Book Review: Unrest (Unknown #2)

unrestTitle: Unrest (Unknown #2)

Author: Wendy Higgins

Pub. Date: February 14, 2017

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having so many of the things they love brutally ripped from them by an unknown enemy who sent their world into the apocalypse.

Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities…lust. In their tight quarters, Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy can’t escape it. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.

In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when they discover the truth about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out the enemy’s identity would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible. 

This will be a spoiler free review.

My first thought – IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME.

Slowest slow burn romance ever.

I mean that in the most satisfyingly annoyingly way possible.

Ultimately it makes it so much more worth it in long run, but I was about to lose it if Amber and Rylen didn’t freaking kiss in this book. Ugh, it was so worth it, so perfect. Also, can I just say that the drunk scene in this book was so vivid and entertaining? I legit loved it and I loved the admissions that came from it.

I’m so glad that I finally decided to pick up this series. It’s what wanted to read, but just didn’t realize it. I’m such a sucker for this dystopian, hostile takeover of the planet, and the rouge remaining humans fighting for survival. A sucker. I totally am. As much as I love fantasy, my heart definitely belongs with Sci-Fi. I can’t help it.

I really liked the direction this story takes in this book and the stakes are as high as ever. Humanity as a whole is on the line, and it’s all anyone can do to just make it to the next day. Grief and hope fuels the main group as the trudge along, lost in thought and the sole drive to make it to a safe space. Tensions are high, as are emotions and they just have to focus on the positives, even when the world around them seems desolate.

The group of them, Amber, Rylen, Tater, Remy and the other soldiers that have become family are closer than ever – supporting, rallying, consoling each other. Other than the whole dystopian aspect, the character relationships are hands down my favorite element in this series. Their continuous support of each other, even when there seems to be no light left in the world is so wonderfully human. They feel everything, and that’s okay, they offer support and they all know that they’re there if they need something. I also love that all the guys in the group are protective of Amber and Remy, even if they tease and give them a hard time. In the face of so much loss, collectively, individually, they’ve adopted each other as family. It’s beautiful.

I legit cannot wait to read book 3, though I’m going to be sad that the series is going to be over. I’m so excited and anxious to see how it’s all going to end. With the way book 2 ended…phew. I’m concerned. I’ll definitely be ordering the next book today, and I’ll probably start it the minute it lands on my porch. If you’re looking for a slow burn, steamy, sci-fi dystopian, New Adult romance, look no further. You want to fall for Rylen and Amber, as well as Remy, Tater and the rest of their crew.

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