What has The Chaos of Luck convinced me of? That Alexi should be mine. I had some real intense feelings regarding this book and I was put through the emotional wringer.
Mars, the terraformed jewel of the TriSystem, is the playground for the rich and powerful. A marvel of scientific engineering, the newly colonized world offers every luxury. For the first time in human history, the picture perfect life is possible.
Felicia Sevigny’s come to the Red Planet for a fresh start. She’s brought the tarot cards that have been her family’s trade for generations but is hoping to leave the rest of her troubled past behind.
Felicia wants to believe that Mars will also be a clean slate for her and Alexei Petriv, notorious leader of the Tsarist Consortium, but her cards keep predicting something even darker and more insidious is ahead. Something that could mean the end, not just for her and Alexei, but for the entire TriSystem – and all of humanity.
Felicia, I want you to know that I love Alexi. If you ever don’t want him, let me know and I’ll gladly come pick him up. (Just had to get that out of the way)
It was absolutely delightful to be back with Felicia and Alexi. I found this book centers around the question – can Alexi and Felicia really be together? The first book was about Felicia and the initial question of will they be together. Yet this book is focused on their actual relationship – and also Felicia’s feelings. Do they trust each other, know each other, and can they work out their issues? They have issues. Who doesn’t have issues??
It’s something to get together with the girl, but it’s another thing to accept the girl, forgive the girl, and live with the girl. (Excuse my frequent use of the word girl there). Their relationship goes through the wringer in this book and so your heart will too. There’s frustration, agony, and sadness all in one book. But it’s pretty realistic. We are asked what we would prefer – danger or stability and can you have both?
Not to mention, Cerveny still makes us question this whole luck thing. How does it work? And Felicia herself doesn’t know. So it all feels like we are being manipulated by Cerveny and luck and Felicia’s actions and it’s so emotional alright?
You can’t not read this book if you’ve read the first, and I think for those who were like – okay but what happens after our ‘happy ever after’ this is the excellent nitty gritty sequel.
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