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The Barrier Between

Collector, Book 2
Narrated by: Amy Landon
Series: Collector (Brown), Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
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Summary

Zoey's life has taken a dramatic turn. Only a few months ago, she was a Collector working for the secret part of the government called the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG), tracking and collecting fae. Her life had been changing and improving, with a partner she loved and a sister she adored. Now all that is gone - Daniel murdered by a fae, and Lexi killed when the Seattle area was devastated by a powerful, magical electrical storm. In addition Zoey finds herself altered by her association with the Wanderer, Ryker. She discovered that she was an experiment from the very company she worked for. She could die at any moment of a threatening defect - taking Ryker's magic with her.

In a race against time, Ryker and Zoey set out to find a way to transfer Ryker's powers back before it's too late. Their journey takes them to the rain forests of South America, dealing with those who are after something Ryker possesses and who will stop at nothing to obtain it for themselves. What Zoey and Ryker discover can destroy them or tear them apart for good.

©2015 Stacey Marie Brown (P)2016 Tantor

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-05-16

PLEASE MORE

Left with emotional attachments and sentiments of betrayal as this segment ended. Please expidite the next book.

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  • Chanda Reads
  • 10-04-17

Love this series!

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So I’m actually having to go back and skim over the books as I write the reviews because I blew through them so quickly. I have not been his obsessed with a series since starting ACOTAR/ACOMAF. I wasn’t going to write a review for the last 3 books because all of them are running together, but I feel like I owe these books my attention, lol. These books are not very well known (only 168 reviews on Goodreads for this one) and I feel like more people should know about them. I’m just going to do mini reviews on them though. The genre is a mixture between Urban Fantasy, New Adult, and Paranormal Romance. It’s not all about the romance, but it’s definitely in there.

The second books picks up with Zoey and Ryker in Peru after Zoey jumps them there to escape the DMG hunters at the end of book one. Almost all of book two takes place in Peru, which is a nice change of scenery from Seattle. Ryker and Zoey continue to try and find a way to transfer Ryker’s powers back to him, but run into some trouble as the powers begin to adapt to Zoey.

-We meet a new character, a sexy fae pirate named Croygen *swoons*. I absolutely adore his character because of his heavy snark and sense of humor, I’m always a sucker for someone who can make me laugh. You’re not sure whether you can trust him or not in the beginning, but he begins to grow on you.
-Ugh Amara is back. I knew I wouldn’t like her because I’m totally team Zoey and Ryker, but even without that she’s a stone cold B. One of my least favorite characters in any series. Ever. What she does to Zoey and Ryker at the end of this book made me want to reach through my phone and punch her in the face.
-And of course Sprig is still here. His character is a great comic relief and works in bringing Zoey and Ryker closer.
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"I watched his eyes move up my figure. My skin tingled every place they went. Then his eyes landed back on mine. Desire charged his expression."
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Okay, now let’s discuss Zoey and Ryker’s relationship. The tension between the two was building in book 1, but finally developed in The Barrier Between. The scenes between them: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥! I love that Ryker and Zoey’s relationship was not insta-love. Their relationship has been a slow burn from hating one another to what it develops into in this book over a period of weeks. I know “weeks doesn’t seem like a long time”. It is though when you’re with someone 24/7. I also appreciated the inner turmoil Zoey had about Ryker having a girlfriend. I’m devastatingly loyal so I have a hard time connecting with people who cheat. It was made pretty clear in this book though that Ryker and Amara’s “relationship” was not one of love, but more sex and convenience (at least for him).

Without revealing too much, we get to see the bad A Zoey that we heard about in City in Embers. Zoey gets tangled up in a fighting ring and we finally see the ruthlessness and cold fury that lives within her. I loved seeing this untamed side of her, as it has only been hinted at until this point. I really love kick A females so Zoey climbed near the top of my favorite female protagonists in this book.

