Listen free for 30 days

The Girl Who Dared to Think 2: The Girl Who Dared to Stand

Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh
Series: The Girl Who Dared to Think, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Liana Castell's journey continues in the breathtaking second book of the best-selling The Girl Who Dared to Think series.

After stumbling upon an ancient, dusty office sealed away from the rest of the Tower, Liana makes a shocking discovery. Her first instinct is to flee - until she realizes all is not what it seems.

The room has been hidden for a reason. It holds secrets about the Tower's past and answers that could be key to her people's future. But with this knowledge comes grave danger, as Liana will quickly discover....

Return to the Tower in another hair-raising adventure.

©2017 Bella Forrest (P)2017 Bella Forrest
What members say
Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    89
  • 4 Stars
    20
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    84
  • 4 Stars
    20
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    83
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

ups and downs

towards the end I started to struggle to follow the story as a dyslexic. Apart from that I found it really engaging and couldn't stop listening staying up later each night to hear a bit more.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

fun

great book , already onto the next one and super exited. great story line that makes you want to read more

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Good read

It was a good read and good action.

However, I did feel that the scenes dragged a bit and when I think about it from start to finish...not a lot happened.

Still worth a read and I will continue with the others, but I do hope that the next one has more content and maybe slightly less description in the sentences.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

A little disappointed

Not as good as the first book and slow to get going but livend up for the last few chapters

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

It's picked up!!

I'm quiet a fan of this author especially her series of he gender game . I want to keen on the first book of this series but it's picked up a heck of a lot in this one !! Would recommend

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Still want more from this series

I seem to be becoming a firm Bella Forrest fan.

I like the pace of the books, characters and narration. Keep them coming as I'm really enjoying bingeing on series when time allows.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Enjoyed book 1 much more than this one

Found this book long and the story lines drawn out. I was glad to get to the end just to finish it and may not bother with book 3 when it comes out. Overall disappointed.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Fern
  • Fern
  • 11-06-18

Good story but overwritten

The storyline was enjoyable, but way too much inner monologue focus overdone descriptions of Liana’s feelings.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kim Harper
  • Kim Harper
  • 08-05-18

give the characters a chance to grow

I've read both series now and I'm getting a little frustrated with the author. the depth of characters is very shallow as she rinses and renews characters over and over. there is little too no growth nor depth to any of the characters. there are complete chapters on neurotic uncertainties of the characters and AIs.

the world can be falling apart, action can be everywhere around the heroes, and everyone is one step away from their demise... Let's talk about feelings and uncertainties, instead of focusing on the scene and letting it play out. <sigh>

I guess I'm just not connecting with the author.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for CarterM
  • CarterM
  • 06-03-19

Frustrating!

After the first book I vowed I wouldn’t go further. Then after a tiresome search for a new book, I finally succumbed and listened to the second book in the series. It’s frustrating because it is just good enough for me to want to listen to the third book to find out what happens, but I know that listening to it will annoy me 75% of the time. Both books have too much detail where detail wasn’t needed and not enough when it was. Parts dragged on...and on...and on...and the questions! About 50% of the book is of the heroine asking herself inane questions. As other reviewers have noted, the narrator was slightly better in this book than the last, but still not great, especially when compared to some other A+ narrators on audible. Yet.....I know I’m going to be hitting that button to download the third book. The books are like a bag of bad potato chips....not that great, and you regret eating the ones you have, yet you find yourself irrationally reaching for another even though everything inside you tells you not to do it. My advice is not to buy the bag of potato chips in the first place. Don’t be me! Don’t get sucked in!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sydni
  • Sydni
  • 06-01-18

Why all the inner monologuing?

The first book to this series was awesome. This one was just bleh. I could tune out and tune back in and she would still be inner monologuing about the same thing. Totally lost me on this one.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Christi L Grammer
  • Christi L Grammer
  • 13-12-17

Another thrilling segment of the story!

This series is amazing! Similar to her other series, The Gender Game, it is action packed and thoughtful. My only complaint would be the cliffhangers and having to wait for the next book!!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Vivienne
  • Vivienne
  • 20-02-20

It's a good book - just not for me.

If I could figure out how to give a 2.5 I would - it sits between 'It was ok' and 'pretty good'.

Really enjoyed Book 1 - so much I bought Book 2. But its been a while since I read Bk 1 and found it hard to pick up what had happened as this book continued straight on from it - like it was just the next chapter vs a whole new book.

There was some great writing and I love the concept. The basic storyline was engaging with twists, discoveries and 'what the ?' moments. For the most part Bella's action scenes are well done with enough detail to explain whats happening without losing you. However for me the internal dialogue got too much and I couldn't tell what was internal thought vs external conversation in some parts.

I won't be continuing the series for as much as I'd like to know what happens, I personally didn't find the story satisfying enough to spend more money or time on it.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Wendy M. Jones
  • Wendy M. Jones
  • 01-10-18

Too wordy

I found myself a lot of the times skipping parts because it included too much detail. And telling the heroine that if she would stop thinking about the color of the sky or whatever, she might be able to achieve her goal.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mona Elmore
  • Mona Elmore
  • 09-05-18

Good story about humanity.

Good story to keep you guessing what next,and to show that kindness and understanding is so inportant in any way of life.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shanna M. Post
  • Shanna M. Post
  • 22-02-18

Good story

Good story. Aimed toward a younger audience, or at least very youth friendly. Writing was a bit redundant and there were several holes, but I found the first 2 volumes very enjoyable. I will be continuing on to the next volume.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Stacey
  • Stacey
  • 14-07-19

Great book

I laughed! I cried! I was surprised!! I was on the edge of my seat and unable to stop listening more than once!! Can't wait for the next book!!