - a vampire - Caldera Grove is a land of peace; an escape from the relentless persecution of the humans who once enslaved her, and an end to the daily struggle and bloodshed of being a gladiator.
For the humans accompanying her, Caldera Grove means death. Humans, greedy and untrustworthy creatures, are destroyed before they can penetrate its borders.
To plead her case for entry into Caldera, Mira must abandon her companions, albeit temporarily, and follow Stryker into the heart of the city. What she finds within Caldera Grove presents her with an unenviable decision between her own desires for freedom and peace, or honor and the human companions who risked it all for her.
©2014 Katie Salidas (P)2015 K.A. Salidas
A fast read
Yes that's more than three word.
I'm not sure. Comparisons are always difficult between books. It is a fast read which keeps you interested! It has enough action to keep a good pace. The characters shine which for me is the key for a good book.
It's a great read from start to finish. If you enjoy stories about finding utopia, supernaturals, vampires, shifters, evil rulers, intense battles, & learning to believe in something then jump in for a great ride.
After 30 years of being enslaved, forced to kill your own people, & lied to you wouldn't be so quick to trust either.
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"Mira is back."
I loved book 1 and was so excited when this came to audio, while I enjoyed it I thought it was missing the intenseness that book 1 had.
Mira is on the run and trying to reach sanctuary with the humans that helped her, only thing is she has to escape the people that are chasing her, and deal with the fact that humans aren't allowed in sanctuary. How can she get her friends into Sanctuary and who are the wolves following her too?
Mira is as awesome as always. She has been through hell and only wants to live a safe life. Her feelings about humans has changed a lot since her captivity and she knows that if they aren't allowed in sanctuary, then she won't go either. I loved that about her. She may be kick ass but she has a heart too.
The plot was relatively fast paced. It wasn't as action packed as the first book but it still held my attention throughout. I liked the otherkin angle and loved the wolves, though I loathe a love triangle and am really hoping this isn't going down that road!!!
In all, this was a really good second book. I wanted a little more action but we get a bit more character development, which I suppose is a good trade off ;)
This is a different narrator than book 1 and while she did a great job, I found her to be a little flat on the action scenes. I needed a little more pizzazz from her to enjoy it thoroughly.
*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affects my thoughts.*
"Sanctuary or Bust"
What a wonderful, scary, exciting, magical, and complex world K.A. and Katie Salidas have delivered yet again.
This time Mira, former gladiator vampire, is having to take on more responsibility for not just herself but also for the humans who helped her escape as they search for the possibly mythical Sanctuary. Little do they know what and who they will stumble upon in their journey.
The way freedom is portrayed by use of Mira's star gazing is lovely.
While I am still leery of Lucian's motives, I am growing more attached to him and with the addition of Stryker what is a girl to do, but Mira is not the swooning type, well... mostly not.
The narrator has changed from book 1. Kerri McCann does a very good job with the voices, inflections and personalities. Especially when the naked shifter/werewolf walks up to Mira, I could literally see Mira's jaw drop.
This audiobook was provided at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
The second book in the series picks up right where book 1 ended. Mira and her companions finally make it to Sanctuary which is real. But things did not go as plan. The High Council refuses to let Lucien, Sara and Curtis in. This begins another wild ride for the foursome as they fight to stay alive from both the humans and the supernaturals. The Wolves, the handsome Stryker in particular are a great addition to the storyline. The tension between Lucien and Stryker is palpable as they both via to be Mira's protector and we begin to see a strength in Sara that I didn't expect. Complication is fast paced wild ride with Lots of twists and turns in the book. Defiantly gets 5 stars from me
"Kate did it again! Brilant"
I would recommend this book to all my Paranormal friends. Not only is the book great. Listening to an audio book allows freedom to get things done while you listen.
Most memorable moment for me was how Mira and her wolf friends stand up to the Council in their fight to save her human friends humanity and her fellow Vampires that were left in the Iron City. I love Mira's strength and strong convictions.
Kerri McCann's performance was fabulous!! Kerri really brought the characters to life.
The growth in Mira's relationship with her human "companions/ friends." It amazed me to see how Mira's thought process worked when it came to how she feels about humans but more specifically her human friends. I even see a bit of romance coming her way hopefully.
Definitely A great read. This book centers around Mia's need to find sanctuary for her self and her human friends. Mira quickly finds out that there is more to the mythical sanctuary than she ever new. I was glued to this book from beginning to end. I cant wait to find out what happens next.
