AUTHOR: Kika Hatzopoulou

SERIES: Threads That Bind #2

GENRE: Fantasy

AGE: Young Adult


It’s been five weeks since Io left Alante to follow the golden thread, and she’s no closer to finding the god on the other end. She spends her days in constant, grueling travel and her nights worrying over the fate-thread she shares with Edei—which seems to be fraying. Making matters worse, she and Bianca soon realize that their only lead has shaken them off, snapped the golden thread, and disappeared.

But not before Io gathers some crucial clues. Her investigation leads her to a new mystery, a rash of sibling disappearances across the Wastelands that seems to be connected to the murders in Alante. And all signs point to Nanzy, the golden city, as the center of the whole conspiracy.

As Io and Bianca make their way to Nanzy, they face powerful enemies, find allies new and old, and uncover a horrifying plot that traces back centuries. The more Io learns, the more she begins to suspect that the future of the world may truly rest on her shoulders. But she will have to determine how much of the future is her choice—and how much is simply her fate.

Thank you to @PenguinTeen for a copy of this book!

I previously reviewed book one, Threads That Bind, and very much enjoyed it, so I’m glad that I got the opportunity to review this one as well!

This book starts almost immediately after the previous one and it finds Io and Bianca on a journey together. This book follows more of a typical quest type plot than the previous book, so in that way it was different but no less good. Much like the first book this one ties the ideas of loyalty, friendship and family together in many ways. One of the main focuses of this book was on forgiveness and righting wrongs.

The book was beautifully written, and I really enjoyed how we get a culmination of what the first book setup.

This book isn’t so much about romance — there is a minor subplot, but it isn’t the focus and how that was woven in was done very well.

The other thing I want to talk about is fate and change, two big motifs in this book and probably some of my favorite parts and favorite interpretations of those ideas.

A good book overall, and I’d definitely recommend it to those who like mythology!

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