"The walls of Ninurta keep its citizens safe.
Kai always believed the only danger to the city came from within. Now, with a rebel force threatening the fragile government, the walls have become more of a prison than ever.
To make matters worse, as Avan explores his new identity as an Infinite, Kai struggles to remind him what it means to be human. And she fears her brother, Reev, is involved with the rebels. With the two people she cares about most on opposite sides of a brewing war, Kai will do whatever it takes to bring peace. But she’s lost her power to manipulate the threads of time, and she learns that a civil war might be the beginning of something far worse that will crumble not only Ninurta’s walls but also the entire city.
In this thrilling sequel to Gates of Thread and Stone, Kai must decide how much of her humanity she’s willing to lose to protect the only family she’s ever known."
I received this eARC from NetGalley for review.
Oh, where to start with this book. It was amazing, and I am really excited for the next one. With this book not set to come out until March, and the next book currently has no information on it, the wait will be a long one for the third installment.
This book picks up right were the first one left off. Kai is struggling with the news about her past, and what that could mean for her future, all while trying to restore some normalcy in her life. Then someone shows up at the city from a different city and they now know they are no longer alone.
The first couple chapters were a little rocky for me. I kind of felt like they were pushing more of a romance than there needed to be with Avan and Kai. I knew that he loved her, but I never really got the impression in the first book that Kai loved Avan. I thought it was no more than a crush.
That aside, as soon as Kai sets out on her own adventure again away from Ninurta the story really picked up. This time though her actions will effect more than just her and her family, it weights on an entire city of people.
I really loved reading through Kai's development in this book. She grew and became smarter and for once we get a protag, who learns from past mistakes and admits to it when making a mistake.
This book was full of action, mystery and suspense, and only a small handful of romance. This book is worth picking up, and even though I got this book as an eARC, I plan on buying it when it comes out because that cover is gorgeous and I want it on my shelf.