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3.5 SPY WORTHY STARS
on October 17, 2016
Jillian Dodd continues the suspense filled tale of revenge with The Eagle, and leads the reader through an action packed tale of secrets and missions.
The main character of this book, X, is one that I found hard to connect with during The Prince. She, however, becomes more relatable in this book. The reader gets more of her background and understands more of her motivation. Additionally, the reader gets to see more of her emotion. One of the aspects of the first book that I didn't like was her aloofness, but her reason behind being detached becomes more clear during the second book, and the reader becomes more sympathetic to her as a character.
The two main male characters, who are also her love interests, are good characters, but I have found that I don't like one over the other. Neither has qualities that are bad, and both seem to be after the same thing when it comes to her. Honestly, the reader sees very little interaction between her and the two guys that it is hard to have an opinion or couple to root for.
The plot of this story is complex, and it has a lot of parts that are slowly being revealed to the reader with each new installment. There are so many characters we don't know yet, as well as the mystery of the school and the suppressed memories. There is also the ever present threat of completing missions, protecting the people she cares for, and seeking revenge, all leading the reader to sit on the edge of their seat. The one aspect of the story that I wish would be more developed is the romantic aspect of the story. As I said before, I have no feelings toward either potential couple, so I wish there would be more about them. If there would be an increase in this aspect of the story, then this would easily have been a 4 CROWN read.
Jillian Dodd has created a world of intrigue and mystery, so if you love a little suspense with your romance, then The Eagle could be the book for you. Check it out!
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.