The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I liked this one better than the first, and I’m being pulled along by the story.
There’s just enough wrong here that I don’t feel any urgency to advocate for this series. Everyone’s a caricature. Odd and frequent use of the f-word. Lots of characters to keep track of. There is a pretty strong rape scene in this one–not that it’s wrong to have in the book, but you may want to be aware that it’s there before you start.
This continues to be a series that is all about the story, not the characters. Not a deal breaker, more an annoyance.
The 3rd book comes out in a couple of weeks, and I’ll be reading it when it does. Who knows, a great finish could change my tune.