Series: The Chase Runners #2
Published by Mountain Brook Fire
Publication Date February 15, 2022
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Young Adult, Clean Romance, Dystopian
Main Character Ages: 18-24
Written for: High-School/Young Adults
The Chase is over. The world is freed. But the Law remains.
In the aftermath of the Chase, the world is divided. Struggling to maintain its chokehold on the population, the World Coalition broadcasts its persecution of the Liberated, those who celebrate life free from the Law—including Sheila Kemp, who is suffering the unbearable cost of telling the truth.
Forced from the safety of their hideout, Willis and Perryn embark on a mission to discover a new set of friends in a rebel group known as the Underground. With the help of an informant known only as the Watcher, the two join a daring rescue in the heart of the capital of the Western Alliance—one that reveals the truly sinister intentions of the Chairman.
The mission takes a turn when the group is forced to make an impossible choice with consequences that could prove invaluable or catastrophic. The fate of the Underground and the hope of the Liberated might hinge on their discovery—one that might not only threaten the world but also unravel the confidence in each other they’ve forged since the Chase.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: The Chase
I love when I read the second book in a series, months or even a year later, and all the details of the first story come back to me as I read, simply because it was that memorable. And I especially love when the author cleverly includes necessary details and hints from the first book in an engaging manner that doesn’t feel like a brain dump. Such has been my experience with The Chase Runners.
I was glad to revisit Sheila, Willis, and Perryn and to learn the breathtaking outcome of The Chase (in the book of the same name). Of course, what should have resulted in peace and freedom instead opened the door to more turmoil and control by the World Coalition.
I was pleased with the reappearance of one of the characters I thought was long gone and stunned by the results of the choice the story is most likely named after. The Choice was full of surprises whose outcome already has me screaming for the conclusion of the series, to be released November 2022!
As I’ve been doing a Bible study on our freedom from the curse of the Law, I felt the message of this series – bondage to the “Law” in the society – was especially poignant.
Readers who enjoy dystopian fiction will want to read The Chase Runners…