The story continues with Ric, Naya, and her twin toddlers living in an apartment and attempting to keep a low profile in the crumbling Auberge society. When an old friend shows up and tries to recruit them to join her in shutting down the electrical grid of Auberge, Ric and Naya have mixed feelings. They have Naya’s daughters to consider now, but with that being said, they would like the girls to have the opportunity to live in a different, better world than the one they are currently keeping themselves secluded in. Naya decides that it is a cause worth taking the risk for and she leaves her girls in the capable hands of her friend, Shirel.
This is the start of the fast paced story of these brave citizens against the dictatorship of Auberge. Their mission begins with the shutting down of the electrical grid, but then it escalates into the decimation of the wall that surrounds Auberge. Sometimes the grass on the other side is greener, but is it really better? Or is it the same kind of society just wrapped in a pretty wrapper? This is an action packed adventure that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and keep you wondering how it will all turn out.
I am glad that the author delved a bit deeper into Naya and Ric’s relationship. Naya is still struggling with her past as a sex slave on The Line. Despite her deep feelings for Ric, she has a hard time being intimate with him (which is understandable). They are both strong, stubborn, intelligent, loyal people that you want to see succeed – in their fight against Auberge and in their relationship.
Once again, Anne Tibbets does a phenomenal job of creating and describing this dystopian world. From the sights, the smells, and the filth of Central, she sets the backdrop in such a way that you almost think that you are witnessing it for yourself.
Walled follows Naya and Ric’s life or death struggle to find Naya’s daughters, free the citizens of Auberge, and attempt to make a new life for themselves. It is filled with twists and turns, and will have you glued to the pages until the end.
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