Title: Red Dawn (Crossroads Academy #2)
Author: J.J. Bonds
Source: Received through blog tour in exchange for an honest review
Katia’s done running. She’s fought fiercely to protect her identity, her secrets, and those she loves most. And while it hasn’t been easy, she’s finally making peace with the past. Katia’s even looking forward to the start of a new school year at Crossroads Academy.
Too bad things at Crossroads are going to be a little different this fall. There are new rules, new students, and new relationships. Katia quickly discovers that navigating the halls of Crossroads is as complicated as ever.
When a friend’s life is at stake, Katia will be forced to choose between the safety of Crossroads and an enemy more dangerous than any she’s ever faced. Will Katia have the courage to risk it all -including her life- for a friend?
Red Dawn is the second book in the Crossroads Academy series by J.J. Bonds. The story revolved around Katia, who is determined to save her friend from dying of a blood disease. Her friend Shaye had become like a sister to her, and she is willing to put herself in danger to get the info she needs.
This is a fast paced, action packed book. I don't want to give away the plot line, but it's complex. Katia and Nic escape from Crossroads to follow a lead on the missing cure. Not only are they in danger of getting expelled, they end up getting themselves in several dangerous situations.
I liked that Nic and Katia had more alone time together in this book. They were constantly following leads and placing themselves in danger though, so there wasn't a whole lot of romance. I liked seeing them act more like a couple though. Katia is unsure how deep Nic's feeling go, and how serious their relationship is. She's falling hard though. There are some steamy make-out sessions, but nothing that parents wouldn't be ok with their teenage daughters reading.
I liked Katia better in this book. Because of all the revelations at the end of the last book, it lets the reader feel like they know Katia now. She definitely doesn't hesitate to take control of a situation. When she has her mind set on something, there is no stopping her. She's a bit snarky and stubborn, but that's just who she is. If you like a lot of twist and turns, along with adventure, then I suggest you give this book a try!
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