Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for LAVENDER DREAMS. This is book 2 in the Life after us series by Rebekah Dodson and is a gripping read that will appeal to readers of Dystopian fiction.
Lavender Dreams (Life after us #2)
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On the run from invading forces, Vicki escapes into the woods with Ambrose. After his truck is stolen, she has to make a choice: accept her fiance, Will, is dead, or keep searching — possibly in vain. Can she learn to love Ambrose as she loved Will?
Khaki. That’s what everyone thinks of him, but Vicki knows the truth, and after that kiss, Ambrose yearns for more. He wants Vicki to forget about her fiance and accept the fact he is dead. They saw him being dragged off in handcuffs before the explosion!
But, what if he’s not dead?
What if he made it out alive?
When Vicki is kidnapped by terrorists, Ambrose fights to find the woman he loves. Yet their lavender dream promises of serenity may never come.
This is book 2 in the Life After Us series and it does work as stand alone but I would advise that Poppy Bloom is read first if possible. Poppy Bloom ended on a cliff-hanger and that is where this book picks up.
The USA has been attacked and is now under the control of a group of ‘Military’ who are armed with high tech weapons capable of reducing people to dust. Add to the mix a young girl with an agenda and danger is all around.
Ambrose and Vicky are on the run and Ambrose is injured just when they think they are safe they encounter more problems.
I do not normally read dystopian but I do like to read something different on occasion and read Poppy Bloom so I needed to know what happens next.
The characters build in depth and complexity as the book progresses to become well rounded, realistic characters with a strong will to survive. The story is a very engaging one that kept the pages turning.
Again the book ends on a cliff-hanger so I am now waiting for the next in the series.
5 stars from me.
Many thanks to Junction Publishing for the advance copy. This is my unbiased review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
About Rebekah Dodson
Rebekah Dodson is a prolific word weaver of romance, fantasy, and science fiction novels. Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, The Surrogate, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand alone novels, and her upcoming YA novel, Clock City. She has been writing her whole life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background including education, history, psychology and English, she currently works as a college professor by day and a writer by night.