Title: Word and Deed (Wordless Chronicles #2)
Author: Susannah Noel
Release Date: December 15th 2012
Published by: Susannah Noel
Read: January 15th 2012
Pages: 134-eBook-Advanced Review copy
Until three months ago, Riana lived a safe, quiet life as a Reader for the Union government, but her life is no longer quiet or safe.
She is now part of an underground rebellion, working closely with Connor, the covert leader of the movement and her best friend. Together, they’re trying to translate a mysterious book that might give them answers about the disaster that transformed their world.
Union officials want to arrest them, and radical Zealots want to destroy them. And Mikel, her Soul-Breather boyfriend, wants Riana to stop putting herself in danger for a cause he doesn’t support.
Then it gets even worse, when the Zealots start to frame them for violent acts of terrorism. Riana has to stay alive and juggle conflicting loyalties, deciding who to trust, where her heart lies, and what she really believes in.
What I thought:
Although this book seemed a bit short, it definitely kept my attention. It gets right into the action and I found it was easy to catch up too, since I read the first book a few months ago. If you’ve read the first book and liked the perspectives of the different people on different sides, this book continues that, showing Riana, Mikel, Connor and Largan (even though he’s kinds one of the bad guys I still kind of liked him).
Mikel comes back in this book with a new identity and a new look, for reasons of safety from the first book. Him and Riana took a bit of a break, and are back together when they meet in this. Of course Connor still likes her, and Riana is still trying to figure out if she’s going to be with Mikel for sure because of their belief in different ideals. Once in a while she has thoughts of Connor, but keeps dismissing it since they are such good friends. After reading this book, I still hope she finally chooses Mikel. He’s never really had anyone there for him and I think she brings out the best in him, and he deserves it. After the way the book ends though, it’s hard to predict how it will actually go (which is a good thing, not to be predictable).
I liked the first book, and I liked this one, and I think you should give this author a chance and see what you think of both! I can’t wait to see what happens in the next one!