I enjoyed the story of Mira and her fight for freedom.The author creates a world were Vampires are the victims of human cruelty.The addition of an otherkin sanctuary and the unique talents of its inhabitants were intriguing.The evolving trust and friendship between Mira and her human companions was realistically portrayed.There is a trace of a potential love triangle with Mira in the future,which didn't seem forced or the focus of the story.I recommend The Chronicles of the Uprising series to any fan of the of the paranormal & vampire genres looking for a unique story.The narrator was pleasant to listen to.I received an audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
"Excellent follow up"
This was an excellent follow-up to book number one!
We join Mira and her friends in the wilderness as they find the way to Sanctuary. We find that she and Lucian are still on rough terms and then enter in Striker! Talk about a monkey wrench...
Striker is a wolf and he is other kin and Mira is taken aback! There are struggles to find a new balance between her human friends and her supernatural family. When she finds that she has no place in either land, she's got to make a tough decision when the humans come looking she really has a hard time deciding what the right thing is to do especially when people are manipulating her mind.
Once Mira figures out what she really wants to do in her spirit, she sets out to do it and come hell or high water she will make sure that it happens!
Salidas has written an excellent follow-up to book one I very excited to see what happens with Mira and her friends and all of her new family. Especially to see how Mira reacts to all of the new feelings that she has now that she's no longer trapped but fighting for her freedom to stay intact.
Due to physical violence suggested for mature readers.
"I will be switching from audio to book format"
I was so use to the previous narrator that it made getting into this book so difficult. the narrator completely ruined it for me. she sounded nothing like I pictured her voice.
with that being said. the book is yet again another hit! k.a. salidas doesn't disappoint. I loved this book... a little romantic feelings are developing.. I vote for a wolf/vampire relationship sorry Lucian.
I will absolutely be continuing with this series. just unfortunately not with audiobooks. I really can't shake her voice. it's like nails on a chalkboard for me. But this series is just way too good to stop.
"Sanctuary is Not a Safe Haven for All"
Complication is the second book in the Chronicles of the Uprising. Mira and Lucien with their two human companions have escaped Iron City and from the Magistrate. The only place that Mira could think of going is Sanctuary. She doesn't know if this haven is real or just a myth.
When Mira encountered Stryker, a shifter, she found that Sanctuary does exist except that her human companions couldn't entered. Sanctuary is only for the supernatural beings and not for humans. For any humans to know its location and to entered Sanctuary meant death.
Mira has to make a choice to either go into Sanctuary or to remain with her human companions who have nowhere else to go.
With the new character, Stryker is quite a leader on fairness. He does things in a small way of allowing Mira to know the politics of Sanctuary. When new information comes up, he sees enough to present his case of the circumstances.
The title, Complication fits the story very well. Even though Mira, Lucien, and their two friends have escaped, they don't have really have anywhere to go. The Magistrate has sent the Elite soldiers to hunt them down. For Mira to go into Sanctuary, would mean her friends would ended up capture or maybe put to death. The only solution is to turned them but Mira wouldn't force that decision to her friends.
The ending is another cliff-hanger. Now the story is transitioning to going back against Mira's human masters. After all Mira has made some promises to her friend George.
The narrator, Kerri McCann delivers a very good performance in narration the story. Mira still has her sassiness. Lucien is still regal but yet humble at his circumstances.
I was given this audiobook by the author/narrator/publisher via Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated or influenced in any way in writing this review.
"I can't get enough of these Series!! An absolute must read!"
The Chronicles of the Uprising series continues with Complication and once again I was thrust into a world I didn't want to leave!! This is an amazing story, full of fantasy, loyalty, romance, honor and determination that always leaves you wanting more. And omg can you say Werewolves? I was so happy when they appeared. They are definitely two things I never thought I would say. Funny and Sexy! I loved everything about this book, the complexity of the story and the depth of the characters keeps you hanging on Katie's every word, and the way she is unfolding this world in front of our eyes is not only mesmerizing but absolutely and without a doubt.. Addicting.
The more you discover, the more you'll want to know and I for one can't wait to see what else is up for this fabulous and refreshing story. I can't get enough of these Series!! An absolute must read!
Complication sends us right back to where Dissension left us!
Mira and the 3 human companions have headed west towards the coast, in search of a place Mira isn't even sure exists. On their search for Sanctuary they run into a pack of wolf shifters. The alpha of this pack: Stryker certainly knows how to make an entrance: Looking forward to book 3
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