Friday, April 10, 2015

Blog Tour: Storm Fall by Tracy Banghart

Members of the Vise Library were selected to participate in a blog tour for Storm Fall.  We received a copy of Tracy Banghart's book for an honest review.

About the book:

In the action-packed sequel to Rebel Wing, Aris battles for life and love . . . and not everyone will survive. 

Aris Haan gave up everything to join the Atalantan Military: her family, her boyfriend, even her identity. In the end, though, it didn’t matter that she was a war hero. When the all-male Military discovered that she was actually a woman, she was sent home and erased from history. 

Now she has a chance to go back to the battlefield—as herself. But as hard as it was to be a soldier in disguise, it’s even more difficult now. The men in her unit undermine her at every turn. The Safaran army has spies everywhere, perhaps even on Aris’s stationpoint. And she’s falling for her mysterious superior officer, Milek. But their relationship is forbidden, just stolen moments between training sessions and missions. There’s no room for love in war. 

Then Aris discovers that Safara’s leaders have set their sights on her, Atalanta’s hero. And she must find them before they find her . . .
This book is the second book in the Rebel Wing series by Tracy Banghart.  The first book in the series is Rebel Wing.  The first book of this series was action packed and had a lot more background information to it.  In this book, there is even more action and you are really seeing what is happening with the War.  Aris, at the beginning of this book, is struggling being at home after her secret time in the military.  She doesn't feel like she quite fits in with her friends at home and has really lost part of her identity.  She also is struggling with nightmares of Elom and coming to terms with what she saw on her missions.  Milek finally comes to visit Aris after she rescued his mother.  He offers her a way back in to the military without having to hide her identity.  Eventually she agrees, but is unsure what Milek wants from her as a person.  The war is getting more dangerous everyday.  Everyone is trying to figure out where Elom is and what Ward Balias' end game really is.  Not only is Aris having to deal with that, but she is also not being respected at her job.  Even though women are allowed to serve in the military, it doesn't mean that they are very welcome by soldiers or people in general in the military.  There are sightings of Elom at different places and Aris is sent on a mission to scout out an area.  However, there is something faulty with her plane that eventually she is found out and shot down.  I won't give anything away after that point, but we get to see quite a few view points of the aftereffects of her crash.

This book has a lot to it.  It has great characters and a fun story to it.  There is still an air of mystery to it with what is happening with Ward Balias.  The female characters in this book are funny, strong and not afraid to be their true selves.  I admired Aris and Dysis for different reasons.  They are both strong in their own ways and I am a little jealous of that!  This book shows you in multiple ways to seize your happiness while you have the chance.  More than one character gets a shot of redemption through forgiveness that they never saw possible.  It was great to see so many of the small characters from the first book in this series.   I love the imagination of the structures of the territories and how some characters aren't exactly what they appear to be.  I enjoyed the military and spy angles as well.  I mean, who doesn't love spies????  All and all this is a great book in a great series and I am very anxious for the third book in order to find out to the answers to some very important questions!

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About the author:

Award-winning author, Army wife, and mom Tracy Banghart has an MA in Publishing and an unhealthy affection for cupcakes. Her quiet childhood led to a reading addiction, writing obsession, and several serious book boyfriends.

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