Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Uncharted Redemption (Book 2) by Keely Brooke Keith

Uncharted Redemption (Uncharted, #2) 

Uncharted Redemption by Keely Brooke Keith
Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Expected publication: February 24th 2015 by Edenbrooke Press 
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review


From the author of The Land Uncharted comes the second book in the Uncharted series, Uncharted Redemption. Written like a historical, set like a scifi, and filled with romance, Uncharted Redemption continues this suspenseful story of life in a hidden land.

Levi Colburn, resentful of his father, haunted by his mother’s tragic death, and pained by his love for the unattainable Mandy Foster, breaks from the Land’s tradition and begins to build a life of his own. When rebels tear through the village of Good Springs, Levi vows to deliver justice and restore the woman he loves. As tradition stands in the way of redemption and threats from the outside world begin to appear, Levi must learn his greatest battles cannot be fought with his fists. Romantic, suspenseful, and filled with adventure, Uncharted Redemption weaves dramatic new layers into life in the Land.

My Review:

I loved Book One in this series and was excited to get my hands on Book Two. For  me, it started out a little slow. It picked up right where the first one left off and I should have refreshed my memory just a bit, because it took me a chapter or two to remember what was going on and who was who. Once I got that all sorted out in my mind, I was hooked.
Book One focuses more on Lydia, who is Levi's sister and this one was more about Levi. Their mother was killed years ago and Levi has always harbored some resentment towards his dad for the way he handled it. When Levi's younger sister and his love interest, Mandy, are victims of an abduction by these men (even though his sister wasn't taken away, as Mandy was), he and some of the men set out to find Mandy and bring justice to her captors. 

I enjoyed seeing the story and the situation of these people built upon. As the description says, there are more layers to uncover and the reader gets just that. There are traditions to be overcome, as well as many tense and suspenseful moments, mixed in with some good, clean, romance. Mandy is forced to grow up and recognize what truly matters and Levi is there, waiting, to help her do so. I loved spending time again with these characters and getting to know them better--deeper.

As with the first book, this one does have a few instances where it jumps to the outside world, to see what's going on with Connor's friend's search for this land. Connor came to it by the sky and Justin is sure there's a land and that Connor is still alive. I have mixed feelings on this venture and the book ends in a way that left me uneasy and on edge. I can't wait to see what happens next!

Content: no language; mild-moderate violence--murders, abduction with some abuse (nothing too graphic); mild-moderate romance--kissing, a previous intimate encounter is mentioned with no details. Clean for an older reader who can handle these situations.

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The Land Uncharted (Book 1)  
Author: Keely Brooke Keith
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Edenbrooke Press  

(My review can be found here)

Uncharted Inheritance (Book 3)
Author: Keely Brooke Keith
Release Date: May 2015
Publisher: Edenbrooke Press

About the Author:
Keely Brooke KeithKeely Brooke Keith, author of the Uncharted series, is a bass guitarist and frequently performs and tours with her husband, singer/songwriter John Martin Keith. When she isn’t writing stories or playing bass, Keely enjoys dancing, having coffee with friends, and sifting through vintage books at antique stores. Keely resides on a hilltop south of Nashville with her husband and their daughter, Rachel. 
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