Additional Notes:
– This is where I stress that the book is not YA. It’s New Adult due to the sexual content and the language. I have a terrible mouth on me (I was a sailor after-all) so swearing doesn’t even phase me. However, if you don’t like it – I would stay away from this series. It doesn’t distract from the story though, but rather adds to it IMO.

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  • MsHarmony
  • 27-12-19

Yes and No

I liked the first book, this one not so much. First, when the back story highlights are repeatedly gone over, (both books) it frankly seems like filler rather than story enhancement. Also, Zoey's nonstop stubbornness and chip-on-shoulder attitude simply wore down my enjoyment and any good feelings I might have had for her. Instead of attributes perhaps showing her harsh beginning, it became just plain tiresome, boring. Cue drum roll, eye roll, here she goes again. She fought with everyone. And, just as in real life, when the drama is non-stop, one becomes numb to it.
Anyway, based on my experience, especially with book 2, and reviews of books 3 and 4, I'm going to pass on them.

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  • Stephie Cosmos
  • 10-11-19

It's SO GOOD, but ...

The build up to the love was INTENSE. The only unfortunate thing is the narrator calling Ryker "Ryder" about 4 or 5 times. But other than that, excellent.

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  • Chrystal
  • 26-04-19

Entertaining read

Loved the narrator. I thought she did an excellent job with all the voices. Of course there has to be secrets between Ryker and Zoey just wish he wasn't so pig headed. Really wish I could hear what's going on in Rykers head. Probably would explain a lot why he is so hot and cold to her. Also it was hard for me to feel a connection between them in this book too. I don't know what it was but it wasn't strong.

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  • EvelynHawke
  • 02-04-18

Hot!!!

Holy moly. Adult fantasy, love the characters, some adult content, some great, like phew, had to pull over great. Some not so much, in the, this is so horrible for the character, but still very well done, cringe-y though. Loved it!

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  • Kjda
  • 15-02-18

Best of the Series; Still Okay Execution

I was surprisingly entertained by this book. It's pretty basic in terms of character development and plot points, but the story in this second installment was more interesting to me than the first. There is a bit of convenience used in that the author doesn't follow up on plot points adequately or things are just magically resolved at times, and this does affect the overall appeal of the story. But, if you're in the mood for fantasy romance without much depth, this just might work for you.

Amy Landon continues to be good enough as a narrator.

I recommend this to fans of the series or author.

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  • Robin
  • 28-01-18

Don't recommend anyone to buy this

What disappointed you about The Barrier Between?

Total lack of content

Has The Barrier Between turned you off from other books in this genre?

Almost

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger

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The first book was okay but from there it quickly become one of the worst series i have ever listen to. Absolutely nothing happened in the last three books. The characters always make the obviously wrong decisions in every situation possible.

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  • Bradley Hubbard
  • 16-11-17

Keeps on giving

Completely captivating, always draws you back in wanting more. The end came too fast, and left me shocked at how it unfolded.

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  • Kinako Ice
  • 04-11-17

Amazing First Half

The first half of this book contained some of the most enjoyable romance within a fantasy/action story that I’ve listened to in a while. I was so invested that when things became tenser, I avoided finishing it because it just got to me. I love Zoe and Ryker’s banter and with each vulnerable moment together they unintentionally grew closer and closer. They’re both a little stubborn and in denial which created some unnecessary friction and angst. The sexual tension is off the charts with these two and it’s wonderful!! In the first book and the first half of this one, there’s a quasi-family forming with Zoe, Ryker and Sprig, however their party gets crashed and things heat up. The threats they face are increasingly formidable and their trustworthy allies are limited to say the least. My small complaints: I’m not a fan of the love quadrilateral. Also, I think the jumping ability was a bit of deus ex machina in that conflicts are started and then dropped, only to find one has been resolved mysteriously (I'm thinking of a certain attack involving giant jaguars that had a positive outcome with no explanation given of how that was accomplished). Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend it if not for the first half alone! This book ends on another cliffhanger, so I will be continuing on to the third soon.